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Senior high students battle it out in tech contest imake.wemake

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:07 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Senior high school students can now apply to participate in the 3rd imake.wemake tech competition

Court junks drug charges vs North Cotabato state college president

Jul 16, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Kidapawan City Regional Trial Court Judge Henelinda Diaz says the search warrants used to conduct the raid on the home of then CFCST president Samson Molao are invalid

How first notes could rescue your first days

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Music is not an insertion in our lives but a fundamental wiring that, once awakened, will help shape the humans that we are

Forests to rescue a planet on fire

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We cannot grow more oceans but we can grow more forests. A return to the forests should now capture human imagination.

U.P. marine scientists: 'West Philippine Sea is for Filipinos'

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:10 PM

'We call on the public to be part of a movement for responsible stewardship not only for WPS but all the seas surrounding the country. We hope that such involvement would not stop in share, likes and comments in social media,' UP Marine Science Institute says

Ditsi Carolino, Baby Ruth Villarama invited to be part of U.S. Academy

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The two filmmakers and documentarists are among those invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be part of the organization

Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The team behind the franchise shares how they made the special effects possible in the films, despite the challenges

The Extinction Spa

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Hello human marauder. The nature you knew, the one who served you and your ancestors, is now down to her endlings.

Civic honesty around the world

Jun 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM

In the case of lost wallets, it would seem that most of us are not willing to pay the mental cost of feeling like a thief

7 in 10 Filipinos choose religion over science – global study

Jun 20, 2019 - 3:02 PM

According to the Wellcome Global Monitor 2018, the Philippines is among 19 countries 'where people most likely have high trust' in scientists

Inside extremists' brains

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Studies suggest that just as there is no one simple cause to political, religious, or social radicalization, there is also no one strong hand punitive measure to solve radicalization

How crocheting rescued math

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Normally, when you think of nature, you do not think of structure. But the work of people like mathematician and science writer Margaret Wertheim will convince you otherwise.

'Untarnished truth:' Pisay students spark a campus movement vs sexual harassment

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

In the span of a week, students of the Philippine Science High School build a movement to take on the school’s highest officials and change campus culture on sexual harassment

DOST-SEI invites Grade 12 students to apply for S&T scholarships

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:50 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for the submission of applications for the 2020 Undergraduate Scholarships Program is September 6, 2019

Junjun Binay perpetually barred from holding office

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The Court of Appeals finds the former Makati mayor guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service over irregularities in the Makati Science High School building project

BARRED FROM PUBLIC OFFICE. The Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision barring former Makati mayor Junjun Binay from holding public office. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Philippine Robotics National Team bags gold award in Turkey

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:18 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The national delegation comes home victorious after winning a Gold Award for Project Presentation and Finalist on Project Research

DOST-SEI opens innovation contest for science, math teachers

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The deadline for submission of proposals is on July 12, 2019

A student from the Philippine Science High School-Central Visayas Campus flies a drone to collect data on different environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure and gas concentration. Photo from DOST-SEI

Why we need creative masters to redefine our world

Jun 02, 2019 - 11:00 AM

How far-reaching is human imagination?

Pisay board to tackle how to teach 'responsible use of technology'

May 29, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Amid the Philippine Science High School controversy, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says they will better educate students on ethical behavior and proper use of technology

RESPONSIBLE USE. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, who sits as ex-officio chairman of the PSHS board of trustees says it will look into how to teach youth responsible use of technology.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] School punishment for boys and girls

May 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The cases of Philippine Science High School now and St. Theresa's College Cebu in 2012 show that, when it comes to meting out punishment, an iron hand is used for girls while boys are treated with kid gloves

Pisay board defends final decision on students who shared lewd photos

May 29, 2019 - 5:45 PM

'We assure the public that the PSHS Board has exerted best efforts in arriving at this decision and we request that this be respected,' says the Philippine Science High School board of trustees

2019 GRADUATION. The PSHS board of bars 6 male students who had shared lewd photos of their female classmates from joining the school's 2019 graduation rites but allows 3 to receive diplomas. File photo by Rappler

Robredo on Pisay controversy: Abuse vs women unacceptable in any form

May 29, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says changing the culture of abuse against women in the Philippines 'begins with calling out behavior that is disrespectful and abusive to women, and ensuring that it is appropriately sanctioned'

FIGHTER FOR WOMEN. Vice President Leni Robredo says there is no excuse for abuse against women. File photo by Arnold Almacen/OVP

Pisay boys who shared lewd photos barred from grad rites

May 28, 2019 - 10:22 PM

(UPDATED) But 3 of the 6 erring boys will still receive their diplomas from the Philippine Science High School

2019 GRADUATION. The PSHS board of trustees decides to bar 6 male students who had shared lewd photos of their female classmates from joining the school's 2019 graduation rites. File photo by Rappler

From victim to fighter: 'We all have to take a stand,' says Pisay student

May 28, 2019 - 11:16 AM

A Philippine Science High School student shares how she found the courage to hold her tormentors accountable

DEMANDING ANSWERS. Philippine Science High School students demand the school board reconsider a decision allowing students who shared lewd photos to graduate. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Why musical performances are not 'escapes'

May 26, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The science and art of the power of music to help us become better human beings are solid and irrefutable

Pisay board to reconsider graduation of students who shared lewd photos

May 24, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Senator Bam Aquino, a member of the Philippine Science High School board, says he will vote in favor of the recommendation not to allow the students to graduate

GRADUATION. The Philippine Science High School board of trustees will reconsider the graduation of 6 male students who shared lewd photos and videos of their fellow female schoolmates. Photo from Philippine Science High School

Online petition launched vs graduation of Pisay students who shared lewd photos

May 23, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The petition urges the Philippine Science High School Board of Trustees to review its decision allowing 6 male students to graduate despite sharing lewd photos of their fellow female students online

ONLINE PETITION. An online petition seeks to reverse the Philippine Science High School board of trustee's decision to allow students who shared lewd photos of female students to graduate. Photo of students by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

[OPINION] In choosing a degree, consider Library and Information Science

May 23, 2019 - 8:53 PM

A librarian has the responsibility to guide their patrons to the truth. Nowadays, such a responsibility is greatly needed.

