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When you’re being hunted, hypnotize the hunter.
Reindeer are awesome. For starters, they have evolved to respect gender equality (they are the only deer species whose females also grow antlers), they walk a distance of 9,800 kilometers every year (that’s like walking from Batanes to Sulu 10 times in ...
Our salivary glands are similar to venom glands in snakes. 
“You’re so toxic.” Possibly in a few couple of million years, that phrase would describe a person’s physical attributes rather than his personality.A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS) ...
One mountain had five unknown mammal species. There were dozens more.
Around 20 years ago, an international team of scientists attempted to describe all the existing mammal species in Luzon, the largest of the main islands of the Philippines. The study, led by Lawrence Heaney, was unprecedented in terms of scale and scope. ...
Dear Sir David, will we be extinct one day too like the dinosaurs?
When a four-year-old wrote Sir David Attenborough a question about dinosaurs, things escalated quickly when he also asked whether humans would follow the dinosaurs to their doom. Dear Sir David, I've been reading a lot about the dinosaurs lately, and I had a question ...
Including a 71-year-old ‘lola’ gamer.
An international alliance of some of the world’s most popular gamers is lending their influence to save the planet. Among them are 100 Filipino gamers who have teamed up with the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines (WWF-Philippines) and promised to donate ...
The story of Filipinos is closely linked with the sea.
The story of Filipinos is closely linked with the sea. To speak of one is to speak of the other. Their relationship is so intimate that many places in Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao are named after water (Laguna, Lanao, Pasig, Suba). ...
Their mission to save Masungi caught Vanity Fair's attention.
Masungi Georeserve’s Ann Dumaliang and Billie Dumaliang, have been recognized as one of five winners of Vanity Fair's 2021 Changing Your Mind Travel Awards. The prestigious award is given to undaunting individuals who work tirelessly to change the minds of people on issues ...
New endemic trees are available on the GCash Forest.
In the past, the GCash Forest only had narra and dungon on its list of trees for adoption and planting. In 2020, it added a special species (and the most expensive in terms of points), the great yakal tree. There’s a reason why these ...
If we can keep other countries from poaching them.
Overseas, a kilogram of pangolin fetches roughly P50,000 to P100,000 in the black market. The Vietnamese and Chinese highly regard pangolin meat and carapace for their unproven healing and rejuvenating properties. This trade has caused the extinction of local pangolin species in China ...
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