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Ozil cut from video game in China over Xinjiang comments

Dec 19, 2019 - 1:45 PM

US-listed Chinese internet company NetEase removes Ozil from the game due to his 'extreme comment about China'

CONTROVERSIAL. Mesut Ozil's character in the video game gets removed in China. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

'Ancestors': A new game provides insights into how the first humans evolved

Sep 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM

The newly released 'Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey' is an open world survival game where you control a group of 'hominins' – our first ancestors – and explore, expand, and lock in new knowledge so your 'clan' can evolve

GAME. 'Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey' is an open world survival game where you control a group of hominins and explore, expand, and lock in new knowledge so your clan” can evolve. Image from Panache Digital, author provided

Moon rocks can help reveal how life evolved on Earth – and may enable us to resurrect extinct species

Sep 07, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Moon craters can hold the key to explaining how complex, multi-cellular organisms evolved on Earth hundreds of millions of years ago, affording unimaginable insights into our planet’s biological past

Scientists seek limit to human endurance

Jun 07, 2019 - 10:37 PM

To wit: cycling, running and triathlons cause people to use different muscles. But they all have the same stomach.

Image via Shutterstock

Trio wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry for research harnessing evolution

Oct 03, 2018 - 6:18 PM

(UPDATED) American scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter win the Nobel Chemistry Prize

NOBEL LAUREATES. Screen displays portraits of Frances H Arnold and George P Smith, both of the US, and Gregory P Winter of Great Britain during the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemestry at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on October 3, 2018 in Stockholm. Photo by Jonas Ekstromer/ TT News Agency/AFP

RAW Deal: Evolution is no longer a mystery

Jul 29, 2018 - 2:39 PM

WWE finally decides to feature an all-women pay-per-view event

GIRL POWER. The launch of the WWE all-women championships proves that the ladies of wrestling should be taken seriously. Photo from WWE.com

'League of Legends,' 'Starcraft II' to debut at 2018 Asian Games

May 16, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Also debuting are 'Hearthstone,' 'Pro Evolution Soccer 2018,' 'Clash Royale' and 'Arena of Valor.' The Asian Games will be held in Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.

[OPINION] The Philippines: A nation in need of a cultural evolution

Mar 28, 2018 - 6:20 PM

'The Philippines is in desperate need of a cultural evolution and not just another political revolution'

Height, lifespan, GDP: Humanity has stagnated for most of its history

Feb 10, 2018 - 10:00 AM

This claim is particularly important given that mankind experienced significant technological improvements expected to increase productivity and income per person, from the Neolithic revolution to the invention of the printing press

For exclusive use in The Conversation story//Is the observation that the standard of living stagnated until 1820 reliable? Uroš Jovičić/Unsplash, CC BY

'Missing link' bolsters bold theory on dino evolution

Aug 16, 2017 - 10:36 AM

A revised assessment of the kangaroo sized Chilesaurus bolsters a theory unveiled earlier this year that threatens to upend a long standing classification of all dinosaurs

HERBIVOROUS DINO. This file photo taken on June 23, 2015 shows a replica of a skeleton of a Chilesaurus diegosuarezi, a bizarre genus of herbivorous dinosaur, exhibited at the Bernardino Rivadavia Natural Sciences Museum in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Eitan Abramovich/AFP

Outcry as Turkey removes evolution from curriculum

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Critics see it has a step back from scientific rigor towards creationism by the Islamic rooted authorities under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish soldiers stand near a Turkish flag in Istanbul on May 1, 2017. Gurkan Ozturk/AFP

Homo sapiens 100,000 years older than thought – studies

Jun 08, 2017 - 7:28 AM

A groundbreaking fossil discovery in Morocco obliterates two decades of scientific consensus that our forefathers emerged in East Africa about 200 000 years ago

Smart expanding LTE coverage to more municipalities

Mar 26, 2017 - 11:55 PM

The expansion is part of Smart s 3 year network rollout plan where it told the NTC that it will make LTE progressively available to users in 1 551 cities and municipalities by 2018

PROMISE TO NTC. Smart vows to provide more users LTE service by 2017. Rappler file photo

New fossils found 'proof' life on Earth existed earlier than thought

Mar 02, 2017 - 7:51 AM

The oldest fossils ever found are direct evidence of life on Earth 3 8 to 4 3 billion years ago – within a few hundred million years of the accretion of the solar system

Haematite tubes from the NSB hydrothermal vent deposits that represent the oldest microfossils and evidence for life on Earth. Credit: Matthew Dodd

Smart targets Metro Manila for LTE coverage expansion

Jan 16, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The telco says its subscribers can experience improved coverage and quality of voice calls SMS and mobile internet as it expands its network in the next 3 months

DEPLOY MORE. 'This is a key part of our efforts to transform the PLDT and Smart network into the country’s most future-ready data infrastructure delivering a wide range of gigabit digital solutions,' Manuel Pangilinan, chairman and CEO of Smart and PLDT, says. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

How do I bury thee: an ode to extinction

Nov 25, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Extinction is personal

