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Investigating X-linked parkinsonism dystonia, the disease found only in Filipinos

Most prevalently seen in Panay Island of the Philippines, X-linked parkinsonism dystonia is a disease interestingly found only in Filipino people.

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Reaching stratospheric heights: A return to the ozone layer

The depletion of the ozone layer has become overshadowed by other issues. But has our efforts been enough or do more extensive measures need to be taken for its restoration?

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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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Para po! Exploring E-jeepneys and the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program

In the fight for more sustainable transportation methods, e-jeepneys bring mother nature hope. However, not everyone is sharing the same positive sentiments.

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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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Pain and pleasure: Why do some people love spicy food and others don’t?

A special touch to countless cuisines, spiciness divides people into two: those who love it and those who do not.

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Keeping parvovirus on the leash with early detection and vaccinations

Infamously known for taking the lives of our beloved furry friends, parvovirus is still a cureless disease affecting both pets and humans.

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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.

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Artificial art? The merits and perils of generating images with AI

By feeding programs with data, AI software can learn how to run their own programs, write their own stories, and now, generate unique images including art and realistic faces.

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The perfect melody: A closer look at the neurological effects of music

While music is known to be a vivid treat to the ears, neurological studies show that the brain also gets a taste of its benefits—maybe even in life-saving ways.