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We wonder about many things when we are attracted to someone, and probably the list expands when we consider marriage. But are genes part of those considerations?
Let’s dig into the many scientific concepts touched on in the film and see how far from reality they are, or might be in the future
US-based DataRobot compares all previous Song of the Year winners with this year's nominees, correctly predicting Childish Gambino's victory for 'This Is America'
'Romance' in female brains generally takes on the form of language, while in male brains, it largely, so to speak, rises and falls as an 'act'
The researchers caution that their success is only a first step and that 'serious technical barriers and complex ethical issues' remain before the process could be used for human organs
Instead of Facebook, I want a Forgetbook – a network of personal accounts with pixels gracefully and artfully degrading at random rates like real life, reminding us that not all matter, matters to all of us, all the time
'We are proud to say that we are capable and ready for a Philippine space agency,' says DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Peña
Press release: LinkedIn saw a 190% global increase in skills related to Data Science and artificial intelligence from 2015 to 2017
This constant roar of the river of chat within us that rises to the surface and comes out as 'small talk' seems to be one of the most striking traits that define us as humans
The pace of melting is expected to lead to disastrous sea level rise in the years to come
There is a deadline before our planet's dying trend becomes irreversible. The reversal has to begin today. What will you do?
Aside from damage to school infrastructure, Tropical Depression Usman also placed students' lives in danger
The wider goal isn't to produce more tobacco but to apply the technique to wheat or soy beans, in order to meet mankind's growing appetite
As we wrap up 2018, the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum write about some of this year's most important science stories
The one thing that smartphones have taken away from us is the Stop Sign. This holiday season is the perfect time to press pause on social media and pay attention to our real lives.
Here are 5 conversational themes that could mend or fill in some gaps in your family and friend connections
What He Jiankui has done is the genetic version of the 'like' game on social media
PRESS RELEASE: 7 films earn the nod of judges and selected viewers in the 3rd Indie-Siyensya Filmmaking Competition
LPGMA Representative Arnel Ty, an ally of expelled ABS representative Eugene de Vera, fails to block the oath-taking
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Addressing pertinent issues in the Philippines through technology, a local company demonstrates its idea of nation-building, and encourages the youth to pursue careers in STEM
The Constitution is clear and made even clearer by abundant jurisprudence, yet Congress chose to bend the law and resort to brute force to remove the ABS party-list representative
Aside from medical prescriptions, there are 'social prescriptions' that play a significant role in healing
(UPDATED) The Korean Central News Agency says the test is successful but does not specify the type of device involved
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.
Your one and only life is worth the brainwork
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
How would you want your work and living spaces to reflect what you love about life?
In the event of a disaster, communities should 'act as one,' says Ishmael Narag of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
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
The olympiad drew almost 400 contestants from 21 countries and regions
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
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.
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
Sign language is another language, and therefore, another rich world, another empowering culture that, like any other language, expands your mind
We are wired to fear far more than we are to be reasonable. But are we all created to be equally fearful?
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
Air pollution is making us dumb and it will grow worse because we are urbanizing fast
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
Food has taken on a flavor that is much more than the tastes it elicits
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
The findings suggest 'livestock species have very sophisticated minds to interpret their environment' and 'likely adapt their behavior' based on human facial expressions
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