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His goal was to ascend more than 1,500 meters to prove that the Earth is not round but shaped like a Frisbee
When you tell someone who is stressing you that they are responsible for your hair prematurely turning grey or white, you can say you have scientific backing
PRESS RELEASE: The contest is open to all Filipinos who may join as individuals or in groups
What if there was a formula to predict with about 90% accuracy whether your relationship will continue or break up?
The decline of butterflies, beetles, ants, bees, wasps, flies, crickets, and dragonflies have consequences far beyond their own demise
Self-control is as scarce as face masks during panic mode. But can music help?
'Learning music is like having your own personal Big Bang – you do not explode and expand into a space but rather, you make the space as you grow'
PRESS RELEASE: Graduate students from the 3 ASEAN member states may pursue their masters and doctorate degrees in various fields of science and engineering at partner universities
The Commission on Audit says based on the validation of the loan program, the beneficiaries are either dead, have no capacity to pay, or can no longer be located
Another scientist, a cancer researcher, is accused of trying to smuggle vials containing biological research out of the US in his socks
'Panicking is a normal reaction to the discovery of a virus, but we have to try harder as the general public to respond'
'There should be a seat reserved for the academe in our legislative house. No, not a party list, and not a consultancy, but an actual seat reserved for experts.'
For instance, why is it so difficult for us to understand that Prince Harry and Meghan, just like majority of couples on the planet, just want to make something out of their own lives?
Hindi namimili ang salitang 'trahedya,' at hindi rin dapat namimili ang salitang 'kaligtasan'
'They're solid samples of stars, real stardust,' scientist Philipp Heck says
Should we allow Gmail to finish our sentences?
Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says DOST has started to promote their technologies in specific forums catering to different sectors, technologies, and products
The deadline for submissions of MECO-TECO SSP applications is on January 15, 2020
If it's a person who triggers bad habits, maybe you can try avoiding that person starting this year
Here are the stories that struck the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum in 2019
'Only you can make a story out of the light that brought you here. Only you can weave the piece from your own fabric of spacetime.'
8 history-makers in politics, climate and humanitarian activism, music, and astronomy who were unknown in 2018
Here's a rundown of some of the most exciting and memorable scientific stories in the Philippines in 2019
Did you know that the Greeks have a word that means 'a hunger for disaster?' Or that the Germans have a term for when you dread getting what you want?
Studying and propagating coconuts with improved characteristics will be beneficial to an estimated 3.5 million coconut farmers and 22 million Filipinos
Science writer Maria Isabel Garcia shares her 'hope finds' – a list of actions that will hopefully lift up our spirits and move us to act
Press release: Senior high school students were tasked to seek solutions to pressing societal and community issues in food safety, health, education, disaster mitigation, agriculture, and environment
The invention was declared as the regional winner for the Outstanding Utility Model Award at the 2019 DOST Regional Invention Contests and Exhibits
PRESS RELEASE: Except for the Magsaysay Future Engineers/Technologists Award, the deadline for the submission of nominations for all awards is on the last working day of November 2019
We cannot lie down in the face of the overwhelming climate crisis because science can pull us up with the mental muscle that can reinvigorate the resistance
PRESS RELEASE: Pitogo High School is named Best Team while Malabon National High School and Caloocan National Science High School win Best Alliance at the 2019 Tagisang Robotics
We have evolved with and in nature and thus need more than just Instagrammable brushes with it in order to live
Several scientist-comedians from across the US believe that laughter can be a powerful tool for communicating complex concepts
Art could inspire that sense of awe that moves us to step into the world – the real world with a more robust inner life
The lines between our emotional and physiological states are as blurred in our biology as in our experiences
What if we can make selfies more meaningful – if not for the one posting it, then for others who would probably not even see your selfie online?
In terms of the fundamental wiring of human brains, science knows why we pay more attention to negative news
PRESS RELEASE: The research is a proposed system for a more efficient method of managing traffic in intersections
'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
We thrive as humans because we are diverse. None of us is normal.
Nothing human is ever simple. Complexity is the weight of our worth.
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
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
The Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award is given to outstanding civil servants for their exceptional contributions with nationwide impact on public interest, security and patrimony
Time will always move regardless of what we do. But this tyranny of the present is cutting us off from the future we want.
PRESS RELEASE: Jay Patrick Nieles is also the recipient of the Best in Innovation Award for the same study
The new lab aims to develop a sustainable space program in the country and empower Filipino students to pursue careers in space technology