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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…

Austrian researchers find enzyme linked to obesity health complications

VIENNA, July 4 (PNA/Xinhua) — Austrian and German researchers have found the enzyme HO-1 to be a key factor in determining the degree of sickness that results from obesity, APA…

Scientists make genetic breakthrough in malaria treatment

SHANGHAI, July 1 (PNA/Xinhua) — Scientists have discovered the key gene behind severe malaria, a finding that may provide new strategies for the treatment and prevention of the disease. The…

Tattoo leads 5th annual social media day with tatt awards 2014; call for nominations

MANILA, June 28 (PNA) — Tattoo, Globe Telecom’s broadband brand, leads the 5th Annual Social Media Day in the Philippines with the launch of this year’s Tatt Awards, the country’s…

PHL software engineers tackle latest software engineering strategies, cutting-edge tactics in first-ever confab

By Jade Dela Cruz Miguel MANILA, June 26 (PNA) — The Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA), in coordination with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), launched the first-ever SOFTECH.PH,…

DOST opens scholarship programs for school year 2015-2016

ZAMBOANGA CITY, June 26 (PNA) –- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through the Science Education Institute (SEI), announced the opening of the Science and Technology (S&T) scholarships for…