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Should news always be negative?

Oct 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM

In terms of the fundamental wiring of human brains, science knows why we pay more attention to negative news

Pisay students’ outstanding creative research vows to end traffic problems

Oct 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The research is a proposed system for a more efficient method of managing traffic in intersections

The offline rebellion

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Trending has become more important than living

DOST honors 9 groups for PH victories in internat'l science, math competitions

Oct 08, 2019 - 11:40 AM

'The fact that we are excelling in these fields in the global stage says that we have the potential to make wonders in other disciplines as well,' says DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña

Go for Gold. DOST-SEI Deputy Director Albert Mariño encourages national organizers to seek support from DOST and motivates Olympiad winners to go for gold in future competitions. Photo Courtesy of DOST

The failed search for the normal brain

Oct 06, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We thrive as humans because we are diverse. None of us is normal.

Science says that when it comes to sex, it's really complicated

Sep 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Nothing human is ever simple. Complexity is the weight of our worth.

Heartbroken? Science says you should take a sick leave

Sep 22, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We have to acknowledge that we are not machines – that we break, and when we do, they strike a blow to our organs too, such as our hearts

Food is no free lunch

Sep 15, 2019 - 11:00 AM

If we knew more about more kinds of foods and their impact, then we could make better individual and community judgments as well as national policies that will affect our food security

DOST Filipino scientists and engineers bag 2019 Presidential Lingkod Bayan award

Sep 13, 2019 - 3:33 PM

The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award is given to outstanding civil servants for their exceptional contributions with nationwide impact on public interest, security and patrimony

TRAILBLAZERS. DOST's Advanced Space Technology Research and Services is awarded the Presidential Lingkod Bayan award for placing the country in the space technology map through the development of DIWATA-1 and 2, the country’s first microsatellite, and the Philippine Earth Data Resource Observation Center on September 10, 2019. Photo from DOST-ASTI

The trouble with YOLO

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Time will always move regardless of what we do. But this tyranny of the present is cutting us off from the future we want.

Innovation that aids locked-in syndrome patients nabs top prize in 30th BPI-DOST Science Awards

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:13 AM

PRESS RELEASE: Jay Patrick Nieles is also the recipient of the Best in Innovation Award for the same study

DOUBLE VICTORY. Jay Patrick Nieles of the University of Santo Tomas (3rd from left) bagged the Project of the Year award and one of two Best in Innovation awards in the 30th BPI-DoST Science Awards. (From left) Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) Foundation Executive Director Maricris San Diego, Best in Innovation awardees Christian Badua of the University of the Philippines Manila and Jay Patrick Nieles, and DoST-Science Education Institute Deputy Director Albert Mariño. Photo from DOST

U.P., DOST institute set up joint lab for space tech

Sep 01, 2019 - 1:09 PM

The new lab aims to develop a sustainable space program in the country and empower Filipino students to pursue careers in space technology

SPACE TECH. Visitors take pictures inside the full anechoic chamber of the newly opened ULyS3ES on August 31, 2019. Photo courtesy of DOST-ASTI

How can you read her emotions without looking at her face?

Sep 01, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Emotions do not stay still. They move in multilateral paths and, at times, they even run.

Applications for DOST undergraduate S&T scholarships open until September 6

Aug 29, 2019 - 10:44 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The nationwide examination will be held on October 20, 2019

Google could be your twin moron if you do not make it your slave

Aug 25, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Heavy multitasking really disrupts attention, and attention is essential to sustain a path towards a goal

Students show how AI can predict airline delays, drug vulnerability

Aug 24, 2019 - 1:59 PM

AIM's data science students present 16 artificial intelligence solutions to real-world problems

Wear this and upgrade your brain

Aug 18, 2019 - 11:00 AM

I feel that we should first seriously think about the possible costs of another wave of technology, this time targeting the human brain itself

Pinoy kids win big in international science and math competitions

Aug 07, 2019 - 1:36 PM

The 94-member Philippine team raked in medals at the 3rd International Junior Math Olympiad and the 1st Vanda Science Global Finals in Malaysia

The era of mental conversations has begun

Aug 04, 2019 - 11:00 AM

What is the latest happening on the ground with ordinary mortals who are doing science to try to read people's minds?

The unexpected perks of giving advice

Jul 28, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We seek advice because we want to hear from other people and find possible solutions to our problems, or new ways of looking at challenges. But what does it do to the one who gives the advice?

Meet the 7 Filipinos invited to the U.S. film academy

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:37 AM

The 7 are among those invited to be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as its new members

DOST's program for small businesses called out for wasting millions

Jul 22, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) has not been able to get back P461 million worth of refunds from businesses for over 10 years now

When we have to ask what value art gives, we should all die a little

Jul 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Whether you are creating the art or beholding it, art changes you – by rejoicing, awakening, rethinking, or healing

Senior high students battle it out in tech contest imake.wemake

Jul 19, 2019 - 7:07 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Senior high school students can now apply to participate in the 3rd imake.wemake tech competition

Court junks drug charges vs North Cotabato state college president

Jul 16, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Kidapawan City Regional Trial Court Judge Henelinda Diaz says the search warrants used to conduct the raid on the home of then CFCST president Samson Molao are invalid

How first notes could rescue your first days

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Music is not an insertion in our lives but a fundamental wiring that, once awakened, will help shape the humans that we are

Forests to rescue a planet on fire

Jul 07, 2019 - 11:00 AM

We cannot grow more oceans but we can grow more forests. A return to the forests should now capture human imagination.

