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Magma clue to Earth’s super-volcanoes

This graphic provided by University of Utah geophysicists shows the first large-scale picture of the electrical conductivity of the gigantic underground plume of hot and partly molten rock that feeds the Yellowstone supervolcano, which spewed out more than 1,000 cubic kilometers (240 cubic miles) of ash and rock when it last erupted about 600,000 years ago. The buoyancy of molten rock, or magma, is the key explanation as to why these monsters blow their stack, according to the report in the journal Nature Geoscience.  AP

Geologists on Sunday reported insights into super-volcanoes, the brooding, enigmatic giants of Earth’s crust whose eruptions are as catastrophic as they are rare.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Study: Filipino seniors in Toronto poverty-stricken and de-professionalized

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Dr. Roland Coloma led the pioneering study of Filipino elderly in Toronto, Canada. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Despite the promise of universal health care benefits and other social safety net features, many elderly Filipinos don’t have it easy in Toronto, a pioneering joint research by the University of Toronto and the Filipino Centre Toronto found.

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Patronage politics not an offshoot of PH culture, grew during US colonial period’

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paul-hutchcroft

Patronage politics is not necessarily an offshoot of Filipino culture and it is common in other Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, according to an American professor visiting the Philippines to study patronage politics during the elections.

Posted: May 19th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Norway happiest country; Philippines ranks 67th

ESTER DUZON (right) and her family in a happy reunion pose with mother Rosa Tamidles. Photo By Rochit I. Tañedo

Norway is the happiest country in the world and the United States the 12th. The Philippines ranks 67th.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Terror attacks at high levels in Iraq, Afghanistan — study

Institute for Economics and Peace

The number of terrorist attacks worldwide has sky-rocketed over the past decade, with a third of all incidents taking place in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a new study published Wednesday.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

A soft drink a day raises prostate cancer risk—study

Men who drink one normal-sized soft drink per day are at greater risk of getting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, according to a Swedish study released Monday, Nov. 26, 2012.  AP PHOTO

Men who drink one normal-sized soft drink per day are at greater risk of getting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, according to a Swedish study released Monday.

Posted: November 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino students to take quake lessons home from Japan

Japan Earthquake

Six Filipino students flew to Japan over the weekend to take part in post-quake research and field work and take home lessons on post-disaster management and reconstruction, the Embassy of Japan in Manila said.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Women suffer quicker brain damage from alcohol abuse—study

Women alcoholics suffer damage to the part of their brain that controls moods, impulses and sleep three times faster than their male counterparts, a Swedish study showed Wednesday.

Posted: November 9th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mayor Radaza approves of cave exploration

LAPU-LAPU City mayor Paz Radaza yesterday expressed her approval of a plan by the National Geographic Society/Waitt Foundation to explore a cave in barangay Marigondon in search of artifacts that may explain how people lived in the past. But Radaza warned that the exploration team should also coordinate with Marigondon barangay officials. National Geographic Society [...]

Posted: May 14th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,News,Newsstand | Read More »

National Geographic funds cave research

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An ongoing research into the underwater Marigondon Cave, a popular diving spot in Mactan Island, Cebu, is being undertaken by the National Geographic Society/Waitt Foundation in cooperation with the National Museum of the Philippines. The research also done in coordination with the University of Guam seeks to uncover artifacts and evidence of megafauna or large [...]

Posted: May 11th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,News,Newsstand | Read More »

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