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Life inside Pluto? Hot birth may have created internal ocean on dwarf planet

Jun 27, 2020 - 9:00 AM

This is exciting, as where there's warm water, there could be life

DWARF PLANET. Pluto, with its basin Sputnik Planitia on the right. Photo from NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute/Alex Parker

Titan: First global map uncovers secrets of a potentially habitable moon of Saturn

Nov 23, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Understanding the distribution of landscapes documented in the global map is a vital step towards understanding the environments and history of this amazing world

TITAN. Titan imaged in the near infrared by the Cassini orbiter on November 13, 2015. NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho

World's oldest captive white rhino dies in French zoo

Nov 14, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Save the Rhino says around 20,000 southern white rhinos – Sana's tribe – are left in the world

SANA. In this file photo taken on October 14, 2017 Sana, a female white rhino strolls through its enclosure at the La Planete Sauvage zoological park in Port-Saint-Pere, western France. File photo by Loic Venance/AFP

Nobel Prize in Physics: How the first exoplanet around a sun-like star was discovered

Oct 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM

This award marks a long-awaited recognition of one of the greatest revolutions in modern astronomy, one that has radically changed our perception of our place in the universe

'EXOPLANET'. Artist impression of the exoplanet 51 Pegasi b. ESO/M. Kornmesser/Nick Risinger, CC BY-SA

Red planet rumbles: NASA's recordings of 'marsquakes' let us listen to the martian heartbeat

Oct 05, 2019 - 10:00 AM

While the vibrations have been altered a bit so our ears can actually pick them up, you can now hear the marsquakes for yourself!

MARS. Photo from NASA/JPL

Here's your chance to name an exoplanet and its host star

Aug 06, 2019 - 7:36 AM

'The names of the exoplanet and its host star should be related to one another and they should be culturally or historically relevant to the Philippines,' says PAGASA

Image from IAU Name Exoworld Philippines' Facebook page

A disc of dust and gas found around a newborn planet could be the birthplace of moons

Jun 08, 2019 - 11:00 AM

It blows the mind to think we might see other planets and even moons in the process of formation, using the biggest telescope in the world. It’s just another reminder of how small and insignificant we really are.

NEW PLANET FORMING. The bright spot in the center of the image is a new planet forming. Valentin Christiaens et al./ ESO, Author provided

Stellar award: 3 Camarines Sur students get planets named after them

Apr 10, 2019 - 1:39 PM

High school students Eugene Rivera, Joscel Manzanero, and Keith Cadores earn the honor after winning in the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – the largest pre-college science competition in the world

AWARDEES. Camarines Sur High School students (3rd to 5th left) Keith Cadores, Eugene Rivera, and Joscel Manzanero were among the winners at the 2018 Intel ISEF. Photo from the Department of Education

Filipino netizens fume over Lonely Planet video featuring Banaue Rice Terraces

Apr 01, 2019 - 11:11 AM

(UPDATED) The video, which has since been taken down, said the terraces were 'first built around 2,000 years ago by the Chinese'

LONELY PLANET VIDEO. The travel guide earns the ire of Filipino netizens over this claim in a social media video. Screenshot from Lonely Planet

WATCH: Mother Earth stars in Netflix’s ‘Our Planet’ documentary series trailer

Mar 20, 2019 - 5:34 PM

These animals are ready to make a splash!

What's the weather like on Uranus and Neptune? New images give important clues

Feb 23, 2019 - 11:16 AM

New images from the Hubble Space Telescope show a variety of intriguing weather patterns in the atmospheres of both Neptune and Uranus

PLANETS. Uranus (left) and Neptune (right) seen by Hubble. NASA, ESA, A. Simon (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong and A. Hsu (University of California, Berkeley)

Saturn's rings are younger than the planet itself

Jan 18, 2019 - 9:44 AM

The sixth planet from the Sun formed about 4.5 billion years ago, along with the rest of the planets in our solar system, and spent the bulk of its existence without the characteristic rings it is known for today

SATURN'S RINGS. This October 28, 2016 NASA file photo shows one of the last full views of Saturn by the Cassini spacecraft acquired at a distance of approximately 870,000 miles (1.4 million kilometers). AFP PHOTO / NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

First impressions, prices: Eco-beauty brand Love Beauty and Planet

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:45 AM

It’s a new brand that promises sustainable and ethical beauty products at an equally ethical price point – but does it deliver?

