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Mercene writes ‘30’

Mercene writes ‘30’

  VETERAN journalist and Manila Bulletin and Tempo columnist Floro L. Mercene died Aug. 7 in Los Angeles, California of heart failure. He was 93. Mercene, author and historian, belonged to the generation of Fourth Estate gentlemen who were generous with advice, guidance, and sources especially with young reporters. He began his career covering Pasay […]

Come meet your maker at the next Maker Faire

  CALLING all hobbyists, gar­deners, chefs and anybody who enjoys making things. Making and crafting things may sometimes feel like a solitary endeavor, describes Dale Dough­erty in an interview for Smith­sonian.com. Dougherty is the “godfather” of the Maker Faire, which aims to create a fun learn­ing space for Makers, or anyone who creates things from […]

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Have you heard about Repair Cafes?

  REPAIR Cafes are popping up all over Europe and the United States. These are weekend get-togethers where people can bring their broken items, such as computers, sewing machines, clothes, toys and even furniture, to have it fixed by local experts. Visitors can even find repair tools and DIY manuals if they want to try […]

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Are you eating plastic?

  HUMANS may be consuming an estimated 39,000 to 52,000 microplastic pieces every year, according to an article published in the Environmental Science and Technology by the research team of Kieran Cox. The study looked into microplastics that are found in food items such as salt, seafood, sugar and alcohol. However, this is still an […]

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Coffee could soon be extinct

  RESEARCHERS from the Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in the United Kingdom warn that wild spe­cies of coffee may soon go extinct. Sixty percent of these wild species is threatened by climate change, deforestation, diseases and drought. They are vital for developing coffee crop production to support the global demand for coffee. Arabica, the most […]

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Plastic trash kills 6 deer in Nara Park

  JUST a 45-minute train ride south of Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, lies the famous Nara Park. One of the highlights of a visit to Nara is the chance to walk amongst the city’s free-roaming deer, who have learned to bow for treats. The deer, wild and out in the open in the […]

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