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The project is aligned with government's thrust to make the Philippines a spacefaring nation.
De La Salle University (DLSU) is on a roll with research. Fresh from being awarded a P13 million prize by from the Newton Fund for its research on turning toilet sludge into plant food, DLSU scientists are now embarking on a P15-million ...
 
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Toilet sludge could be so valuable.
De La Salle University (DLSU) captured the attention of British diplomats and scientists with its research on converting wastewater or toilet sludge into nutrient-rich fertilizer. The study is titled Water-Energy-Nutrient Nexus in the Cities of the Future and aims to find a ...
 
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But don't worry, your cat loves you.
A couple of years ago, a video of a dog went viral: It shows a dog grieving at the death of its owner. The pooch was seen crying at the grave of its old master:Somehow, 40,000 years of domestication have made dogs ...
 
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The seaweed also has anti-ageing properties.
Generations of Filipinos have been munching on a salty delicacy from the ocean, not knowing it could hold the key to curing cancer. Pukpuklo is one of the local names of a seaweed prepared by washing and tossing it with sliced tomatoes.Although ...
 
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They're neither traditional robots nor a known species of animal.
In today’s mad science news, humans just made a groundbreaking creation: a living robot made from frog stem cells. It is a living organism that can be programmed by scientists to do a variety of things, like working on radioactive contamination, cleaning ...
 
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The man now has two sets of DNA in his body.
What if parts of your body lost their DNA and took the DNA of a complete stranger? This is what happened to Chris Long of Reno, Nevada, who learned that his semen’s DNA had changed after he had a bone marrow transplant ...
 
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People generate their own misinformation, study finds.
As it turns out, you’re your own purveyor of false information, according to a study published in the online journal Human Communication Research. “People can self-generate their own misinformation. It doesn't all come from external sources,” said lead author of the study Jason ...
 
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Science says so.
Singer, lead guitarist, bassist, drummer. For decades, this has been the unofficial pecking order of band members, whether in popularity, chances of hooking up, or number of fans. The drummer is always last. Among musicians, drummers are typically the receiving end of ...
 
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It’s not just 'multiply by seven.'
Who would have thought that, in an age of medical breakthroughs, quantum discoveries, and interplanetary expeditions, a group of hardworking scientists in a laboratory somewhere on the other side of the world had been trying to find out whether we’re actually counting ...
 
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Apolaki Caldera was discovered in the Philippine Rise, east of Luzon.
Nobody knows for sure what's in our oceans. Earth is around 71 percent water after all, and it's almost scary to think of all the undiscovered creatures and formations in the deep sea (we haven't given up on Atlantis). Scientists have recently ...
 
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Well, damn.
That headline probably made you want to spring up from your seat—if you didn’t, then you probably should. Because apparently, spending more than 9.5 hours a day glued to your office chair might just send you to the grave faster than you ...
 
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Two unlikely dudes took on Wall Street, pharma nerds, and God—and got America hooked on a little blue pill.
The revolutionary erectile-dysfunction drug last year celebrated the 20th birthday of its Brobdingnagian launch in a most auspicious way: by finally going generic.According to the Chinese calendar, 2017 was the Year of the Cock. 2018 is the Year of the Dog. And, ...
 
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The beautiful and moving new documentary tells an incredible story with unflinching, measured calmness.
One of the most jaw-dropping shots in Apollo 11, the revelatory new archive-based documentary about the 1969 moon landing, wasn't filmed anywhere near the moon. To be exact, it was shot about 250,000 miles away in Houston, Texas.A slightly wobbly camera held at ...
 
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Could this lead to a long-term solution to our plastic problem?
On March 15, a beaked whale was found dead on the shores of Compostela Valley, sparking public concern when 40 kilograms of plastic waste was found in its stomach. Single-use plastics are still commonly used in most places, adding to the ever-present ...
 
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Romeo was believed to be the last of his species, but it turns out he doesn't have to croak alone.
Come here, lonely friend. Come closer. While you were midway through your seasonal viewing of Sleepless in Seattle last night to commemorate the chilling loneliness of being single in the winter, hope happened. Nay, hope sprung. And it came in the form of Romeo: a ...
 
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Cue the Pink Floyd.
China just landed a spacecraft of the dark side of the moon, marking the first time humans have seen what shadowed secrets that mysterious half of the lunar surface hides. And folks, it looks exactly like the near side of the moon.The ...
 
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It's been too long.
NASA released a video officially marking its intentions to get astronauts back to the Moon and to travel beyond, sending the first human-manned missions to Mars. Americans haven't set foot on our Moon's rocky surface since the Apollo 17 mission in 1972. ...
 
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Science rules
Stephen Hawking had a few Simpsons guest spots in his time, including a memorable episode where he spun records and rapped to a Flight of the Conchords song about creative artistry. Sure! Hawking's script for that episode went up for auction at Christie's, where it was ...
 
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The top three teams of the local hackathon won P30,000 in cash prizes, while a Certificate of Accomplishment was handed out to all teams that completed the challenge.
This past weekend, social entrepreneur Analisa Balares’s global leadership community platform Womensphere partnered with Sustainable Green Synergy and NASA to present the 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge in the Philippines.The widely successful event concluded with a first place win by the PCI Seaversity VR Team, while The ...
 
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This is fine.
In a move that is certainly not the first step towards an Elysium-type society where the haves rule the stars and the have-nots blunder about below, China is launching an artificial moon into the sky. Made from a satellite coated in reflective ...
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