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Google tightens privacy settings for new users
'We believe that products should keep your information for only as long as it's useful and helpful to you,' Google CEO Sundar Pichai says in a blog post
[OPINION] An anthropologist on rethinking history to inspire the future
'There are no human races, there is only one human race. The concept of race reinforces the colonial structures that favors Eurocentric views.'
Case cracked: Mystery Antarctica fossil is massive prehistoric egg
The team believe this egg wasn't from a dinosaur
[OPINION] A lesson from the Paleolithic for this time of pandemic
'You have your tools before you. But chief among them are your tribe and your capacity to cooperate and work together.'
7 women who made Philippine history
In celebration of women’s month, Rappler highlights 7 Filipinas whose stories should be remembered
The First Quarter Storm of 1970 revisited
Armed with nothing more than angry slogans and sticks and stones – and an occasional pillbox or two – those who manned the barricades during the FQS would undergo a baptism of fire that would change their lives forever
Revise history books, but only to emphasize Martial Law atrocities – Robredo
'Kung may kailangang baguhin, kailangan siguraduhin na ma-inculcate sa bawat mamamayang Pilipino kung ano iyong kasamaan na dinala sa atin ng diktadurya,' says Vice President Leni Robredo
U.P. History professors slam Bongbong’s call to revise Marcos regime accounts in textbooks
The UP Department of History says former senator Bongbong Marcos' call is nothing but an attempt 'to continue covering up the countless human rights violations and corruption' during his late father's dictatorship
[OPINION] Red is the color of Christmas
People may not realize it, but the first Christmas was revolutionary. Red, representing valor, was its color through and through.
On my bookshelf, China and dictators steal the spotlight
Three books on the changing world
[OPINION] Busting myths on Lapu-Lapu and Ferdinand Magellan
'Before we wax patriotic with torches and pitchforks in rebuke of this movie, how about we see the silver lining, that this is an opportunity for us to revisit the pages of our history books?'
[ANALYSIS] 75 years after MacArthur's return, WW2 combatants face common threat
Why were the US and Japan forces in the Philippines for joint 'warrior' exercises? Because China desires regional and global domination, and the Philippines is standing in its way.
[OPINION] The slow death of Philippine history in high school
It is no surprise to me if more students tend to believe that Rizal is actually ‘Jack the Ripper’ or wonder why Apolinario Mabini is always sitting in the film 'Heneral Luna'
Bringing home the Pigafetta manuscripts
For the first time, high-resolution copies of Italian explorer Antonio Pigafetta's chronicle are in the Philippine national historian's library, accessible to any Filipino who wants to learn about Magellan's expedition, the 'First Mass,' and the Battle of Mactan
Ever heard of the 1734 Murillo Velarde map and why it should be renamed?
Historian Ambeth Ocampo says it should instead be called the 'Velarde-Bagay' map to highlight the contribution of its Filipino engraver Nicolas dela Cruz Bagay
Historian calls for 'nuanced' scholarly study of Marcos regime to fight false narratives
The failure of historians to write a thorough historical study of the Marcos years has opened the floodgates of misinformation and inaccurate narratives from both sides of the debate, says history professor Filomeno Aguilar Jr
[ANALYSIS] The Second World War, Poland, and the fight for freedom
Poland provides inspiration for countries and peoples in times of national peril, when leaders who are supposed to lead abandon their sworn responsibilities and advocate the interests of the invader
‘Family History’ review: Surprisingly poignant debut
'Family History' is precious because it understands that tears, cries and whimpers aren’t the only logical response to depression
'Resist historical revisionism,' Pangilinan says on Cory's 10th death anniversary
A decade since the death of former president and democracy icon Corazon Aquino, Senator Francis Pangilinan urges Filipinos to resist attempts to revise the country's history
PODCAST: Who is the Filipino? Superhero worship
Listen to part 2 of our podcast with 'Darna' director Jerrold Tarog on heroes in Philippine media
PODCAST: Who is the Filipino? Heroes of history
We talk national heroes with 'Heneral Luna' director Jerrold Tarog
Rody Vera launches book and first Filipino online playwriting course
The back-to-back launch is part of the 15th celebration of Virgin Labfest, a Filipino playwrights-led festival of unstaged works, under its first Playwrights' Fair on June 29 at the CCP Dream Theater and Little Theater lobby
Sleepless in Berlin: Nightingales flock to scruffy city parks
