Andres Bonifacio’s Untold Stories

There is more to the man who was known to be a grotesque fighter who’d choose bolo over pen, wearing kamisa de tsino and red pants, the Father of Katipunan, named Andres Bonifacio, than what we have learned during our school days when we were studying Araling Panlipunan.  Let us review and study his life once more to understand better that the stereotyped Katipunero was not actually how he was portrayed to be.  We have […]

Studies Show Lungs of Smokers Similar to Those With Diabetes

Diabetes is a long-term condition that causes high blood sugar levels of an individual. According to Medical News Today, over 382 million people are diagnosed to be suffering from it. Some 10% are Type1 (those whose cells can’t produce insulin) and 90% are Type2 (those whose cells are producing insulin but are not functioning).  Recently, an online article by, suggested that people with diabetes have impaired lung function similar to that of  smokers. It concluded that diabetes […]

Ways on How A Non-Enthusiast of Book Develops Reading

Students are more likely to be obliged and encouraged to read books, unlike adults who prioritize work most of the time that they no longer have the chance to read. Most are also losing interest because of various emerging technologies that grab their attention.   But are these emerging technologies really causing improvement? Or is there a downside to it? How can we possibly improve our reading?  Or mabe, how can we renew our interest in […]

Some climate change impacts unavoidable – World Bank

(Reuters) – Some future impacts of climate change, such as more extremes of heat and sea level rise, are unavoidable even if governments act fast to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the World Bank said on Sunday. Past and predicted emissions from power plants, factories and cars have locked the globe on a path towards an average temperature rise of almost 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times by 2050, it said. “This means that […]

Multi-national crew blasts off for space station

A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy’s first female astronaut. A Soyuz capsule holding incoming station commander Terry Virts, with the U.S. space agency NASA, Soyuz commander Anton Shkaplerov, with the Russian Federal Space Agency, and first-time flier Samantha Cristoforetti, with the European Space Agency, lifted off at 4:01 p.m. EST (2101 GMT). They were […]

Want to live on the ‘roof of the world’? Grow barley

(Reuters) – The Tibetan Plateau, the harsh Asian domain known as the ‘roof of the world,’ would not seem an ideal place for people to call home thanks to its extreme altitude, frigid temperatures, relentless winds and low-oxygen conditions. When people did succeed in colonizing this remote land, it was only after they discovered how to feed themselves year-round with cold-hardy crops like barley brought to the region from far away, scientists said on Thursday. […]

New York patient tests negative for Ebola, Missouri patient awaits results

(Reuters) – A traveler who returned from Mali tested negative for Ebola at a New York City hospital on Thursday, and a patient who recently came back from West Africa awaited test results at a Missouri hospital, health officials said. Preliminary test results showed the traveler who returned to the United States from a trip to Mali does not have the disease, but the patient will remain in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center for further testing, […]