New fossils show life on Earth older than thought

Sep 01, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Life on Earth is even older than we thought say Australian scientists as they unveil fossils dating back a staggering 3 7 billion years

The scientists on location in Greenland. Photo courtesy Laure Gauthiez/University of Wollongong

Globe Telecom targets 500 more LTE 700 MHz cell sites by end-2016

Aug 29, 2016 - 1:05 AM

Globe Telecom accelerates the deployment of cell sites using the 700 MHz band amid a court battle against the Philippine Competition Commission regarding the San Miguel telco buyout

SPEED UP. These cell sites are expected to substantially improve mobile Internet experience of customers in the region. Image from Shutterstock

PLDT, Smart commit 3-year network rollout to NTC

Jul 25, 2016 - 12:35 AM

According to the network rollout plan Smart is rapidly expanding both the coverage and capacity of its LTE service

NETWORK COMMITMENT. PLDT, Smart submit 3-year network rollout planto NTC. In photo, PLDT Regulatory Head Ray Espinosa (6th from left) and PLDT-Smart Chief Technology and Information Advisor Joachim Horn (2nd from left) present copies of the plan to NTC Commissioner Gamaliel Cordoba (3rd from left). Photo from Smart Communications

IN PHOTOS: OneRepublic, JaDine, Apink, and more at electrifying MTV Music Evolution 2016

Jun 25, 2016 - 9:48 PM

OneRepublic James Reid Nadine Lustre Apink Far East Movement Gary V Gab Valenciano and Bebe Rexha put on an electrifying show – unfazed by the rains – for the crowd at this year s MTV Music Evolution

#PugadBaboy: Santa and Noah

Jun 17, 2016 - 5:00 AM

Likely ancestor of mystery 'hobbit' found

Jun 09, 2016 - 2:11 PM

Two studies fill a huge gap in our understanding of these diminutive people whose tortuous evolutionary saga hit a dead end some 50 000 years ago

Smart to use 700 MHz band to boost LTE network

Jun 06, 2016 - 12:35 AM

The telco says its new acquisition will lead to faster expansion of network coverage

Blessed are the cute for they shall be saved

May 27, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] There is nothing wrong with liking what is cute and beautiful but there is certainly something wrong if that is our only criteria for choosing what creature to save

JaDine, Bebe Rexha to perform at MTV Music Evolution 2016

Apr 26, 2016 - 3:43 PM

UPDATE Sarah G is pulled out of the Music Evolution lineup due to health reasons Bebe Rexha Apink James Reid and Nadine Lustre join OneRepublic on the MTV Music Evolution stage

NEW TO THE LINEUP. James Reid, Nadine Lustre, and Sarah Geronimo are set to perform at the MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016. Photos courtesy of MTV Asia

OneRepublic to perform at MTV Music Evolution Manila 2016

Apr 12, 2016 - 5:22 PM

This is the second time since 2013 that OneRepublic is coming to the Philippines

First humans out of Africa now in Manila

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:56 AM

The Homo erectus one of the first humans to have successfully settled outside Africa is the centerpiece of a new traveling exhibition

ANCESTOR. The skull of Homo erectus, found in Dmanisi, Georgia, part of the 'First Humans Out of Africa' exhibit currently at the Ateneo de Manila University. Photo by Shaira Panela

Pakistan scientists 'find 1.1-M-year-old stegodon tusk'

Feb 16, 2016 - 5:12 PM

The discovery can potentially shed new light on the mammal s evolutionary journey

ANCIENT. This handout photograph taken on January 17, 2016 and released by the University of Punjab shows a stegodon tusk at the discovery site at Padri village in Jhelum district. University of Punjab/AFP

PLDT, Microsoft team up for TVolution Stick

Dec 08, 2015 - 5:55 PM

PLDT shifts to delivering more entertainment options to Filipino households through the Southeast Asian debut of Microsoft manufactured TVolution Stick

FROM SECURITY TO ENTERTAINMENT. PLDT Home says it now focuses on delivering varying entertainment options for its consumers, after launching several products centered on home security. Photos by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

COMIC: The fascinating history of the female vibrator

Nov 09, 2015 - 1:06 PM

Massaging hysterical patients to an orgasm was common practice until 1920s This treatment was usually reserved for the upper and middle class women in Europe and America who could afford it

COMICS ON SEX. The sex column Oh Joy Sex Toy explores sex issues through comics including the history of the vibrator. Image from Oh Joy Sex Toy

Remains of new human species found in S. African cave – scientists

Sep 10, 2015 - 7:20 PM

About 1 500 fossils are found deep in a cave system outside Johannesburg hidden in an underground chamber only accessible via several steep climbs and rock crevasses

Darwin’s fittest: On climate change and public health

Jul 24, 2015 - 2:06 PM

The human race is met with its most pressing challenge yet — a world of changing climate patterns For all we know this can be evolution’s test to determine which species will emerge the fittest one of all

VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

WATCH: Michelle Obama, Jimmy Fallon in 'Evolution of Mom Dancing, pt 2'

Apr 03, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Go Bama Check out Michelle s dance moves

