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Russia’s elite space program opens doors to Filipino scholar

By Rizal Raoul Reyes/businessmirror.com.ph – Teacher-researcher Wilfredo K. Pardorla Jr. of Saint Cecilia’s College-Cebu Inc. is very inspired from the experience and knowledge he acquired from Samara University’s 14th International Summer Space School in Russia, saying that it helped broaden his horizon in space satellite technology. “Samara University offers one Read more »

Pinoy scientists step up research on critically endangered crocs

By Erwin M. Mascariñas/ABS-CBN News – A non-government organization specializing on crocodile conservation has stepped up its research on the critically endangered Philippine crocodile in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte. Rainier Manalo, program head of crocodile research and conservation of the Crocodylus Porosus Philippines Incorporated (CPPI), said the population of Read more »

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. If people need dog lick 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 »