Images courtesy of Love Beauty and Planet

NASA wants people on Mars within 25 years

Nov 14, 2018 - 3:38 PM

The US space agency believes it can put humans on the Red Planet within 25 years, but the technological and medical hurdles are immense

RED PLANET. This computer-generated image depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

Sponges from Mars? Study suggests water on the red planet could support life

Nov 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A new study shows that brine deposits below the surface of Mars can contain molecular oxygen – which is crucial for life on Earth

RED PLANET. Mars seen by the Viking orbiter. Image from NASA/JPL/USGSÂ

Nature pushed to the brink by 'runaway consumption'

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:47 AM

WWF's 'Living Planet' reports says that from 1970 to 2014, 60% of all animals with a backbone were wiped out by human activity

WILDLIFE WOES. Elephants walk to a watering pan in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park on September 6, 2012. File photo by Jekesai Njikizana/AFP

World leaders gather to breathe new life into Paris accord

Sep 27, 2018 - 10:46 AM

'We are not here just to speak, but to be accountable,' says French President Emmanuel Macron, who launched the 'One Planet Summit' in 2017

ONE PLANET. French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the One Planet Summit at the Plaza Hotel on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 26, 2018. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

TV throwback: We still can't get over these cartoons from the '90s

Jul 30, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Surprise! Some of them are getting a reboot.

The weight of all life on Earth

Jun 03, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Of the total weight of this massive planet, how much of it is the weight of the life it harbors?

NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

May 12, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'We already have great views of Mars from the surface as well as from orbit. With the added dimension of a bird's-eye view from a 'marscopter,' we can only imagine what future missions will achieve,' says NASA's Thomas Zurbuchen

MARS HELICOPTER. NASA shows off its Mars helicopter in its NASA Mars Helicopter Technology Demonstration video. designed by NASA. Screengrab from NASA

One scientist's 30-year quest to get under Mars' skin

May 05, 2018 - 11:50 AM

With a little luck and some help from NASA, the instrument Philippe Lognonne designed to take the Red Planet's pulse will land before the year's end and press a high-tech ear to its dusty surface

RED PLANET. This computer-generated image depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater, beginning to catch morning light. NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA's newest Mars lander to study quakes on Red Planet

May 04, 2018 - 2:49 PM

Since the Earth and Mars were likely formed by similar processes 4.5 billion years ago, the US space agency hopes the lander will shed light on what made them so different

INSIGHT. NASA is set to launch its first lander to Mars since 2012. InSight aims to listen for quakes and unravel the mystery of how rocky planets like Earth form. Photo from NASA's Flickr account

SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

Apr 19, 2018 - 8:50 AM

The washing machine-sized spacecraft is built to search outside the solar system, scanning the nearest, brightest stars for signs of periodic dimming

NASA'S TESS. In this file photo taken on April 11, 2018 obtained from NASA, technicians assist as the SpaceX payload fairing containing the NASA'€™s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is moved by crane to a transporter inside the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA'€™s Kennedy Space Center, Florida. File photo by Kim Shiflett/NASA/AFP

Leaders join France's Macron to discuss climate cash crunch

Dec 12, 2017 - 2:28 PM

Without trillions of dollars of investment in clean energy, the pact's goal to keep global warming below two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial levels will remain a pipe dream

CLIMATE ADVOCATE. French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the 'Tech for Planet' event at the 'Station F' start-up campus ahead of the One Planet Summit in Paris on December 11, 2017. Philippe Wojazer/Pool/AFP

On eve of climate summit, Macron reminds Trump of 'responsibility to history'

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:43 PM

Macron rejects the idea that Trump could negotiate a fresh deal and termed his withdrawal an 'aggressive' maneuver

In this file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron gestures as he delivers a speech on the European Union in the amphitheatre of the Sorbonne University in Paris on September 26, 2017. Ludovic Marin/Pool/AFP

