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No. 1 killer: Lamok

No. 1 killer: Lamok

  BY KIM ATIENZA     It is said that when it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close to a mosquito. A Readers Digest article quotes Nature magazine as saying the world can do without mosquitoes. Its eradication or absence won’t affect nature’s ecosystem. While some fish, frogs, reptiles use them […]

Student launches fund drive for 80-year-old apron vendor

  BY JOSEPH PEDRAJAS   An 18-year-old student from Caloocan City has launched a fundraising drive for an 80-year-old man selling kitchen aprons on the streets to help him tide over the COVID-19 crisis. AJ Mirandilla said that since he started his drive on Oct. 1, several individuals and organizations have already reached out to him […]

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Insects as delicacy

  BY KIM ATIENZA     We live in challenging times. As the number of COVID-19 cases rise everywhere, and people complain of food sources or their high prices, we are remind­ed of certain peoples, places and cultures that eat differently from the rest of us. For instance, did you know that in South Africa, […]

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All about cranberries

  BY KIM ATIENZA     People talk a lot about foods that are strong in antioxidants these days. Antioxidants are defined scientifically as substances that may protect your cells against free radicals, which play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Free radicals are molecules produced when your body breaks down food or when […]

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Laid off worker walks for over a month to reach home in Eastern Samar

  BY MARIE TONETTE MARTICIO     TACLOBAN CITY – After a taho vendor has gone viral on the internet for riding his bike for 10 days from Laguna to Eastern Samar, a 27-year old construction worker who lost his job in Metro Manila did more than that. He walked for over a month to […]

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Sleepless in the jungle

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Sleepless in the jungle

  BY KIM ATIENZA     Did you know that some animals are naturally insomniac? While there are animals that can sleep the whole day and night, like cats, there are others that do not sleep at all, or sleep very little. Did you know that giraffes often sleep for only 20 minutes in any […]

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