Ten things I learned from my grandparents

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 16) – Grandparents are the ones we usually see as elders. And aside from our parents and siblings, we see our grandparents as some of the most important people in our lives. According to one blogger at, the relationship between a grandchild and grandparent is a very special one. While grandparents act as an authority figure and provide unconditional love, they also get to spoil their grandkids in a way parents simply […]

Tesla unveils autopilot system

Newer Tesla Motors Model S sedans will be able to steer and park themselves under certain conditions starting Thursday (October 15), the carmaker said, although Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk cautioned that drivers should keep holding the steering wheel. “We’re quite confident that within 3 years the car will be able to take you from point to point – from your driveway to work – without you touching anything. You could be asleep the whole […]

Memes for fame

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 15 ) – Well, you see them in the internet and they’re becoming famous because of their pictures. A meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem) is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture”. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. […]

Rice off the menu: Asia’s hunger for bread and pastries boosts wheat demand

South Korea is losing some of its appetite for rice in favour of wheat as bread and pastries become a trendy new staple. From working mothers, who find toast more convenient to prepare for breakfast, to city dwellers flocking to trendy eateries for baguettes, South Koreans are at the forefront of an Asia-wide trend that has seen wheat demand climb at nearly twice the rate of rice consumption since 2008. “I am very busy in […]

ADHD – Beyond “malikot”

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 14) – Ever encountered a child who is very hyper and seems to be not able to control what he’s doing? He jumps; runs and shouts, and there you are, scratching your head, not knowing what triggered the child to do that? Some, without being aware of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, may simply say that the reason of the child being hyper is, of course, a child is full of curiosity and […]

Brain trauma widespread among high school football players, researchers say

Football is a dangerous sport. Even with the best protective gear, sprained knees, pulled muscles and an occasional broken bone are part of the game. But seven years of research into the impact of head trauma in high school players points to new dangers that parents will find extremely alarming. “We are seeing changes in brain activity even without a diagnosed concussion, even without any sign or symptoms showing up and that that occurs in […]

U.S. dentist not charged in lion’s death

Zimbabwe’s cabinet minister said they will not charge an American dentist for killing its most prized lion — Cecil — in July. They said Walter Palmer — the U.S. Dentist, had obtained legal authority to conduct the hunt. Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri told reporters that after approaching authorities it turned out that the Minnesota-based dentist, Walter Palmer, “came to Zimbabwe because all the papers were in order”. Palmer, a lifelong big game hunter, has admitted […]

Singapore’s driverless dream

Singapore formally launched the testing of driverless vehicles on public roads on Monday (October 12), pushing ahead the study of technology aimed at reducing its dependence on manpower, and joining some U.S. states and countries like Germany. The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) along with the National University of Singapore and the Agency for Science Technology and Research showed off their two self-driving vehicles in the one-north neighbourhood of Singapore, which is home […]

Century-old olive trees chopped down as Italy tries to prevent spread of disease

The screaming sound of chainsaws rang out from an olive grove in Italy’s southern Puglia region on Monday (October 12) as local authorities began chopping down and burning trees infected with “olive-tree leprosy.” The olive tree is one of Italy’s national trees and evokes the very image of the country, but now over one million trees are believed to be infected by the disease. Local farmers are up in arms that the olive groves are […]

Fun Pizza!

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 12) – This may be an exaggeration but it feels like everybody loves pizza! And everybody loves eating it anytime of the day. Pizza is a kind of food which makes us very hungry just upon hearing the word of it and my tummy’s grumbling right now as I am writing this. Ooops! But before we start drooling for a box of pizza, let us get to know where pizza came from! Pizza, […]

Nutrients in vegetable juice easily absorbed by the body

Tired of thinking of what else you can do with your vegetables? Why not try to make a vegetable juice? Vegetables contain substantial carbohydrates, which supply most of the energy used to perform work. They have vitamins that control the chemical reactions within the body to convert food into energy and living tissues. Also, vegetables contain minerals, which are necessary for the functioning of nerves and muscles and are the building material for some body […]