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Philippines launches 1st CubeSat into space

By Shaira Panela/rappler.com – Maya-1, the Philippines’ first cube satellite (CubeSat) has flown into space through SpaceX Falcon-9 CRS 15 rocket. The rocket was launched into space on Friday, June 29, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the United States. As of April 2018, at least 800 CubeSats have been launched Read more »

Archaeologists Find Deformed Dog Buried Near Ancient Child In The Philippines

By Kristina Killgrove/forbes.com – In several pre-Spanish Colonial period graves in Manila, archaeologists have found the remains of domesticated dogs dating to the 12th-15th centuries AD. One particular dog, found buried next to a child, showcased spinal deformities that suggest this was a cherished animal. In the 1960s, archaeological excavation Read more »

18-year-old Filipino wins int’l science video contest

via rappler.com – An 18-year-old Filipino won in this year’s Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an annual global science video competition. Hillary Andales, a student of Philippine Science High School-Eastern Visayas Campus, will receive $250,000 in educational prizes, while her teacher will get $50,000 and her school, a new laboratory worth $100,000. Read more »

Scientists discover more than 100 new marine species in the Philippines

via phys.org – Scientists from the California Academy of Sciences are celebrating World Ocean’s Day with a slew of brand new marine discoveries—more than 100 species that are likely new to science. The Philippines is home to the most biologically diverse waters on Earth, and remains the centerpiece of the Read more »

Introducing Diwata, the first Philippine-made satellite

By Pia Ranada/rappler.com – The Philippines will launch its very own satellites into space in 2016 and 2017, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) announced on Tuesday, March 10. A government project dubbed the Philippine Scientific Earth Observation Micro-Satellite (PHL-Microsat) Program aims to send two micro-satellites into space to Read more »

New species of tarsier discovered in Dinagat Island

By Matikas Santos/INQUIRER.net – International biologists have confirmed the discovery of a new species of Tarsier on the island of Dinagat in Mindanao 25 years after a Filipino biologist first saw the possibility of there being a distinct species. Rafe Brown, curator-in-charge at the University of Kansas’ Biodiversity Institute said Read more »