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Exec’s love for animals turns into a lucrative zoo

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JOEL Marcelo Jimenez enjoying zipline at Kinder Zoo.

Businessman Joel Marcelo Jimenez personally knows the appeal of animals and zoos to children. He was spellbound by them since he was a child.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Stuff of legend’: Giant squid filmed in Pacific depths—Japan scientists

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This video image, taken from footage by NHK and Discovery Channel in July 2012 and released on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, shows a giant squid, up to eight meters (26 feet) long, against the backdrop of dark oceanic depths at a depth of 630 meters (2,067 feet) in the sea near Ogasawara islands, 1,000 km south of Tokyo.  AFP PHOTO/NHK/NEP / DISCOVERY CHANNEL

Scientists and broadcasters said Monday they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid roaming the depths of the Pacific Ocean, showing it in its natural habitat for the first time ever.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Premium tuna brand brings hope to small fishers

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A MAN balances his prize catch on one shoulder at a fishing village in Ilocos Norte. Some 300 Pasuquin artisanal fishing families using about 200 small bancas are participating in the pilot phase of what the partners hope will become a nationwide campaign.

In Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, leading conservation group World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines (WWF-Philippines) and private corporation Century Canning Corporation (CCC), the country’s top tuna canning firm, have partnered in a project designed to make sustainable fishing a viable means of livelihood for small fisherfolk.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Animal protein robs body of calcium, say health experts

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Still think cow’s milk is the best natural source of calcium? Better wipe that white moustache off, because nutrition experts claim that the best sources of calcium are vegetables. In fact, they claim further that consuming too much animal protein (pork, beef, chicken, milk, etc.) may even rob the body of its precious calcium.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

US researchers: Like humans, rats can make good decisions

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Rats are smart, that’s a well-known fact. But US researchers on Tuesday said a series of tests had shown they might be just as good as humans at juggling information in order to make the best decision.

Posted: March 15th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Communicating with canines

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The family dogs turn 11 this year, but I often think of them as little human girls who know enough to recognize that sneaking a mango out of the harvest pile isn’t good behavior, but can’t quite give up their prizes either.

Posted: January 27th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Discovering diversity

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In the May 20 issue of the journal Fieldiana, Filipino and American scientists reported identifying seven new species of field mice that live in forested parts of the Zambales Mountains, Mt. Banahaw, the Mingan Mountains of Aurora and the Sierra Madre. “The discovery and description of seven previously unknown species of mammals may surprise people, [...]

Posted: June 25th, 2011 in Columnists,Science and Health | Read More »

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