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LOOK: Disney's humanoid acrobat in action

Aug 13, 2018 - 5:18 PM

The autonomous robot can correct itself in air to land tricks flawlessly. It is being designed for use in Disney theme parks, and potentially, Disney movies in the future

FLYBOT. Disney's humanoid acrobat from their Stuntworks project flies through the air, catapulted by a big swing. Screenshot from Disney


Russia raids space research center in 'treason probe' – reports

Jul 20, 2018 - 7:30 PM

'This morning, the FSB raided offices of staff at the Central Research Institute of Machine-Building,' which is a subsidiary of Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, Kommersant reports, citing sources in law enforcement agencies.

Call for proposals: DOT tourism research grant

Jul 19, 2018 - 2:43 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Deadline for applications is on July 31, Tuesday

Photo by Naveen Ganglani/Rappler

Chinese research vessel docks in Davao

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:09 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Yuan Wang 3, which arrived in President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown on July 16, is used for tracking and support of satellite and intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to tracking web sites

'ROUTINE.' The Chinese research vessel 'Yuan Wang 3' docks at the Sasa Wharf in Davao City July 16-19, 2018 – an activity that the Philippine Navy says is routine, but which alarms Duterte administration critics. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

iPhone ownership top indicator of wealth in U.S. in 2016 – researchers

Jul 09, 2018 - 3:24 PM

'Across all years in our data, no individual brand is as predictive of being high-income as owning an Apple iPhone in 2016,' says researchers from the US National Bureau of Economic Research

IPHONE X. The iPhone X is one of the most expensive phones today, with a $999 launch price. Screenshot from Apple website


Holocaust center slams Poland, Israel over controversial law

Jul 06, 2018 - 12:03 AM

'A thorough review by Yad Vashem historians shows that the historical assertions, presented as unchallenged facts, in the joint statement contain grave errors and deceptions,' the statement from the research center says

AUSCHWITZ. In this file photo taken on April 12, 2018 participants are wrapped into an Israeli flag as they arrive to the memorial site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi death camp in Oswiecim to attend the annual "March of the Living." File photo by Janek Skarzynski/AFP

Science hope for threatened koalas

Jul 03, 2018 - 3:33 PM

'The genome has allowed us to understand the koala immune genes in detail for the first time,' says a co-author of the study

HOPE. In this photo taken on April 28, 2016, a koala feeds at the Koala Hospital in Port Macquarie. File photo by Peter Parks/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018 - 9:28 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

TAHO VENDOR. Mario Cañete is with his daughter at the basketball-gym-turned-patients-ward of National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City on Wednesday, June 27, a day after he was diagnosed with leptospirosis. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Philippine peso to hit P54 to $1 – BMI Research

Jun 27, 2018 - 9:00 PM

BMI Research says 'the Philippine peso continues to be the worst performing currency in the region, having weakened by more than 7% against the US dollar year-to-date'

Facebook sinking fast among U.S. teens – survey

May 31, 2018 - 11:06 PM

According to the Pew Research Center survey, 51 percent of US teens ages 13 to 17 use Facebook, compared with 85 percent for YouTube, 72 percent for Instagram and 69 percent who are on Snapchat

Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Walk and chew gum, it may keep you thin – study

May 28, 2018 - 6:16 PM

'Combining exercise and gum chewing may be an effective way to manage weight,' says a study by Japanese researchers published in The Journal of Physical Therapy Science

Malay gov't considers wastewater treatment by German partners in Boracay

May 26, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Local officials are considering partnering with a German group to implement a low-cost, community-based approach to wastewater treatment in the island

GREEN. Boracay shores are lined with green algae. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Russian Facebook 'ads' show strong effort to divide US society

May 11, 2018 - 8:57 AM

The ads and postings show a pattern of stirring up anger among different groups, encouraging support for then-candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race, and discouraging support for his rival Hillary Clinton

FACEBOOK. The logo of social networking website 'Facebook' is displayed on a computer screen in London, 12 December 2007. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

‘Sizeable majority’ oppose federalism? Pulse Asia survey premature – DILG

May 04, 2018 - 6:01 PM

'There is no concrete proposal yet on the table.... This is premature because there is nothing really to debate about yet,' says DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya

'PREMATURE'. DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya says the Pulse Asia survey on charter change was conducted even before a solid proposal was passed. Rappler Screengrab

Big majority of Filipinos against charter change – Pulse Asia

May 02, 2018 - 10:43 AM

(UPDATED) Survey results also show that a 'sizeable majority of Filipinos (66%)' are opposed to changing the present unitary system of government to a federal system at this time

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 1, 2018

May 01, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday

Workers from various groups march towards Mendiola Peace Arch on Labor Day, May 1, 2018, to call for an end to ENDO. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Most Filipinos worry about workers' pay, inflation – Pulse Asia

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:22 AM

While urgent concerns are mostly economic in nature, levels of concern about fighting corruption and enforcing the rule of law drop between December 2017 and March 2018

Facebook tool to inform people if they followed Russian propaganda pages

Apr 04, 2018 - 10:26 AM

Mark Zuckerberg says the tool will be coming out in 'the next few weeks'

