Top 10 Scientific Discoveries of 2007

#1. Stem Cell Breakthroughs Correction Appended: Dec. 11, 2007 In November, Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University and molecular biologist James Thomson of the University of Wisconsin reported that they had reprogrammed regular skin cells to behave just like embryonic stem cells. The breakthrough may someday allow scientists to create stem cells without destroying embryos -sidestepping … Read more Top 10 Scientific Discoveries of 2007

Yahoo! formally opens in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines-Internet company Yahoo! has formally opened a full-fledged Philippine subsidiary to strengthen the brand, four months after it appointed a team to look after its local operations. Besides planning to grow its Philippine operations, the local unit is also tasked to provide services to Yahoo’s regional office in Singapore, the company said in a … Read more Yahoo! formally opens in the Philippines

Newsbreak wins top investigative journalism awards

Newsbreak bagged the top awards in the 19th Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism, acknowledged to be the most prestigious award for investigative and explanatory journalism in the country. Glenda Gloria’s “Trapped in a Web of Lives” and Roel Landingin’s “The Battle for Manila’s Gateway,” both published in Newsbreak magazine, won the grand … Read more Newsbreak wins top investigative journalism awards

NBC offers wide online access for Beijing Games

NEW YORK – NBC is making more than 2,200 hours of live competition from Beijing available online, giving Olympic junkies more action than they could ever devour in a day. After barely tipping its toe in the digital world during past Olympics, the network will dive into the deep end: live blogging, 3,000 hours of … Read more NBC offers wide online access for Beijing Games

Grenade explodes at Baguio market; one dead, 17 injured

A grenade explosion inside a Baguio City market Sunday evening killed one and injured 17. The blast occurred at a billards hall at the city’s Hilltop Public Market at around 7:15 p.m. Sunday. The victim, identified as Onyor Besair, 28, of Pangasinan, died after he was rushed to the Baguio General Hospital (BGH). Seventeen people … Read more Grenade explodes at Baguio market; one dead, 17 injured

Manny Pacquiao knocked out David Diaz at 9th round, PACMAN wins WBC belt

Pacquiao stops Diaz at 9th, wins WBC belt Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao knocked out David Diaz to win the WBC lightweight title before a jampacked crowd at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Pacquaio sent a battered Diaz down the canvas with a left hook with 26 seconds remaining in … Read more Manny Pacquiao knocked out David Diaz at 9th round, PACMAN wins WBC belt

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