19 February 2020

  • The silent threat of the coronavirus: US dependence on Chinese pharma
    As the 2019 novel coronavirus disease, called COVID-19, spreads rapidly around the globe, the international community is scrambling to keep up. Scientists rush to develop a vaccine, policy-makers debate the most effective containment methods, and health-care systems strain to accommodate the growing number of sick and dying. Though it may sound like a scene from […]
  • R&D to boost Antique terra-cotta production
    Improved terra-cotta production, specifically bricks, will soon commence in Antique as efforts to revive this trade went full gear in the second half of 2019. This is being realized through an initiative by the Office of Rep. Loren B. Legarda of the Lone District of Antique, who is also the Deputy Speaker of the House. […]
  • Get used to record-breaking heat because it’s here to stay
    Unprecedented warming will dominate the coming decade, according to a new study, which said every year is likely to rank among the planet’s 10 hottest. Global temperatures are already consistently breaking records, with 2016 the warmest ever followed by 2019, data from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) show. That trend is likely to continue through […]
  • Indie-Siyensya deadline extended to February 25
    Science filmmaking competition, Indie-Siyensya, is extending the deadline for submission of film entries to February 25. The contest, organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) is open to all Filipinos who may join as individuals or in groups. There are two categories: the “Youth Category” for high school, tertiary school and […]
  • Copernicus space program to boost Earth observation projects in PHL
    By Stephanie Tumampos / Special to the BusinessMirror The European Delegation in the Philippines firmed up its partnership with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in the use of its freely available space data—through Copernicus, EU’s flagship space program—in order to assist the country especially in disaster risk reduction, climate-change monitoring and adaptation and […]

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