FACEBOOK. An illustration picture taken through a magnifying glass on March 28, 2018 in Moscow shows the icon for the social networking app Facebook on a smart phone screen. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP


The week in photos: March 24-30, 2018

Mar 31, 2018 - 4:44 PM

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

Catholic faithful carry the image of the "Jesus of the Great Power" during a procession on Holy Week, at La Merced church in Granada, some 48 kilometres from Managua, on March 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / INTI OCON

How Cambridge Analytica’s Facebook targeting model really worked – according to the person who built it

Mar 31, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Knowing how the model is built helps explain Cambridge Analytica’s apparently contradictory statements about the role – or lack thereof – that personality profiling and psychographics played in its modeling

ONLINE PROFILING. How accurately can you be profiled online? Image from Andrew Krasovitckii/Shutterstock.com

Tumblr confirms, suspends 84 Russian-linked accounts

Mar 25, 2018 - 3:48 PM

The social networking site breaks its silence and like Twitter, Facebook, and Google before it, admits there were alleged state-sponsored accounts spreading false information on the platform

Ex-FDA drug regulation chief gave Sanofi special 'accommodation' for Dengvaxia

Feb 26, 2018 - 1:43 PM

(UPDATED) Ex-Center for Drug Regulation and Research Benjamin Co received a USB directly from Sanofi when it gave a USB directly to him. This is not allowed under FDA rules

RISKY VACCINE. A health worker shows off used vials of Dengvaxia vaccine inside a storage facility of the local government health sector that on December 4, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

UPLB students win award for promoting agriculture

Feb 24, 2018 - 9:18 PM

Promoting agriculture, students from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) bag the 2018 Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Award

LAKBIOTEKNOLOHIYA. UP GRAINS representative Albert Caraan receives Lenovo Tech Visionary Award during TAYO Awarding Ceremonies on Thursday, February 22 at AG New World Manila Bay Hotel. Photo by Keb Cuevas/Rappler

National Scientist Bienvenido Juliano dies

Feb 23, 2018 - 9:56 PM

'His important research activities in collaboration with scientists in related disciplines had produced socio-economic impact among the rice-eating countries of the world,' says the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines

NATIONAL SCIENTIST. National Scientist Bienvenido O. Juliano  was known for his contributions to the chemistry and technology of rice and rice food products. Photo courtesy of NAST, PHL

Senate OKs treaties vs double taxation with Mexico, Thailand, Sri Lanka

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:03 AM

The Senate also concurs in the ratification of the agreement establishing the ASEAN+3 (Japan, South Korea, China) Macroeconomic Research Office or AMRO

RITM expert: No conflict of interest in Dengvaxia study

Feb 06, 2018 - 10:54 PM

Rosario Capeding, who was accused of 'conflict of interest' during a House probe, explains clinical trials have safeguards that prevent biases in the result of the study

RITM STUDY. Rose Capeding says contrary to the allegations of a lawmaker, clinical studies are designed to avoid unintended biases. Rappler screenshot

SC upholds re-extension of martial law, Duque on Dengvaxia, Asian stocks plunge | Evening wRap

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:47 PM

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Duterte on Benham Rise, Napolcom survey, Zuckerberg on Facebook | Midday wRap

Feb 06, 2018 - 12:47 PM

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Morales on Carandang suspension, Roque on fake news, Taguba ordered arrested | Evening wRap

Jan 31, 2018 - 9:05 PM

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DFA data on Benham Rise 'can be misleading' – expert

Jan 31, 2018 - 4:05 PM

'It can be misleading because it gives you the wrong impression that there are so many researches going on in Benham Rise,' says maritime expert Jay Batongbacal

EXPERT'S VIEW. Jay Batongbacal, director of the UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, says the DFA's data on Benham Rise research requests 'can be misleading.' Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

After Dengvaxia mess, Duque wants more independence for FDA, RITM

Jan 29, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III wants the FDA to be independent from the DOH, and the RITM to be free from the influence of pharmaceutical companies

CHANGES FOR FDA, RITM? Health Secretary Francisco Duque III seeks more independence for two agencies under the DOH following the Dengvaxia controversy. Screenshot by Rappler

Duterte in India, Gadon files complaint vs Sereno, PDEA requires body cameras | Evening wRap

Jan 26, 2018 - 8:36 PM

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DFA vague on number of Benham Rise research requests

Jan 25, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Did DFA approve 13 marine scientific research (MSR) applications in Benham Rise for the US alone? Not necessarily.

