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Cardinal Tagle warns vs cell phone addiction: 'Parang alipin na tayo'

Apr 18, 2019 - 9:05 PM

'Our imprisonments are very subtle,' says Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Holy Thursday 2019

BLOWING ON OIL. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle blows on holy oil to bless it during the Chrism Mass at the Manila Cathedral on Holy Thursday, April 19, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

'Killer' cells raise hope of universal flu vaccine

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:24 AM

Researchers in Australia say that 'killer T cells' – found in over half the world's population – have shown in testing to be effective in fighting all common flu varieties

Kidneys grown in rats could pave way for human transplant options

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The researchers caution that their success is only a first step and that 'serious technical barriers and complex ethical issues' remain before the process could be used for human organs

Poe: RJ Jacinto's cell tower duopoly plan to violate telcos’ franchises

Jan 05, 2019 - 3:06 PM

'To limit it to two tower companies could also infringe on the right of the telcos with congressional franchises to build their own infrastructure,' says Senate public services committee chairperson Grace Poe.

Sen. Grace Poe during the senate inquiry on the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Echange on December 4, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's

Nov 09, 2018 - 6:50 PM

The research team at Kyoto University injects iPS cells – which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body – into the brain of a male patient in his fifties.

Entering the age of human upgrades

Aug 12, 2018 - 11:00 AM

It turns out that in medicine, one key to new resurrections can be found in jumpstarting faulty, old lives

Why does my phone battery die so fast?

Jul 28, 2018 - 9:30 AM

This question has probably crossed the mind of every cellphone user trying to send one last text before the screen blinks off

Globe in talks for independent cell tower firm

Feb 08, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Globe president Ernest Cu also says the firm is looking at divesting all or part of its tower assets to independent tower companies

SEC not closing door on coin offerings despite ban on Calata-led Krop coins

Jan 29, 2018 - 6:18 PM

The commission says it will study cryptocurrency offerings in order to protect investors while the Joseph Calata-linked Krop Coins offering remains illegal

SEC orders Calata to stop selling Krops tokens, coins

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Calata-led Black Cell claims on its website that it is the 'world's 1st agricultural marketplace crypto equity' through initial coin offering

CEASE AND DESIST. SEC says Krops are selling or offering securities to the public without the necessary license from the corporate regulator. Screenshot from Black Cell's website

Globe to set up cell sites, Wi-Fi hotspots at Shell gas stations

Jan 22, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The telco and the oil firm identify an initial 14 Shell stations for their new partnership

Photo from Globe Telecom

Human muscle tissue grown from stem cells

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:43 PM

These are called 'induced pluripotent stem cells' or iPSCs. Like naturally-occurring stem cells found in embryos, they can become any other type of human cell.

Bucking trend, Hyundai bets on hydrogen fuel cell for new car

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:50 AM

While most of its rivals turn to all-electric power, Hyundai debuts the Nexo, a hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle that uses voice commands, and artificial intelligence

NEXO. Hyundai's hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle, is presented at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 8, 2018. It bucks the all-electric trend of most rival automakers, and uses voice commands, artificial intelligence and can be transformed into an autonomous car. Photo by Rob Lever/AFP

Mouse study shows how alcohol may cause cancer

Jan 04, 2018 - 10:42 PM

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

LIQUOR. A file photo of a liquor store in Glasgow. Photo by Andy Buchanan/AFP

2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

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.

RAW Deal: Takeaways from Hell in a Cell 2017

Oct 14, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Sami Zayn was WWE's only remaining inscrutable good guy. That was, until Hell in a Cell 2017

SHOCKER. The heart-stopping Hell in a Cell match between Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon gave way to a shocking heel turn from Sami Zayn. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Predicting Hell in a Cell 2017

Oct 08, 2017 - 4:34 AM

This year's Hell in a Cell is not a perfect card on paper, but it’s a better sell that benefits from SmackDown’s thoughtful writing.

RAGE IN THE CAGE. Both the New Day/Usos and the Kevin Owens/Shane McMahon feuds have been written and built up masterfully, the drama ramped up properly that for the first time in a long time, there was no choice but to have these matches inside the Cell. Photo from WWE.com

Stem cell therapy for your health: 4 things you need to know

Sep 21, 2017 - 1:30 PM

Stem cells can prevent diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's – here's how they work

Lorenzana, Marcos, Pacquiao vs Horn | Evening wRap

Jul 03, 2017 - 9:45 PM

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Dasmariñas Village homeowner to Globe: 'I am not intimidated'

Jun 30, 2017 - 4:44 PM

I have no choice but to fight for my rights and protect my family says Betty Dante Aw the subject of a multi million peso civil suit filed by the telecom giant over her opposition to its cell sites in the Makati subdivision

