Cool August restrains melt of Arctic sea ice

WASHINGTON—Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record, new federal data show. That’s far below average, but considerably above...

Genes color a butterfly’s wings; scientists want to do it now

Only nature can paint the gorgeous colors and patterns on a butterfly’s wings. But scientists said last Monday that they have mastered the first...

DOST-PCAARRD exec recognized

Dr. Danilo C. Cardenas (right), deputy executive director for administration, resource sanagement and support services of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural...

Western Visayas Best Setup adopters receive awards

ILOILO CITY—The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) recently recognized the best provincial and regional adopters of the Small Enterprises Technology Upgrading Program (Setup)...

Bohol firm hits big time with DOST-FPRDI dryer

Ever since his firm started using the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute’s (DOST-FPRDI’s) furnace-type lumber dryer (FTLD), Cirilo...

S&T turns ordinary ‘bayong’ into export-quality bag

From their humble beginnings as makers of durable bayong or basket that is traditionally used to the market, Davao Oriental’s bag weavers are now...

A Brown, Russia’s Rusatom sign deal to build agri irradiation centers

CAGAYAN DE ORO—Commercial irradiation centers that would treat agricultural products with low dosage of ionizing radiation to eliminate bacteria and germs to prevent the...

PHL, Thailand to collaborate in 8 S&T areas

The science agencies of Philippines and Thailand are set to work together in eight areas in science, technology and innovation. The Department of Science...

Nominations open for U.P. Science Journalism Awards

Nominations for the first University of the Philippines (UP) Science Journalism Awards is now open. At stake are cash prizes and trophies designed by...

Setup elevates MSMEs to higher level

Cauayan City, Isabela-based Agricomponent Machineries and Construction Corp. (AMCC), one of the top suppliers of modern agricultural machineries and equipment in the country, experienced business challenges in...

Science-based data to secure crops amid uncertain climate

Even crop-insurance system must adapt to climate change. In the Philippines, where an average of 20 typhoons occur annually, coupled with flooding and followed...

Searca offers tie-up with DOST on climate-change scholarships

The heads of the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) and of the Department of Science and Technology...

Forestry experts ID wood to preserve century-old Iloilo City COA bldg

Some 130 wood items from 14 tree species were identified by forestry experts amid efforts to restore the century-old Commission on Audit (COA) Building...

Dr. Gelia Castillo, distinguished rural sociologist, 89

National Scientist Dr. Gelia T. Castillo, the country’s distinguished rural sociologist, joined our Creator on August 5. Castillo is recognized for her outstanding contributions...

Visa and Ateneo partner to award P500,000 to Tulong Dunong scholars

Leading global payments technology company Visa has partnered with Ateneo de Manila University to provide a scholarship to a high-school student until he graduates...

Failing nuke power is good for coal, bad for Earth

Scana Corp. announced on Monday it will stop construction on a nuclear-power plant in South Carolina—one of two in development in the US. Project costs...

Brown-rice quality, shelf life improved with new technology

The consumption of brown rice is becoming popular these days because of its health benefits. However, the ordinary brown rice has a shelf life...

Number of bees recovers as mystery malady wanes

The number of US honeybees, a critical component in the agriculture industry, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects...

Training highlights intellectual-property management integration with R&D

A three-day training on intellectual-property (IP) management provided researchers techniques on how IP can be integrated with the research and development (R&D) process. The recent...

PHL IMO team bags 6 medals, maintains No. 17 world ranking

All six members of the Philippine contingent to the 58th International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) each won a medal—or a total haul of three silvers...