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First Earth-sized planet found in ‘habitable zone’ — NASA

This artist's concept released April 17, 2014 by NASA/JPL-CALTECH depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone. The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward -- an international team of researchers has confirmed the existence of the first Earth-sized planet within the "habitable" zone of a star. The exoplanet dubbed Kepler-186f was first spotted by scientists using NASA's Kepler telescope, according to research published Thursday in the US journal Science.  AFP PHOTO HANDOUT-NASA/JPL-CALTECH/ T. PYLE

The hunt for potential life in outer space has taken a step forward — an international team of researchers has discovered the first Earth-sized planet within the “habitable zone” of another star.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Earth’s crust at least 4.4 billion years old – study


A microscopic grain of Earth’s oldest known mineral has been dated to 4.4 billion years ago, shedding light on our planet’s infancy and how it came to harbor life, researchers said Sunday.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Satellites to probe Earth’s strange shield


Europe next week will launch a trio of hi-tech satellites to explore something that may seem utterly mundane: Earth’s magnetic field.

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Bright streak of light reported over California


Hours after a meteor exploded over Russia and injured more than 1,000 people and an asteroid passed relatively close to Earth, residents in California reported seeing an unusual flash of light over the San Francisco Bay area that left many startled and thrilled.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Ring of fire’ eclipse amazes millions

GLOWING CIRCLE An annular eclipse appears north of Odessa, Texas, in which the moon passes in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges. The rare phenomenon was visible in wide areas across China, Japan, the Philippines and elsewhere in Asia before moving across the Pacific to be seen in parts of the western United States. AP

Millions of Asians watched as a rare “ring of fire” eclipse crossed their skies early Monday.

Posted: May 22nd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

A celestial treat for early risers

HEAVENLY SHOW. A partial solar eclipse will be visible early Monday in Metro Manila, as depicted in a series of illustrations by the UP Los Baños Astronomical Society. Source: www.uplbastrosoc.org

A rare phenomenon called annular solar eclipse will make the sun appear as if it were a ring of fire with a black center. Actually, the moon will be crossing between the Earth and the sun, obscuring the latter except for its edges.

Posted: May 21st, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

It’s not to scare but UK study sees hotter Earth


If you think temperatures of up to 37 degrees Celsius in recent days are extremely hot, imagine temperatures 4 degrees higher.

Posted: April 27th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Earth lovers


Among the Cebuana Trailblazers of the Cebu Provincial Women’s Commission and LAW Center’s Heritage Cards there are women who have dedicated themselves to the care of Mother Earth. Most of us are familiar with Socorro Borromeo Atega, the “leading force Cebu Uniting for Sustainable Water (CUSW)”. She was appointed to the Central Cebu Protected Landscape [...]

Posted: April 22nd, 2012 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Crowded Earth: how many is too many?

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Already straining to host seven billion souls, Earth is set to teem with billions more, and only a revolution in the use of resources can avert an environmental crunch, experts say.

Posted: October 23rd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Small asteroid swings harmlessly past Earth

An image released by NASA is a black and white image of Saturn's moon Helene made by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on June 18, 2011. At closest approach, on June 18, Cassini flew within 4,330 miles (6,968 kilometers) of Helene's surface. Cassini passed from Helene's night side to the moon's sunlit side. AP Photo/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

LOS ANGELES— An asteroid the size of a tour bus streaked harmlessly past Earth on Monday, passing within 7,600 miles (12,230 kilometers). Discovered only last week, the relatively small space rock made a hairpin turn around the planet at about 10 a.m. PDT (1800 GMT), sailing high over the southern Atlantic Ocean. In truth, there [...]

Posted: June 28th, 2011 in CDN - Sports,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Telecom firm campaigns for Earth Hour participation

MANILA, Philippines–Leading telecommunications company Globe Telecom is campaigning for Earth Hour participation among its employees and their families even as it enjoins the public to be part of the international call to action against the adverse effects of global warming and climate change. Earth Hour, the world’s largest social mobilization event, is scheduled from 8:30 [...]

Posted: March 22nd, 2011 in Infotech,Latest News Stories | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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  • Sports

  • Promoters Dela Hoya, Arum in talks for Pacquiao-Alvarez—report
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  • Lifestyle

  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • The best flavors of summer in one bite, and more
  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Entertainment

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  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • Business

  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
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  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
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  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
  • Filipinos in Middle East urged to get clearance before returning
  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
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