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Foreseeing a sustainable Philippines: DLSU-UniLaSalle student symposium

In partnership with the Institut Polytechnique UniLaSalle, the Department of Chemistry organized the first face-to-face DLSU-UniLaSalle student symposium last November 29 to 30 at Y509, Yuchengco Hall. With the theme One Earth, One Family: Co-Creating a Sustainable Legacy, the symposium tackled various environmental issues afflicting the Philippines.  Guided by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals…

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On the microscale: Women lead USG amid widespread misogyny

For the past few years, women leaders have been at the helm of the USG, overcoming gendered notions of effective leadership within the University and in larger society.

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DOST launches first National Youth Science, Technology, and Innovation Festival

Vibrant, captivating, and interactive, the NYSTIF drew large crowds of aspiring scientists and researchers.

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The last drop? Examining the complex relationship between coffee and climate change

A brewing climate crisis poses a threat to global coffee production, potentially turning a daily beverage into a high-priced luxury item.

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Rant and Rave: Yuzuru Hanyu embraces vulnerability in historic ice show ‘GIFT’

With a capacity of 55,000 seats, Tokyo Dome has hosted many of the world’s biggest talents, including BTS, Beyoncé, and the Rolling Stones. Ascending its stage is considered the pinnacle of success for an artist—a feat only top-drawer acts have achieved. Last February 26, it became the venue of the most anticipated ice show in…

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With reactions in succession, chemical compounds liberate fireworks and byproducts

Picture a flower unfolding with a rumble against the night sky. Glittering greens, brilliant blues, and riveting reds—nothing screams “celebration” like fireworks. Worldwide, these spectacular explosions are a regular feature of national holidays, religious festivals, and the start of a new year. Powering these displays is a medley of chemicals that have been used and…

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A not-so-jolly Christmas: The environmental cost of the holidays

Christmas is universally known as the most wonderful time of the year. But after gifts are unwrapped and lights turned off, nature has to deal with a grueling aftermath.

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Brewing new ideas: DLSU Chemistry Society ‘Sup Brew

Always need your daily caffeine fix? Last November 28 and 29, DLSU Chemistry Society held ‘Sup Brew, a two-day seminar and bazaar at the Cory Aquino Democratic Space (CADS). With talks from coffee experts, a walk-in bazaar, and coffee brewing demonstrations, the event aimed to showcase the various complexities of coffee to Lasallians. A total…

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The wonder food? Tackling malnutrition with ready-to-use therapeutic food

In the midst of food insecurity in numerous parts of the world, ready-to-use therapeutic food brings hope for malnourished people.

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Therapy on the go: The promises and pitfalls of mental health apps

Technology is constantly finding new ways to bring convenience to life. Digital therapeutics are one example, allowing people to hold their therapists at the palm of their hands.