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Searca PhD research scholarship open to Filipinos, Southeast Asians

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) offers research scholarships to PhD students whose dissertation topics are relevant...

Zamboanga Peninsula native chicken gives new source of livelihood

The native livestock production is a growing industry in many regional areas in the Philippines. Particularly the native chicken industry, it is seen with...

Plastic bottles needed for trimaran’s fabrication

KALIBO, Aklan—A local shipyard in Aklan province may be needing thousands of plastic bottles for the fabrication of an environment-friendly boat. Engr. Jonathan Salvador...

PSHS bares achievements of 2018 graduates

The best of the best in science and mathematics. That is how graduates from Philippine Science High School (PSHS) are well known of. Trained and...

Air pollution causes lower verbal, math scores

WASHINGTON, D.C.—While health has long been thought the most common casualty of air pollution, a landmark study from an International Food Policy Research Institute...

D.O.S.T.-supported halal center building set to open

"To halal or not to halal,” with apologies to the Bard, that is the question in the global trade of Muslim food products. At the...

Scientists confirm water ice on moon’s surface for first time

WASHINGTON—For the first time, scientists have directly observed definitive evidence of water ice on the moon’s surface, US space agency National Aeronautics and Space...

Dirty Pasig River water can be potable—through Israeli tech The Pasig River...

However, Israel Ambassador Effie Ben Matityau drank water from Pasig River to guarantee that it is safe—after the water passed through an Israeli-made mobile...

Study: PHL bamboo industry lacks comprehensive policy

Initial findings of a study suggest that imposing a certificate of verification (COV) for harvested bamboo dampens private-sector investment, discourages planting of bamboo and...

G.M.O. eggplant crop expands in Bangladesh

Farmers are continuing to rapidly adopt Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) brinjal (eggplant) in Bangladesh, resulting in reduced pesticide use and higher incomes, according to a...

Maynilad mounts 2nd ‘Junior Water Camp’ for PSHS

The Maynilad Water Academy recently organized its second implementation of the “Junior Water Camp” (JWC)—an educational program that promotes the application of science and...

Irradiated carrageenan fertilizer increases mungbean production

Here is good news for mungbean producers. An increase of 104.7 percent in the yield of mungbean occurred after a three-month-old carrageenan plant-growth promoter...

Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

NEW YORK—If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new...

Farmers sign support for biotechnology

Story & Photo by Ginny N. Enriquez / Special to the BusinessMirror Farmer-leaders from Mindanao have signified their support for the application of modern biotechnology tools in...

Forum reasserts smallholders as central in agriculture, development work in Southeast Asia

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) gathered some 50 leaders and experts to consult on “Reshaping Agriculture...

Diwata-2 microsatellite nears completion, handover to Jaxa Filipino engineers in Japan’s Tohoku,...

In case some still doubt that the Philippines has already sent its first eye in the sky into space, maybe a second microsatellite would...

How a banana tissue culture is now helping the industry Best...

Story & photo by Stephanie Tumampos Dr. Remedios Flamiano’s now multi-million banana tissue culture business, an application of plant biotechnology, was initially a failure, out...

Mangrove crab hatchery facility to provide reliable seed stock in Northern Luzon

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) awarded a P4.5-million facilities...

PSHS teener invents air-con with air as medium Switzerland-based inventors’ group...

IMAGINE an air-conditioner that harnesses the air that people breathe every day as cooling medium, and is environment-friendly because it does not use freon, or...

PHL student teams win medals in Math Olympiads in Romania, Singapore...

THE Philippine Team collected 126 medals in the fourth Singapore International Mathematics Olympiad held in Singapore on July 7 and 8. The Simoc is...