Governance, Nation, Religion, World

Catholics need not breed ‘like rabbits’ – Pope Francis

20 Jan , 2015  

Catholics need not breed ‘like rabbits’ – Pope Francis Pope Francis literally shunned the Philippine government’s official move on use of contraception in the country despite opposition from the Catholic bishops. Defending the Catholic Church’s ban on contraceptives, he said that followers of the faith don’t have to breed “like rabbits” and there are other […]

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Crime, World

Terrorists attack Parisian newspaper HQ of Charlie Hebdo

8 Jan , 2015  

PARIS, Jan. 8 — Terrorists attack Parisian newspaper headquarters of Charlie Hebdo a “French satirical weekly paper featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes. Irreverent and stridently non-conformist in tone, the publication is strongly antireligious and left-wing, publishing articles on the extreme right, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, politics, culture.” The office of Paris Prosecutor of the Republic […]

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News, World

AirAsia crash: Severe weather hinders bodies evacuation

1 Jan , 2015  

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia, Jan. 1 — Rescue and recovery fase setback as bad weather makes the helicopters fail to pick up the bodies from the Indonesian navy ship which earlier were found at the AirAsia crash site. “Weather at the crash site is still dark, clouds are thick below 3,000 feet. Five bodies are still […]

Science, World

Japanese study confirms e-cigarette contains more carcinogens

29 Nov , 2014  

Are you previously a chain-smoker until e-cigarettes came into the market and immediately switched to it? What a relief, wasn’t it? But hey, now a team of researchers from the Japaneses Health Ministry disclosed that the vapor was found to contain carcinogens like formaldehyde and cetaldehyde. Formaldehyde was verified to be 10 times more than […]


News, World

Euro countries scramble to bring home gold reserves

28 Nov , 2014  

Do we ever know how much gold reserves the Philippine government has in its coffers? And how much of the gold reserves are kept in the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ vault, if ever there is? And where majority of the gold reserves are kept overseas, or what particular country or countries? Currently, European Union countries […]

Science, World

ISS Expedition 41 lands safely in Kazakhstan

10 Nov , 2014  

Expedition 41 Flight Engineers Reid Wiseman of NASA, Alexander Gerst of the European Space Agency and Commander Maxim Suraev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) landed their Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 10:58 p.m. EST. The trio arrived at the International Space Station on May 29, and spent more than five months conducting […]

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News, Science, Tech News, World

Planet Earth’s largest spacecraft welding tool

15 Sep , 2014  

Planet Earth’s largest spacecraft welding tool for space launch system is the Vertical Assembly Center. A 16mm fisheye lens was used to show a wide angle view of the Vertical Assembly Center at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans at a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept 12. The VAC is part of a family of state-of-the-art […]


Science, World

WHO, West African leaders launch $100-M response plan VS Ebola

3 Aug , 2014  

GENEVA — The Director-General of World Health Organization and presidents of west African nations impacted by the Ebola virus disease envisaged to launch a new joint US$ 100 million response plan as part of an intensified international campaign to bring the outbreak under control. “The scale of the Ebola outbreak, and the persistent threat it […]

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Science, Sports, Video, World

Sochi Olympic torch completes longest relay in history

9 Feb , 2014  

With the XXII Winter Olympic Games formally open in Sochi, Russia, the athletes who compete must turn their eyes to the sky to see how far the torch that is lighting the Olympic flame has traveled. This torch, which has journeyed farther than any torch in Olympic relay history, arrived at Fisht Stadium in Sochi […]

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News, Science, World

ISS crew replaces ammonia pump, next spacewalk on Tuesday

23 Dec , 2013  

Expedition 38 Flight Engineers Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins wrapped up a 5-hour, 28-minute spacewalk outside the International Space Station at 12:29 p.m. EST Saturday, completing the first in a series of excursions aimed at replacing a degraded ammonia pump module associated with one of the station’s two external cooling loops that keeps both internal […]

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News, Poverty, World

G20 and the Chasm of Deprivation

3 Jul , 2010  

The world has divided into rich and poor as at no time in our history. The richest 2% own more than half the household wealth in the world. The richest 10% hold 85% of total global assets and the bottom half of humanity owns less than 1% of the wealth in the world. The three richest men in the world have more money than the poorest 48 countries.

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