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Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well – studies

In this photo issued by Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and taken in April 2014, Yuanyuan Zhang, M.D., Ph.D, assistant professor at the Institute, demonstrates the process to engineer a vaginal organ in a laboratory in Winston Salem, N.C. (AP)

Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Warming warning: The polar bear is us

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If you think climate change is only faced by some far-off polar bear decades from now, well, you’re mistaken.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

New evidence of Big Bang released

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The universe was born almost 14 billion years ago, exploding into existence in an event called the Big Bang. Now researchers say they’ve spotted evidence that a split-second later, the expansion of the cosmos began with a powerful jump-start.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Robots for world heritage preservation

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YOUNG MECHANICS The DYCI Robotics Team bagged silver medals in both elementary and secondary levels in the recent WRO 2013. From left: Aldrine Cristobal, Raingel Vryse Mendoza, Julius Nicholai Navatilan, Anne Jazpher Raz, King Johnnel Olgado and Rey Allen Infante. photo by Jilson Seckler Tiu

In this day and age when machines make our life easier, six kids strived to come up with something that can save the world.

Posted: February 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Science and Health | Read More »

Revealed: Vast water store beneath Greenland’s ice

A boat skims through the melting ice in the Ilulissat fjord on August 28, 2008, on the western coast of Greenland. A vast store of water equivalent in area to Ireland lies beneath Greenland's icesheet, and it may provide answers to one of the big riddles of climate change, scientists reported on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.  AFP PHOTO/STEEN ULRIK JOHANNESSEN

A vast store of water equivalent in area to Ireland lies beneath Greenland’s icesheet, and it may provide answers to one of the big riddles of climate change, scientists reported on Sunday.

Posted: December 23rd, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

US study warns of sudden climate change woes

This July 22, 2006, file photo shows the Coast Guard Cutter Healy breaking ice in the Arctic Ocean near Barrow, Alaska. A 200-page report by the National Academy of Sciences says abrupt changes like melting ice in the Arctic Ocean and mass species extinctions have already started and are worse than predicted.  AP

Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth’s environment are more worrisome than climate change’s bigger but more gradual impacts, a panel of scientists advising the US government concluded Tuesday.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

HIV has big hiding place, foiling hopes for cure

This undated image provided by Johns Hopkins Medicine shows Dr. Deborah Persaud of Johns Hopkins' Children's Center in Baltimore. The new report, published online Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013, by the New England Journal of Medicine, makes clear that a girl, now 3, was infected in the womb. She was treated unusually aggressively and shows no active infection despite stopping AIDS medicines 18 months ago. Persaud helped investigate the case.  AP PHOTO/JOHNS HOPKINS MEDICINE

Modern medicine can keep HIV at bay but not cure it, and researchers said Thursday the reason may lie in the larger-than-expected size of the virus’s hiding place.

Posted: October 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Scientists 95%—not 100%—certain global warming is real

Smoke pours from a chimney at a cement plant in Binzhou city, in eastern China's Shandong province, in this file photo. Scientists from around the world have gathered in Stockholm in September 2013 for a meeting of a UN panel on climate change and will probably issue a report saying it is "extremely likely"—which they define in footnotes as 95 percent certain—that humans are mostly to blame for temperatures that have climbed since 1951.  AP

Top scientists from a variety of fields say they are about as certain that global warming is a real, man-made threat as they are that cigarettes kill.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Life on Mars hopes fade after methane findings—study

This Sept. 7, 2013, image provided by NASA, taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover shows a view of Gale Crater near the Mars equator. Experiments by Curiosity found no trace of methane gas in the Martian atmosphere, according to a study released on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.  AP PHOTO/NASA

Hopes of finding life on Mars suffered a setback after new findings from NASA’s Curiosity rover detected only trace amounts of methane gas in the Red Planet’s atmosphere, a study said Thursday.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Science and Health | Read More »

Legarda, Montejo open ExpoScience at SMX Convention Center

Environment advocate Senator Loren Legarda together with Science Secretary Mario G. Montejo led the opening ceremony of ExpoScience 2013, the yearly celebration of the National Science and Technology Week at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

Posted: July 27th, 2013 in Inquirer Features,Science and Health | Read More »

NASA finds new moon on Neptune

This diagram provided by NASA shows the orbits of several moons located close to the planet Neptune. NASA announced the discovery of Neptune's 14th moon Monday, July 15, 2013. The new moon, Neptune's tiniest, is designated S/2004 N 1. It's 100 million times fainter than the faintest star visible with the naked eye. AP Photo/NASA

A tiny new moon has been spotted circling Neptune— the 14th known to be orbiting the faraway planet, the US space agency said on Monday.

Posted: July 16th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

NASA’s next Mars rover will advance hunt for past life

This picture provided by NASA on December 3, 2012, shows a view of the third (L) and fourth (R) trenches made by the 1.6-inch-wide scoop on NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity in October 2012. The next robotic rover to explore Mars in 2020 should scour the surface of the red planet more closely than ever for signs of past life, a NASA science team said Tuesday.  AFP/NASA/HO

The next robotic rover to explore Mars in 2020 should scour the surface of the red planet more closely than ever for signs of past life, a NASA science team said Tuesday.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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