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Comelec restores site, using 7 layers of protection against hackers

After its website was hacked last March, the Commission on Elections just gave a strong assurance that restored website which will also display results of the May 9, 2016 elections will be firewalled from malicious users and hackers. Learning from its mistake, the agency said adequate security measures are put […]

Ridge of high pressure area brings warm, humid air on Holy Monday

For Holy Monday forecast, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Expect to experience warm and humid weather in the next three days in most parts of the country because of the ridge of high pressure area extending […]

Hubble Telescope snaps photo of deep space bubble Wolf-Rayet nebula

Sparkling at the center of this beautiful image is a star located about 30,000 light-years away. The distinctive blue… Posted by NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Friday, February 26, 2016 Located about 30,000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel), the sparkle in the center of […]

There’s a cure for lung cancer. It is in Cuba! And the West wants it.

Hallelujah! There’s a cure for lung cancer. It is in Cuba! And the West wants it. Big pharmaceuticals ‘pretend’ to find the cure for cancer. Look around, in the domain of Fidel Castro, in Cuba, they have found the cure! Reports said that for about 25 years, the communist Caribbean […]

Study reveals compound in broccoli slows breast cancer cell growth

Researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) and the Oregon Health & Science University suggested in a new study that sulforaphane may play a role in slowing cancer even as it has long shown evidence of value in cancer prevention growth. Sulforaphane is a compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous […]

125,000 terrorism-related accounts get ax from Twitter

Twitter said on Friday it has suspended 125,000 accounts primarily related to the terrorist group known as Islamic State (IS) since the middle of 2015. The social media network said in a tweet that its policy does not permit the use of Twitter to promote terrorism. Twitter, compared with other […]

Proud astronaut tweets bloom of Orange Zinnia on board ISS

The International Space Station has another living thing on board. Not an alien or extraterrestial. In fact it came from the earth in the first place. We are referring to the familiar garden plant of zinnia, to be more particular, the orange zinnia. It is US Astronaut Scott Kelly posting […]

8 Most popular NASA images shared in Instagram in 2015

Here is a round-up of the 8 most popular images shared by NASA in social sharing site Instagram for the past year of 2015. 1. Pluto The dwarf planet sent a love note back to Earth via the New Horizons spacecraft, which traveled more than 9 years and 3+ billion […]

This robot is seen to enter the workforce in the future

This robot is seen to enter the workforce in the future. There now exist a robot that is most-human-like, reports Ruptly online. It is powered by software similar to Apple’s Siri. The robot was developed by scientists of the Nanyang technological University in Singapore. It is named Nadine after Professor […]

Move over Marty McFly, a hoverboard for $20K is coming

Some dreamers can’t get enough of Marty McFly’s hoverboard. The dream to build one continues. Now, there is one prototype the world has finally come closer to inventing a somewhat flying “board” capable of lifting a person above any type of ground and transporting them over “distances.” Arca Space’s hoverboard […]

Cebu Pacific totally bans loading hoverboards

The fear of hoverboard catching fire, primarily caused by its batteries, is catching up in the country. We mean, because of the isolated news on ‘accidental’ fires caused by an hoverboard, that is, low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific said Monday that all battery-operated personal transportation devices, such as hoverboards, will be […]

NASA ‘snaps’ stunning image of earth rising over moon

A montage of the earth rising over its natural satellite, the moon, was released by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The beautiful new high-resolution photo of the Earth as seen from the moon is simply stunning. The picture which is a montage using images from two cameras on […]

Typhoon ‘Nona’ wrecks Legazpi boulevard

Typhoon ‘Nona’ wrecks Legazpi boulevard. Take a good look of one of Legazpi City’s pride, the immense boulevard with the imposing Mayon volcano as the backdrop. The short video below courtesy of Youtuber runafterjean. Or. The facebook posted photo by Robby Cereno at the boulevard with the backdrop of Mt. […]

After typhoon ‘Nona,’ four provinces still in blackout

After the passage of Typhoon ‘Nona,’ still four provinces are waiting for the full power restoration. On Wednesday, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines said Aurora, Northern Samar, Nueva Ecija and Sorsogon still have blackouts. Power was lost in Aurora on Thursday, affecting the towns of Dingalan, San Luis, […]

Power grid enforce interruptions in towns affected by ‘Nona’

Power grid enforce interruptions in towns affected by ‘Nona.’ Six provinces had power interruptions on Monday as the typhoon heads towards Eastern Visayas. On Monday the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said that Albay, Camarines Norte, Samar, Eastern Samar, Northern Samar and Sorsogon had power outages due to […]

Typhoon ‘Nona’ makes landfall in Batag Island of Northern Samar

Typhoon ‘Nona makes landfall in Batag Island of Northern Samar PAGASA said typhoon Nona hit land in Batag Island in Northern Samar around 11 a.m. Typhoon “Nona” maintained its strength and made the landfall as it continues to move westward, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said […]

