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A layer of 'aerogel' could make Mars habitable and even enable life to develop there – but here's why we should wait

Jul 20, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Ideas for changing or 'terraforming' Mars, by introducing an atmospheric greenhouse effect to warm it, have been around for a long time

Artist concept of settlement on Mars. NASA

Frenchman at heart of legal dispute dies after life support ends

Jul 11, 2019 - 11:53 PM

'We were ready to let him go,' says his nephew Francois Lambert

END OF LIFE SUPPORT. A picture taken on July 11, 2019 shows the Sebastopol hospital in Reims, eastern France, on the day Vincent Lambert, a quadriplegic man who has been in a vegetative state for the last decade has died. Photo by Francois Nascimbeni/AFP

‘Pride is compassion’: Gender equality groups hit CFC-FFL’s anti-LGBTQ+ remarks

Jun 27, 2019 - 4:52 PM

Gender equality groups clap back with facts

International laws spell out duty to rescue persons at sea

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:19 AM

This duty 'can be considered as another side of the right to life, which every individual enjoys under human rights law,' according to a 2016 paper

'Secret Life of Pets 2' defeats 'X-Men' at box office

Jun 11, 2019 - 1:52 PM

Claiming top box office spot in North America is 'The Secret Life of Pets 2', earning up to $47.1 million on its opening weekend

Court rules abortion services can continue in Missouri – for now

Jun 01, 2019 - 12:46 PM

The license of the sole clinic that performs abortions in Missouri will remain in effect until a ruling on a petitioner's request for preliminary injunction

Pro-choice supporters and staff of Planned Parenthood hold a rally outside the Planned Parenthood Reproductive Health Services Center in St. Louis, Missouri, May 31, 2019, the last location in the state performing abortions, after a US Court announced the clinic could continue operating. - A US Court on May 31, 2019 blocked Missouri from closing the clinic. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Duterte Youth's Cardema already proclaims himself congressman on Facebook

May 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

'The substitution of Cardema has not yet been approved,' says Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon

LIFE UPDATE. Duterte Youth Ronald Cardema declares himself a congressman though the Comelec en banc has yet to rule on his substitution bid. File photo of Cardema by Rappler

Will the US Supreme Court reconsider abortion rights?

May 18, 2019 - 11:45 AM

Forty-six years after its landmark Roe v Wade decision, the high court is at the heart of a heated offensive led by states with conservative majorities who oppose the voluntary termination of pregnancy

PROTEST. Activist Tamara Stevens with the Handmaids Coalition of Georgia leaves the Georgia Capitol after Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) addressed an event to speak out against the recently passed "heartbeat" bill on May 16, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by John Amis / AFP

Global life expectancy up 5.5 years since 2000 – World Health Organization

Apr 04, 2019 - 11:53 PM

The UN health agency also stresses significant gender differences in life expectancy worldwide

World Bank to aid Philippines in fight against plastic

Apr 04, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Amid the government's ongoing rehabilitation activities in Manila Bay and its tributaries, the World Bank is stepping in to help as well

PLASTIC IN THE SEA. Several sachets of toothpaste, shampoo, coffee and food seasoning, disposable diapers, sanitary napkins and generic plastic bags pollute the area along the Verde Island Passage on March 7, 2019. Photo by Noel Guevara/Greenpeace

FWD Life’s Set Ka Na insurance available in more than 3,600 TrueMoney Centers in NCR

Mar 30, 2019 - 12:08 PM

FWD Set Ka Na offers 3 different basic life insurance protection plan packages to suit one's capabilities and needs

My life, my choice: 'Why I chose not to have children'

Mar 26, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Motherhood is not mandatory, and these two women agree. They share with us the reasons, experiences and stories behind their choice.

Many sharks closer to extinction than feared – Red List

Mar 23, 2019 - 12:41 AM

Seventeen of 58 species evaluated are classified as facing extinction, says the Shark Specialist Group of the International Union for the Conservation

Can you life-hack your way to love?

