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Art could help medical science save your life

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Aside from medical prescriptions, there are 'social prescriptions' that play a significant role in healing

North Korea tests new 'ultramodern tactical weapon' – KCNA

Nov 16, 2018 - 8:34 AM

(UPDATED) The Korean Central News Agency says the test is successful but does not specify the type of device involved

TEST. North Korea's Kim Jong-un has supervised the testing of a 'high-tech' new weapon, according to recent reports. File photo by KCNA/AFP

What does the state of your bookshelf say about you?

Nov 11, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Books tear down the walls of what society assumed to be fixed, or at least, could largely be demolished only by political or economic policies. Books are revolutionary in themselves.

Why blurting out the first thing that comes to your mind is not a virtue

Oct 28, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Your one and only life is worth the brainwork

35 top prize winners warn Brexit will damage science

Oct 23, 2018 - 3:47 PM

The 29 Nobel Prize winners in science and 6 recipients of the Fields Medal say open European borders have helped the continent make up ground lost to US researchers in the wake of World War II

BREXIT. Union and European flags flutter in the breeze in central London. File photo by Niklas Hallen/AFP

Science has started mapping our feelings

Oct 21, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The human experience is a galaxy of feelings

Thought-shifting spaces

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How would you want your work and living spaces to reflect what you love about life?

Are Filipino communities prepared for a tsunami?

Oct 14, 2018 - 9:04 AM

In the event of a disaster, communities should 'act as one,' says Ishmael Narag of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology

TSUNAMI. Are PH's coastal communities prepared for a tsunami scenario?

How are PH tsunami warning systems maintained?

Oct 13, 2018 - 9:30 AM

To many, what took place in Indonesia serves as a reminder for the Philippines to ensure that preparations for such disasters are continuously being implemented and improved

Pinoy kids bag 32 medals at math-science olympiad in China

Oct 05, 2018 - 3:53 PM

The olympiad drew almost 400 contestants from 21 countries and regions

Why Indonesia's tsunamis are so deadly

Oct 03, 2018 - 5:33 PM

A combination of plate tectonic in the region, the shape of the coastline, vulnerable communities, and a less-than-robust early warning system all combine to make Indonesian tsunamis especially dangerous

DEADLY DISASTER. A man carries the body of a child after an earthquake and tsunami hit Palu, on Sulawesi island on September 29, 2018. File photo by Muhammad Rifki/AFP

The best learners: the forager and the Renaissance human

Sep 30, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We humans invented the disciplines so we can highlight various aspects of reality for a deeper understanding. It's time to unlearn the borders we made so we can see where the disciplines connect and where they diverge.

Ending decades of doubt, 'biggest bird' dispute put to nest

Sep 26, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Named Vorombe titan – Malagasy for 'big bird' – the creature would have stood at least 10 feet tall, and had an average weight of 650 kilograms, making it the largest bird genus yet uncovered

An artist's illustration of the giant elephant bird. Credit: (c) Jaime Chirinos

The lovely secrets of the 'signing' brain

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Sign language is another language, and therefore, another rich world, another empowering culture that, like any other language, expands your mind

The risking brain

Sep 16, 2018 - 11:00 AM

We are wired to fear far more than we are to be reasonable. But are we all created to be equally fearful?

Simple blood test may reveal your body's inner clock

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Researchers have designed a blood test that can measure a person's inner body clock within 1.5 hours, an advance that may help personalize medical treatments in the future

The air that dims our brains

Sep 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Air pollution is making us dumb and it will grow worse because we are urbanizing fast

Delay breakfast, eat dinner early if you want to lose body fat – new study

Sep 08, 2018 - 8:30 AM

There is, indeed, increasing evidence supporting the idea that our metabolic health is not just regulated by what we eat, but also when we eat

TIMING. A new study suggests timing meals to lose weight. Image from junpinzon/Shutterstock.com

How bitter becomes sweet: It's all in your head

Sep 02, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Food has taken on a flavor that is much more than the tastes it elicits

Tsunami warning for 3 Pacific islands after earthquake

Aug 29, 2018 - 3:24 PM

After the 7.1 magnitude quake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia, 'waves reaching 0.3 to 1 meter above the tide level are possible,' says the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Kid you not: Goats can read your face

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:43 PM

The findings suggest 'livestock species have very sophisticated minds to interpret their environment' and 'likely adapt their behavior' based on human facial expressions

The 7-point science of why we forget our 'dark' past

Aug 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Ever heard of 'unethical amnesia'?

NASA spacecraft approaches asteroid, snaps first pic

Aug 25, 2018 - 12:34 PM

The first, blurry images of Bennu were taken on August 17 at a distance of 1.4 million miles (2.3 million kilometers) from the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft

WATCH: DOST’s Solidum weighs in on viral ‘resilience’ photo

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:27 PM

DOST Undersecretary Renato Solidum says that Filipinos are resilient in character but the Philippines itself is not yet a 'disaster-resilient' community

DOST Undersecretary for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Renato Solidum weighs in on the viral "resilience" photo on August 23, 2018.

