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Portuguese scientists develop new method of determining sex of penguins

LISBON, Dec. 10 (PNA/Xinhua) — Scientists from the University of Coimbra in Portugal are leading an international team developing a method for determining the sex of penguin species more quickly,…

1 in 5 enterprises use cloud computing services in EU: Eurostat

BRUSSELS, Dec. 10 (PNA/Xinhua) — A fifth of enterprises used cloud computing services in the European Union (EU) in 2014, according to data released by Eurostat, the statistical office of…

NASA’s Orion spacecraft returns to land after test flight

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (PNA/Xinhua) — NASA’s new human spacecraft, Orion, has been brought back to shore by a U.S. navy ship after its successful first test flight that ended with…

New artificial skin senses many types of touch

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (PNA/PTI) — Researchers have developed an artificial skin that is warm and elastic and can sense many types of touch just like real skin. The researchers…

DOH: People behind the researches on ActRx TriAct must be held accountable

By Leilani S. Junio MANILA, Dec. 1 (PNA) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday that people behind the researches using ActRx TriAct in clinical trials for the…

Study finds graphene potentially useful in fuel cell technology

LONDON, Nov. 27 (PNA/Xinhua) — Graphene, impermeable to gases and liquids, can easily allow protons to pass through it, suggesting it could be a promising candidate for use in hydrogen…

US researchers report successful trial of Ebola vaccine

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 (PNA/TASS) — An experimental vaccine against the Ebola virus disease has passed first trials in the United States, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy…

Filipino scientists appeal for lifting of ban on Bt eggplant field tests

By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel MANILA, Nov 26 (PNA) — Filipino scientists have called on the government to immediately lift the ban on field tests on genetically modified organism (GMO)…

10th National Biotechnology Week launched

By Jade D. Miguel MANILA, Nov 24 (PNA) — Aiming to promote public awareness and understanding on the importance of biotechnology in nation-building, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on…

Research must not be hindered, UPLB Agri dean says

By Jade D. Miguel MANILA, Nov 24 (PNA) — With the current legal case of genetically modified organism (GMO) eggplant crop at the Supreme Court (SC) with regard to the…

PhilRice to launch mobile science museum on Nov. 21

SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, Nov. 18 (PNA) -The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) will launch a mobile science museum at the Rizal Park in Ermita, Manila on Nov….

Night shift may increase obesity risk — study

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18 (PNA/Xinhua) — People who work the night shift are more likely to be obese than those on a normal schedule because they burn less energy during a…

Scientists succeed in turning mice transparent

TOKYO, Nov. 7 (PNA/Kyodo) — A Japanese research team has succeeded in turning mice transparent by administering them with special chemicals, a process the scientists say allows the observation of…

Scientists unveil secrets of insect evolution

CANBERRA, Nov. 7 (PNA/Xinhua) — Using genetic analysis, scientists have been able to conclusively establish that insects originated about 480 million years ago, and that they developed the ability to…

Balanced selenium intake key to avoiding depression: New Zealand study

WELLINGTON, Nov. 6 (PNA/Xinhua) — Young people can be at greater risk of depression if their bodies have too much or too little of the trace element selenium, according to…