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines approved 13 marine scientific research (MSR) applications from the US, 2 from China, 9 from Japan, and 4 from Korea. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ombudsman orders DOH to submit Dengvaxia's clinical trial papers

Jan 25, 2018 - 3:41 PM

The Ombudsman's request stems from two complaints filed late last year against officials of Sanofi Pasteur and government officials who implemented the controversial dengue vaccination program

KIDS' SAFETY. Health Secretary Francisco Duque III hands a monitoring card to a Santa Rosa Central Elementary School student who got the Dengvaxia vaccine last year. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Dengvaxia safety trial unfinished when vaccination program launched – Duque

Jan 25, 2018 - 2:17 PM

'So if they had waited [for] 2017, then they would have known they can’t give these Dengvaxia [vaccine vials] to children who never had dengue in the past,' says Health Secretary Francisco Duque III

MONITORING. DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III explains what parents in Santa Rosa, Laguna can do if their child received the Dengvaxia vaccine Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Calida on Martial Law, Roque on Benham Rise, Pope Francis on fake news | Midday wRap

Jan 25, 2018 - 12:25 PM

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Roque says remarks on Benham Rise research misunderstood

Jan 25, 2018 - 10:09 AM

The Presidential Spokesman claims he was referring to China, not Filipino scientists and researchers, when he said 'no one can do it, because, apparently, it's capital intensive'

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque informs entrepreneurs during a press briefing in Malacañang on January 23, 2018 that a total of P2-billion will be allotted to two programs of the Department of Trade and Industry. The two programs include the 'Pondo sa Pagbabago at Pag-asenso' Micro Loan Program and the shared service facilities, equipment project that aims to develop micro, small and medium enterprises. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Uson returns award, SC lifts TRO on license plates, China and Benham Rise | Midday wRap

Jan 24, 2018 - 1:26 PM

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China's 33-day permit to survey PH's eastern seaboard begins

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:11 AM

The permit allows China to gather data on the ocean circulation in the Western Pacific, covering the 'eastern side of Luzon and Mindanao'

CORAL-RICH. Researchers say Benham Bank is rich in corals. Photo courtesy of Dr Hildie Nacorda/UPLB-SESAM

Facebook agrees to widen probe of Brexit vote fake news

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The company now searches for 'clusters engaged in coordinated activity around the Brexit referendum' that appeared to have originated in Russia

BREXIT. A European flag is flown in front of The Elizabeth Tower which houses the "Big Ben" bell in the Palace of Westminster. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP


86% of Filipinos say news reports are accurate – U.S. think tank

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:06 PM

The Philippines ranks second among 38 countries in terms of fairness and accuracy, a recent survey by Pew Research Center says

PHILIPPINE MEDIA. The Pew Research Center survey shows Fiilipinos believe reporters give fair and accurate news.

DOF unit proposes 1,400% increase in casino entrance fee

Jan 08, 2018 - 4:10 PM

The National Tax Research Center says this increase would discourage low-income earners from gambling and would also lead to higher revenue collection for infrastructure projects

HIGH ENTRANCE FEES. Tourist and casino players arrive at the grand opening of the City of Dreams mega-casino in Manila on February 2, 2015. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Families of call center employees who died in Davao fire to receive P5-M aid

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:48 PM

SSI also continues to pay their employees their salaries, while also looking for possible ways to provide them with new employment

TRAGIC. Aftermath of the deadly mall fire in Davao City on December 23, 2017. Photo by SAP Bong Go

67 policemen will face sanctions – Dela Rosa

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The PNP chief also says the 4 cops caught using fireworks during the holidays will be dismissed

How Facebook could stop a disease outbreak

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:40 PM

European researchers discover that data on the social network can be used to identify those who are most likely to communicate diseases

VITAL DATA. Facebook data can be used to identify which members in the network are most social, and are therefore most likely to communicate diseases to a greater number of people. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP


India to become 5th largest economy in 2018 – report

Dec 26, 2017 - 9:22 PM

The Center for Economics and Business Research predicts that India will move up to the 5th place in 2018 and 3rd by 2032

GROWING. The Center for Economics and Business Research predicts that India will become the 5th largest economy in the world by 2018. Photo by Raveendra/AFP

U.S. firm to help kin of employees killed in Davao mall fire

Dec 25, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Research Now SSI says it lost 37 of its workers in its local call center operation, housed at the top floor of the ill-fated Davao City mall

MALL FIRE. Research Now SSI says it lost 37 of its employees at the NCCC Mall fire in Davao City. Photo by SAP Bong Go

Gene editing advance reverses disease in mice

Dec 09, 2017 - 9:40 AM

A gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9 can be harnessed to simply change how genes are expressed, and jumpstart the healing process in certain diseases, says a report in the journal Cell

ALTERED. Scientists in the US say a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR/Cas9 suggests some diseases were reversed in lab mice. AFP photo

Senate OKs Balik Scientist Bill on final reading

Nov 28, 2017 - 10:17 AM

The Senate passes Senate Bill 1533 or the Balik Scientist Bill on third and final reading with a vote of 13-0

PINOY SCIENTIST AT WORK. In this photograph taken on October 10, 2015, gene bank manager Flora de Guzman checks rice samples at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Laguna, south of Manila. Noel Celis/AFP

Bohol teachers hope gov’t info portals can revive interest in libraries

Nov 16, 2017 - 4:15 PM

Technology has made students shun libraries and do research on their gadgets instead, say the teachers. They're banking on the DOST's Starbooks learning stations to change that.

Photo from DOST Starbooks Facebook page