U.P. marine scientists: 'West Philippine Sea is for Filipinos'

Jul 03, 2019 - 7:10 PM

'We call on the public to be part of a movement for responsible stewardship not only for WPS but all the seas surrounding the country. We hope that such involvement would not stop in share, likes and comments in social media,' UP Marine Science Institute says

Ditsi Carolino, Baby Ruth Villarama invited to be part of U.S. Academy

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:02 PM

The two filmmakers and documentarists are among those invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be part of the organization

Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The team behind the franchise shares how they made the special effects possible in the films, despite the challenges

The Extinction Spa

Jun 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Hello human marauder. The nature you knew, the one who served you and your ancestors, is now down to her endlings.

Civic honesty around the world

Jun 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM

In the case of lost wallets, it would seem that most of us are not willing to pay the mental cost of feeling like a thief

7 in 10 Filipinos choose religion over science – global study

Jun 20, 2019 - 3:02 PM

According to the Wellcome Global Monitor 2018, the Philippines is among 19 countries 'where people most likely have high trust' in scientists

Inside extremists' brains

Jun 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Studies suggest that just as there is no one simple cause to political, religious, or social radicalization, there is also no one strong hand punitive measure to solve radicalization

How crocheting rescued math

Jun 09, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Normally, when you think of nature, you do not think of structure. But the work of people like mathematician and science writer Margaret Wertheim will convince you otherwise.

'Untarnished truth:' Pisay students spark a campus movement vs sexual harassment

Jun 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

In the span of a week, students of the Philippine Science High School build a movement to take on the school’s highest officials and change campus culture on sexual harassment

DOST-SEI invites Grade 12 students to apply for S&T scholarships

Jun 06, 2019 - 4:50 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for the submission of applications for the 2020 Undergraduate Scholarships Program is September 6, 2019

Junjun Binay perpetually barred from holding office

Jun 04, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The Court of Appeals finds the former Makati mayor guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service over irregularities in the Makati Science High School building project

BARRED FROM PUBLIC OFFICE. The Court of Appeals has affirmed the decision barring former Makati mayor Junjun Binay from holding public office. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Philippine Robotics National Team bags gold award in Turkey

Jun 04, 2019 - 2:18 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The national delegation comes home victorious after winning a Gold Award for Project Presentation and Finalist on Project Research

DOST-SEI opens innovation contest for science, math teachers

Jun 04, 2019 - 9:49 AM

The deadline for submission of proposals is on July 12, 2019

A student from the Philippine Science High School-Central Visayas Campus flies a drone to collect data on different environmental parameters such as temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure and gas concentration. Photo from DOST-SEI

Why we need creative masters to redefine our world

Jun 02, 2019 - 11:00 AM

How far-reaching is human imagination?

Pisay board to tackle how to teach 'responsible use of technology'

May 29, 2019 - 7:05 PM

Amid the Philippine Science High School controversy, DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says they will better educate students on ethical behavior and proper use of technology

RESPONSIBLE USE. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, who sits as ex-officio chairman of the PSHS board of trustees says it will look into how to teach youth responsible use of technology.

[OPINION | Dash of SAS] School punishment for boys and girls

May 29, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The cases of Philippine Science High School now and St. Theresa's College Cebu in 2012 show that, when it comes to meting out punishment, an iron hand is used for girls while boys are treated with kid gloves

Pisay board defends final decision on students who shared lewd photos

May 29, 2019 - 5:45 PM

'We assure the public that the PSHS Board has exerted best efforts in arriving at this decision and we request that this be respected,' says the Philippine Science High School board of trustees

2019 GRADUATION. The PSHS board of bars 6 male students who had shared lewd photos of their female classmates from joining the school's 2019 graduation rites but allows 3 to receive diplomas. File photo by Rappler

Robredo on Pisay controversy: Abuse vs women unacceptable in any form

May 29, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says changing the culture of abuse against women in the Philippines 'begins with calling out behavior that is disrespectful and abusive to women, and ensuring that it is appropriately sanctioned'

FIGHTER FOR WOMEN. Vice President Leni Robredo says there is no excuse for abuse against women. File photo by Arnold Almacen/OVP

Pisay boys who shared lewd photos barred from grad rites

May 28, 2019 - 10:22 PM

(UPDATED) But 3 of the 6 erring boys will still receive their diplomas from the Philippine Science High School

2019 GRADUATION. The PSHS board of trustees decides to bar 6 male students who had shared lewd photos of their female classmates from joining the school's 2019 graduation rites. File photo by Rappler

From victim to fighter: 'We all have to take a stand,' says Pisay student

May 28, 2019 - 11:16 AM

A Philippine Science High School student shares how she found the courage to hold her tormentors accountable

DEMANDING ANSWERS. Philippine Science High School students demand the school board reconsider a decision allowing students who shared lewd photos to graduate. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

Why musical performances are not 'escapes'

May 26, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The science and art of the power of music to help us become better human beings are solid and irrefutable

Pisay board to reconsider graduation of students who shared lewd photos

May 24, 2019 - 10:06 AM

Senator Bam Aquino, a member of the Philippine Science High School board, says he will vote in favor of the recommendation not to allow the students to graduate

GRADUATION. The Philippine Science High School board of trustees will reconsider the graduation of 6 male students who shared lewd photos and videos of their fellow female schoolmates. Photo from Philippine Science High School

Online petition launched vs graduation of Pisay students who shared lewd photos

May 23, 2019 - 9:10 PM

The petition urges the Philippine Science High School Board of Trustees to review its decision allowing 6 male students to graduate despite sharing lewd photos of their fellow female students online

ONLINE PETITION. An online petition seeks to reverse the Philippine Science High School board of trustee's decision to allow students who shared lewd photos of female students to graduate. Photo of students by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler