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High-value rubberwood goods available soon in Zamboanga Sibugay 

High-value products will soon be produced from old and unproductive rubberwood trees in Naga, Zamboanga Sibugay, with the launching of a processing plant early...

Scientists: World still isn’t ready for gene-edited babies

HONG KONG—A group of leading scientists has declared that it’s still too soon to try making permanent changes to DNA that can be inherited...

Study warns of surging health risks from changing climate

Crop yields are declining. Tropical diseases like dengue fever are showing up in unfamiliar places, including in the United States. Tens of millions of...

PHL left behind by neighbors in health diagnostics R&D

Decrepit, dark and with cranky equipment. This is the image one would have when the name of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) comes to...

Science films get recognized in Indie-Siyensya award

Indie-Siyensya, the first and only science filmmaking competition in the Philippines, will bestow awards to top science films for the third consecutive year. The awarding...

DOH intensifies drive to boost antimicrobial resistance awareness

The Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday intensified its campaign to increase public awareness on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), which is now becoming a serious...

Space launch firms start small today to go big tomorrow

A small rocket from a little-known company lifted off last week from the east coast of New Zealand, carrying a clutch of tiny satellites. That...

The commonality of AI and diversity

How to create more diverse workplaces and how to use artificial intelligence (AI) ethically are among the more challenging quandaries facing business and the...

Tiniest ape ever discovered hints at the rise of the monkeys

A tiny fossilized molar found nestled in the sweltering shrub land of Kenya’s Tugen Hills belonged to what may be the smallest species of...

Myanmar hosts talks on Asia-Pacific strategy to control drug-making chemicals

NAY PYI TAW, Myanmar—High-level delegations from East, South and Southeast Asia are in the capital of Myanmar, Nay Pyi Taw, to consider the deteriorating...

Searca, WorldVeg partner for joint research to address nutrition security

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) and Taiwan-based World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) formalized ties for institutional cooperation...

Scientists should play a role in industry development

TRADITIONALLY, scientists and researchers measure the impact of their research through publications and citations. However, this mindset has been changing as members of Philippine-American...

Feeling high with Diwata-2 in the sky

WHILE waiting for the launching of Diwata-2 at the view deck in Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan, with our cameras trained at the launch...

PCAARRD partners with IPOPHL to boost IP management 

COMMODITIES, such as milkfish, mango, goat, crab, shrimp, banana, rice, abaca, swine, bamboo, rubber and feed resources are common in the Philippines. But to...

Leyte farmers, local execs briefed on PHL biosafety regulations

‘THE greatest resource of a nation is its people. We consider our farmers as our jewels in Leyte.” This was asserted by Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla...

Fusion of science, arts in Tawi-Tawi

Colorful indigenous costumes; graceful dance of a woman with fingers made long by janggay; a woman singing a lilting tribal song. Watching and listening to...

Diwata-2 microsatellite launching on Oct. 29

The Philippines will launch Diwata-2—its second microsatellite—into space on October 29 between 12:08 and 12:30 noon Philippine time from the Tanegashima Space Center in...

PHL’s Dr. Perez wins top prize in 2018 Asean-U.S. Science Prize...

The Philippines’ Dr. Gay Jane Perez bested 45 Asean scientists by winning first place in the 2018 Asean-US Science Prize for Women. Her winning research...

Study: Salts contaminated with microplastics

DAVAO CITY—The wanton disposal of plastic waste across the globe found another distressing finding by a university study, indicating high contamination of microplastics on...

Pasig River wins 1st Asia RiverPrize award

The Pasig River, through the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC), bagged the inaugural 2018 Asia RiverPrize given by the International River Foundation (IRF) during...