CHARGED. Dasmariñas Village homeowner Betty Dante Aw was accused of Globe of spreading rumors to prevent building cell sites inside the exclusive village. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Globe files P5-million civil suit vs Dasmariñas Village resident

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:40 PM

The telco accuses the resident of spreading false and malicious rumors about Globe s cell site system within the posh village

Dasmariñas Village residents quarrel over Globe cell sites

Jun 26, 2017 - 9:01 PM

55 Globe antennas now stand inside the exclusive subdivision Some residents say they were not consulted and ask where the P4 M annual payments have gone

ON CORNERS. The ODAs built by Globe Telecom are strategically placed evenly along sidewalks or street corners of the subdivision. Photo by Rambo Talabong.

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Jun 20, 2017 - 1:37 PM

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Red Cross taps small cell technology for emergency communications

May 19, 2017 - 12:23 PM

The equipment utilizes small cellular technology that will power the Philippine Red Cross SOS cellular network even when lines are down

PORTABLE. The emergency communications equipment can be mounted on emergency vehicles and deployed anywhere. Photo from PRC

Senate probe into secret jail cell sought

May 02, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV also criticizes PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa s defense of the secret cell saying it encourages a culture of impunity

Explaining the PNP secret detention cell

May 01, 2017 - 7:00 PM

This is my first time after doing research in this area for the past 22 years to have heard of such secret medieval age type of cells

Press Freedom, Enrile, Najib | Evening wRap

Apr 28, 2017 - 9:34 PM

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Lock-up cell, Duterte, Le Pen | Midday wRap

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:42 PM

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Globe to focus 2017 spending on mobile data, LTE infrastructure

Apr 18, 2017 - 8:40 PM

The telco which saw its 2016 net income take a slight hit aims to put up 1 200 new LTE 700 MHz sites this year

After Globe's open letter, some exclusive villages now open to cell sites

Apr 10, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Magallanes and Bel Air in Makati Greenhills North in San Juan and Ayala Alabang and Hillsborough in Muntinlupa convey willingness to cooperate with telcos roll out of cell sites

Stem cell therapy helps some men with erectile dysfunction

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:51 AM

The results could be an effective therapeutic option for patients suffering erectile dysfunction from other causes

STEM CELL THERAPY. Stem cells as seen on a computer screen at the University of Connecticut`s (UConn) Stem Cell Institute at the UConn Health Center on August 27, 2010 in Farmington, Connecticut, USA. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Hugh Jackman is treated for cancer for the 5th time

Feb 14, 2017 - 12:42 PM

The actor has a basal cell carcinoma removed and urges his followers to wear sunscreen

HUGH JACKMAN. The Australian actor shares that he had another basal cell carcinoma removed. Screengrab from Instagram/thehughjackman

Scientists create first human-pig embryos

Jan 27, 2017 - 1:34 PM

The ultimate goal is to grow functional and transplantable tissue or organs but we are far away from that says lead investigator Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

'IMPORTANT FIRST STEP.' This image shows the human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) are being injected into a pig blastocyst. Photo courtesy of Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte

RAW Deal: How to fix TJ Perkins and the Cruiserweight division

Oct 30, 2016 - 7:28 AM

The Cruiserweight division has been moved from the playoffs to the regular season and the difference has been huge

HIT THE RESET BUTTON. TJ Perkins has been saddled with forced video game references while Brian Kendrick has been reduced to a bizarro Heath Slater. Photo from WWE.com

RAW Deal: Goldberg, Women's Hell in a Cell happen for the wrong reasons

Oct 22, 2016 - 2:04 PM

Goldberg s return and the Sasha Banks vs Charlotte Hell in a Cell match make for catchy headlines but should they happen for more than just that?

WHO'S LAST. Bill Goldberg and Brock Lesnar will face off at Survivor Series  for the sole reason of promoting the WWE 2K17 video game. Photo from WWE.com

Globe Telecom targets 500 more LTE 700 MHz cell sites by end-2016

Aug 29, 2016 - 1:05 AM

Globe Telecom accelerates the deployment of cell sites using the 700 MHz band amid a court battle against the Philippine Competition Commission regarding the San Miguel telco buyout

SPEED UP. These cell sites are expected to substantially improve mobile Internet experience of customers in the region. Image from Shutterstock

Zika virus infection may harm adult brain – study

Aug 19, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Adult cells involved in learning and memory can be destroyed by the viral infection according to a study

ZIKA VIRUS. Aedes aegypti mosquitos are seen in containers at a lab of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences of the Sao Paulo University, on January 8, 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Researchers at the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, Senegal are in Brazil to train local researchers to combat the Zika virus epidemic. / AFP / NELSON ALMEIDA

