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Wind farm draws tourists and revenues to a small province in Rizal

Posted on: April 21st, 2017 | No Comments
MANILA — Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the viewing deck of a wind farm in Pililla, Rizal to marvel at and take photos of its 125-meter tall white...

Ants march into battle and rescue their wounded comrades

Posted on: April 19th, 2017 | No Comments
Much like human soldiers in combat, members of a large, black, termite-eating ant species found in sub-Saharan Africa march in formation into battle and afterward retrieve wounded comrades and carry...

Japan whaling fleet returns from Antarctic hunt with 333 whales

Posted on: April 3rd, 2017 | No Comments
Japan’s whaling fleet returned on Friday from its months-long Antarctic hunt in the name of scientific research with a take of more than 300 minke whales, a hunt that prompted...

Scientists launch campaign to restore Pluto to the planet club

Posted on: March 30th, 2017 | No Comments
A team of scientists seeking to restore Pluto to planethood launched a campaign on Tuesday to broaden the astronomical classifications which led to its demotion to a “dwarf planet” a...

Australia’s ‘extreme’ summer a sign of things to come: researchers

Posted on: March 8th, 2017 | No Comments
Climate change was responsible for breaking more than 200 Australian weather records over the past three months, researchers said on Wednesday, a glimpse of conditions to come that will likely...

NASA Mars satellite shifts course to avoid hitting planet’s moon

Posted on: March 6th, 2017 | No Comments
A NASA science satellite orbiting Mars was forced to make a rare evasive maneuver to avoid a collision next week with one of the planet’s two small moons, the U.S....

Ancient human tree cultivation shaped Amazon landscape

Posted on: March 3rd, 2017 | No Comments
Ancient indigenous peoples had a far more profound impact on the composition of the vast Amazon rainforest than previously known, according to a study showing how tree species domesticated by...

SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad in Florida

Posted on: February 21st, 2017 | No Comments
A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon, a step forward for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk...

Dam crisis is wake-up call for aging California water system

Posted on: February 14th, 2017 | No Comments
In the mountainous folds of California lie hundreds of dams that played a vital role in making it America’s wealthiest and most populous state. The Oroville Dam crisis this week,...

Genetic study may make ancient Inca’s quinoa a grain of the future

Posted on: February 9th, 2017 | No Comments
Quinoa, the sacred “mother grain” of the ancient Inca civilization suppressed by Spanish conquistadors, could become an increasingly important food source in the future thanks to genetic secrets revealed in...