Hayop ah!

Sep 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

A look back at a strange time when animals were put on trial – complete with prosecutors, defense lawyers, judges and executioners

Why you talk to yourself and why you answer back

Sep 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Do we perform better when we hear ourselves verbalize an instruction meant for ourselves in the first place?

Australian researchers say they can stop melanoma speading

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:39 AM

Researchers say a combination of new treatments can stop the world s deadliest form of skin cancer – melanoma – in its tracks and halt its spread to other organs

UNDER THE SUN. Tourists sunbathe on a beach of Barcelona on August 21, 2017. Josep Lago/AFP

The tyranny of facial impressions

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How far have we taken our reliance on our impressions of faces?

Sandiganbayan finds probable cause to try ex-VP Binay for graft

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The anti graft court also affirms the regularity of the Ombudsman s preliminary investigation which is questioned by Binay

GRAFT CASE. Former Vice President Jejomar Binay is conditionally arraigned before Sandiganbayan on May 10, 2017 for his graft charges over the bidding anomalies of the Makati City Parking Building. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

What does Google, the Internet Deity, do to our brains?

Aug 31, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How does our capacity for memory making look like now that we have Google?

'Bigger and stronger' storms on the horizon – experts

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:36 PM

Here are some answers to questions about the link between climate change and tropical storms known variously around the world as cyclones hurricanes and typhoons

TEXAS FLOODING. The South Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas, is flooded by rains from Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017. Photo by H. Ellessy /LamaLens / AFP

40 years on, Voyager still hurtles through space

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:35 AM

Voyager s main mission is to explore other planets including Jupiter Uranus and Neptune but it also carries the story of humanity into deep space

VOYAGER 1. An artist's depiction of Voyager 1 in space. Photo courtesy NASA JPL

AIM's big data bid to regain business school leadership

Aug 27, 2017 - 3:00 PM

The Asian Institute of Management bets on data science as one way to reclaim its place among the top business schools in Asia

What's The Big Idea? AIM bids for big data leadership

Aug 24, 2017 - 8:49 PM

Coco Alcuaz speaks with AIM President and Dean Jikyeong Kang and her first recruit Erika Legara about the school s bid for leadership in data science

Buying your time

Aug 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What is the place of money in terms of getting us to feel we have gained or saved time?

LIVE: August 21, 2017 North America solar eclipse

Aug 21, 2017 - 3:27 PM

The first total solar eclipse to sweep North America in nearly a century will march across the continent August 21 Watch it here courtesy of NASA

In this file photo, a total solar eclipse is pictured from the city of Ternate, in Indonesia's Maluku Islands, on March 9, 2016.  Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Millions pour into U.S. towns in path of total eclipse

Aug 21, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The Great American Eclipse as it is being called will move diagonally across the country northwest to southeast providing a spectacular solar show

CASHING IN. A sign announcing that the Charleston City Market will be open during the total solar eclipse in Charleston, South Carolina is seen on August 20, 2017. Mandel Ngan/AFP

When the brain signals 'love'

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What do the brains of faithful lovers look like?

'Missing link' bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:36 AM

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

HERBIVOROUS DINO. This file photo taken on June 23, 2015 shows a replica of a skeleton of a Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, a bizarre genus of herbivorous dinosaur, exhibited at the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Scientists gene-edit piglets, bringing transplants to humans closer

Aug 11, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Humans can already receive pig heart valves and pancreases but scientists have long sought to make their entire organs which grow to around human size available for harvest

What's The Big Idea? Virtual reality history at the Ayala Museum

Aug 10, 2017 - 9:52 PM

How did the big idea of Jose Rizal s execution in virtual reality evolve? How is technology changing the way curators present art and culture?

Aging? Bring it on!

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What s the whole point in moving on past one’s so called prime ?

Colossal new dinosaur species gets scientific name

Aug 10, 2017 - 7:15 AM

Meet Patagotitan mayorum the largest known dinosaur to have existed

MEGA DINO. This file photo taken on January 14, 2016 shows the Titanosaur, the largest dinosaur ever displayed at the American Museum of Natural History, unveiled at a news conference in New York. Don Emmert/AFP

Want to learn something? Sleep on it, but not too deeply – study

Aug 09, 2017 - 7:38 AM

Participants in a study were able to memorize sound patterns played to them during two phases of sleep called Rapid Eye Movement REM and N2 researchers say

FAST FACTS: Makati Science High School

Aug 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay and his son both ex Makati mayors have been charged with graft over the alleged anomalous bidding process of the school s 10 story building

MAKATI SCIENCE. Exterior photo of the 'overpriced' Makati Science High School building in Cembo, Makati City. File photo by Rappler

Egyptologists go high tech to unlock ancient mysteries

Aug 04, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Advanced techniques coming into use are meant to be non invasive so as not to damage the ancient relics

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Aug 03, 2017 - 7:21 PM

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Humans are the slowest to mature

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Compared to other creatures our childhood is prolonged and our teenage behavior seems to stay even longer with humans Why?

Jejomar Binay, son face more graft charges over Makati Science High School

Aug 03, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED The plunder complaint is still alive as the Ombudsman continues to investigate the overpricing allegation

MORE GRAFT CHARGES. Former vice president Jejomar Binay submits himself to conditional arraignment on May 10, 2017 before the Sandiganbayan for his graft charges over the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Parking Building. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Disease gene 'edited' in human embryos in scientific first

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:29 AM

The researchers successful use of the CRISPR gene editing tool in viable embryos was hailed as a technical feat by outside experts who called at the same time for deeper debate on the ethics of altering human DNA

Global warming reduces protein in key crops – study

Aug 02, 2017 - 1:32 PM

Researchers say they still don t understand how or why carbon dioxide emissions sap protein and other nutrients from plants but the mystery is one that could have devastating consequences across the globe

TOP CROP. A harvester works in a field of wheat near the southern village of Trud, Bulgaria on July 5, 2016. Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Slim chance of reaching 2ºC climate goal – study

Aug 01, 2017 - 7:04 AM

There is a 5 chance of limiting average global warming to under two degrees Celsius 3 6 degrees Fahrenheit the target set in the 2015 climate rescue Paris Agreement researchers say

KEEPING COOL. A woman drinks water from a plastic bottle on June 20, 2017 in Quimper, western France, during a heatwave alert. Fred Tanneau/AFP

The immortal plastic

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Why does plastic take so long to decompose when it is also made from fossil fuels which in turn come from once living organisms?

