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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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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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Without pollinators, there is no agriculture—and without that, there is no food.
WASHINGTON—On Tuesday evening, outside of what we veteran Beltway newshounds call the Gohmert Side of the Capitol, the Congressional Pollinator Protection Caucus, which is an actual thing, held a bipartisan twilight event that involved the release of 50 monarch butterflies into the darkening ...
 
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This is some real-life 'Armageddon' prep.
Something very cool just happened in space: Two Japanese rovers successfully landed on an asteroid for the first time in history. Collectively called MINERVA-II1, the rovers sent back photographs from the asteroid's surface to Japan's space agency JAXA over the weekend. If ...
 
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Filipino data scientists have created this interactive map to show you what natural disasters threaten where you live.
As the Philippines braces itself for the arrival of Typhoon Hangkhut, a super typhoon "of extraordinary speed, scope and severity"—right alongside news that strong storms have sprung up all around the world "seemingly overnight"—perhaps no one can be blamed for feeling as if we were receiving the ...
 
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Let's just look at all these awesome photos other people took.
Typhoon Yagi devastated the metro with unyielding rain and flood last weekend, so looking up at the night sky to witness one of the most spectacular meteor showers known to man was probably the least of your priorities. Not that you could've seen ...
 
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It's a terra-ble idea.
Scientists have found that, on balance, Elon Musk's plan to terraform Mars by dropping thermonuclear weapons on it isn't as brilliant an idea as the Tesla chief and freshly staunched international meme fountain once suggested it was.A Nasa-sponsored study into whether Mars could be made habitable for ...
 
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It's the best sign to date that life may be possible on the red planet
Mars already has a lot going for it. You can brew beer up there. The mountainous terrain is gorgeous. It isn't rapidly succumbing to the ravages of man-made climate change. And now, Italian scientists have discovered a lake filled with liquid water ...
 
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It uses enzymes to mimic the liver and clear alcohol from the bloodstream quicker.
While human civilization is, by and large, trundling haphazardly toward enlightenment on most fronts, there are some puzzles it feels like we'll never get an answer to. Who shot JFK? Where is Bigfoot? Who's been slipping Harry Maguire the brain and nerve ...
 
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Dr. Ingicco is the leader of the archaeological team that unearthed a find in Kalinga that may prove that humans were in the Philippines ten times longer than previously believed.
It's part of their their mission to help the Philippines catch up with the rest of Southeast Asia in terms of archaeological research. In 2014, this team unearthed the remains of a rhinoceros that was later dated to be an incredible 709,000 ...
 
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Wow
It's 2018, and meteorologists still can't give us an accurate read on the weather forecast this weekend. But you'll be happy to know Earth's finest weather satellites serve a second purpose: dazzling us with glorious photos of the planet taken from far, ...
 
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Pluto really brings all the solar system drama.
In 2006, we learned that Pluto had been lying to us for more than seventy years—it wasn’t a planet after all, but a dwarf planet. We’ve spent the intervening decade learning to cope; My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies ...
 
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Prepare to see stars.
We're calling it now: This is the most mind-boggling, beautiful photograph of the Milky Way galaxy ever taken. And yes, that's the whole point.The European Space Agency recently released this picture of the Milky Way taken by its satellite Gaia as it orbits the ...
 
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A leading epidemiologist walks us through the Dengvaxia scandal, and ponders its impact on vaccines in general.
On April 4, 2016, the Philippines became the first country in the world to launch a mass immunization program using the first vaccine against dengue, a disease that afflicts over 200,000 and kills more than 1,000 Filipinos a year.The data from the efficacy studies ...
 
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The genius is in the details.
A basketball jersey is a basketball jersey—unless you're Pinoy, in which case a basketball jersey is also everything from workout clothes to resort wear (but, you know, to paraphrase Nike: Don't do it). If you're a designer working on a billion-dollar account for the ...
 
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Where mainstream weather reportage misses out, K’s Weather fills in.
You’ll say it to strike up some small talk at the office no matter the season, but somehow, it’s always true: The weather can be so unpredictable these days. Hours after it rains, we’re suddenly sweltering under the sun, and—your co-workers would ...