Mar 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

A new approach to dating takes advantage of the power of data

CONCEALED? True love could be hiding inside mounds of data. xtock/Shutterstock.com

Turkey, Iran to stage joint raid against Kurd rebels – minister

Mar 06, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu does not specify which PKK bases the planned operation will target but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has previously said it will be against militant hideouts in Iraq

JOINT RAID. A handout photo taken and released on February 9, 2019 by the Turkish presidential press service shows Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) listening to Interior Minsiter Suleyman Soylu (C) visiting the area of a collapsed apartment building in Istanbul, on February 9, 2019. AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE

The week in photos: February 16-22, 2019

Feb 23, 2019 - 7:59 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

HOMECOMING. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray blows a kiss to well wishers during a homecoming parade in Makati City on February 21, 2019. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

What is your life purpose?

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:23 PM

Defining how you would like to be remembered after your death provides a compelling compass to guide your everyday decisions and actions

World's oceans are heating up at a quickening pace – study

Jan 11, 2019 - 10:52 AM

The findings in the US journal Science debunk previous reports that suggested a so-called pause in global warming in recent years

All our favorite Live Jam performances from 2018

Jan 04, 2019 - 8:01 PM

From new discoveries to music icons, these are the artists we listened to and loved on the Live Jam stage this year

UNIQUE SALONGA. The 18-year-old musician performs on Rappler Live Jam as a solo artist. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Achieve your New Year resolutions with the help of these apps

Jan 02, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Whether it's to improve your fitness, mental health, or crazy spending habits, we've got a list of apps to help you get your life together

A year in makeup: The best Filipino beauty collabs of 2018

Jan 01, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Which makeup products by your favorite celebs became your newly-found beauty essentials in 2018?

The year in pageants: Philippines' highs and lows

Dec 31, 2018 - 2:06 PM

The Philippines continues its winning streak, but suffers some heartaches along the way

How to start achieving common New Year's resolutions

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:00 AM

New year, new you? It’s time to do something about those resolutions.

NEW YEAR. What are your resolutions this 2019?

Considerata VIII

Dec 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

As you insist on your humanity, let it grow. 
Start by changing your mind.

LIST: The 10 best shows of 2018

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:00 AM

What shows did you binge on this year?

LIST: The 10 best Filipino albums of 2018

Dec 29, 2018 - 2:30 PM

We highlight the most exciting, meaningful and technically proficient releases from local musicians over the past year

LIST: The 15 best movies of 2018

Dec 29, 2018 - 11:30 AM

Rappler rounds up the year’s most noteworthy moments in Philippine cinema, Hollywood, and beyond.

Supreme Court: Tax on non-life insurance still effective

Dec 05, 2018 - 8:25 AM

The Supreme Court reverses an earlier ruling of the Makati City Regional Trial Court

Supreme Court of the Philippines in PAdre Faura on June 19, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

The week in photos: October 27-November 2, 2018

Nov 03, 2018 - 10:26 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

MIGRANTS. A view of Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US resting in a basketball pitch in San Pedro Tapanatepec, Oaxaca, Mexico on October 28, 2018.  Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Group of Jewish leaders to Trump: You are part of the problem

Oct 29, 2018 - 11:38 AM

'For the past 3 years your words and your policies have emboldened a growing white nationalist movement. You yourself called the murderer evil, but yesterday's violence is the direct culmination of your influence,' an open letter says

UNITED. People gather for a interfaith candlelight vigil a few blocks away from the site of a mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue on October 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. File photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP

Pope Francis says U.S. synagogue attack 'inhuman act of violence'

Oct 28, 2018 - 7:49 PM

May the Lord help us put out the flames of hate that develop in our societies, strengthening the sense of humanity, respect for life, moral and civil values and holy fear of God,' Pope Francis says

Same-sex penguin couple become parents

Oct 26, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Gentoo male penguins Sphen and Magic are happily 'taking turns caring for their baby chick,' say workers of the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

COUPLE. This screen grab taken from recent undated handout video released on October 26, 2018 by the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium shows the two male gentoo penguins who have paired up as a "same-sex couple" at the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Photo Handout/Sea Life Sydney Aquarium/AFP

Everything under the sun: Financial advice on education and inflation, can a parent afford both?

