Saturday, September 23, 2017

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The ecology of the disputed areas in the West PH SeaWhat’s down there?

TENSIONS are still high as the issue on the highly-disputed territories of the West Philippine Sea are still under debate. With the Philippines having...

UST researcher aims to develop medicine from pandan

Sept. 24 2016, 2:18 p.m. - AFTER receiving a prestigious award for her study on the medicinal use of pandan leaves, the University's vice rector for research and innovation seeks to develop pharmaceutical products out of the plant.

Nonato was given the Gregorio Y. Zara Award for Basic Science Research last Sept. 23 in a joint symposium by the Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology and the Asian Heads of Research Councils.

Her study focused on the different structures of alkaloids, a common chemical compound used for pharmaceuticals, in the pandan plant.

Halamang gamot, kontra suliraning medikal, ekonomiko

Mula sa maliliit na sugat at paso hanggang sa malulubhang karamdaman, maaaring magpagaling ng maraming sakit ang mga tradisiyonal na halamang gamot. Buhat pa noong...

Panganib sa kalusugan dulot ng nagbabagong klima

PANGKARANIWAN na para sa mga Tomasino ang biglaang pagbaha sa Espanya at mataas na sikat ng araw subalit hindi normal ang lumalalang pabago-bagong klima...

Does Pokémon GO abet mobile game addiction?

WHAT STARTED as video game designer Satoshi Tajiri’s fascination for insect-collecting in 1995 is now the second-most popular video game franchise worldwide, next to...

Module seeks to foster ‘environmental literacy’

AN INCREASING number of students are having difficulty appreciating and studying nature, according to a UST research on “environmental literacy.” This phenomenon was first described...

Book combines food technology, culture, Filipino cuisine

A BOOK can finally help mothers to waive the apron and turn their usual Filipino recipes into something extraordinary. Richmond Ejanda’s “Kuisina Gastronomika” showcases food...

Science college theses discover new plants, tackle gender, ageing issues

A NEW look at transgenders and women in jail, public health research, and innovations in scientific fields were the subjects of some of the...

Some species of animals exhibit homosexual behavior

HOMOSEXUAL behavior seems to violate nature’s need for procreation, but recent research studies have found out that homosexual behavior in animals may be much more common than previously thought.

Several researchers have discovered that humans are not the only mammals that practice and express homosexuality and that evolution may have something to do with this behavior.

For instance, the University of Oslo’s “Against Nature?” was an exhibit last 2006 to 2007 that showed about 1,500 animal species that practice homosexual behavior, like in mammals such as bisons, bears and rats; in fish species such as salmon; reptiles like lizards; amphibians like frogs; and insects such as house flies.

Tanong mula kay Myka Porciuncula, ikatlong taon sa TourismAno ang mga panganib sa kalusugan...

NATANONG mo na ba sa iyong sarili kung bakit tila pagod na pagod ka kapag puyat ka?

Ayon kay Edilberto Gonzaga, isang propesor sa Department of Psychology ng College of Science, bukod sa panghihina ng katawan, may dalawang epekto ang kakulangan sa tulog. Ito ay pawang sikolohikal at pisyolohikal.

Sa sikolohikal na aspekto, naaapektuhan ang haba ng atensyon, konsentrasyon, tamang pag-iisip at nagiging sensitibo.

“Hindi ba, kapag tayo ay puyat mabilis tayong mapikon at mainis sa ating paligid?” puna ni Gonzaga. “Mabilis din tayong mapagod at mawalan ng pokus sa ating mga ginagawa.”

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