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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 »

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