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Daredevil, in bid to prove Earth is flat, dies in rocket launch

Feb 24, 2020 - 11:17 AM

His goal was to ascend more than 1,500 meters to prove that the Earth is not round but shaped like a Frisbee

LOOK: U.P. opens cutting-edge genome research center

Sep 12, 2018 - 7:51 PM

The Philippine Genome Center in Diliman promises to conduct molecular-level research in the fields of health and medicine, agriculture, forensics and ethnicity, industry, and the environment

GENETIC RESEARCH. The UP-PGC Genome Center in Diliman, Quezon City on September 11, 2018. aPhoto by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Ethan Peck to play Spock in new 'Star Trek'

Aug 15, 2018 - 9:22 AM

Ethan joins the second season of 'Star Trek: Discovery'

Bad trips with Troy and KC Montero

Jan 30, 2018 - 8:00 PM

What to do when your vacation sucks? If you're a Montero brother, turn it into a TV show

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Eat, drink, and have a happy New Year with these holiday promos

Dec 04, 2017 - 8:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ring in 2018 with the best holiday deals around the metro!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS. From food, to drinks, to staycations, these yuletide offerings from hotels and restaurants will help you make the most of the season. Photos from, The Peninsula Manila website, and

Jaguar Land Rover roars back into PH with new local partner

Nov 24, 2017 - 5:39 PM

The luxury car maker will launch 4 new models in the country with its new local partner: the Jaguar F-Pace and E-Pace SUVs, Land Rover Discovery, and Range Rover Velar

Quite a catch: 22 Prime serves sustainable seafood specials

Oct 04, 2017 - 5:55 PM

The sustainable seafood – and the wine – will leave a wonderful taste in your mouth

THE MAIN EVENT. This surf and turf features a fillet mignon with grilled tiger prawns. Photo courtesy of Discovery Suites

WATCH: New 'Star Trek: Discovery' series trailer released

Jul 23, 2017 - 6:17 PM

See Sonequa Martin Green Michelle Yeoh Jason Isaac and more in the upcoming Star Trek series

Michael Phelps to race against a great white in 'Shark Week' challenge

Jun 18, 2017 - 7:20 PM

Humans have been no match for the 23 time Olympic gold medalist So now he s taking on a great white shark

PHELPS VS SHARK. Michael Phelps will race a great white shark in a Discovery Channel 'Shark Week' challenge. Photo of Phelps from AFP

Trump, Lopez, Duterte | Evening wRap

Apr 19, 2017 - 8:07 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

New 'Star Trek' series to be called 'Discovery'

Jul 24, 2016 - 10:57 AM

The show s name is revealed after a teaser trailer at San Diego Comic Con

Photo from Twitter/Star Trek Discovery (@startrekcbs)

10 things more likely to kill you than a shark

Jun 29, 2016 - 6:32 PM

Coconuts hot dogs and jellyfish oh my Here are a few things that kill more people a year than sharks

Orange jellyfish (Chrysaora fuscescens). Some types of jellyfish kill a number of humans yearly via deadly stings. Photo courtesy of Discovery Channel Southeast Asia

MH370 hunt loses hi-tech sonar probe to undersea volcano

Jan 25, 2016 - 12:31 PM

An underwater sonar vehicle used in the search for MH370 has is lost to the deep ocean floor after hitting an undersea volcano

A picture made available October 6, 2014 shows the Fugro Discovery search vessel moored at Fremantle Port, Perth, Australia, October 5, 2014. Angie Raphael/EPA/File

The wRap Indonesia: Indonesian experts in Saudi, new mammal discovered

Oct 07, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the importance of Indonesia for the Trans Pacific Partnership Indonesia s defense of its haze fighting efforts and Malaysia s sanctions from FIFA

DEAL SEALED. Trade ministers from the twelve Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries participate in the closing press conference in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, October 5, 2015. Erik S Lesser/EPA

LOOK: Newest mammal discovered in Indonesia

Oct 06, 2015 - 2:06 PM

The hog nosed rat is unlike anything scientists have ever seen before

NEWEST MAMMAL. The hog-nosed shrew rat was discovered in Sulawesi island. Photo from Museum Victoria

