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He can now boast of being the Sheldon Cooper of the Philippines.
A homegrown Filipino gravitational physicist will soon join the ranks of Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking. His name is Reginald Christian Bernardo, the first Filipino to complete his dissertation on alternate theories of gravity at the University of ...
 
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There might have been alien life forms on the Moon four billion years ago.
The Moon’s landscape has remained dead for billions of years. At least that’s the traditional scientific dogma on lunar life. But a recent study could upend centuries of scientific understanding about life on the Moon.A study published in the journal Astrobiology in ...
 
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Hayabusa2 landed on an asteroid and sent back stunning photos.
The Japanese space agency’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft landed on the surface of the asteroid Ryugu on February 21, and sent back stunning photos of the asteroid’s surface. The photos are some of the clearest ever taken of an asteroid, providing astronomers a close-up ...
 
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But there could be others lurking nearer the planet.
Black holes are very difficult to detect, which only makes them even more dangerous. The only way scientists are able to detect them is when they affect the behavior of stars around them, like when black holes distort light coming from stars ...
 
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The breakthrough discovery could be the future of lighting.
It seems like an idea taken from science fiction: bioengineered living light bulbs in the form of glowing plants. Such bioluminescent plants litter the landscape of Pandora, the alien moon in James Cameron’s blockbuster animation film Avatar.Earth has come a step closer ...
 
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Or it could be on the remnants of a collapsed caldera.
There is no official meteorite impact crater in the Philippines, but one could be hiding in plain sight. In fact, it could be under a town in Pangasinan, seen only from above.While leisurely browsing Google Earth in search of long lost crash ...
 
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'There is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone.'
“It accelerated like nothing I’ve ever seen,” said a Navy pilot to the New York Times in 2004. He was describing a 40-foot oblong object hovering over the Pacific.It is one of hundreds of UFO sightings by members of the U.S. military, ...
 
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It's an interplanetary emissary sent to say, 'Hello, take care.'
An asteroid that looks like it's wearing a face mask will whiz past Earth on April 29. The interplanetary emissary sent to say “Hello, take care” as the world grapples with a pandemic is officially called  52768 (1998 OR2) and was first detected in ...
 
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It's as long as a 15-storey building
An alien-like creature was recently recorded on video swirling in the depths of the sea in Australia, a country notorious for being home to some of the planet’s weirdest creatures. The creature measures an estimated 45 meters (over 150 feet), which is ...
 
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The supposed cavemen had knowledge of fiber technology.
Cavemen's knowledge of fiber technology suggests they were far from dumb. Archaeologists have just discovered the oldest known string in the world, dating back to 50,000 years ago in prehistoric France. At the time, ancient hominids roamed the land, and were traditionally thought ...
 
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Thank you, Diwata-1.
After four years of service, Diwata-1, the Philippines’ first locally developed satellite, fell back to earth on April 6.Diwata-1 was a microsatellite designed and developed by Filipinos through the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). It was launched to the International Space ...
 
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Be wary of claims recommending vinegar as a 'good disinfectant.'
As the nation’s supply of disinfectants has dwindled over the past months, people have resorted to using various kinds of alternative disinfectants. Vinegar is not one of these.Many households use vinegar as a surface cleaner because of its acidic composition. Although it ...
 
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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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