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Wikipedia’s interface has not kept up with its growth in content. 
Wikipedia is 19 years old. Since its launch in 2001, it had only changed its interface once, and that was in 2010. After a decade, Wikipedia is now ready to embrace more changes to its website. Olga Vasileva, the project manager for Wikipedia’s ...
 
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What is the original meaning of ‘hampaslupa’?
Words tend to lose their original and more poignant meaning and imagery with frequency of use, but looking back at the origins of words is an endeavor worth pursuing, especially if we want to see how the true meaning of these words ...
 
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A decade flew by in an instant. Now we’re three quarters of the way into 2020. 
The year 2010 seems like yesterday, and right now, we’re in the third quarter of 2020. Ten years ago, Filipinos decided to bombard Google with these search keywords, which gave us a little nostalgia. We know this because of a tool called ...
 
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The alligator produced the most hilarious sound!
A group of (mad) scientists who put an alligator in a helium-filled tank and made it shout just won an award. The scientists from Austria and Japan won the Ig Nobel Prize, an award that celebrates some of the world's most unorthodox experiments ...
 
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The last time this happened was in 1944.
After more than six months of lockdown, everyone is looking for something to look forward to. Look no further because in October, the skies will be blessed with two full moons: one on October 1 and another on October 31, also known ...
 
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The raptor lives off lizards and snakes.
A Philippine Serpent Eagle was rescued in the southern city of Tacurong, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Tuesday, helping efforts to conserve the snake-eating raptors.The eagle is in good condition at the DENR-12 Wildlife Rescue Center in Lutayan municipality, said veterinarian Neil Velasco.According to the Department of ...
 
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We stumbled upon 65,000 Winamp skins online, and they’re glorious.
Remember when Winamp was everybody’s Spotify? From the late ’90s to the mid-’00s, Winamp dominated everybody’s PC as the media player of choice. This was back at a time when bootleg copies of songs almost killed the music industry, and playing these ...
 
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Having international cravings?
The Podium’s Corner Market Food Hall is now online, and you can finally cross-order from 12 different restaurants all in one place. Corner Market prides itself as the first ever indoor farmer’s market and food hall, and despite the quarantine, it’s found ...
 
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It’s made with leather and palisander wood... and probably has magical powers or something.
From designer bikes, fluffy bedroom slippers, to absurd things like Supreme bricks, we thought we’d seen them all when it comes to luxury goods. Until now. Hermès just dropped its latest lifestyle product and it’s something we’d never thought we would ever witness in this lifetime: a luxury mahjong set. (We’ll ...
 
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Italy topped the list.
After months being cooped up at home, traveling is on everyone’s mind. Once the pandemic is over and the lockdown eases, those daydreams can turn into a reality as border reopen for international travel. So where does everyone want to go? According ...
 
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It’s more fun diving in the Philippines.
The Philippines is no stranger to tourism awards. Our beaches are world renowned for its white sand, five-star resorts, and pristine waters. This time though, it’s not the beaches getting the recognition but the ocean beyond as the Philippines has been named ...
 
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His colleagues had no idea they were speaking to a recorded video. 
These days, everyone is forced to sit in front of a computer screen several hours a day attending Zoom conferences or online huddles. Distance face-to-face learning has also made the computer screen ever more needed. But what if you could fake your presence ...
 
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Donsol is attracting more whale sharks than ever.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines has identified 19 new individual whale sharks in the waters of Ticao-Burias Pass Protected Seascape (TBPPS) since the start of 2020.Nestled between the provinces of Masbate, Sorsogon and Albay, the TBPPS is a critical ...
 
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These photos look so real.
Mai Xuân Huy, also known as ‘Photoshop God,’ is a Vietnamese graphic artist who likes to play with Photoshop by inserting photos of himself in iconic stills from movies. But it’s not just photos he tinkers with. He can also edit videos in ...
 
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Their broadband can download all of Netflix in one second. 
What would you do if you had access to Internet connection that loads data at 178 terabits per second? With that kind of power, you can download all of Netflix in one second. Remember the black hole at the center of our ...
 
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These Filipino words from Spanish will surprise you.
On July 31, a post on Facebook became viral for decrying a new restaurant in Washington, D.C. named Barkada Wine Bar. Barkada doesn’t serve Filipino food, but its American owners thought to use the word ‘Barkada’ because they wanted to pay homage ...
 
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Someone really invested in a COVID-19 mascot for this dance.
Last week, we kept banging our heads against the wall after seeing the video of the COVID-19 dance number with an ugly mascot to boot, dancing to the tune of ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines.’ We thought, who would invest so much ...
 
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Apparently, the floppy disk is what keeps Boeing 747-400s up in the air.
In the age of cloud computing, quantum computers, and even quantum teleportation, the airline industry is relying on an ancient piece of contraption invented some ten thousand years ago: the 3.5-inch floppy disk. Apparently, the 1.44-mb storage device is what keeps Boeing 747-400s ...
 
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The insects are thriving in the 3,000-hectare property of U.P. 
Common insects living in your backyard could still be unknown to science. That is what researchers from the University of the Philippines proved when they discovered three new species of crickets that were previously undocumented. The Museum of Natural History of the University ...
 
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That's a lot of adobo.
The viral ostrich that was caught on video last week running around a village in Quezon City has reportedly been cooked as adobo, according to a report by ABS-CBN News. The giant bird allegedly died of stress after people chased it around Mapayapa Village 3 in ...
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