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DOST needs more scientists, supercomputers to further upgrade Project NOAH

By Juzel Danganan and Juan Paulo Gutierrez MANILA, July 22 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) needs more scientists and enhanced technology to further upgrade Project NOAH…

U.S. scientists urge curbs on creating dangerous pathogens in labs

WASHINGTON, July 16 (PNA/Xinhua) — A group of prominent scientists have called for limits to lab experiments that could create dangerous pathogens such as the highly pathogenic strains of flu,…

Genetic similarities found among friends

WASHINGTON, July 15 (PNA/Xinhua) — Friends who are not biologically related still tend to resemble each other when it comes to genetics, revealed a U.S. study published Monday that proved…

Phivolcs to install tsunami detection system in Guiuan

TACLOBAN CITY, July 14 (PNA) — The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) will complete the installation of tsunami detection system in Guiuan, Eastern Samar after it was derailed…

DOST developing own wind turbine generator

MANILA, July 13 (PNA) — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is developing a Filipino wind turbine generator in Looc, Occidental Mindoro to match the country’s technological need to…

U.S. Orbital launches second cargo mission to space station

WASHINGTON, July 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — An unmanned spacecraft operated by commercial U.S. space company Orbital Sciences Corp. blasted off Sunday for its second cargo resupply mission to the International Space…

Scientists draw on ancient history lessons to develop new cancer theory

By Charles Happell CANBERRA, July 14 (PNA/Xinhua) — A new theory of how cancer works which involves looking at the genome sequences from fish, corals and sponges could lead to…

Chimpanzee intelligence largely determined by genes: study

WASHINGTON, July 11 (PNA/Xinhua) — Some chimpanzees are smarter than others, and their intelligence differences may largely be explained by the genes they inherit, a U.S. study said Thursday. For…

Government targets launching science TV channel next month

By Catherine J. Teves MANILA, July 11 (PNA) — The country’s state weather specialists and volcanologists can well be television’s next stars. Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Assistant Secretary…

U.S. research identifies world’s biggest-ever flying bird

WASHINGTON, July 8 (PNA/Xinhua) — U.S. researchers said Monday they have identified the fossilized remains of an extinct giant bird that could be the biggest flying bird ever found. With…

Voyager 1 spacecraft confirmed to have entered interstellar space

WASHINGTON, July 8 (PNA/Xinhua) — Data showed Voyager 1 spacecraft, launched in 1977, had entered interstellar space, the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on Monday. Interstellar space…

Extreme obesity may cut lifespan by up to 14 years — study

WASHINGTON, July 9 (PNA/Xinhua) — Adults who are extremely obese may cut their lives short by up to 14 years because they have increased risk of cancer, heart disease, stroke,…

DOJ supports passage of Graphic Health Warnings Law

By Perfecto T. Raymundo MANILA, July 9 (PNA) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) is fully supporting the passage of a legislation to effectively instill health consciousness through graphic health…

NAST awardees call on young scientists to become country’s next innovators

By Juzel L. Danganan & Jinessa U. de Domingo MANILA, July 3 (PNA) — The National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Awardees have given their advice to the young…

36th NAST Annual Scientific Meeting on July 9-10 to focus on areas of competitiveness

By Juzel L. Danganan MANILA, July 4 (PNA) — The forthcoming 36th Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) will focus on the areas…