Finish your antibiotics course? Maybe not, experts say

Jul 27, 2017 - 8:53 AM

Rather than stopping antibiotics too early the cause of resistance is unnecessary drug use a team of experts writes in The BMJ medical journal

Musk, Zuckerberg duel over artificial intelligence

Jul 26, 2017 - 12:51 PM

The debate between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg underscores the rift in the tech community on whether new technologies capable of creating intelligent machines like robots and self driving cars would be a blessing or a curse for humanity

OPPOSING VIEWS. Mark Zuckerberg (L) and Elon Musk (R). AFP file photos

Court battle over UK baby raises ethical conundrum

Jul 26, 2017 - 8:09 AM

A 5 month legal battle over the fate of a terminally ill British baby has stoked an often angry debate about medical ethics and the courts

'SAVE CHARLIE GARD' People gather outside the High Court in support of continued medical treatment for critically-ill 11-month old Charlie Gard who is due to be taken off life support, in central London on July 13, 2017. Tolga Akmen/AFP

Extinction by people, for people and eventually, of people

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

So far we humans have done such a sweeping job of causing other species to vanish

Science is for the people

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:45 PM

As a people we need to recognize the place of science in our society embattled by strife bigotry conflict and inequality

MH370 search reveals hidden undersea world

Jul 20, 2017 - 2:04 PM

Although no trace of the Malaysia Airlines plane was found large volumes of data showing a detailed picture of the sea floor had to be collected to guide the probe

Three-dimensional models of the sea floor terrain which have been developed from high resolution (90 meter grid) bathymetric data from the survey in the southern part of the Indian Ocean, where the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 resumed on October 2014. Australia Joint Joint Agency Coordination Centre/Handout

What makes a dog man's best friend? It's in the genes

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:56 AM

Dogs that are extra friendly share certain genetic similarities with people who are born with a developmental disorder

FRIENDS. A pug dog and its owners have a drink in a cafe before attending PugFest Manchester, a festival celebrating pugs and pug cross dogs, held at MediaCityUK in Salford, Greater Manchester, northern England on July 16, 2017. Oli Scarff/AFP

Study finds our Sun is like other stars, resolving mystery

Jul 14, 2017 - 9:21 AM

The report in the journal Science aims to lay to rest the controversy over whether our solar system s star is cyclic like other nearby solar type stars

File photo from NASA Earth Observatory

'Googlefeel' maps

Jul 13, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What if cities were mapped according to how you felt as you navigated it?

NASA spacecraft to fly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Jul 11, 2017 - 9:21 AM

An unmanned NASA spacecraft is about to fly over a massive storm raging on Jupiter in a long awaited journey that could shed new light on the forces driving the planet s Great Red Spot

This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter, with its solar arrays and main antenna pointed toward the distant sun and Earth. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, June 3- July 9, 2017

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Must watch videos from this week

Disaster imagination: 3 steps toward disaster preparedness

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:30 PM

We need [imagination] for disaster preparedness Science Undersecretary Renato Solidum Jr says at the Agos Summit

Department of Science and Technology undersecretary for disaster risk reduction and climate Renato Solidum Jr., during Day 2 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 8, 2017. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Getting more girls into science and tech

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Professor Didith Rodrigo approaches her task in part by showing that science is not all in the lab

What's The Big Idea? Scientist writes children's books for girls

Jul 06, 2017 - 6:58 PM

Coco Alcuaz finds out the big idea behind Professor Didith Rodrigo s children s books written for young girls

The face value of make-up

Jul 06, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Why have we as humans fallen for these creams waxes gels sprays and paint ons?

Lav Diaz, Brillante Mendoza invited to U.S. Film Academy

Jul 04, 2017 - 10:24 AM

The two Filipino directors are among the 774 invited this year to be part of the prestigious group that deliberates on the Oscars

The secret behind great conversations

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:00 PM

How much of our encounters with others define who we are and who we become?

2020 deadline to avert climate catastrophe – experts

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:10 AM

The authors call on leaders set to gather at the G20 summit in Hamburg Germany on July 7 8 to highlight 2020 as a make or break point for taking action

BONE DRY. An Indian shepherd walks on the dry bed of a river at Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, some 55 kilometers from Hyderabad on May 30, 2017, in the southern Indian state of Telangana. Noah Seelam/AFP

How to be better at forgetting

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Why is it also hard to forget certain things?

NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

Jun 20, 2017 - 8:24 AM

The 10 new Earth size planets bring the total to 50 that exist in habitable zones around the galaxy

MORE EXOPLANETS. NASA’s Kepler space telescope team has identified 219 new planet candidates, 10 of which are near-Earth size and in the habitable zone of their star. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Big scientific breakthrough at sub-atomic level holds promise for secure comms

Jun 16, 2017 - 4:28 PM

Entangled particles hold the promise of creating a communications system that can send secure messages without cables signals or code

INTERNET OF THE FUTURE? A space-based technique developed by researchers holds potential for revolutionizing telecommunications and perhaps someday developing a hack-proof internet.