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By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, May 10 (PNA) — The Department of Science of Technology (DOST) on Tuesday extended its search for DOSTv talents until May 12.

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By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, May 10 (PNA) — Construction of Diwata-1 microsatellite's receiving station in University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman is set to be finished by mid-May.

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UNITED NATIONS, May 10 — About 110 countries have confirmed their attendance at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit on May 23-24 in Istanbul, Turkey, said the summit's spokesperson.

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MANILA, May 10 — The Philippine Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP), the specialty organization governing all activities in the field of Family Medicine in the country, will celebrate World Family Doctors' Daynationwide on May 19-22.

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BEIJING, May 10 — At least nine people died and another three still missing after heavy rain pounded south China for days, disrupting traffic and affecting millions in the region.

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MANILA, May 10 — Environment Secretary Ramon J.P. Paje has hailed the enactment of a law promoting the creation of “green jobs” or employment activities that contribute substantially to preserving the quality of the environment.

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CANBERRA, May 9 — Australia's national scientific agency will cut further funding and jobs from its Antarctic research field, in a move that scientists have warned would ruin Australia's key partnerships in the region.

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HANOI, May 9 — Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, the world's top smartphone maker, is planning to produce 200 million smartphones in Vietnam in 2016.

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MOSCOW, May 9 — Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile have measured a black hole 660 million times as massive as our Sun.

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TORONTO, May 9 — The huge wildfire in western Canada that has forced a massive evacuation in Fort McMurray on Sunday appeared to have slow down its advance after burning more than 1,610 square kilometers, said Alberta Premier Rachel Notley.

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KUALA LUMPUR, May 9 — The current El Nino phenomenon that has brought prolonged drought and sweltering heat to Malaysia is the strongest of the 20 over the last 60 years, but there is no concrete evidence to link its heat intensity to global warming, says an expert.

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SAN FRANCISCO, April 13 — US social networking service Facebook said Tuesday that it was bringing chatbots into its popular messaging app to allow users to interact with businesses and get updates from them.

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By Ma. Cristina C. Arayata

MANILA, April 13 (PNA) — With less than three months before his term ends on June 30, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario Montejo hopes that the next Science chief will continue "Agham na Ramdam" — the agency's nationwide Science Nation tour.

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MOSCOW, April 13 — Russia is retaining the leading positions in the space industry, is firmly in first place in terms of the number of space launches, is actively developing the orbital satellite group and is working on new high-tech products, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday.

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MOSCOW, April 13 — Cargo spacecraft Progress MS-02 has propelled the International Space State (ISS) upwards approximately by one kilometer, Mission Control near Moscow has said.

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Zambia to host agritech exposition

LUSAKA, April 13 — Zambia in this week will host an agritech exposition, the country's prime agricultural event where over 15,000 farmers and experts are expected to attend, organizers said on Tuesday.

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LUBAO, Pampanga, April 13 — Forty traditional and special-shaped hot air balloons from different countries will take off the skies as the Lubao International Balloon Festival (LIBF) kicks off April 14 to 17 at Pradera Verde, Prado Siongco here.

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NANNING, April 13 — A man was sentenced to 10 years in prison by a court in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region for illegally transporting wild animal products, including ivory products and rhino horns, the Intermediate People's Court of Fangchenggang City has announced.

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BANGKOK, April 13 — Thai weather forecaster has warned that weather temperature will be over 40 degrees during water-splashing Songkran festival, which began on Wednesday, when large number of visitors across the world are expected to visit Thailand.

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MANILA, April 13 — Environmental and health advocates from various groups asked all presidential candidates for the May 9 polls to put the closure of the Canadian garbage controversy among their top priorities if elected.

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