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Sex talk: On the HIV/AIDS epidemic and safe sex practice in the Philippines

As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infects cells of the immune system and destroys or impairs their function, causing the eventual deterioration of the system. It can be transmitted in various ways: unprotected sexual intercourse and/or oral sex with an infected person; transfusion of contaminated blood; sharing of…

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Machine learning: Pushing the boundaries of computing

The first image of the black hole, which has since been immortalized, was as much a product of a computer stitching together bits of telescope-captured data as it was a proof-of-concept for Einstein’s theory on general relativity. This makes it a feat not just of physics and astronomy, but that of computer science as well.…

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Aprilian eureka: A retrospective dawning of the discoveries of April

April was one eventful month this year, but one specific date had ever since gone down in history as remarkable and noteworthy. That was April 10—when mankind was treated to both the discovery of a new species of the Homo genus and the very first visual representation of a black hole. Even more than a…