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.
Let’s celebrate the environment and do our part to make everyday a happy Earth Day! In line with this celebration, we encourage you to try these helpful tips from us to have an amazing Earth Day tomorrow!
Every year, on April 22, the whole world celebrates Earth Day. First celebrated in the 1970s, this worldwide event is held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in. It was first held on April 22, 1970. Now, the event is globally coordinated by the Earth Day Network and is celebrated in more than 192 countries. In the Philippines, the event focuses on […]
(Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has confirmed seven new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), adding up to 36 infections in five days, a sudden increase of a disease that kills about a third of the people infected and has no cure. MERS, a SARS-like novel coronavirus that emerged in Saudi Arabia two years ago, has infected 231 people in the kingdom, of whom 76 have died, the Health Ministry said on its website. Meanwhile, another cluster of cases […]
A spacecraft has ended a mission to map the dust and gases surrounding the moon with a planned kamikaze crash. Scientists believe the crash left no debris on the moon. On Friday, flight controllers confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft had crashed into the back side of the moon as planned, just three days after unexpectedly surviving the full lunar eclipse earlier in the week. Researchers believe the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) vaporized […]
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:01pm EDT (Reuters Health) – The type of insurance people have is tied to their risk of needing emergency aorta surgery, according to a new study. Insurance, or lack thereof, is also linked to how well those people fare after surgery. Compared to people with private insurance, people without insurance were more likely to need emergency surgery on their aorta, the largest artery that supplies […]
By Shereen Jegtvig NEW YORK Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:36pm EDT (Reuters Health) – Women enrolled in a small study reported a reduction in symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a series of yoga classes. However, women in a comparison group that didn’t take the classes also reported a similar decline in symptoms, researchers found. “The yoga group did well – they improved in their PTSD symptoms – and our control group actually did […]
(Reuters) – For the first time, scientists have found an Earth-sized world orbiting in a life-friendly zone around a distant star. The discovery, announced on Thursday, is the closest scientists have come so far to finding a true Earth twin. The star, known as Kepler-186 and located about 500 light years away in the constellation Cygnus, is smaller and redder than the sun. The star’s outermost planet, designated Kepler-186f, receives about one-third the radiation from […]
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:38am EDT (Reuters) – Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms. Tech workers brought a class action lawsuit against Apple, Google Inc, Intel Inc and Adobe Systems Inc in 2011, alleging they […]