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Searing, white-hot light

While humanity’s advancements in nuclear technology have enabled previously impossible feats of science and engineering, they must be used for progress and innovation—not as instruments of bloodshed and war.

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Rant and Rave: ‘Eternals’ explores a new family of heroes

After the epic conclusion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) Infinity Saga, the franchise’s fourth phase continues to explore the mysteries surrounding celestial beings. Often, these aliens are considered as outlandish misfits or terroristic monsters, such as in the Guardians of the Galaxy films, Captain Marvel, or even Thor. However, in Eternals, the otherworldly beings…

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Treatise: A green revolution? Scrutinizing the dirty side of ‘clean’ EVs

The impact of the lithium mining required to meet this new demand cannot be ignored, especially considering how water-intensive it can be.

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Dismantling the boy’s club

Gender-based discrimination and sexual harrassment are not limited to a particular industry, but their existence to this date must be enough to call for concrete action.

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Peering into the cosmos with JWST

Once JWST is in orbit around L2, it will undergo six months of calibration and system checks before it starts regular operations.

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Opinion Opinion Feature

In search of lost time

Growing up, I never really fit in. Having spent 13 years at an all-boys Catholic school, there were parts of myself that I hid—some of my own volition, others in fear of being ostracized for who I was. At home, I hid as well—pressured by the expectations of being an only son and by the…

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A garden and a lifeless rock

For most of human history, Earth was the only world we had known to exist. From our ancestors’ eyes, they resided on an island amid a sea of countless stars, their mark on the world as delible as footsteps on a beach. We know now, of course, that Earth is but one of eight planets…

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Ocean’s warmth, typhoon’s rage: Climate change and the storms of the 21st century

From October to November 2020, four typhoons made landfall in the Philippines. Already in an economic and social slump brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, the country was spared no destruction by Typhoon Ulysses (Vamco) and Super Typhoon Rolly (Goni) in particular, which dealt P19 billion and P17.9 billion in damages, respectively, according to the…

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LIGO and Virgo confirm direct observation of an intermediate-mass black hole

Around ten billion years ago in a galaxy about 17 billion lightyears away, two black holes spiraled into each other and sent ripples in spacetime—that is, gravitational waves (GWs), barrelling through the universe. On May 21, 2019, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and Virgo Collaboration, together referred to as (LVC), detected the now-incredibly faint echoes…

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University University Feature

Rights and limits in policing social media

It is undeniable that in the past two decades, social media has been a very powerful tool that can be used to disseminate, present, and digest information. With the free flow of information and data that reach thousands of people in a span of seconds, it is easy to believe that social media is a…