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DNA from ancient plague points to modern peril

In this Jan. 17, 2014, photo provided by McMaster University, graduate biology student Jennifer Klunk examines a bone sample at McMaster University's Ancient DNA Centre in Hamilton, Canada. Scientists say two of the deadliest pandemics in history were caused by strains of the same plague and warn new versions of the bacteria could spark future outbreaks.  AP PHOTO/MCMASTER UNIVERSITY

“In some cases death came immediately; in others, after many days,” the historian Procopius wrote as a terrifying disease scythed through Constantinople in 542 AD. “With some, the body broke out with black pustules about as large as a lentil and these did not survive even one day, but all succumbed immediately. Vomiting of blood ensued in many, without visible cause, and immediately brought death.”

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Washington Post: US capital’s powerful paper

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The Washington Post has a storied history as the house newspaper of the US political elite, and its journalists reported some of the 20th century’s biggest scoops, including the Watergate scandal.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Airborne laser reveals hidden city in Cambodia

In this photo taken on June 28, 2012, Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temples complex stands in Siem Reap province, some 230 kilometers (143 miles) northwest Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples complex. The discovery was announced late Monday, June 17, 2013, in a peer-reviewed paper released early by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. AP

Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple complex.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Council recalls clearance given for diaper TV ad that spoofed ‘Battle of Mactan’

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The Ad Standards Council (ASC) has recalled the clearance given for the airing of a TV commercial for a diaper, which had spoofed the Battle of Mactan as having been triggered by the gift of low quality diapers.

Posted: April 22nd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

How science digs up the royal dirt

Undated photo made available by the University of Leicester, England, Monday Feb. 4 2013, of the remains of England's King Richard III, missing for 500 years. The identification of the skeleton is the latest coup by forensic scientists who use radiocarbon-dating, DNA analysis, 3D scanning and other hi-tech tools to unlock the secrets of the long-dead.  AP/ UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

The identification of King Richard III’s skeleton is the latest coup by forensic scientists who use radiocarbon-dating, DNA analysis, 3D scanning and other hi-tech tools to unlock the secrets of the long-dead.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Blast from the past: White Knight Hotel Intramuros

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OUTSIDE décor brightened by plants. Photo by Amadís Ma. Guerrero, Contributor

The old Walled City of Manila was “four hundred years the flower & fruit,” rhapsodized the Manila-born National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin.

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

Radio and agriculture

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Despite rapid technological developments in the communication sector, radio remains a powerful medium, particularly in rural Philippines.

Posted: November 1st, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Fascinating facts about moon trips

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When Neil Armstrong —who died on Aug. 25 at the age of 82—became the first man to set foot on the moon, he made everyone back on earth look up and stare at the familiar fixture in our night sky and for that brief moment the world was united in awe.

Posted: September 7th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Mining EO pitfalls

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Various stakeholders in the mining industry, from government agencies to private companies and civil society groups, have said there was room for “responsible mining” in “sustainable development.” Yet, they have also noted that what responsible mining meant would depend on who was talking.

Posted: July 9th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Rockwell Center to house history, culture and people

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THE LOPEZ Tower and Museum will serve as a symbol to the intrinsic values that the Lopez clan carries.

History has found a new home. Rising 19 stories high, the new Lopez Tower and Museum will house a collection of Filipiniana archival material encompassing 600 years of Philippine arts, history and culture.

Posted: May 18th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

The unfinished business of People Power Revolution

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Revolutions bring about dramatic changes to a nation’s history. They are fueled by the people’s desire for change. A revolution is caused by the will of the people to overthrow a dictator, establish a democracy and a stable economy. These changes, however, do not immediately cause the consequences that the people wish. The manifestation of the people’s hopes often takes years to be realized.

Posted: March 5th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Transition to democracy: the Philippine experience

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The Philippines went through its transition from a dictatorship to an open democratic society in 1986. The road of transition has not been easy; it has not been short.

Posted: November 21st, 2011 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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