22 January 2019

  • Interactive science centers play key role in promoting S&T to the youth
    A product of the public-school system, Filemon Berba Jr., chairman of the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST), is aware that students in public schools need all the support to be exposed in science and its related disciplines. Through his leadership and the support of the board of trustees, council of advisers, officers and […]
  • S&T innovations in rice to maximize productivity, farmers’ income
    Farmers in Victoria, Tarlac, recently had the chance to witness innovations in rice production which they can adopt during a science and technology model farm (STMF) exhibit in the province. At a recent Farmers’ Field Day and Forum, the Masalasa Marketing Cooperative’s STMF provided updates and insights on its adoption of S&T technologies and its […]
  • Designer kids can lead to growth of homogenous individuals
    NEW DELHI—A Chinese researcher has claimed that he helped make world’s first genetically edited babies but the development may come at a heavy cost. A designer baby is a genetically modified (GM) human embryo with appropriate qualities which have been shaped as per the instructions received from the parents. In the dystopian novel, Brave New World, […]
  • Garbage, feces take toll on national parks amid shutdown
    WASHINGTON—Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. “It’s a free-for-all,” Dakota Snider, 24, who lives and works in Yosemite Valley, said […]
  • DENR highlights efforts to protect coastal and marine ecosystems
    The Philippines has achieved significant milestones in protecting its coastal and marine ecosystems, an official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said. A member of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF), a six-nation partnership aimed at protecting the Coral Triangle, the Philippines made headway in effectively […]

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