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Esperon: Gov't set to lift moratorium on scientific research in PH waters

Oct 25, 2019 - 2:28 PM

National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says this is in line with the government's goal to sustainably develop and protect the country's marine resources

PHILIPPINE WATERS. National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr says the Philippines will start processing applications for marine scientific research again. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Locsin backtracks on ban vs foreign marine surveys

Aug 13, 2019 - 8:30 PM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr now says he was 'reliably informed' that under international law, countries cannot ban marine surveys

FOR ALL. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says marine surveys in Philippine waters would be open to all countries as long as they seek permission from the Philippines. Presidential Photo

Locsin eyes ‘universal ban’ on foreign marine surveys in PH waters

Aug 12, 2019 - 8:56 PM

'Exceptions invite bribe$,' Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says in a tweet as he announces a 'universal ban' on marine scientific surveys

NOT ALLOWED. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. says he is eyeing a ban on foreign vessels conducting marine research in Philippine waters. Photo by Angie de Silva

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

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Jan 31, 2018 - 9:05 PM

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DFA data on Benham Rise 'can be misleading' – expert

Jan 31, 2018 - 4:05 PM

'It can be misleading because it gives you the wrong impression that there are so many researches going on in Benham Rise,' says maritime expert Jay Batongbacal

EXPERT'S VIEW. Jay Batongbacal, director of the UP Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea, says the DFA's data on Benham Rise research requests 'can be misleading.' Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

DFA vague on number of Benham Rise research requests

Jan 25, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Did DFA approve 13 marine scientific research (MSR) applications in Benham Rise for the US alone? Not necessarily.

TOP DIPLOMAT. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says the Philippines approved 13 marine scientific research (MSR) applications from the US, 2 from China, 9 from Japan, and 4 from Korea. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

China's 33-day permit to survey PH's eastern seaboard begins

Jan 24, 2018 - 10:11 AM

The permit allows China to gather data on the ocean circulation in the Western Pacific, covering the 'eastern side of Luzon and Mindanao'

CORAL-RICH. Researchers say Benham Bank is rich in corals. Photo courtesy of Dr Hildie Nacorda/UPLB-SESAM

How Facebook could stop a disease outbreak

Jan 03, 2018 - 12:40 PM

European researchers discover that data on the social network can be used to identify those who are most likely to communicate diseases

VITAL DATA. Facebook data can be used to identify which members in the network are most social, and are therefore most likely to communicate diseases to a greater number of people. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

Mini breast grown in petri dishes for breast cancer research

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:08 PM

The scientific breakthrough can potentially allow researchers to better understand breast cancer

MODERN-DAY HEROES. The team of Jelena Linnemann (L) and Dr Christina Scheel (R) will now be able to understand the behavior of breast cancer cells. Photos from the German Research Center for Environmental Health, graphic by Ernest Fiestan

'Twisted rope' clue to dangerous solar storms

Oct 23, 2014 - 2:46 PM

A twisted rope of magnetically charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids

SOLAR STORM. Photo by NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory/EPA

Coming soon: Filipino food in space

Sep 25, 2014 - 10:22 AM

Filipino scientist Apollo Arquiza part of the NASA team on space food studies says astronauts may one day dine on chicken or pork adobo

Why spend money on science? Answering the Binay question

Jul 26, 2014 - 1:00 PM

To turn our back on science and technology will inevitably condemn our country to perpetual economic backwardness

Michael Purugganan, Dean for Science, New York University

Why do people believe fake news on Facebook?

Mar 23, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Researchers say people who prefer alternative information sources are more susceptible to believing fake news

LIKING FAKE NEWS? A file photo dated 31 January 2012 showing a view of the entrance to Facebook corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California, USA. Peter DaSilva/EPA

Out of the oil emerges Venezuela's 'Jurassic Park'

Sep 06, 2013 - 12:11 PM

Paleontologists have found fossils of a giant armadillo a crocodile bigger than a bus and a saber toothed tiger

VENEZUELAN FOSSILS. Paleontologists find new fossils in Venezuela