Taiwan boy accidentally damages $1.5M Italian painting

Aug 25, 2015 - 11:19 PM

The painting Flowers by Italian artist Paolo Porpora dates back to the 1600s

Perlas Pilipinas finishes second in BTSL Final

May 11, 2015 - 10:31 AM

The Philippines national women s basketball team finishes second at the Basketball Thailand Super League International Final

Photo by Kuk Thew/BTSL

Recap: Man tries to get 'Eaten Alive' by anaconda

Dec 08, 2014 - 2:07 PM

Watch video clips of the big stunt

Snake 'eats' man wearing 'snake-proof' suit in new show

Nov 08, 2014 - 3:33 PM

The anaconda seen in the Eaten Alive teaser requires at least seven men to hold it

WATCH: US daredevil completes Chicago skyscraper tightrope walk

Nov 03, 2014 - 11:36 PM

In one of the tightrope walks he is completely blindfolded Plus he doesn t wear a safety harness

Discovery Channel airs 'Haiyan: After the Megastorm'

Oct 26, 2014 - 4:14 PM

The documentary premieres on Discovery Channel on November 8 exactly a year after Typhoon Yolanda

Iranian is first woman to win mathematics 'Nobel'

Aug 13, 2014 - 7:34 AM

UPDATED Maryam Mirzakhani a Harvard educated mathematician and professor at Stanford University in California is one of four winners of the Fields Medal

Stanford University Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, first female recipient of the prestigious Fields Medal. Image courtesy Maryam Mirzakhani/Stanford University

Dutch firm to conduct MH370 underwater search

Aug 06, 2014 - 12:17 PM

The underwater search will aim to locate the aircraft and any evidence such as debris and flight recorders to assist the Malaysian investigation team on the disappearance of MH370

WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY. A picture made available on 30 March 2014 shows a view of the Indian Ocean taken from a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-3K2 Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, over the southern Indian Ocean, 29 March 2014. Jason Reed/Pool/EPA

FAST FACTS: Iglesia ni Cristo's Philippine Arena

Jul 21, 2014 - 10:28 AM

Iglesia ni Cristo celebrates on July 27 its centennial and the construction of the Philippine Arena is one of the event s highlights

MONUMENTAL. The Philippine Arena is opened in time for the 100th anniversary of the Iglesia ni Cristo. Image from Wikimapia

Big Bang breakthrough team: We may be wrong

Jun 20, 2014 - 9:07 PM

Some scientists also express doubts about the findings of the BICEP2 team

File photo by AFP

Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy

Apr 21, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Some of the sherpas and their families are angry about the Nepali government s offer of 40 000 rupees to pay for the funeral expenses of those killed calling it a disrespectful gesture

WORST ACCIDENT. Group of family members of the Nepalese mountaineer carry the body of Ang Kaji Sherpa who died on Mt. Everest Avalanche upon its arrival at Sherpa Monastry in Kathmandu, Nepal. April 19, 2014. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Laptop used for first US presidential email finds a buyer

Apr 18, 2014 - 9:52 PM

The Toshiba Satellite laptop that belonged to White House physician Robert Darling sells for 61 000 in a Boston auction

EMAIL SENT. A file picture taken on November 7, 1998, released by the White House, shows US President Bill Clinton preparing to send the first-ever US presidential email. The Toshiba Satellite that Clinton borrowed sold for $60,667 in an online auction. Agence France-Presse photo/The White House

Scientists make progress in treating paralysis

Apr 08, 2014 - 9:14 PM

This is groundbreaking for the entire field and offers a new outlook that the spinal cord even after a severe injury has great potential for functional recovery

Survive life: 6 tips from 'Manhunt' star Joel Lambert

Apr 03, 2014 - 9:56 PM

How would you face a life and death situation? Would you freeze or keep your cool? Pick up these tips from someone who’s been through it all

JOEL LAMBERT. The 'Manhunt' star and former US Navy SEAL shares a few tips on managing a crisis. Photo by Ina Sebastian/Rappler

