STAR SCIENCE
Benham Rise 2: Plans A to H
by Romeo M. Dizon - October 2, 2014 - 12:00am
We identified the most experienced divers among us who would dive to the site first; we assigned who would lay out the fifty-meter long transect line along which all the fish and coral surveys would be done; and...
The Coconut Scale Insect (CSI) Outbreak in the Philippines
by Ruben L. Villareal, Ph.D. - August 28, 2014 - 12:00am
The coconut industry faces perhaps the worst problem it has encountered in many decades.
Batang Ina
by Mercedes B. Concepcion, PhD - August 21, 2014 - 12:00am
In early February 2014, the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) and the Demographic Research and Development Foundation (DRDF) disseminated the preliminary findings of the 2013 Young Adult Fertility...
Chemical engineering meets graph theory
by Raymond R. Tan, Ph.D. - August 14, 2014 - 12:00am
Chemical engineering first emerged in the early 20th Century as the branch of engineering dedicated to the large-scale production of commodity chemicals.
What makes an economic sector vulnerable to disasters?
by Krista Danielle Yu, PhD - August 7, 2014 - 12:00am
Rainy season is just beginning.
Is the strengthening of disaster risk and impact management in Phl appropriately supported by its higher education system?
by Noel Lee J. Miranda, DVM, MSc, FPCVPH - July 31, 2014 - 12:00am
The Philippines is among the most disaster-prone and at-risk countries, with many areas being regularly affected by a number of natural disasters, ranging from typhoons, flooding, earthquakes, landslides, volcanic...
Demolishing the ivory tower via Facebook
by Maria Corazon A. De Ungria, PhD - July 24, 2014 - 12:00am
One common image that comes across people’s minds when the word “scientist” is mentioned is an old man in a white laboratory coat, with disheveled hair, wearing broad rimmed glasses and who is absent-minded...
Science to the rescue of the coconut industry
by Emil Javier - July 17, 2014 - 12:00am
Insect outbreaks occur when new strains/species of insects are introduced into areas where they have no or very few natural enemies.
Scientific Career System confers scientist rank to 11 gov’t researchers
by Mary Charlotte O. Fresco - July 10, 2014 - 12:00am
The Civil Service Commission and the Department of Science and Technology have appointed 11 government researchers to scientist rank through the Scientific Career System (SCS), an institutionalized recognition program...
‘Nalunod or nilunod?’: Forensic science in drowning investigations Friday the 13th, this month of June, the accidental drowning of Aizza Mae Balbin, the 26-year-old nurse from Bohol, while white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro City was a tragic loss for her family and friends....
Locking in high growth with required investment in knowledge ‘suprastructure’ At the 23rd regional WEF Summit held here in Manila last month, Sushant Palakurthi Rao, WEF senior director for Asia, noted the Philippines’ solid economic growth gains.
Scaling up the UP budget to face up to AEC competition Research in development and education economics reveals that technological innovation and economic growth are interactive and mutually reinforcing.
How to make the most of scientific conferences — 5 key points to remember
by Raymond R. Tan, Ph.D. - June 12, 2014 - 12:00am
Conferences are one of the most important avenues for dissemination of research findings (arguably second only to peer-reviewed journals, which we will talk about in a future Star Science article).
Enhancement measures/safety nets — ASEAN mutual recognition arrangements on engineering services The ASEAN economic integration will be implemented in 2015. Mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) affecting seven professions, including engineering services, have been agreed.
Philippine scorecard on MDGs 4 and 5
by Mercedes B. Concepcion, Ph.D. - May 29, 2014 - 12:00am
In 2000, the Philippines with many other countries worldwide, adopted the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that provided a framework for the international community to work together toward common targets and ensure...
Siempre vivo (Always alive)
by Dyan Aimee Mabunga-Rodriguez - May 22, 2014 - 12:00am
Biologists say that our bodies are made of cells.
Botulinum toxin: From poison to cosmetics and medication
by Elsie C. Jimenez, Ph.D. - May 15, 2014 - 12:00am
Recently I had a chat with a longtime friend who I had not met for a few years.
Does the teaching profession deserve a declaration of a ‘state of calamity’?
by Luis F. Razon, Ph.D. - May 8, 2014 - 12:00am
My answer is “yes.” Let me explain.
Charting new waters in the quest for new drugs
by Lilibeth A. Salvador-Reyes, Ph.D. - May 1, 2014 - 12:00am
We often hear about the road to Olympic gold every time there is the winter or summer Olympics, chronicling the journey of athletes as they go on their quest for the elusive Olympic gold.
On the declaration of novelty in scientific journal articles
by Raymond R. Tan, Ph.D. - April 24, 2014 - 12:00am
As a researcher, I find it alarming how the Philippines seems to be steadily slipping behind the rest of Asia in terms of scientific productivity.
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