Women in corporate boardrooms: do they matter?
by Ailyn A. Shi - March 20, 2022 - 12:00am
A few years ago, my colleagues and I investigated how female board members of publicly listed Philippine companies fared in the cutthroat world of corporate leadership and management.
Print a house
by John Ryan C. Dizon - February 27, 2022 - 12:00am
How would you like to build a house in just a few days, fabricate any spare part for your car or machine, make a prosthetic leg or even a set of false teeth. You can even produce food without having to work on the...
Chemical hopes
by Michael L. Tan - February 6, 2022 - 12:00am
Back in 2012, anthropologist Anita Hardon of the University of Amsterdam invited me to bring the Philippines into an international anthropological research project on “chemical youth,” looking into what...
‘Killer’ alcohol
by Armando M. Guidote Jr., Ph.D. - January 30, 2022 - 12:00am
Deaths due to methanol poisoning associated with consumption of lambanog has been a perennial problem. This was again in mainstream news reports in 2018 and 2019.
Forever chemicals
by Michael C. Velarde, PhD - January 23, 2022 - 12:00am
With the threat of the Omicron variant, we are compelled to revert back to working from home, instead of physically reporting to work.
‘STAR Science’ is back!
by Gisela P. Padilla-Concepcion, Ph.D - January 16, 2022 - 12:00am
Can The Philippine STAR offer readers more features on lifestyle, culture, education, innovation and other areas of human interest than it already does?
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.
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