Scholars who didn't take science courses owe P6.8M to PSHS

Aug 21, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The COA report says the students come from the Philippine Science High School campuses in Western Visayas and Cordillera Administrative Region

MONEY OWED. The COA says students from the Philippine Science High School who did not take science and technology courses in college owe the school some P6.8 million. Photo from Philippine Science High School

2018 Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Award open to nominations until Sept 17

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:26 PM

The deadline for the submission of nominations is extended until September 17, 2018

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

NASA poised to blast off first spacecraft to explore Sun

Aug 10, 2018 - 10:32 PM

(UPDATED) The car-sized Parker Solar Probe is scheduled to blast off on a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida early Saturday

SOLAR PROBE. This handout picture released by NASA on August 8, 2018, shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket payload fairing is seen with the NASA and Parker Solar Probe emblems, at Launch Complex 37, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on August 8, 2018.  Photo by NASA/AFP

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DOST chief to resign if PAGASA, Phivolcs moved to disaster resilience department

Aug 09, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says he would just return to private life if the two agencies are attached to the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience

DOST CHIEF. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña responds to questions in a press briefing in Legazpi City on August 8, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

NASA poised to launch first Sun-skimming spaceship

Aug 08, 2018 - 8:08 PM

After the Parker Solar Probe blasts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 11, it will become the first spacecraft ever to fly through the Sun's scorching atmosphere, known as the corona

PARKER SOLAR PROBE. Photo by NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Ed Whitman

The art and science of eating with total strangers

Aug 05, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There is probably no wall that food cannot melt and break down

Filipino students win at International Biology Olympiad

Jul 29, 2018 - 1:02 PM

The Ateneo de Manila University says this was 'one of the best debut performances of the country in an international science Olympiad'

TRIUMPH. Team Philippines at the International Biology Olympiad 2018 in Tehran, Iran. Photo from Ateneo de Manila University

The power of color on perception

Jul 29, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Who we are and how we behave relies greatly on what we see

Space experts worry U.S. won't make it to Mars by 2030s

Jul 26, 2018 - 4:11 PM

Senator Bill Nelson says the White House decision to return to the Moon – a program former president Barack Obama halted in order to focus on reaching Mars – could drag down the whole process

RED PLANET. This computer-generated image depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

Facebook sets up China subsidiary

Jul 24, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The company, called Lianshu Science & Technology (Hangzhou), is established with $30 million of registered capital, according to China's corporate record database. Lianshu literally means 'face' and 'book.'

FACEBOOK'S CHINA SUBSIDIARY. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the annual F8 summit at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California on May 1, 2018. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

If you think love is (supply image), how will you love?

Jul 22, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Humans shake things up – not only when we act. It could start with how we think about something.

Roman Polanski's wife rejects invitation to join Oscars body

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:35 AM

'How can I pretend to ignore that the Academy a few weeks ago kicked out my husband, Roman Polanski, to satisfy the zeitgeist,' says French actress Emmanuelle Seigner

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 27, 2017 French-Polish director Roman Polanski (L) and French actress Emmanuelle Seigner leave the Festival Palace following the screening of the film 'Based on a True Story' (D'Apres une Histoire Vraie) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.  The wife of Roman Polanski, French actress Emmanuelle Seigner, said Sunday she had rejected an invitation to join the body that awards the Oscars in protest at its decision to expel her husband over his historic statutory rape conviction in the US. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

If you drew your own geography, what would it look like?

Jul 08, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How many places do we really hold constant in our hearts at any time in our lifetime?

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

We are losing these 'old friends'

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

There is a deep, biological reason why we gravitate toward rural areas when we need a break from our frenzied city lives

Binays stand trial for graft over P1.3-B Makati Science High School

Jun 26, 2018 - 3:24 PM

Sandiganbayan Fifth Division denies the motions to quash by father and son, former vice president Jejomar Binay and former Makati mayor Junjun Binay

GRAFT TRIAL. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan denies the motion to quash filed by former vice president Jejomar Binay sustaining the probable cause to hold him on trial over the allegedly anomalous construction of the P1.3 billion Makati Science High School. File photo by Lito Boras/Rappler

The maddening 'plink, plink' of dripping water decoded

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Scientists say they finally cracked the "dripping tap" enigma and know exactly how the sound of dripping water is generated

DECODED. Scientists say the have discovered how the sound of dripping water is generated. Shutterstock photo

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?

Part 2: What is your education worth?

Jun 17, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Life and all its bits are connected. Knowing how those connections could work for your life is key to nailing your purpose.

Hawking's voice to be beamed into space during memorial

Jun 15, 2018 - 1:40 PM

As the ashes of the British theoretical physicist are interred, a specially-written composition featuring his famous synthesized voice will be beamed into space by the European Space Agency

HAWKING, REMEMBERED. In this file photo taken on August 29, 2012 British scientist Stephen Hawking appears during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London. File photo by Leon Neal/AFP

Earliest animal footprints found in China – study

Jun 07, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Unfortunately for scientists, the creature that made the footprints did not die nearby and leave an equally well preserved fossil to be studied. That leaves a mystery about what kind of animal left the tracks.

FOOTPRINTS. This image courtesy of Zhe Chen and Shuhai Xiao and released by Virginia Tech University on June 6, 2018, shows, the earliest known footprints left by an animal on Earth uncovered in China, and date back some 541 million years ago, a study said June 6. Photo by Virginia Tech University/AFP

Marine scientist is 2018 'Women in Science' National Fellow

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:03 AM

Dr Charissa Marcaida Ferrera hopes that with her fellowship, she could inspire young girls to pursue a career in science

FELLOW. Charissa Marcaida Ferrera is a university researcher from the UP Marine Science Institute. Photo courtesy of L’Oréal Foundation

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

Ever heard of thirdhand smoke?

May 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How many generations of smoke does science need to uncover before we accept that tobacco is the most dangerous natural product we have invented?