New planet could support life – ESO observatory

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:23 PM

A new extrasolar system planet can be added to a handful of fellow exoplanets which could theoretically support life, the European Southern Observatory says

This artist’s impression shows the temperate planet Ross 128 b, with its red dwarf parent star in the background. ESO/M. Kornmesser

Zentennials: The Making of The Greatest Filipino Generation

Aug 25, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Raising Gen Z aims to start a discussion on this new generation on September 9 at SMX Convention Center SM Aura

Other planets may never be as hospitable as Earth – study

Jul 31, 2017 - 11:46 PM

Without atmospheric greenhouse gases – a feature of Earth – the energy required to thaw an icy planet would be so high that it would transit from frozen to inferno without an intermediate liveable phase scientists find

EARTH. Photo courtesy of NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

‘Valerian and the City of Thousand Planets’ Review: Unabashed spectacles

Jul 24, 2017 - 11:00 AM

[Luc] Besson s film morphs and bends with effortless ease

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Review: Finale of biblical proportions

Jul 18, 2017 - 1:10 PM

War stretches Dawn’s metaphors to near biblical proportion

'War for The Planet of The Apes': Memikat sekaligus mengusik nurani

Jul 13, 2017 - 11:27 AM

Para pembuat film ini berhasil menghidupkan setiap bagian cerita dan karakter dengan sinematografi dan dialog yang apik

HUMANIS DAN FILOSOFIS. Bagi penonton yang mencari film filosofis yang menyuguhkan adegan yang mengusik cara pandang dan sisi humanis anda, film ini adalah pilihan yang sangat tepat. Foto dari 20th Century Fox Indonesia

Lacson, Dalquez, Fisher | Evening wRap

Jun 20, 2017 - 9:39 PM

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France pledges $34 million for foreign climate experts

Jun 17, 2017 - 8:41 PM

French officials have decided to set up a priority research program for the fight against climate change says the environment ministry

CLIMATE CHANGE. French president Emmanuel Macron launches a website inviting academics and scientists to come to France to pursue efforts to fight climate change. Screenshot from

France's Macron unveils 'Make our planet great again' website

Jun 09, 2017 - 8:13 AM

This is the only way we can spread the word: Something is happening Our planet is about to be great again the website says

CLIMATE CHANGE. Delivering on his promise, French president Emmanuel Macron launches a website inviting academics and scientists to come to France to pursue efforts to fight climate change. Screenshot from

De Lima, Jee slay, Lopez | Evening wRap

Feb 23, 2017 - 8:51 PM

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Start 2017 right with these apps installed on your phones

Dec 31, 2016 - 2:26 PM

There are many worthy applications you can spend your time on but we ve narrowed our list of must keep apps for 2017

Satellite images appear to show Vietnam dredging on disputed reef

Dec 09, 2016 - 1:43 PM

UPDATED An image of the small Ladd Reef in the Spratly Islands where Vietnam has a lighthouse shows several vessels in a carved out embankment on the reef s edge

DREDGING WORK. This satellite image taken on November 30, 2016 and released on December 9, 2016 by US-based Planet Labs shows dredging work (C below) on a small reef under Vietnamese control in the South China Sea. Image by Planet Labs/AFP

Di 'Women Change Makers', perempuan positif HIV ceritakan kisah mereka

Dec 03, 2016 - 11:47 AM

Ketiga perempuan ini berharap agar bisa dilihat sebagai diri mereka apa adanya dan dilibatkan dalam program pemerintah

(ki-ka) Liana, Ayu Oktariani, dan Hanna menceritakan kisah hidup mereka sebagai perempuan dengan HIV di 'Women Change Makers', 1 Desember 2016 di The Warehouse, Plaza Indonesia. Foto oleh Nadia Vetta Hamid/Rappler

Belajar mengenal satwa melalui jendela pusat perbelanjaan

Nov 25, 2016 - 10:17 PM

Selama bulan Desember Galeries Lafayette berkolaborasi dengan WWF Indonesia mengedukasi generasi muda dan publik dengan memberi dan berbagi dalam konsep A Living Planet

