National Newborn Screening Week

Newborn Screening is a public health intervention that involves a simple blood test used to identify many life threatening genetic illnesses before any symptoms begin. Newborn hearing screening is likely the most important public health initiative to ever occur within the field of hearing health. Prerequisites for being a parent include assuming responsibilities for inevitable uncertainties with children, accepting that they may develop to be diametrically opposed to what was initially envisioned. First week of October […]

Chilean reators say new two-seater electric car ideal for urban use

Soki, Chile’s first electric car set to be widely available in the South American country, whizzed through the streets of Santiago on Saturday (September 26), attracting the attention of curious bystanders. The two-seater vehicle, named after an indigenous word meaning ‘two’ from the now extinct Selkham tribe from Patagonia, can run for up to 60 km (37 miles) and has a price tag of approximately $12,000 USD. Daniel Pavez, one of the car’s creators, explained […]

Leopard’s head gets stuck in metal pot as it searches for water

The search for water in India’s parched desert state of Rajasthan landed a leopard in distress after the animal got its head stuck in an metal pot when trying to quench its thirst on Wednesday (September 30). The agitated leopard wandered around as it struggled to get rid of the pot over its head. The incident was recorded and photographed by several onlookers who stopped and watched the creature. But forest officials from the Rajsamand […]

The tamaraw of Mindoro

QUEZON City, Philippines (October 1) – The tamaraw or Mindoro dwarf buffalo (Bubalus mindorensis) is a small, hoofed mammal belonging to the family Bovidae. It is endemic to the island of Mindoro in the Philippines, and is the only endemic Philippine bovine. It is believed, however, to have once also thrived on the larger island of Luzon. The tamaraw was originally found all over Mindoro, from sea level up to the mountains (2000 meters above sea […]

Google shows off its self-driving car prototype

Google showed reporters its tiny, bubble-shaped self-driving prototype vehicle on Tuesday (September 29). Google’s pet project of driverless cars started in 2009 with an intention to revolutionize the car industry. Google and other automotive manufacturers and suppliers have said the technology to build self-driving cars should be ready by 2020. Project director Chris Urmson said the company was taking things steadily. “This kind of technology — cars that drive themselves — is a different type […]

Strong El Niño officially starts

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that the Philippines have already met the criteria for the official declaration of strong El Niño affecting the country. It is said that 58% of the Philippines is suffering from the effects of the strong El Niño and that this may increase to 85% by February 2016. <em>(Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)</em>

DOH creates dengue express lane

The Department of Health (DOH) announced that it will create dengue express lanes in public health care facilities. Said express lane is only activated during an increase in dengue cases in order to prioritize said cases and provide first line health service to dengue patients. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

Bloodhound supersonic car unveiled in London

The Bloodhound Supersonic Car, described by its designers as the world’s fastest and most advanced racing car, was unveiled in London on Thursday (September 24). The vehicle is aiming to be the world’s first 1,000mph (1,609 kph) car when it attempts to set a new world record. The car’s British designers said they are pushing the limits of science, with the Bloodhound a catalyst for cutting-edge research in fields such as aerodynamics and sustainable high-tech […]

“COP21: The Road to Paris Starts in Manila” brings civil society at the forefront for the climate

Two months before countries all over the world gather in Paris to conclude a landmark agreement to curb global warming, France is taking an initiative to highlight the role of civil society in climate negotiations in the Philippines and abroad through a Climate Week in Manila. France, as the host of the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) this December, is responsible for […]

DOH monitors dengue outbreak in Cavite

Officials of the Department of Health (DOH) will visit the province of Cavite to monitor the status of the dengue outbreak in the said province. Currently, there are 4, 000 cases of dengue in the said province. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

Filipino Food is RP’s next tourist attraction

ASIDE from the country’s well-known diverse natural and man-made attractions, the Philippine food remain one of the country’s best -kept secret which is relatively unknown in many parts of the world. As if to corroborate the saying “the surest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach,” the Department of Tourism under the stewardship of Secretary Joseph Ace Durano recently launched Culinary Tourism dubbed as Kulinarya Filipina as part of the Cultural Tourism Program. […]

U.S. judge rules copyright for ‘Happy Birthday’ invalid

A U.S. judge on Tuesday (September 22) ruled that Warner/Chappell Music does not own a valid copyright to one of the world’s most recognizable songs, “Happy Birthday to You,” a decision that brings the song into the public domain. The highly-anticipated ruling comes in a putative class-action lawsuit filed by several artists against Warner/Chappell, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, over the song in 2013 seeking a return of the millions of dollars […]