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MOSCOW, Feb. 2 — While NASA’s ambitious missions, including the James Webb Space Telescope and the WFIRST-AFTA, have yet to be launched, the agency has prepared four new concepts for a next-generation large-scale project that could determine the future of space exploration.

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HANOI, Feb. 2 — The world's longest three-rope cable car system was inaugurated in Vietnam's northern Lao Cai province on Tuesday.

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By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, Feb. 2 (PNA) — Thirteen units of eHATID TABLET, a health information support tablet, were recently turned over by the Department of Science and Technology-Region 8 (DOST-8) to 13 local government units (LGUs) in the Eastern Visayas region.

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — The first flight of a new US rocket in 2018 will carry into space 13 small satellites, also known as CubeSats, along with an unmanned Orion spacecraft, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said in a press release.

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CANBERRA, Feb. 3 — Australians living in rural and regional areas will gain access to a high-speed Internet service – through the USD26-billion National Broadband Network (NBN) – as early as April, as senior executive said Wednesday.

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MOSCOW, Feb. 3 — National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) rovers have been equipped with the ability to take shots using their own built-in selfie sticks.

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By Ben Cal

MANILA, Feb. 1 (PNA) — Retired Army Col. Armando Gatmaitan was only 13 years old when American forces, led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur liberated Manila from Japanese occupation following a month-long battle 71 years ago.

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MANILA, Feb. 2 — Want to have a rewind of rare, great, mellow and soulful Filipino classical music or “kundiman”?

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MANILA, Feb. 2 — The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) presents an international group exhibition entitled Transnational Narrations: Paperworks from Feb. 24 to April 17 at the CCP’s Bulwagang Juan Luna (Main Gallery) and Pasilyo Guillermo Tolentino (3F Hallway Gallery), along Roxas Blvd, Pasay City.

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SEOUL, Feb. 2 — More than 36 million South Korean travelers are expected to return home in rural areas during the upcoming Lunar New Year festivities, Seoul's transport ministry said on Tuesday.

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Iran, Ghana hold cultural, arts event

TEHRAN, Feb. 2 — Iran and Ghana inaugurated a joint exhibition showcasing artistic and cultural products.

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German FM arrives in Tehran

TEHRAN, Feb. 3 — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier arrived in Tehran late on Tuesday at the head a political, economic and media delegation.

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UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 3 — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon named on Tuesday Major General Jai Shanker Menon of India as a new commander of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) between Syria and Israel, the UN said in a statement.

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TEHRAN, Feb. 3 — Jordanian King Abdullah met on Monday with British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond.

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By Catherine J. Teves

MANILA, Feb. 2 (PNA) — Biodiversity Management Bureau (EMB) is working to get communities in Tarlac province’s Lake Canarem area involved in protecting and conserving this biodiversity-rich wetland facing threat from human activities.

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YANGON, Feb. 2 — Myanmar agricultural authorities have warned of a possible drought caused by El Nino in northern Mandalay, a major agricultural base, in March and April, an official report said Tuesday.

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CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Feb. 2 — Environment officials in Northern Mindanao joined the annual Asian Waterfowl Census this year, as part of the conservation of bird species and the environment.

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ISFAHAN, Feb. 3 — Head of Department of Environment Masoumeh Ebtekar said on Tuesday that 12 percent of Iran's greenhouse gases should be reduced by 2030.

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LONDON, Jan. 28 — A team of Chinese and US researchers has found evidence to explain why globular clusters can somehow bear second or even third sets of thousands of sibling stars, instead of having all their stellar progeny at once, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature.

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MELBOURNE, Jan. 28 — A new cancer drug, tested for the first time by Melbourne researchers, has proved extremely effective in killing cancerous blood cells.

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