CamSur, Albay suspends classes for Monday as typhoon Nona approaches

The provinces of Albay and Camarines Sur have declared class suspensions in all levels effective on Monday, Dec. 14, as the severe tropical storm “Nona” continues to threaten the Samar provinces and the Bicol Region. Camarines Sur Gov. Miguel Villafuerte posted a memorandum announcing the province-wide suspension of classes in […]

US will soon launch spy planes from Singapore over South China Sea

Despite having no territorial claims to the waterway, Washington has fiercely contested Beijing’s construction of artificial islands in the South China Sea. To monitor the progress of those islands, the Pentagon has flown P-8 Poseidon surveillance planes out of the Philippines and Japan. According to Pentagon officials speaking on condition […]

Mark Zuckerberg, wife, to give away 99% of shares for charity?

Facebook CEO pledges to give away 99% of shares to charity? Facebook Inc. co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he and his wife would give 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charitable purposes. Proceeds of the holdings by the couple, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, […]

NASA readies Dec. 3 launch of Orbital ATK resupply mission to ISS

NASA commercial partner Orbital ATK has set Thursday, Dec. 3, for the launch of its fourth contracted mission to the International Space Station under the agency’s Commercial Resupply Services contract. NASA Television coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. EST. NASA confirmed the launch date at the conclusion of Tuesday’s launch readiness […]

PH Air Force receives 2 FA-50 jets from South Korea

CLARK AIR BASE, PAMPANGA, Nov. 28 — A deep-throated roar in the sky heralded the arrival of the country’s first two FA-50PHs and return of the supersonic capability of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Saturday morning. The two aircraft, with tail numbers OO1 and 002, landed at Clark Air Base, […]

Rare find: 200-Mln-year-old dinosaur remains revealed in South Africa

The remains of a 200-million-year-old dinosaur, believed to be the largest plant eating creature ever found, were revealed at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The dinosaur remains, yet to be named, were found at a border area between South Africa and Lesotho, said Dr Jonah Choineire, a […]

Quake rocks Yogyakarta of Indonesia at 5.6 magnitude

[flexiblemap title=”Yogyakarta-Indonesia Quake” address=”Yogyakart, Indonesia” region=”South East Asia” directions=”true” width=”100%” height=”250px” zoom=”8″] An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted Indonesia’s Yogyakarta Special Region in Java island on Wednesday afternoon. Tremors were also felt in several cities in neighboring province of Central Java. The epicenter, with a depth of […]

8 Quakes jolt areas in Luzon, Mindanao in past 30 hours

Seven earthquakes was felt in Mndanao and one in Luzon in the past 30 hours since Saturday according to the bulletin issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) on Sunday. The latest tremor was of magnitude 5.7, tectonic in origin and traced 58 kilometers west of Bolinao, […]

DOH advise haze-affected residents to use face mask

The Department of Health is advising the people, particularly the elderly, children and those with asthma or other chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPDs) on ways of coping with the risks of haze now being experienced in some parts of Mindanao. Read more:Indonesian haze worsens, compromise Southern Mindanao air quality DOH […]

Indonesian haze worsens, compromise Southern Mindanao air quality

As Inodnesian-triggered haze worsens Southern Mindanao air quality, health officials in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) on Friday as it released an advisory for the public to stay indoors to avoid suffering from respiratory diseases. ”Don’t underestimate the ill effects of haze. It’s worsening the already compromised quality […]

Typhoon ‘Lando’ cut power supply in Luzon provinces

Typhoon ‘Lando’ brought power down in 12 provinces located in North and South Luzon, the country’s grid-operator National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said. On Sunday, NGCP reported the provinces that had power interruptions due to typhoon “Lando” are: La Union, Pangasinan, Aurora, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Ecija, Zambales, Tarlac, […]

Luzon to experience stormy weather as Typhoon “Lando” weakens

Stormy weather continues to prevail in most parts of Luzon including Metro Manila as Typhoon “Lando” has slightly weakened as it made its first landfall in the town of Casiguran, Aurora Province, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. PAGASA weather forecaster Buddy Javier said that as […]

Typhoon “Lando” in, Signal 1 up in Luzon areas

Severe tropical storm “Lando” has intensified into typhoon and is now threatening the Aurora-Isabela area as 14 areas in Luzon are now under public storm warning signal (PSWS) no. 1, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Friday. PAGASA defines a typhoon an intense tropical cyclone with […]

TS “Lando” maintains strength, will threaten most of Luzon

Tropical storm “Lando” has maintained its strength and will threaten most parts of Luzon in the next two to three days or until weekend, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday. In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Shaira Nonot said that as of 4 a.m. […]

Anonymous Philippines hack NTC website to protest slow internet speed

What better way to protest the slow internet speed prevailing in the Philippines? Well, hackers took possession of the National Telecommunications Commission website on Sunday. The main purpose could be to show a strong protest on the very slow, in fact, one of the lowest internet speed in the world. […]

