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Mike Magpayo becomes first Filipino NCAA Division 1 head coach

Jul 03, 2020 - 9:48 PM

Fil-Am Mike Magpayo replaces David Patrick as head coach of the University of California Riverside

NEW ROLE. Mike Magpayo says he is 'absolutely thrilled' to take over as head coach for the University of California Riverside. Photo from gohighlanders.com


Vaping linked to rare lung disease – study

Dec 05, 2019 - 8:40 AM

'This is the first known case of a metal-induced toxicity in the lung that has followed from vaping and it has resulted in long-term, probably permanent, scarring of the patient's lungs,' says a researcher

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Heart trouble slows hoops rise of Shaq's son Shareef

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:39 AM

Shaquille O'Neal's son Shareef puts his promising college basketball career on hold due to a heart ailment

OUT FOR THE SEASON. NBA great Shaquille O'Neal’s son Shareef was all set to play for UCLA. Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Apple/AFP

LaVar Ball to pull out son LiAngelo Ball from UCLA

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:28 AM

LaVar says LiAngelo would rather concentrate on entering the 2018 NBA draft

STRICTER PUNISHMENTS? LaVar Ball plans on pulling out son LiAngelo Ball as he believes that UCLA punished his more than China. Photo by Mike Stone/Getty Images North America/AFP

Russian tweets from bots, trolls used 'to disrupt' Brexit vote – report

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:03 PM

'This is the most significant evidence yet of interference by Russian-backed social media accounts around the Brexit referendum,' an MP says of data gathered by scientists at Swansea University and the University of California, Berkeley

BREXIT DISCORD. A pedestrian shelters from the rain beneath a Union flag themed umbrella as they walk near the Big Ben clock face and the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 25, 2016. File photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Berkeley Fil-Ams defend free speech

May 16, 2017 - 12:20 AM

Fil Ams from the University of California at Berkeley agree that the Free Speech Movement is alive and well

CAL PRIDE. Cal Students Robin Cid Calleja, Justin Lagera and Jacob Sese, and alumna Corin Ramos Lujan differ in their politics but pride in their alma mater.

Trump threatens Berkeley funds over Breitbart protests

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:27 PM

The university is placed on lockdown as the sold out appearance by Milo Yiannopoulos a conservative firebrand was canceled Wednesday evening

PROTEST. People protesting controversial Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos march in the street on February 1, 2017 in Berkeley, California. Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/ Getty Images/ AFP

US shooter had 'kill list' including professors, wife

Jun 03, 2016 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck says a note in Mainak Sarkar s backpack – in which he asked that someone look after his cat – led police to his home in Minnesota where a kill list was found

LOCKDOWN. Students gather together during a lockdown at the University of California at Los Angeles campus where a shooting took place in Los Angeles, California, USA, June 1, 2016. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Filipino scientist with NASA sends 'Astronaut Bob' to space

Jun 02, 2016 - 10:28 PM

The launch seeks to promote Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics STEM awareness in education

Murder-suicide triggers lockdown at UCLA campus

Jun 02, 2016 - 8:15 AM

Officials said they were still piecing together what prompted the deadly incident at the University of California s Los Angeles campus

LOCKDOWN. Members of security are seen on June 1, 2016 at the University of California's Los Angeles campus on June 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Robyn Beck/AFP

Loss of Y chromosome linked to Alzheimer's disease – study

May 24, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Researchers say [loss of Y] may serve as a predictive biomarker for a wider range of health problems

6 Irish die in California balcony collapse

Jun 17, 2015 - 3:15 PM

At least 7 people were injured with some in critical condition after the tragedy at a building located two blocks from the University of California Berkeley campus

CORDONED OFF. Debris and covered over bodies lay on the sidewalk after the balcony of a building collapsed in downtown Berkeley, California, USA, June 16, 2015. Peter Dasilva/EPA

Indonesia is 2nd biggest source of plastic waste in seas

Feb 13, 2015 - 12:16 PM

A study estimates millions of tons of plastic waste get dumped into our oceans annually with Indonesia being the 2nd biggest contributor

PLASTIC, PLASTIC EVERYWHERE. An man collects plastic garbage at a polluted river in Jakarta in this 2008 file photo. Photo by EPA

