The evolution of the human body takes thousands of years to evolve. For one to occur in just a few short hundred years is one of the most interesting topics in science at the moment. This is called microevolution, and one interesting example is how new generations are being born without molar teeth. These vestigial molars, which were once necessary for our ancestors to chew tough plant material, have become increasingly obsolete over time due to genetic adaptation. As a result, some people are born without them, while others experience painful emergence. Understanding how microevolution has shaped our bodies can give us insight into our past and present, and shed light on the future of our species.
The journey of a Tamaraw from our mountains to our emblems and posters is a manifestation of what, why, which, and how we value our natural resources. These herds are already softly heard. Let’s not make them completely silent dangling from the provincial seal.
Imagine a chameleon perched on a branch, its body transforming before your eyes from a lush green to a fiery orange. Picture a male peacock, strutting and displaying his magnificent feathers in a dazzling array of colors. From the brilliant hues of tropical fish to the muted tones of Arctic foxes, the coloration of animals … Continue reading The Living Canvas: A Journey Through Animal Coloration
Buried deep within the mundanity of life are stories of triumph, innovation, and injustice–particularly starting from the small town of Iloilo, Philippines. This is the untold story of Abelardo Aguilar, a Filipino scientist, whose discovery of erythromycin, an antibiotic that has saved countless lives, was never properly credited by the pharmaceutical company he worked for.
In fact, science-related programs and career tracks have been motivated by employment while research, development, and communication have been less integrated. As in baseball, no matter how great the pitcher is, the catcher must be good as well. Otherwise, the game is not good.
There are over 11,000 Pinoy scientists today, some still hoping to achieve the highest form of accolade in science and technology. Just like it did for Filipino journalism, winning the Nobel Prize in science would encourage R&D development in the Philippines–but our scientists will need all the help they can get.
Other progressive countries are developed because they have made science, technology, and innovation (STI) their priority. As a global community living in the modern technological age, science is the key to a country’s progression and the Philippines falls behind in this aspect.
Through agribusinesses such as bee farms, many more women like farmers, homemakers, and community members can earn a stable income while protecting and conserving natural resources.
As a child who grew up in times of war, Orosa had a dream of making Filipino families self-sufficient in food, health, and especially nutritional needs. Today, she is most known for being the first Filipino nutritionist as she pioneered 700 recipes and numerous inventions that have helped nourish the Filipino people that we still benefit from until this day.
It started with a promise and ended with a legacy. Today, a little over a decade after Dr. Fe Del Mundo’s death, we illuminate and narrate a promise that saved the children.
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