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LONDON, Nov. 21 — New molecules could be the key to solving a looming problem with flash memory storage, researchers said in a new report published in the latest issue of Nature.

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WASHINGTON, Nov 21 — Global average temperatures for October as well as the January-to-October period were both the highest on record since record keeping began in 1880, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday.

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MANILA, Nov. 20 — The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) will open the modernized Museo ng Paglilitis ni Andres Bonifacio in Maragondon, Cavite on Nov. 28 at 10 a.m.

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LONDON, Nov 21 — The British government announced on Thursday it has agreed to donate 720 million pounds (about 1.1 billion U.S. dollars) to the Green Climate Fund, thus joining other major economies to help those hit hardest by climate change.

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UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday welcomed the pledges of up to 9.3 billion U.S. dollars for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to help developing countries tackle climate change.

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TOKYO, Nov 21 — A Japanese space probe and observatory have recorded a huge sunspot activity with a sunspot cluster 66 times the size of Earth, the Asahi Shimbun reported Thursday.

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MANILA, Nov. 21 — Slightly cooler than normal temperatures are expected in most parts of Luzon until weekend because of the effects of the northeast monsoon and the tail-end of a cold front, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Friday.

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MOSCOW, Nov. 20 — The former USSR’s first and only President Mikhail Gorbachev will present on Thursday his new book, “After the Kremlin,” where he tells about his life after resignation, but, as a matter of fact, ponders over the country’s history over and over again.

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KUALA LUMPUR, Nov. 13 — Malaysia and Indonesia is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to implement measures to curb bush fires that have contributed to transboundary haze, a government official said Thursday.

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BERLIN, Nov. 14 — Philae, the first probe to land on a comet, rests in a shadow of a cliff after bouncing twice from its original landing point, the European Space Agency (ESA) said on Thursday.

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BERLIN, Nov. 14 — Philae, the first probe to land on a comet, bounded twice when it touched down on Comet 67P-Churyumo-Gerasimenko yesterday, and remained not anchored, confirmed the European Space Agency mission group on Thursday.

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BERLIN, Nov. 13 — Probe Philae successfully landed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, some 7 hours after being released from its mother ship Rosetta, confirmed European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) on Wednesday afternoon in Darmstadt, Germany.

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MALOLOS CITY, Bulacan, Nov. 13 — The Department of Environment of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), in coordination with the provincial government of Bulacan, will soon embark on a massive reforestation program at the Sierra Madre mountain range to replenish its forest cover and save from environmental degradation.

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 — Lightning strikes will increase by about 12 percent in the United States for every one degree Celsius rise in global average air temperature, U.S. researchers who studied the effect of global warming on lightning activity said Thursday.

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By Juzel L. Danganan

DAVAO CITY, Nov. 13 (PNA) — Two incoming Doppler radars will be placed in areas regularly hit by typhoon, according to Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo.

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NICOSIA, Nov. 14 — Heart surgery for Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will be pushed back until early next year due to a heavy official engagements program, his spokesperson said on Thursday.

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MANILA, Nov. 13 — A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck the provinces of Davao del Sur and Surigao del Sur at 8:40 a.m. on Thursday, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs).

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MANILA, Nov. 13 — Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. bagged this year’s Lifetime Contributor Award for the public sector at the Asia CEO Awards Wednesday night.

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Nov. 13 -This city will commemorate Friday the 30th death anniversary of Mayor Cesar Climaco, with the local government spearheading activities.

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DAVAO CITY, Nov. 13 –- The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is acquiring a “storm chaser” instrument next year as part of its continuing effort of upgrading the early warning system and boost the country’s disaster risk preparedness.

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