Oct 25, 2018 - 11:02 AM

In this "Everything Under the Sun" column, financial advisor Kendrick Chua tackles how a single father must prepare early on for his child's education

SWS: Less than 50% of Filipinos want death penalty for 7 drug-related crimes

Oct 10, 2018 - 3:42 PM

'When you put the options, you don’t get a large number for death penalty on any crimes linked to illegal drugs, and that is, to me, the strongest finding,' SWS' Dr Mahar Mahangas says

Despite final ruling, Cocolife wants to negotiate coco levy case with PCGG

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:09 AM

Cocolife insists the best way to move forward is through a negotiated settlement with the PCGG, an agency that once expressed openness to dropping suits against the Marcoses

Always having 'the usual'? Here's why you should try something different

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:27 PM

Science says it will make you happier

FWD Life Philippines launches new financial protection Set for Tomorrow

Sep 10, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Set for Tomorrow is financial protection for those you leave behind

LOOK: Families of drug war victims stage 'Pietà'

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:25 AM

The Rise Up for Life and For Rights group says the tableau dramatizes the 'loss, grief, and rising' of the families of victims of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody campaign against drugs

Families and victims of drug related killings, Rise Up for Life and supporters hold a Black Friday Protest at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City. Depicting the Pieta scene, the families continue to seek justice for their kin who fell victims to the relentless and brutal war on drugs waged by the Duterte government. September 7, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Dead dolphins, diseased seals wash up on U.S. shores

Sep 01, 2018 - 11:57 AM

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the dolphin deaths are due to red tide, while sickened seals are infected by either avian influenza or phocine distemper virus

Cops seize kilos of 'shabu' in Binondo hotel

Aug 24, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Police raid a room at the Good Life Hotel in Binondo where a suspect hid after a chase with authorities

BUSTED. Cops raid the room of a Binondo, Manila hotel where a suspect hid after running away from pursuing policemen. Screenshot from NCRPO video

Piolo Pascual, Enchong Dee lead Ironman relay squad

Aug 03, 2018 - 4:07 PM

The two celebrities banner the Sun Life relay team vying for honors in the 2018 Ironman 70.3 race in Cebu

STAR POWER. Sun Life Financial boasts a star-studded team composed of celebrity athletes like Piolo Pascual, company executives and elite athletes. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

K-drama starring Lee Dong-wook, Jo Seung-woo to stream on Netflix

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:27 PM

According to the entertainment giant, 'Life' tells the story of people 'who want to protect and save' while working in a hospital

NEW K-DRAMA. Life stars Lee Dong-wook of 'Golbin' fame. Image courtesy of Netflix

JM de Guzman graduates from drug rehabilitation program

Jul 22, 2018 - 6:13 PM

This comes after actor JM de Guzman went on a hiatus for two years due to a drug addiction relapse

4 tips to building a secured and fulfilled life

Jul 18, 2018 - 6:51 PM

The key to having a good life is making sure all your bases are covered – here’s how

PH team dominates Smart for 3rd PSL win

Jul 12, 2018 - 10:15 PM

Despite the Nationals' victory, coach Shaq Delos Santos says there's still a need to get the team in sync

UNITED. The Philippine women's volleyball team manages to pull through despite a depleted roster. Photo by Mix Gatpandan/Rappler

What’s the deal with DNA testing?

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:50 PM

We explain what DNA is and how testing can help you

The millennials' guide to choosing a financial advisor

Jul 09, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Chances are, you’ve already encountered one or more of these kinds of advisors

F2 trounces Generika in straight sets after Thailand stint

Jul 06, 2018 - 12:45 AM

F2 Logistics looks to build on a recent stint in a Thailand tournament where the team finished in the top 4

SOARING. F2 Logistics’ Majoy Baron goes for a kill over Generika-Ayala’s Patty Orendain. Photo from PSL

[Balikbayan Voice] Notes from a Manila Kid

Jun 23, 2018 - 4:15 PM

'It’s impossible not to have a connection to Manila in some way or another, regardless of where you are from," says Filipino-American Simona Gemayel

"It’s impossible not to have a connection to Manila in some way or another, regardless of where you are from," says author Simona Geyael.

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Jun 20, 2018 - 4:12 PM

The findings raise a host of questions, starting with this one: What is it about an high-altitude living that makes the body shape-shift?