DIWATA-1 is the first microsatellite by the Republic of the Philippines to be succesfully deployed in space, thanks to the Japanes ISS Module "Kibo".
Tropical cyclones - also known as typhoons - disperse powerful winds that can have a dramatic impact on nutrient cycling of an ecosystem. Island nations in the western Pacific and native plants in this region seem to be hit the hardest by these massive storms.
In the name of World Ocean's Day (June 8), scientists from the California Academy of Sciences are celebrating the discovery of more than 100 marine species in the Philippines.
A team of Philippine researchers discovered a new nickel-eating plant species that feeds on metal without being poisoned.
The Sierra Madre Mountain Range on the Philippine island of Luzon boasts of more than 100 species of reptiles and amphibians.