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Longest rivers

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Longest rivers

  BY KIM ATIENZA   *   Some rivers are really large. They are awesome as they are long and winding. Some of the world’s longest rivers, as listed by Wikipedia, are the following: Amazon River, Yangtze River, Mississippi River, Yenisei River (central Russia), Yellow River (China), Ob River, Parana River (central South America). •• […]

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Make way for ‘kamote-pandesal’

BY ELLALYN DE VERA-RUIZ     Camote tops, locally called “talbos ng kamote,” which could be seen anywhere in the country, even growing in vacant lots and on the roadside, is not only for salad or pork stew. It can also be used in making ‘pandesal.’ The farmer-beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) […]

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Higanteng ibon

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Higanteng ibon

  BY KIM ATIENZA   *   HAVE you seen this video on Yahoo recently wherein a bird of prey snatches a large fish that looks like a shark, and flies away to the horizon to the shock of both the fish and the people on the beach? The bird, looking like a giant hawk, […]

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Apple’s origin

  BY KIM ATIENZA   *    WE often hear people say “as American as apple pie.’’ But did you know that neither apple pies nor apples originally came from America? Apples are, in fact, native to Asia, and the first recorded recipe for apple pie was actually written in England, says Goodhouse­keeping.com. Apple trees […]

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Virgin Labfest 2020: Kapit, extended

BY NESTOR CUARTERO * JUST A THOUGHT: “It’s feast or famine in showbiz.” – Joan Rivers VIRGIN LABFEST: The online edition of Virgin Labfest 2020: Kapit has been so successful that an extended run on Vimeo has been set up. The new run started July 2 and will be available until July 15. For two […]

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Sex and spiders

  BY KIM ATIENZA   *   KAKAIBA rin naman ang sex­ual practice ng mga gagamba. Punung-puno ito ng foreplay. Ang lalaking spider ay kai­langang magpamalas ng gal­ing niya sa acrobatics para ma-impress at mabingwit ang kanyang partner. Ayon sa Smithsonian maga­zine, ang lalak­ing spider ay may­roong rainbow-color, light-reflecting pattern sa ka­nilang katawan. This serves […]

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