PH among top nations dumping plastic into seas

Feb 13, 2015 - 3:15 AM

A study estimates millions of tons of plastic waste get dumped into our oceans annually, with middle-income nations – including the Philippines – among the top contributors

SEA OF WASTE. A rubbish collector gathers floating plastic garbage in Manila Bay on 'Fifth International Plastic Bag-Free Day' in Manila, Philippines, July 3, 2014. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

CHED int’l research project begins after 2-year delay

Feb 13, 2015 - 12:56 AM

Government will fund and implement 8 projects under the Philippine California Advanced Research Institute with a total cost of P980 million for two years

Melt rate of Antarctica glaciers speeding up – research

Dec 03, 2014 - 10:27 PM

Glaciers in the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica are losing ice faster than another part of Antarctica and are the biggest contributor to rising sea levels said researchers at the University of California at Irvine

ANTARCTIC MORNING. King George Island : View of Antarctica early in the morning after a snow shower, on March 13, 2014. Photo by Vanderlei Almeida/ AFP

Int'l research project in limbo, not in CHED's 2015 budget

Aug 26, 2014 - 6:19 PM

The Philippine California Advance Research Institute project is halted causing the Commission on Higher Education s proposed 2015 budget to decrease by almost half to P3 56B

Anesthesia before age one may harm memory: study

Jun 09, 2014 - 10:15 PM

The study shows that children anesthetized as babies had 28 less recollection on average than their peers

California drought 'to cost farmers $1.7 billion'

May 20, 2014 - 9:21 AM

The drought can leave 14 500 workers without jobs in California s Central Valley known as the US food basket

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Smoking ban reduces pre-term births, childhood asthma

Mar 29, 2014 - 11:00 AM

The new investigation covers more than 2 5 million births and 250 000 hospital admissions of children who suffered an asthma attack

NO TO SMOKING. A study shows rates of pre-term births and hospital treatment for childhood asthma both fell after smoking bans were put in place

Second US baby is HIV-free after early treatment

Mar 06, 2014 - 6:46 AM

A baby treated for HIV within hours of birth is free of the virus nearly a year later in the second case that has raised hopes about early treatment

New forms of racism arise in science research

Feb 15, 2014 - 12:35 PM

A professor warns science could be misused to propagate the belief that people inherently have different abilities based on skin color or ethnic background

NEORACISM. New forms of discrimination take hold in scientific research

Dr Michio Kaku: Philippines poised to leap into the future

Dec 31, 2013 - 2:47 PM

The noted theoretical physicist author TV host and pop icon of science says the Philippines has to focus on building two things: education and entrepreneurship

MICHIO KAKU. According to the noted futurist, theoretical physicist, author, TV host, and pop icon of science, the Philippines is poised to leap into the future. All photo from Peter Imbong

Viewing news of trauma worse than experiencing it: study

Dec 10, 2013 - 8:21 AM

The study raised questions about the psychological impact of repeated exposure to violence via digital and traditional media in the first major terror attack on US soil since September 11 2001

GRIEF. Runner John Ounao breaks down after he finds friends after several explosions rocked the finish of the Boston Marathon. AFP Photo

Smartphone app offers earthquake warnings

Nov 30, 2013 - 11:26 AM

The app provides an earthquake warning to to those a few kilometers away from the quake to seek a safe place

AN APP FOR QUAKES. An app hopes to provide precious extra time to find safe ground when a quake strikes.

Texting while driving? Fil-Am's trial set for December 5

Nov 06, 2013 - 4:03 AM

Probers say Jorene Ypanto Nicolas of California appeared distracted while driving hitting another car and killing its driver a 23 year old girl

'False memories' take life in the lab

Jul 26, 2013 - 9:47 AM

A better understanding of false memories could help treat post traumatic stress and possibly cut back on inaccurate eyewitness testimony that jails innocent people experts say

Can stem cells cure HIV?

Apr 13, 2012 - 4:51 PM

In a recent study researchers demonstrate that stem cells can actually attack HIV infected cells in a living organism

MODERN DAY SCOURGE. The HIV virus. (Photo credit: C. Goldsmith/public domain)

Scientists create new rainbow colors

Mar 29, 2012 - 7:10 PM

A University of California Santa Barbara UCSB research team has generated 11 new colors of the rainbow using lasers and ion cascades

NO MORE ROYGBIV. Artist's rendition of the experiment that produced new colors in the rainbow spectrum