US scientists find major evidence of Big Bang

Mar 18, 2014 - 12:18 AM

The detection of these gravitational waves represents the last untested element of Albert Einstein s general theory of relativity filling in a major gap in our understanding of how the universe was born

The secrets of Ruby Tuason

Feb 07, 2014 - 8:45 AM

UPDATED The former social secretary could be the crucial key that directly links senators Jinggoy Estrada Juan Ponce Enrile and his former chief of staff Gigi Reyes to the pork barrel scam

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

Revilla Senate staff: I'm ready to open bank accounts

Dec 14, 2013 - 11:07 AM

Richard Cambe among the senior staff of Sen Bong Revilla allegedly got at least 1 of the kickbacks from the use of the senator s pork barrel funds

Who will audit Yolanda donations sent via private sector?

Dec 06, 2013 - 2:12 PM

More than 98 of aid for Yolanda victims is coursed through non governmental institutions Who will audit them?

'People can help' watch over funds – COA, DBM

Dec 06, 2013 - 11:51 AM

DBM Undersecretary Richard Moya and COA Chairperson Grace Tan emphasize the need for more public involvement to ensure transparency and accountability

#TalkThursday: Beyond Napoles, guarding public funds

Dec 05, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Rappler talks to DBM Undersecretary Richard Bon Moya and COA Chairperson Grace Pulido Tan on accountability for public funds

#TalkThursday: Beyond Napoles, guarding public funds

Nov 26, 2013 - 11:09 AM

Maria Ressa talks with Budget Secretary Butch Abad and COA Chair Grace Pulido Tan in this special edition of TalkThursday

#BudgetWatch Special #TalkThursday Edition: Beyond Napoles, guarding public funds

Discovery World halves IPO size

Oct 21, 2013 - 3:01 PM

The Discovery Shores Boracay developer says it is reducing IPO size due to changes in expansion plans

TRIMMED DOWN. Luxury resort developer Discovery World cuts its IPO by almost half. Photo by AFP

2 more whistleblowers surface against Napoles

Aug 09, 2013 - 3:03 PM

Two more employees of Janet Lim Napoles have come forward and are willing to speak about what they know regarding JLN Corp says a lawyer

MORE WHISTLEBLOWERS. Two former employees of Janet Lim-Napoles are willing to speak more about what they know on the alleged pork barrel scam. Screenshot from Vimeo

Tiu family's Discovery World defers IPO

Aug 02, 2013 - 12:43 PM

The company says it is awaiting events that will have material positive impact on its business and future prospects

Discovery World to launch IPO in August

Jul 26, 2013 - 1:20 PM

High end resort developer Discovery World will conduct IPO in August

POSTPONED. The joint partners Genting of Hong Kong and Andrew Tan-led Alliance Global decide not to push through with IPO amid market volatility. Photo by AFP

‘Strip the City’ reveals urban secrets

Jun 28, 2013 - 8:11 PM

An excellent Discovery Channel series shows how cities with superb infrastructural planning work

DON’T BE ALARMED, MATE. The Sydney Opera House is peeled, 'Strip the City' style, for a truly closer look. All images courtesy of Discovery Channel

Half-Pinay magician Billy Kidd in new Discovery show

Jan 28, 2013 - 10:17 AM

The half Pinay half Canadian unveils the magic of science in her new Discovery Channel show that is not just for kids

BILLY KIDD. It is the stage name of Gia Anne-Marie Felicitas, a half-Pinay, half-Canadian who is one of the few internationally-renowned female magicians

Giant squid filmed in Pacific depths: Japan scientists

Jan 10, 2013 - 7:21 AM

Scientists and broadcasters said Monday January 7 they have captured footage of an elusive giant squid up to eight meters 26 feet long that roams the depths of the Pacific Ocean

This video image, taken from footage by NHK and Discovery Channel in July, 2012 and released on January 7, 2013 shows a giant squid, up to eight meters (26 feet) long, holding a bait squid in its arms against the backdrop of dark oceanic depths at a depth of 630 meters (2,067 feet) in the sea near Ogasawara islands, 1,000km south of Tokyo. AFP PHOTO / NHK / NEP / DISCOVERY CHANNEL