Category Archives: Science and Nature

The Philippine Eagle (And Why It Should Not Be Called Monkey-eating)

By | 09/09/2015

One of the largest raptors in the world, the Philippine eagle—which happens to be our very own national bird—is also one of most critically endangered avians, with an estimated 400 pairs of them left in the wild. So aside from helping in the conservation efforts of this majestic animal, it is also imperative we should get to know about its interesting history here in the Philippines.

Almost Astronauts: The Story of the First Philippine Monkeys in Space Flight

By | 12/08/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Long before Chino Roque was officially named the first Filipino to fly into space, two Philippine animals almost achieved the same feat. Enclosed in an Aerobee rocket, Philippine monkeys named Patricia and Michael made history after travelling halfway to… Read More »

A Planet Named After A Filipino

By | 11/13/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” 13241 Biyo is a minor planet named after Dr. Josette Biyo, a Filipino educator. Dr. Josette Biyo is a Filipino teacher currently serving as Director of the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Western Visayas campus.  She holds multiple distinctions from… Read More »

Rafflesia – Giant flower that smells like corpse

By | 07/02/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Did you know that 10 species of Rafflesia, also known as the largest exotic flower in the world, can only be found in the Philippines? It is exclusively found in South East Asia and can grow up to 3… Read More »

Peanut butter can be converted into diamonds!

By | 06/29/2013

Did you know that if exposed to a high-pressure environment, carbon-based substances such as peanut butter can turn into diamonds? That’s what scientists from Edinburgh University revealed in 2007, shedding light on an idea first proposed by alchemists centuries ago. But creating genuine diamonds artificially or naturally is no laughing matter. Ideally, a carbon-bearing material requires very high… Read More »

Lolong’s Bigger Granddaddy Killed in Laguna

By | 06/21/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Did you know that a giant man-eating saltwater crocodile–way bigger than Lolong–was killed in the Philippines two centuries ago? In 1823, a huge saltwater crocodile was killed near the town of Jalajala in Laguna de Bay. It measured 27… Read More »

Weird Science: ‘Fish rain’ in Agusan del Sur

By | 06/01/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” We’re all familiar with ice cubes falling from the sky–not a shocker at all. But living things pouring from above? Now that’s when Mother Nature gets a little bizarre. So we can just imagine how stunned the people from… Read More »

Coffee Alamid: From Cat Poop to World’s Finest

By | 05/24/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.” Coffee Alamid is a locally produced brew similar to the kopi luwak of Java, Indonesia. It’s a pricey alternative to your usual gourmet coffee and has become world-famous due to its exotic origins. Sold for up to $160 per pound, coffee… Read More »

Mayon Volcano: 5 Shocking Facts You Should Know

By | 05/09/2013

For more interesting stories, please check out our latest book, “FilipiKnow: Amazing Facts & Figures Every Pinoy Must Know.”  Mayon Volcano has made it to the headlines once again after its unexpected eruption killed a number of climbers this week. But only on rare occasions such as this when Mayon Volcano is considered a human threat. For the… Read More »