‘You need deliberate focus to master a skill’

In this age of fast-food and instant gratification, hard work, patience and dedication are still the factors to propel an individual to success. In her...

Documentation of indigenous vegetables in PHL set in motion

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna—A project to document the indigenous vegetables in different provinces of the Philippines has been set in motion. Titled, “Documentation of the Indigenous...

Science Camp in Siquijor to raise students’ awareness on climate change

For most, the dry season or “summer” time in the Philippines is for art workshops and taekwondo lessons. But for students from various public...

Syngenta announces new malaria insecticide in early development

BASEL, Switzerland—Syngenta announced on Wednesday that a new insecticide active ingredient with a novel mode of action to address resistance in the control of...

Is there data privacy, protection to poor customers?

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Research increasingly demonstrates that poor customers, just like other customers, value their privacy and care deeply about the protection of their personal data. But...

Training on forest products held in remote communities

It was a long 13-hour ride from Los Baños, Laguna, to the mountainous Kalinga province in the north of Luzon. Ordinary people would have...

2 Aciar-Pcaarrd projects support PHL banana and mango industry

Two projects on banana and mango funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (Aciar) and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and...

Searca to help SUCS build up struggling agri industries

A Southeast Asian regional center based in the Philippines is looking to assist state universities and colleges (SUCs) in building up struggling industries in...

New NRCP head: Be awed by science and arts

The newly elected president of the country’s premier research body urged the local scientific and arts community to promote the beauty and relevance of...

Testing labs support forest-based, related industries

The country’s furniture, pulp and paper, and plywood industries have found a partner in their bid to make it in the world market: the...

DOST, UP bat for first ‘smart farm’ in PHL

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) is putting its stakes to fund the...

Qualified D.O.S.T. scholars at all-time high with 8,994 new S&T scholars

This coming school year will have the highest number of aspiring scientists and engineers who qualified as college scholars of the Department of Science...

DOST, Toon City partner in training animators

Given the right trainings and opportunities, Filipino animators can be on a par with, if not better than, their foreign counterparts. Many might not be...

2 new projects to address ‘cocolisap’ problem in Zambo

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna—With the ongoing coconut scale insect (CSI), commonly known as cocolisap, infestation affecting areas of Zamboanga region, key experts met to polish...

Asean leaders receive training on sustainable value chains

Remaining upbeat in steering an inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural economy, the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research...

Balik Scientist bill gets bicam panel’s nod

The Balik Scientist Program of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will finally be institutionalized and strengthened in order to encourage the Filipino...

PHL-Australia project explores soil management to increase vegetable production

Vegetable productivity in most parts of the southern Philippines is hampered by low nutrient availability in the soil. Overapplication of mineral fertilizers and unbalanced...

Experts conclude: Fukushima must do more to reduce radioactive water

TOKYO—A government-commissioned group of experts concluded on Wednesday that a costly underground ice wall is only partially effective in reducing the ever-growing amount of...

Student’s work immersion: A journey through S&T

Work immersion sounds stressful for senior high-school students. Yet, as part of the K to 12 curriculum, we science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem)...

Higher coconut productivity through 2 genomics projects set

Two spin-off projects on coconut genetic and varietal improvement are expected to boost the country’s coconut industry. The two projects kicked off following the success...