Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. But they have more skepticism than confidence in global warming, the age of the Earth and evolution and have the most trouble believing a Big Bang created the universe 13.8 billion years ago, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.
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.
National Scientist and pharmacist Alfredo Santos died on April 11, 1990. Known as the “Father of Natural Products Research in the Philippines,” his works contributed immensely to phytochemistry. Born on Aug. 15, 1900, Santos received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the UP Alumni Association in 1957 and was named Most Outstanding Scientist by the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science in 1974. He was conferred the title and rank of National Scientist on July 10, 1978.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
Saturn’s moon Enceladus is home to an ocean of melted water beneath its surface, and could be a source for alien microbes, scientists said Thursday.
In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers. Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems, such as civil wars, strife between nations and refugees.
The human nose can distinguish at least 1 trillion different odors, millions more than previously estimated, US researchers said on Thursday.
By Camille Anne M. Arcilla
Three budding Filipino scientists received recently the BPI-DOST Science Awards for projects designed to address some of the country’s needs.
Beneath its Sun-scorched exterior, the planet Mercury is cooling, which is causing it to shrink ever so slightly, scientists said Sunday.
African elephants can differentiate between human languages and move away from those considered a threat, a skill they have honed to survive in the wild, researchers said Monday.
The northern Sierra Madre forest monitor lizard, Varanus bitatawa, is one of the largest species of monitor lizard known from the Philippines. Indigenous Dumagat and people of the Sierra Madre Mountains call the lizard bitatawa or baritatawa.
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.
Science and religion can mix easily in the United States, a relatively religious country, a survey released Sunday found.
By Frances Mangosing
The moon sported a ring around it on Monday night, making a buzz on Facebook and Twitter.