Gloria Arroyo to undergo stem cell therapy in Germany

Aug 10, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Former president Gloria Arroyo also plans to meet with Filipino communities in France and Hong Kong if allowed by the anti graft court Sandiganbayan to leave the country

UNDERGOING TREATMENT. Pampanga 2nd District Representative Gloria Arroyo grants a media interview on August 10. Photo by Mara Cepeda

Amid regulatory probe, Globe powers 130 cell sites in Visayas, Mindanao

Jun 15, 2016 - 4:57 PM

This is despite the Philippine Competition Commission s claim that the deal to buy out all of SMC s telecommunication businesses has not been deemed approved yet

MOVES ON. Globe continues to fire up more cell sites using SMC's frequency, despite some questions from PCC

Globe wish list for Duterte: Submarine cables, less red tape

Jun 08, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Globe Telecom president and CEO Ernest Cu cites extreme difficulty in getting permits noting that they had to cut their target for cell site deployment

CROSSED WIRES. Globe Telecom President and CEO Ernest Cu says telcos still grapple with numerous bureaucratic red tape. Screenshot from Rappler video

Globe, PLDT activate 1st 700 MHz cell sites

Jun 07, 2016 - 5:30 PM

3rd UPDATE Globe will initially activate 200 LTE cell sites using the 700 MHz frequency while PLDT plans to roll out 360 cell sites this year

HEAD-TO-HEAD. Globe and PLDT say the 700 MHz frequency is key to provide faster internet speeds in the country, as it can easily penetrate buildings and walls and has greater coverage with fewer infrastructure needed

Metro Manila 'most problematic' for new cell sites – Globe

May 27, 2016 - 11:33 AM

Globe Telecom says Metro Manila is problematic for the deployment of new cell sites due to homeowners opposition and difficulties at the local government level

Mice experiments show how Zika invades placenta, fetus

May 12, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The studies illustrate how the virus could invade the brain of a developing fetus and trigger complications

epa05278988 A view through a microscope shows the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits the virus Zika, at a laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Bogota, Colombia, 26 April 2016. Lowering the risks of Zika in pregnant women requires 'fast' measures because humanity has 'never before' faced a mosquito-borne disease with birth defects, said Honein, an expert from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. EPA/LEONARDO MUNOZ

WATCH: Shane McMahon jumps 20 feet off cage at WrestleMania 32

Apr 04, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Shane McMahon plunges off the Hell in a Cell against The Undertaker in an unforgettable WrestleMania moment

LONG WAY DOWN. Shane McMahon put his health on the line for the WrestleMania fans. Photo from WWE.com

The eyes have it: Scientists grow lenses from stem cells

Mar 10, 2016 - 9:26 AM

A research team says they have managed to engineer corneas from stem cells in the lab while another regenerated lenses inside the human eye

Experiments show link between Zika and fetal brain damage

Mar 05, 2016 - 9:18 AM

The findings are the first concrete evidence of a link between the mosquito borne virus and microcephaly which until now had been circumstantial

ZIKA VIRUS. A soldier fumigates against the Aedes Aegypti mosquito as part of the campaign against Zika, Dengue and Chikunguna in Habana, Cuba, February 22, 2016. File photo by EPA/Ernesto Mastrascusa

Saunas, aquariums, and bar found at Mexico prison

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Authorities seize contents of luxury cells at the prison where a deadly riot took place last week

epa05154458 Crowds wiat outside the prison of Topo Chico, in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 11 February 2016. Scores of people died in a prison fire and riot. The riot reportedly was triggered by an attempted prison break by inmates belonging to the Los Zetas drug cartel, as one group of prisoners set a fire to distract the guards while other inmates tried to flee. EPA/MIGUEL SIERRA

A single cell's change gives insight on cancer's origin

Jan 30, 2016 - 10:56 AM

The research team is trying to develop a genetic test that could be given to people with moles that may look suspicious to see if their cells are behaving in a way that could lead to cancer

Paris attacker linked to Belgian ISIS cell – report

Nov 16, 2015 - 6:21 PM

Abdelhamid Abaaoud a 27 year old Belgian of Moroccan descent allegedly fought with the ISIS in Syria He remains at large

MOURNING. A placard reading ‘Paris beats stronger’is placed at the candles and flowers placed at the entrance of the cafe 'La Belle Equipe,’ Rue de Charonne, on November 15, 2015 in Paris, after a series of gun attacks occurred across the city. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Designer cells reverse baby girl's cancer in world first

Nov 06, 2015 - 11:16 AM

If replicated it could represent a huge step forward in treating leukemia and other cancers

Photo from GOSH website