AghamBayan showcases S&T contributions to Filipinos

It was a science coup of sorts that the Department of Science and Technology and the University of the Philippines pulled through the “AghamBayan:...

D.O.S.T.: All-around policy approach means better health for Filipinos

Story & photos by Edd K. Usman / Special to the BusinessMirror In order to improve the health of Filipinos, the approach should be one that...

Doctors: Nicotine doesn’t kill smokers, burning tobacco does

WARSAW, Poland—Smoking causes heart disease, stroke and lung cancer, among many others. However, smoking-related diseases are not caused by nicotine. The sickness and death caused...

Closing North Korea’s vast nuke program poses challenges

SEOUL, South Korea—An unknown number of nuclear warheads. Stockpiles of weapons-grade plutonium and highly enriched uranium. Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). Weapons factories—and the scientists...

Your outdated US sunscreen exposes you to cancer risk

DERMATOLOGIST Steve Wang treats skin-cancer patients all day at a Sloan Kettering hospital in New Jersey, so he knows better than most that US sunscreens...

Making healthy, cheap animal feeds

Copra meal is often considered a waste. But to Dr. Laura Pham, a chemist and food scientist, copra meal is a gem when it...

Students with top sustainability research projects win in 29th BPI-D.O.S.T. Science...

Ten college students with pioneering sustainability research projects were awarded at the 29th BPI-DOST Science Awards, the joint initiative of BPI Foundation and the...

DOST-FPRDI develops competent rubber farmers, tappers and trainers

For the first time this June, a group of high-school students in Zamboanga Sibugay will be learning how to grow, plant and harvest the...

Newborn screening: Science saves lives

Story & photo by Edd K. Usman / Special to the BusinessMirror Science saves lives; science saves Filipino babies’ lives. That should not be a subject...

‘Bringing R&D outputs, technology innovations to countryside is important’

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga—Volumes of research studies and innovations continue to come out of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). One critical thing...

Golden Rice meets food-safety standards in 3 global agencies

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna—Golden Rice, a pro vitamin-A biofortified rice variety, completed its third positive food-safety evaluation, this time from the United States Food and Drug...

Scientists, researchers hail Duterte support in exploring Philippine Rise: ‘We could...

It was a proud Filipino moment, especially for Filipino scientists and researchers, when President Duterte, aboard the BRP Davao del Sur on May 15,...

Cebu’s young science geeks reach for the sky

CEBU CITY—“The sky’s the limit” seems to be a goal, not a limit, for 11 teen-aged boys and girls in Cebu province. They are from...

Pinoy whiz kids reap honors at global science exhibition

Grade-school pupils from Taguig Integrated School (TIS) recently brought the country honor and pride on the world stage as they won major science awards...

Scientists: Boracay environmental woes traced to weak governance

The environmental problems on Boracay Island could be traced primarily to weak governance. The necessary laws and policies seem to be in place, but...

US Congress takes up bill to revive Nevada nuclear waste dump

WASHINGTON—The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear-waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. Supporters...

Advocates seek a law on modern biotech

Story & Photos by Edd K. Usman | Special to the BusinessMirror WHAT'S 5.41 years, or 65 months, or 1,950 days? That’s how long it takes...

European center, Peza sign agreement on data privacy

THE European Innovation, Technology and Science Center (EITSC) is set to provide programs and solutions that will allow all Philippine Economic Zone Authority (Peza) locators...

DOST projects to counter disasters, climate change

Government scientists are working on 27 new projects for disaster-risk reduction and climate-change adaptation and mitigation, Science Undersecretary Renato U. Solidum said on Tuesday. These...

DOST-NCR helps clean up creek, empower Taguig area

The Department of Science and Technology-National Capital Region (DOST-NCR) recently collaborated with the local government of Taguig City and other government agencies to help...