A project by Berlin's Natural History Museum asks city dwellers to go out and record nightingales' song with their smartphone and upload it onto an app
Book on Martial Law launched: 'It is happening again'
The newly launched book 'To Be in History: Dark Days of Authoritarianism' aims to remind Filipinos about the struggle for freedom during the Marcos regime
Demystifying the age of the Ifugao Rice Terraces to decolonize history
The way mainstream Filipino consciousness imagines the Ifugao in connection with the age of the terraces needs to change
IN PHOTOS: Museum of Philippine Economic History opens in Iloilo
The museum features galleries highlighting the industries, trade, and commerce in the Philippines through the years
Racism and redemption: Virginia blackface row sparks national debate
It's a question the state of Virginia has been grappling with since last week when its governor, Ralph Northam, was caught up in a row over blackface
Brazil museum holds first exhibition since fire
The director of the National Museum, Alexander Kellner, says that the exhibition is 'major proof that the museum is alive and operating with available tools'
2018 top science stories: Rhino skeleton, climate change, and Lego heads
As we wrap up 2018, the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum write about some of this year's most important science stories
The evolution of the medieval witch – and why she's usually a woman
By the end of the Middle Ages, a view of women as especially susceptible to witchcraft had emerged. The notion that a witch might travel by broomstick underscores the domestic sphere to which women belonged.
Movie reviews: All 9 films in the 2018 Cinema One Originals Festival
Which films stood out?
UP LIKAS itatampok ang ika-27 na Pambansang Kumperensiya ng mga Mag-aaral ng Kasaysayan
Itatampok sa kumperensiya ang krimen bilang isang tagahubog sa kasaysayan ng bansa
Enrile's 'ambush': Real or not?
Juan Ponce Enrile himself had admitted that his 'ambush' in 1972 was 'staged' to justify the declaration of Martial Law. Yet he later retracted that claim.
Read the stories of Lea Salonga, Clint Ramos, Robert Lopez in 'Barangay to Broadway'
Lea Salonga, Robert Lopez, and Clint Ramos are part of the list of 'Barangay to Broadway: Filipino American Theater History'
[OPINION] Historical rejection of political dynasties
What is only clear from the compelling lessons of history is that political dynasty is rejected in bloodshed and should not recur and continue
U.P. history department slams president's attendance at Marcos event
The Department of History says the UP President's appearance at the event is an insult to the memory of those who risked their lives to fight martial law
IN PHOTOS: Cars used by Philippine presidents now on display
Check out the Chrysler Crown Imperial Limousine used by Elpidio Quirino, the Willys Jeep used by Ramon Magsaysay, and more in this first-of-its-kind museum
Google collects location data even if you turn off location setting
Location data may still be collected via Google Maps and search even if a user has turned off a setting labeled 'Location History'
Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 movies about Philippine history
Learn about Philippine history through movies
IN PHOTOS: Christian Bautista, Kat Ramnani's prenup shoot
The photos by Pat Dy were shot at the National Museum of Natural History
The ‘Aliens’ meme guy is returning to Manila for HISTORY CON 2018
Giorgio Tsoukalos will be back in town to talk about what else? Aliens
Rappler Talk Entertainment: History and the big screen
Rappler talks to director Jerrold Tarog and actors Art Acuña and Ronnie Lazaro about bringing historical figures to life through the big screen
#TheWrap: Videos to watch this week, June 3-9, 2018
Here are the must-watch videos this week!
U.S.-North Korea: 70 years of high tension
(UPDATED) Here is a recap of the decades of tensions between the two countries
Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: 5 misconceptions about Philippine history
We throw in the books to set the record straight
Peruvian scientists use DNA to trace origins of Inca emperors
The two legends explaining the origin of the Inca civilization 'could be related,' according to the scientists' study
[OPINION] Who’s afraid of Citizen Jake?
'Citizen Jake makes us not only witnesses to these challenging times but confronts us with truths both forgotten and ignored'
What you can see at the newly-opened National Museum of Natural History
The museum's doors are finally open – and admission is free!
National Museum of Natural History to open on May 18
The museum will open just in time for International Museum Day
Early humans in the Philippines 700,000 years ago – study
Until now, the earliest confirmed evidence of hominins – the scientific term used to group modern and early humans – in the Philippines came from a single, 67,000-year old foot bone unearthed in the Sierra Madre Mountains