Breakfast Buddy

QUEZON City, Philippines (September 9) – Skipping breakfast? Not healthy! Skipping meals, especially breakfast, can actually make weight control more difficult. Breakfast skippers tend to eat more food than usual at the next meal, or nibble on high-calorie snacks to stave off hunger. Trust me, I know because I’m a big eater! And I tell you, it’s the most important part of the day. I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!®.com has benefits on having breakfast to show […]

Soccer clubs to help refugees

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 9 (Reuters) — The initiative from FC Porto proposing that European soccer clubs should help refugees has been adopted unanimously by the European Club Association (ECA) after the election of a new Executive Board in Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday (September 8). As Europe struggles with a migration crisis with 380,000 people arriving in the continent by sea this year, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), European clubs have decided to […]

Procrastination’s Bestfriend

QUEZON City, Philippines (September 9) – I don’t even know how to tell you how to stop procrastinating because that’s what I am doing right now. This article actually took me a day to finish because well, as you can see, procrastination’s being my best friend for quite some time now. And I don’t know if I like it or I’m just stuck with it. Probably just stuck. Who knows? Okay, so now it’s time for […]

NASA plans to land on Jupiter moon to look for aliens

MOSCOW, Sept. 9 (PNA/Sputnik) — In our search for life-harboring bodies in the solar system, the Jovian satellite of Europa may be our safest bet. While NASA previously announced a flyby mission to observe the moon from afar, the space agency now has plans to send a probe down to the surface, where life may exist in vast oceans beneath the ice. “All these worlds are yours, except Europa. Attempt no landing there,” reads a […]

APEC cracks down on Illegal Wildlife Trafficking

ILOILO CITY, Aug. 31 (PIA6)  –  Anti-corruption authorities, customs bureaus and law enforcement agencies from the 21 APEC members are ramping up their collaborative efforts to combat illegal wildlife trafficking in the Asia-Pacific, coming against the backdrop of breaking global developments that have helped to serve as a rallying point for greater policy action. This development was shared by the APEC Pathfinder Dialogue II on Fighting Corruption and Illicit Trade from the ongoing APEC meetings in Cebu […]

Attempt to sail Northeast Passage across Arctic begins

MURMANSK, Russia, September 8 (Reuters) — A trimaran skippered by China’s Guo Chuan crossed the start line on Thursday (September 3) and set out on a journey of about 3300 nautical miles to cross the Arctic Sea from Murmansk to the Bering Strait. The super trimaran “Qingdao China” rapidly traveled over 1000 nautical miles in the first few days at sea. The crew, Jochen Krauth and Quentin Monegier of France, Boris Herrmann and Tim Bastian […]

New molecular test can tell how well a person ages

LONDON, Sept. 8 (PNA/Xinhua) — A team of researchers have developed a new molecular test that indicates how well a person is aging, opening a new door to the treatment of age-related disease, according to a study published Monday by King’s College London. The test can help manage age-related disease by identifying people most at risk of diseases affected by age, as well as improve the way anti-aging treatments are evaluated, the researchers say. The […]

DOT-6 conducts Streetfood Kulinarya Workshop

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 8 (PNA) — The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 6 in partnership with the local government unit of the City of Passi is conducting Streetfood Kulinarya Workshop on September 8-9, 2015 at the Senior Citizens Building, Passi City. The workshop is in connection with Passi City’s Tourism Week Celebration and targets to train streetfood vendors on how to prepare food they sell in a hygienic and presentable manner by teaching them the […]

Renewable energy produces unstable supply

ORMOC CITY, Leyte, Sept. 8 (PNA) – While the Department of Energy is pushing for the generation of clean energy from natural resources, some experts are apprehensive with the unstable power produced by variable renewable energy (VRE) such as solar and wind due to its fluctuating nature. Raul Galano, head of the Visayas Systems Operations of National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) told reporters that variable renewable energy is named as such because of […]

Trial operation of driverless bus successful in China

ZHENGZHOU, Sept. 8 (PNA/Xinhua) — A Chinese bus maker announced Monday that its driverless bus has completed a successful trial-operation on an intercity road in central China’s Henan Province. The 10.5-meter hybrid bus by Yutong Bus Co., Ltd., ran around 32.6 kilometers on the intercity road linking Zhengzhou City with Kaifeng City in late August, according to Yutong. The driverless bus has passed all tests including identifying all 26 traffic lights on the road, automatically […]

NASA’s New Horizons probe begins year-long data transfer after Pluto flyby

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (PNA/Xinhua) — Seven weeks after its historic flyby of Pluto, NASA’s New Horizons probe now began to transmit the tens of gigabits of data it collected about the dwarf planet back to Earth. The transmission rate of the July 14 encounter data, however, is especially slow, at only 1-4 kilobits per second, considering the spacecraft’s 4.8 billion-kilometer distance from Earth, which means a radio signal delay of 4.5 hours. As a result, […]

Smart phone ingredient found in plant extracts

GERMANY, September 8 (Reuters) — Scientists in Germany have come up with a method for extracting the precious element germanium from plants. The element is a semi-conductor and was used to develop the first transistor because it is able to transport electrical charges extremely quickly. Nowadays, silicon-germanium alloy is indispensable to modern life, crucial in making computers, smartphones and fiber-optic cables. Transparent in infra-red light, germanium is also used in intelligent steering systems and parking […]