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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. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. Massive infra spending set
  5. OFW brings MERS virus to Philippines
  6. DOJ to NBI: Arrest Cedric Lee, 4 others
  7. Cardinal Tagle to faithful: Join politics to clean it
  8. Estrada, Gigi Reyes denied access to evidence from other respondents
  9. Lacson’s wife loses diamond earring to thieves but recovers jewelry quickly with police arrest
  10. DOJ orders arrest of Cedric Lee
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  4. MH370 co-pilot made mid-flight phone call – report
  5. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  6. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  7. ‘Wife of Jesus’ theory papyrus not fake – Harvard study
  8. Gay college instructor arrested for oral sex with student
  9. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  10. Palace: We can’t blame increase in population on Vitangcol
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Pork payoffs to newscasters Erwin Tulfo, Del Prado, others bared
  4. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  5. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  6. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  7. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  8. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  9. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  10. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct


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  • Obama launches measures to support solar energy in US
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  • Philippine eagle rescued by Army turned over to DENR
  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers
  • Sports

  • Vietnam says it will not host Asian Games
  • Nadal passes clay landmark with 300th victory
  • Wawrinka waltzes through with Monte Carlo walkover
  • Power Pinays smash India in Asian Women’s Club volleyball opener
  • PH youth boxers off to stumbling start in AIBA World tilt
  • Lifestyle

  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • This is not just a farm
  • Clams and garlic, softshell crab risotto–not your usual seafood fare for Holy Week
  • Entertainment

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  • Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler
  • American rapper cuts own penis, jumps off building
  • Jay Z to bring Made in America music fest to LA
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  • Total says makes ‘very promising’ oil find off Ivory Coast
  • ‘Chinese Twitter’ firm Weibo to go public in US
  • World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking
  • Asia stocks fail to match Wall Street gains
  • Fired Yahoo exec gets $58M for 15 months of work
  • Technology

  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  • Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  • DOF: Tagaytay, QC best at handling funds
  • Smart phone apps and sites perfect for the Holy Week
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Malaysia quarantines 64 villagers over MERS virus
  • DFA: 2 Filipinos survive Korean ferry disaster
  • PH asks airline passengers to check for MERS
  • Syria most dangerous country for journalists, PH 3rd—watchdog
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