HARIMAU. Salah satu jendela Galleries Lafayette yang ilustrasi harimau Sumatera yang resmi dibuka hari ini. Foto oleh Amelia Stephanie/Rappler

Movie Reviews: Cinema One Originals film fest 2016

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:03 PM

Movie critic Oggs Cruz gives a rundown of this year s films and documentaries from the festival

Full lineup: Cinema One Originals Festival 2016

Nov 14, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Seven feature films and 3 documentaries comprise this year s film festival lineup Check them out here:

Humanity decimating planetary wildlife – report

Oct 27, 2016 - 8:19 AM

UPDATED On current trends stocks of global wildlife could plunge 2 3 by 2020 an annual decline of 2 a report says

ENDANGERED. In this photograph taken on September 13, 2014, a blind dolphin swims along the Indus river in the southern Pakistani city of Sukkur. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP

European craft crashed on Mars, possibly exploded – ESA

Oct 22, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The Schiaparelli lander reached the Martian surface a lot faster than intended and got smashed according to the European Space Agency

This handout picture released on October 21, 2016, by the European Space Agency shows the landing site of the Schiaparelli module within the predicted landing ellipse in a mosaic of images (up) and a pair of before-and-after images (down) from the Context Camera (CTX) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) on NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey orbiter. A tiny European craft despatched to Mars for a trial touchdown on October 21, 2016, "crashed" into pieces on the Red Planet's surface instead, a European Space Agency mission manager told AFP on Friday. A NASA photograph of the intended landing site confirmed the Schiaparelli craft, missing for two days, had "crashed on the surface of Mars", Thierry Blancquaert said by telephone from mission control in Darmstadt, Germany. The craft "reached the Martian surface a lot faster than intended," he said. / AFP PHOTO / EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY / HO

European lander starts 3-day descent to Mars surface – ESA

Oct 17, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Schiaparelli s main goal is to test entry and landing gear and technology for a subsequent rover which will be the highlight of the ExoMars mission

(FILES) This file photo handout photo taken from the European Space Agency website on March 1, 2016 shows an artist's impression depicting the separation of the ExoMars 2016 entry, descent and landing demonstrator module, named Schiaparelli, from the Trace Gas Orbiter, and heading for Mars. On October 19, 2016, the Schiaparelli capsule, also known as the Entry, Descent and Landing Demonstrator Module (EDM), is scheduled to make the first landing on Mars by an ESA spacecraft. / AFP PHOTO / EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY / D. Ducros

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Sep 30, 2016 - 9:57 AM

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Sep 07, 2016 - 11:51 AM

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Asteroid named after Freddie Mercury on his 70th birthday

Sep 07, 2016 - 9:16 AM

The asteroid is far from the British singer s namesake planet and is instead in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter

This file photo taken on September 18, 1984 shows rock star Freddie Mercury, lead singer of the rock group Queen, during a concert at the Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy (POPB). Jean-Claude Coutausse/AFP

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Scientists discover strange planet with 3 stars

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The planet named HD 131399Ab is located about 340 light years from Earth and is believed to be about 16 million years old

epa05413486 An undated handout artist's impression made avaiable by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on 07 July 2016 showing view of the triple-star system HD 131399 from close to the giant planet orbiting in the system. The planet is known as HD 131399Ab and appears at the lower-left of the picture. Located about 320 light-years from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus (The Centaur), HD 131399Ab is about 16 million years old, making it also one of the youngest exoplanets discovered to date, and one of very few directly imaged planets. With a temperature of around 580 degrees Celsius and an estimated mass of four Jupiter masses, it is also one of the coldest and least massive directly-imaged exoplanets. EPA/L. Calcada / ESO / HANDOUT MANDATORY CREDIT: ESO/L. Calcada HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Real-life Tatooine? Scientists discover giant new planet orbiting two suns

Jun 14, 2016 - 8:24 AM

Located near the Cygnus constellation the planet Kepler 1647 b lies some 3 700 light years away from the Earth

DOUBLE SUN. Artist's impression of the simultaneous stellar eclipse and planetary transit events on Kepler-1647. Illustration by Lynette Cook, via the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii