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

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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 »

Volcanoes helped offset man-made warming – study

Mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash as seen from Tiga Pancur, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Volcanoes spewing Sun-reflecting particles into the atmosphere have partly offset the effects of Man’s carbon emissions over a 15-year period that has become a global-warming battleground, researchers said Sunday.

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

Science, religion go hand-in-hand in US – study

Science and religion can mix easily in the United States, a relatively religious country, a survey released Sunday found.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

51 years of smuggling cost $410B, says study

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“Illicit funds,” estimated at $410.5 billion, flowed into and out of the Philippines between 1960 and 2011, a significant portion of which occurred through smuggling, said a report published Tuesday by a Washington-based research and advocacy group.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Giant Antarctic glacier beyond point of no return

Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier. AFP FILE PHOTO

Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier, one of the biggest single contributors to world sea-level rise, is melting irreversibly and could add as much as a centimeter (0.4 inches) to ocean levels in 20 years, a study said Sunday.

Posted: January 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Mice can ‘warn’ sons, grandsons of dangers via sperm – study

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Lab mice trained to fear a particular smell can transfer the impulse to their unborn sons and grandsons through a mechanism in their sperm, a study said Sunday.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cancer costs EU $170 billion annually – study

Human embryonic stem cells can become any cell in the body. AFP FILE PHOTO

Cancer cost the then 27 countries of the European Union 126 billion euros ($170.1 billion) in 2009, according to a study published on Monday.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Who is the Filipino? genome expert asks

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It is a question that has been asked for generations: “Who is the Filipino?”

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PH economy has fourth most optimistic leaders

The Philippines has the fourth “most optimistic” community of business leaders in the world as strides taken in easing the cost of doing business have likely negated other concerns such as the tension between the Executive and Judicial branches of government.

Posted: April 11th, 2012 in CDN - Enterprise,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Wildfires kill 339,000 people per year–study

Wildfires, peat fires and controlled burns on farming lands kill 339,000 people worldwide each year, said a study released on Saturday that is the first to estimate a death toll for landscape fires.

Posted: February 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Before they can speak, babies make friends: study

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Babies still too small to speak know how to make jokes and form friendships, say researchers at an Australian university who have spent two years filming the behavior of young children.

Posted: February 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Power lines a major risk for migratory birds, says study

When flamingos, storks, pelicans and other migratory birds undertake their long seasonal flights, they risk their lives winging their way through the endless power grids that cover the world.

Posted: November 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nurturing excellence in Science with the Arts

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The Science Month activities close with VIDO Awards. The name comes from Vidal A. Tan, eighth president of the University of the Philippines. He was the first Filipino to acquire a doctorate in Mathematics. He was also an accomplished essayist and playwright who authored plays like “Souls in Torment” and “The Husband of Mrs. Cruz.”

Posted: October 16th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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