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The decline of butterflies, beetles, ants, bees, wasps, flies, crickets, and dragonflies have consequences far beyond their own demise
How can we design Marine Protected Areas that both effectively conserve endangered ecosystems and respect the rights of established fishing communities?
National Scientist Edgardo Gomez's pioneering research on the state of coral reefs in the Philippines fueled public concern and led to worldwide conservation initiatives
Four high school students make the Philippines proud in this year's International Biology Olympiad, the premier global competition in biology
Scientists confirm that Snowball the cockatoo has a diverse dance repertoire, including 'highly complex movements'
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.
The top winners of the Philippine Biology Olympiad 2019 held at the Ateneo de Manila University will complete against delegates from 70 countries at the 30th International Biology Olympiad in Szeged, Hungary, in July
We can diversify a lot more when it comes to what we should eat
The Ateneo de Manila University says this was 'one of the best debut performances of the country in an international science Olympiad'
Researchers say in life-or-death battles with ants that invade their nests and eat their friends, termite fighters have adopted a military strategy very unlike that of humans
It has long been suspected that alcohol consumption contributes to seven types of cancer – of the mouth, throat, larynx or voice box, oesophagus or food pipe, breast, liver and bowel
What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.
'We uphold honor and excellence in both our academics and our love for our nation,' says Dani Ting, the 3rd year UP psychology student in the viral photo
A revised assessment of the kangaroo sized Chilesaurus bolsters a theory unveiled earlier this year that threatens to upend a long standing classification of all dinosaurs
You have to have many scientists – Filipino scientists – who are passionate about the country and those who do not forget their country says Arman Ali Ghodsinia
On Rappler Talk on Thursday 3:30 pm June 29 Ghodsinia talks to MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz about the Maranao people – their plight and aspirations – from the point of view of the youth Bookmark this page
The 22 year old graduating student will speak on behalf of 36 summa cum laude students and 4 000 graduates
The oldest fossils ever found are direct evidence of life on Earth 3 8 to 4 3 billion years ago – within a few hundred million years of the accretion of the solar system
What are the biggest discoveries and ideas in science this year? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months
When you ve got to go but you re out there in space zipped up in a spacesuit with no toilet in sight and a crew of other astronauts around what do you do?
UPDATED Japanese scientist Yoshinori Ohsumi is awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on autophagy or the process of cells recycling its own content
Alexandra Cousteau granddaughter of renowned deep sea explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau shares stories from under the sea
The Supreme Court s judgment of the relative safety of Bt talong can be challenged for lack of rigor leading to injustice or worse willfully exposing farmers and consumers to greater risks
Astronaut Scott Kelly tweets: Yes there are other life forms in space
Haruko Obokata 32 drew intense media scrutiny after failing to reproduce the results of what was once billed as a ground breaking study on stem cells
The test period simulates a flight to the Moon and back with the women carrying out 10 experiments covering psychology and human biology
[Science Solitaire] Despite the seemingly adult ish appearance behind the teenage skull is another story
Nathalie Rives an infertility expert from Rouen in northern France cautioned: We are not there yet
An ancient plant that grew underwater in what is modern day Europe had no petals and bore one single seed may have been the world s first known flowering plant
The discovery gives conservationists hope that the population of the majestic Philippine national bird may be increasing
Researchers in California are looking for an appropriate Latin species designation for the mysterious cephalopod and while little is yet known about it few would deny that the specimens found so far are adorable
Waters near party hotspot Puerto Galera reveal more than 100 new species of marine organisms the California Academy of Sciences says
The researchers thesis Gut content composition of Cebu Black Shama is submitted as requirement for their graduation at Cebu Normal University
Spider silk may lose its claim as the strongest known natural material after researchers found that limpet teeth have more mettle
New York University dean for science Michael Purugganan talks about mapping genes and genomes and shares insights about evolution and how it helps us understand the world
If the trend toward better hospitalization and preventive care continues in Liberia researchers at the University of Georgia and Pennsylvania State University say the end of the deadly ordeal may be in sight
The revelations come a week after a young researcher at the center of the scandal which has rocked the country s scientific establishment said she will resign after failing to reproduce the study s results
What are the most interesting and groundbreaking discoveries and stories in science from the past year? We ask the Mind Movers of The Mind Museum
The government backed Riken Institute will announce that so called STAP cells cannot be reproduced writing the embarrassing final chapter of a study published in the journal Nature but later withdrawn
Called gastric organoids the lab dish tissue comprises buds of cells that are a miniature version of the stomach the researchers say
Until now it was thought internal fertilization occurred much later in the evolutionary tale of vertebrates
[Science Solitaire] If you thought science was just all about Aha moments then you only have to be reminded that there is such a thing as the Ig Nobel Prizes
UPDATED The struggle to replicate the experiment casts further doubt on the existence of stem cell like cells what the researchers called Stimulus Triggered Acquisition of Pluripotency STAP cells
Brazil would be the first country to use genetically modified mosquitoes large scale or to allow commercial sales in the fight against dengue
Sasai is the mentor of the 30 year old Haruko Obokata whose research reportedly used fabricated data
Human activity is to blame based on a review by an international team of scientists
A Singapore based research institution is studying how the lowly biofilm can make an impact on environmental and public health issues