Readers of “Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator” definitely can relate to this because this really speaks to their soul. As children, this imaginative tale by Roald Dahl remained fantastic in our collective minds. However, Google X confirmed that some of the smartest humans our species has spawned have considered developing a working space elevator. This ambiguous impossible venture is way over our heads because the scope of funding a project of this caliber is jaw dropping, intimidating […]
Twitter Trending: #BalangAraw Filipinos are known to be hardworking and ambitious. We dream of endless possibilities about our future. It may be possible or impossible, but who cares, right? We have been given the gift of free will and part of it is to decide what road we shall take. When we reach the end of the road, we look back and see how far we’ve gone. That said, we thank the existence of the […]
(Reuters) – The U.S. proposed rules on Thursday that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but would not restrict flavored products, online sales or advertising, which public health advocates say attract children. The long-awaited proposal, which would subject the $2 billion industry to federal regulation for the first time, is not as restrictive as some companies had feared and will likely take years to become fully effective. Bonnie Herzog, an analyst […]
In line with this year’s Earth Day theme “Climate Change,” Luis Yee Jr., or Junyee conceived of an outdoor installation “Hangin ay Buhay” in praise of wind power as a non-pollutant and clean energy source. Three hundred bamboo poles were placed in the front lawn of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), each topped with a propeller contraption, as an artistic cluster of “windmills”. The propellers, ingeniously designed from recycled natural materials such as […]
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) worked on an economical source of Eco-friendly light as they marked Earth Day on Tuesday by singing a pact for the Light The City Project in which they will install 34 solar-powered street lights on footbridges in selected areas in Metro Manila. The production cost and training for assembling the lights of this project will be funded by TESDA while the […]
The Fall Of An Icon By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado As the day gets closer for Microsoft to officially acquire Nokia’s device on the 25th of April, many of us are quite happy for Nokia, for them to finally rise again. Nokia phone has been overtaken in recent years by the likes of Samsung and Apple, it will be then reborn as a Microsoft mobile, if a supposed letter leaked online is accurate. “The […]
(Reuters) – The purchase of Novartis’ animal-health business will strengthen Eli Lilly’s hand in emerging markets, tapping into growing demand there for protein-rich diets and household treatments for pets, top executives of the U.S. company said. As part of a multibillion-dollar revamp announced earlier on Tuesday, Swiss drugmaker Novartis said it would sell its animal-health arm to Indianapolis-based Lilly for about $5.4 billion, while also swapping assets with GlaxoSmithKline. Lilly said the deal would […]
Staycation Ideas To Try This Summer By: Natalie Kate Ann Juntado Summer’s out and travelling for a vacation in a tropical summer resort or soaking up the sun on an exotic beach are not just your only summer vacation options. Let’s face the fact: it’s not always in the budget. So if you can’t hit that tropical island you’ve been dreaming about this year, you can still enjoy a little paradise and relaxation in the […]
As we all learn in elementary school science, Earth is made up of 75% water. But for such a seemingly abundant resource, only a small percentage of water is actually potable. With a ballooning population, the chances of an imminent water shortage is now more probable. The Philippines is not exempt from this dire situation. As a matter of fact, many remote areas suffer from inadequate, if not complete lack , of safe water supply. […]
By Diane Bartz WASHINGTON Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:34pm EDT (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court justices grilled a lawyer for Coca-Cola Co on Monday, asking why a juice label touting the presence of pomegranates and blueberries should not be considered misleading if the drink contained just a trace of the fruits. Coca-Cola argued that it could not be sued over the labeling of one of its Minute Maid juice products because the label complies with […]
President Aquino will intesnify efforts to locate all passengers on board of Etihad Airlines flight carrying a Filipino nurse whom by the way positive for the deadly MERS virus. Philippine health officials immediately quarantined the nurse as well as the several family members who had a close contact with him following his arrival.
The Lyrid meteor shower will be reaching its peak for the year tonight in the late night hours of April 21, 2014 or the early morning hours of April 22, 2014. The Lyrid meteor shower show tonight this year should be pretty good as the conditions are quite good because the Moon won’t appear in the night’s sky until around 2am.