Monica Aquino

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This Filipino School In The U.S. Aims To Help Fil-Ams Find Their Roots

The Saturday school program hopes to help the Filipino diaspora reconnect with their culture and history.

Solar Panels Floating on Water Will Power Japan's Homes

More solar power plants are being built on water, but is this such a good idea?<p>Nowadays, bodies of water aren't necessarily something to build around—they're something to build <i>on</i>. They sport not just landfills and man-made beaches but also, in a nascent global trend, massive solar power …

The 7 WORST Foods To Eat At Night

Avoid these no matter how hangry you are.<p><i>This article was written by Victoria Wolk and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention.<p>Eating right before bed is a recipe for gaining weight and sleeping poorly, but it can also seriously damage the tissue in your throat and esophagus. No doubt you’re …

Old whales - good genes | DW | 09.01.2015

Bowhead whales live in the Arctic seas, from Alaska to Greenland, about 100 meters (328 feet) below sea level. They eat krill - tons of it - along …

Hollywood Loses The Plot With Its 'Ghost In The Shell' Movie Casting

When it comes to anime and manga, Hollywood has a pretty poor reputation in terms of their film adaptations. Whether it’s a cultural problem or just plain ineptitude, Hollywood executives lack much of a discernible clue it seems. This consistency of misjudgment has now been reiterated in the …

Science Graphic of the Week: Scientists Discover the First Protein That Can Edit Other Proteins

The most important job inside any cell is making proteins, and they are all made using instructions from DNA. This process is practically gospel in …

Animal photos of the year 2014: Part 3 - Telegraph

Ornithology

The Surprising Reason We Make New Year's Resolutions

While many ancient traditions celebrate the beginning of a new year or season with an emphasis on renewal or re-birth, the New Year’s resolution as a means of self-improvement may be a uniquely American tradition.<p>And we may have one of the country's earliest religious traditions, Protestantism -- …

10 Energy Breakthroughs of 2014 That Could Change Your Life

Hoverboards aside, 10 technologies debuted to save energy—and the planet.<p><b>From a new kind of light bulb to a carbon-removing power plant, a dazzling array of new technologies debuted this year that promise to save energy and help fight global warming.</b><p>They're not just gee-whiz hoverboards—levitating …

Mom fatally shot when son, 2, grabs gun from her purse in Walmart

A 29-year-old mother was fatally shot Tuesday in an Idaho Walmart when her 2-year-old son in the shopping cart grabbed a gun that was in her purse and shot her in an apparent accident, authorities said.<p>Detectives were investigating the scene and Walmart officials immediately shuttered the store in …

South Korean Activist to Carry Out Provocative Stunt That’s Expected to Draw Furious Response From North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean activist says he will launch balloons carrying DVDs of Sony’s “The Interview” toward North Korea to try to break down a personality cult built around dictator Kim Jong Un.<p>The comedy depicting an assassination attempt on Kim is at the center of tension …

Macklemore: 'White people can just turn TV off when we’re sick of talking about race'

Rapper Macklemore has entered the ongoing debate about appropriation, race and hip-hop during a wide-ranging interview in which he suggests he would not be as successful if he were black.<p>Speaking on Hot 97 – the same station that hosted Azealia Banks’s interview in which she criticised perceived …

Insect

The first Ebola victim may have contracted the disease from small bats dwelling in a hollow tree.<p>While people in West Africa continue to die from Ebola, scientists are pondering a mystery that has eluded them since the first known outbreak of the virus among humans, in 1976: Where does this fearful …