Australian researchers say Universe is slowly dying

Researchers from the International Center for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) in Western Australia have measured the energy generated across 200,000 galaxies more precisely than ever before, discovering it is only half of what it was 2 billion years ago and is continually fading. Professor Simon Driver from ICRAR said on […]

Typhoon Chedeng weakens, typhoon signals raised on several provinces

Typhoon Chedeng has weakend further as it moves closer to eastern Luzon. It is estimated to make landfall over the coast of Aurora-Isabela area by Sunday morning, April 5, and will exit the landmass via Ilocos Sur by Sunday evening and will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Monday […]

Monsanto supporter insists Roundup safe, refuses to drink when offered

Roundup is an effective weed-killer. Recently, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer, tagged glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, as the second highest risk level for possible cancer-causing agents. The interview below conducted by French cable channel Canal+ turned sour and was cut short when the […]

SIM card mandatory registration nears passage, with stiff penalties for violators

The lower house nears passage of SIM card mandatory registration bill, a consolidation of 9 proposed measures, with stiff penalties for offenders. Members of the House committee on Information and Communications Technology, led by its chairman and Rizal Rep. Joel Roy Duavit, unanimously approved House Bill 5231, otherwise known as […]

Hats tip off for WordPress plugin developers vs. spam, unwanted users, etc.

Time to tip our hat(s) off to WordPress plugin developers. Without them, the web sites on our watch would be a nightmare to maintain. Yesterday, I spent considerable amount of time and attention at deleting the 20K-plus unsolicited “contributors” in Cbanga360.net’s Bicol Street Journal and 2K-plus on the Bulletin Today.com […]

Chinese rover Yutu reveals Moon’s multiple geological past

WASHINGTON, March 14 — Ground-penetrating radar measurements taken by China’s lunar rover Yutu, also known as Jade Rabbit, revealed at least nine subsurface layers beneath its moon landing site, indicating that multiple geologic processes have taken place there. Yutu is part of China’s Chang’e-3 moon mission, which delivered the rover […]

Rural towns in Davao region to get free internet access – DOST

DAVAO CITY, March 12 — Ten municipalities in the Davao Region earlier identified by the Regional Development Council XI may soon have access to free internet through the TV White Space Initiative of the Department of Science and Technology. Among the 10 municipalities in the region that will soon have […]

Fil-Am Snapchat co-founder is newest dollar billionaire

Filipino-American Robert “Bobby” Murphy is listed by Forbes as one of the newest billionaires for 2015. He is listed to have a net worth of US $1.5 billion, making him the second youngest dollar billionaire. He owns an estimated 13 per cent in Snapchat. Murphy is currently the chief technology […]

Dwarf Planet Ceres captures NASA’s Dawn in its orbit

A new feat for space exploration was achieved with NASA’s Dawn spacecraft. The mission attained orbit around the dwarf planet when captured by gravity of Ceres approximately 38,000 miles (61,000 kilometers) at about 4:39 a.m. PST (7:39 a.m. EST) Friday. In addition to being the first spacecraft to visit a […]

Despite helmet scare ISS astronauts complete successful spacewalk

WASHINGTON, March 2 — Despite helmet scare ISS astronauts complete successful spacewalk. The pair of U.S. astronauts successfully completed their third and final spacewalk in eight days Sunday to update the International Space Station (ISS), under the shadow of a water buildup in a spacesuit helmet at the end of […]

World’s 12th, Philippines now a mega-GMO producing country

Cry, anti-GMO people, organizations, advocates against the GMO gory phenomenon. The pro-GMO, it seems is gaining foothold in the country fast and easy, with the support of big money, corporations, public and private institutions and not to discount the government and its people within. The Philippines is now the number […]

Excerpt on amazing 3D film about fungi, and how it can save the world

Sharing here an excerpt of the 3D documentary film by Louie Schwartzberg of mycologist Paul Stamets The film explores how fungi begins to be understood as source nutrients for human consumption and part of ecological sustainability. The renowned mycologist believes that fungi can save the world. More from the duo […]

African Union urges members to use science to transform agri sector

NAIROBI, Feb. 24 — The African Union on Monday urged the continent’s governments to embrace the use of science in order to transform its agricultural sector. Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture Rhoda Peace Tumusiime told an agricultural forum in Nairobi that all known advances in humanity are based […]

Scientists link underwater volcanic eruptions to climate change

Scientists link underwater volcanic eruptions to climate change MOSCOW, Feb. 9 — Volcanic eruptions under the sea floor may well have an impact on climate change, according to a new study published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal. “People have ignored seafloor volcanoes on the idea that their influence is […]

Watch the other side of the moon

A number of people who’ve seen NASA’s annual lunar phase and libration videos have asked what the other side of the Moon looks like, the side that can’t be seen from the Earth. This video answers that question. The imagery was created using Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter data. NASA has released […]

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