Pisay students to school board: Don't let students who shared lewd photos graduate

May 23, 2019 - 6:50 PM

Philippine Science High School students make the call after the board overturns the management and disciplinary committees’ recommendation that 6 male students be prevented from graduating

DEMANDING ANSWERS. Philippine Science High School students demand the school board reconsider a decision allowing students who shared lewd photos to graduate. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Mass movement: Scientists adopt new kilogram definition

May 20, 2019 - 10:51 PM

The kilogram will now be defined in terms of the Planck constant – the ratio of a frequency of light, on the one hand, to the quantum energy of that frequency, on the other

File photo from Shutterstock

What do you really think of science?

May 19, 2019 - 11:00 AM

To be an advocate for science is to be an advocate for the best of what our species can do in terms of understanding the world, others, and ourselves

PH robotics team wins big at FIRST Lego League World Championship

May 18, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Young Filipino students bested other teams from all over the world at the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas

WINNERS. DYCI Blue Ocean's 10 with Mylene Abiva (left) of FELTA Multi-Media at the FIRST Lego League World Championship in Houston, Texas, USA. Photo courtesy of FELTA

Mobile app promises to detect child's ear infections without doctor visit

May 16, 2019 - 3:04 PM

Shyam Gollakota, head of the lab that developed the project, likens its utility to that of a thermometer, which helps people decide whether a visit to a doctor is appropriate

EAR INFECTIONS. University of Washington researchers have created a new smartphone app that can detect fluid behind the eardrum by simply using a piece of paper and a smartphone's microphone and speaker. Photo from Dennis Wise/University of Washington School of Medicine/AFP


The cold will inherit the Earth

May 12, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It is not 'wealthy country warming' that is happening, but global warming. We all live in a planet that has been warming.

#STEMpowering campaign completes pilot run

May 09, 2019 - 11:54 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Girls from 52 schools in Manila, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro participate in career caravans and mentoring and training sessions

If we are natural givers, why don't we give enough?

May 05, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Why is it that the most urgent and important causes in our community, country, and planet seem to not benefit enough from this basic feature of our humanity?

U.N. biodiversity conference to lay groundwork for nature rescue plan

Apr 29, 2019 - 2:55 PM

(UPDATED) The destruction of nature threatens humanity 'at least as much as human-induced climate change,' says UN biodiversity chief Robert Watson

FULL LIST: Winners of the 2019 FAMAS Awards

Apr 29, 2019 - 9:36 AM

'Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus' wins Best Picture while Nadine Lustre wins Best Actress for 'Never Not Love You'

Time in a battle

Apr 28, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The human mind belongs to a very strange league of time-sensing

Netflix spared as Academy keeps Oscars rule unchanged

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:46 PM

Campaigners, including director Steven Spielberg initially suggested that the films produced and released by streaming firms should not be eligible for the Oscars, and should instead be classified as TV content

Philippines' first hybrid train makes inaugural run

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:29 PM

Rides start on May 6

1 million species risk extinction due to humans – draft U.N. report

Apr 23, 2019 - 11:13 PM

The report says the accelerating loss of clean air, drinkable water, CO2-absorbing forests, pollinating insects, protein-rich fish and storm-blocking mangroves poses no less of a threat than climate change

Roman Polanski sues US motion picture academy for reinstatement

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:26 AM

The director says the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has denied him a hearing, when it voted to oust him from the organization

French-Polish director Roman Polanski poses during a photocall prior to the screening of his movie "D'apres une histoire vraie" ("based on a true story") at the Cinematheque in Paris on October 30, 2017. - French feminists will stage a protest in Paris on October 30, 2017, as film director Roman Polanski, accused of a string of sexual assaults, is expected to attend a retrospective of his work. The Franco-Polish director, 84, will appear at the prestigious Cinematheque Francaise film archive as debate over sexual abuse rages worldwide following the allegations that toppled Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP)

The science of awakening

Apr 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Awakenings do not inflame tragedy or sorrow. Awakenings get you to a level that transcends your sorrows, fears, and frustrations.

Death Day

Apr 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We can delay death, of course, but we cannot run away from it. So we should really learn how to live and talk about death in our normal conversations.

How about it? A no-selfie travel adventure

Apr 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Imagine if instead of photos, you have the sound of a crowded plaza, a parade, or a school reunion!

The science behind 'taking it out on someone'

Mar 31, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What if you were asked to trust someone for the first time? What would make you trust them?

Scientists discover how mosquitoes detect human sweat

Mar 28, 2019 - 11:59 PM

The findings could offer a roadmap for a new generation of attractants that lure adult specimens into traps for population control

To be under the spell of a gaze

Mar 24, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Eye contact is more than just a laser alignment of the irises of two people

This fact-checking website answers all your science-related questions

Mar 23, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Metafact crowdsources answers from thousands of experts to settle your scientific debates