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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…

Microsoft, 4 other global companies pledge to grow game dev’t industry in PHL

By Kris M. Crismundo MANILA, Nov 6 (PNA) — A studio under Microsoft and four other global players in the game development industry have pledged to help the Philippine game…

Microsoft band unveiled months ahead of the apple watch release

MOSCOW, Oct. 30 (PNA/RIA Novosti) — Microsoft’s first attempt to break into the smartwatch market will launch today, a full 6 months ahead of the Apple Watch, with the release…

Australian institute develops new software tool for scientific researches

CANBERRA, Oct. 29 (PNA/Xinhua) — New software which offers scientists and researchers an easy way to analyze, model and visualize scientific datasets has been released by the Commonwealth Scientific and…

Science diplomacy: DOST and US governments discuss ongoing and future cooperation

MANILA, Oct. 29 (PNA) — United States Ambassador Philip S. Goldberg and Director Jennifer Haskell of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Science and Technology Cooperation represented the U.S. in…

Google, Oxford University team up on artificial intelligence

LONDON, Oct. 24 (PNA/PTI) — Technology giant Google is teaming up with Oxford University to advance research on artificial intelligence to ultimately enable machines to better understand human users. The…

Aussie surgeons transplant ‘dead’ heart

SYDNEY, Oct. 24 (PNA/Xinhua) — Australian surgeons said on Friday that they have made a major breakthrough by making a “dead” heart beat again and successfully use it in a…

Scientists develop new technique of orbiter defense from space debris

DUBLIN, Oct. 21 (PNA/TASS) — A new computer model that will help the scientists to increase orbiter defense from clashing with space junk has been developed in Ireland. The researchers…