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The beauty and horror behind deepfakes

In a world saturated with disinformation, deepfakes—far from their use in entertainment—can be harnessed as tools of disruption and havoc.

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Rant and Rave: Unifying a disconnected mind in ‘Moon Knight’

After a nearly four-month drought without any films or TV shows, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) makes its small-screen comeback with Moon Knight. This time, the gods and goddesses of Egyptian mythology take the helm as the MCU continues to open doors for more superheroes, promising audiences a riveting adventure with the Egyptian pantheon. But…

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Tales of tarnished text: Grappling with the censorship of progressive literature

Progressive literature has the power to overturn outdated and oppressive structures, giving writers the power to decide the future that’s best for them.

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What keeps you up at night? Examining sleep paralysis

Despite being accompanied by cultural connotations of spirits or demons, sleep paralysis is nowhere near supernatural.

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Neigh or nay?: On ivermectin and treatments against COVID-19

It has been over a year since COVID-19 brought the world to a halt in March 2020.  It is unsurprising, then, that people are desperate for the pandemic to be over. Some go as far as taking drugs not indicated for use against COVID-19, and sometimes in forms not meant for human consumption. An example…

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Unraveling molecular biology with the DLSU Biology Department

Last September 10, the DLSU Biology Department held its online panel discussion titled Lost in Translation: Communicating Genomics and Proteomics‘ via Zoom. The event featured microbiologists from different universities who each presented their own studies on biotechnological advancements and current trends in molecular biology, which was followed by an open forum to address misconceptions and…

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Treatise: Can we fix it? The case for right to repair

Electronic devices are a mainstay in our modern culture and society. We rely on them to wash our clothes, create documents, and entertain us. Yet, just like everything, electronics can, and will, break. Unfortunately, repairing electronics yourself or at a local electronics shop is slowly becoming a pipe dream due to companies making device repairability…

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DLSU Eco Car Team drives green innovation

Over the last few decades, unabated carbon emissions have fueled climate change, with the Philippines contributing 150.6 million tons of carbon dioxide in 2019. By creating technology-advanced and fuel-efficient cars, young individuals from De La Salle University are applying their knowledge of Engineering and Computer Technology to create solutions that reduce carbon emissions. The DLSU…

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Open wide! Are vegan diets viable for children?

Veganism and vegetarianism are popular dietary choices that have been gaining popularity over the last decade. The rationale behind many of these choices ranges from activism—for animal and environmental rights—to health, religion, or culture. Because of the increasing number of adults going vegan over the past decade, the plausibility of passing down this diet to…

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Behind the catch: Destructive fishing practices in the high seas

Teeming with diversity and life, the Earth’s oceans shelter more than 300,000 marine species. They also generate 70 percent of the planet’s oxygen and are the primary source of protein for close to a billion people. However, the oceans’ supposedly endless abundance of resources is now being depleted as humans trawl aquatic fauna faster than…