SHUSH AND TUSH. Jimmy Fallon and Michelle Obama do mom-inspired dances! Screengrab from YouTube

Jawbone fossil in Ethiopia sheds light on human origins

Mar 05, 2015 - 11:24 AM

A piece of jawbone with teeth attached uncovered in Ethiopia is the earliest known fossil of the genus Homo to which humans belong

A caravan moves across the Lee Adoyta region in the Ledi-Geraru project area near the early Homo site. Image courtesy Erin DiMaggio, Penn State

Moving forward: Changing ways we communicate

Feb 20, 2015 - 2:36 PM

Take a walk down memory lane and see how communication has evolved through the years

Mideast skull find sheds light on spread of humans

Jan 29, 2015 - 7:51 AM

A 55 000 year old partial skull found in a cave in Galilee Israel gives clues to when our ancestors left their African homeland and strengthens theories that they co habited with Neanderthals

ANCIENT SKULL. Israeli Professor Hershkowitz shows part of a 55,000 year old partial skull found in the Dan David-Manot Cave in Israel's Western Galilee, near the settlement of Manot, on January 28, 2015.  Menahem Kahana/AFP

When news traveled on a bus

Dec 20, 2014 - 6:35 PM

As a journo in today s mobile virtual and constantly evolving newsroom I often ask myself if the days of pounding the beat lining up behind typewriters and venturing out without a mobile phone still mean anything They do

Odd couples emerge in bird family tree

Dec 15, 2014 - 7:30 AM

The largest most sophisticated mapping of the bird family tree published in more than two dozen separate papers unveil some unusual discoveries

RAW Deal Special Edition: Take a bow for the new R-Evolution

Dec 13, 2014 - 1:40 PM

Rappler s resident wrestling columnist reviews what may likely be the best show of the year NXT Takeover: R Evolution

NO BUNNY HOP. Sami Zayn power bombs Adrian Neville in his NXT title-winning match. Photo from WWE.com

Ichthyosaur fossil solves reptile riddle

Nov 06, 2014 - 10:29 AM

For years proof that this sea dwelling species had ever had terrestrial adaptations was missing Now that vital evidence has been found

Photo by Dr Ryosuke Motani

We don't need the Pope to tell us what to think

Oct 31, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Evolution and the Big Bang are real whether or not an authority figure says so

Sex? It all started 385 million years ago

Oct 20, 2014 - 1:54 AM

Until now it was thought internal fertilization occurred much later in the evolutionary tale of vertebrates

DISCOVERY. Dr John Long inspects a model of a placoderm fish as the Museum Victoria unveils the fossilized remains of the oldest mother ever discovered – one of the biggest breakthroughs in palaeontology ever made. Photo by AFP/William West

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft enters Mars orbit

Sep 22, 2014 - 11:32 AM

Much of MAVEN s year long mission will be spent circling Mars 3 730 miles above the surface

MAVEN. Image of the rocket that carried the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft from YouTube.

NASA's Mars spacecraft to begin orbit of Red Planet

Sep 21, 2014 - 10:47 AM

MAVEN s findings are expected to help pave the way for a future visit by humans to the Red Planet perhaps as early as 2030

In this file photo, a Rover Guidance Naviagation and Control engineer for Airbus Space and Defence staff makes final adjustments to the Mars Yard near 'Bridget' the rover at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage, England on March 2014. The Mars Yard provides a test bed area for prototype "Rover" vehicles that may be used to provide data from the surface of the planet Mars. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

Cave markings 'bring Neanderthals closer to us'

Sep 02, 2014 - 10:19 AM

Markings dating back 40 000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated than previously thought researchers say

EVOLUTION. A visitor looks at 'El Neandertal Emplumado,' a scientificly based impression of the face of a Neanderthal who lived some 50,000 years ago by Italian scientist Fabio Fogliazza at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. Cesar Manso/AFP

Humans, Neanderthals shared Europe for millennia – study

Aug 21, 2014 - 3:46 PM

Neanderthals shared Europe with modern humans for as long as five millennia until they died out 40 000 years ago – ample time for cultural exchanges and interbreeding

EVOLUTION. A visitor looks at 'El Neandertal Emplumado,' a scientifically-based impression of the face of a Neanderthal who lived some 50,000 years ago by Italian scientist Fabio Fogliazza at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. Cesar Manso/AFP

PLDT rolls out 5,000 more 4G base stations

Jul 13, 2014 - 9:07 PM

PLDT President and CEO Napoleon Nazareno calls the expansion part of the company s thrust to provide broadband connectivity to the whole country

PLDT. File Photo by AFP.

Man vs ape: Much more similar than you think

Jun 27, 2014 - 3:55 PM

Click around the infographic below and see just how much humans have in common with the great apes

graphic by Emil Mercado

Original sex

May 09, 2014 - 8:00 AM

[Science Solitaire] What do we know about the evolution of sex?

PLDT to increase base stations for LTE expansion

Apr 29, 2014 - 8:15 PM

PLDT plans on increasing its total number of base stations to expand its latest LTE offering for Internet seeking households

TD-LTE. Screenshot from PLDT Home Bro Ultera website.