Invasive frog and snake species cost world economy $16B, study shows

Brown tree snake. — Pavel Kirillov/CC BY-SA 2.0/Wikimedia Commons MIAMI — Two invasive species, the American bullfrog and the brown tree snake, cost the world an estimated $16 billion between 1986 and 2020 by causing problems ranging from crop damage to power outages, according to a study published on Thursday. The brown-and-green frog known as […]

How is the Sustainability Trend Impacting the Molded Pulp Packaging Market?

DS Smith, a prominent company in the molded pulp packaging market, initiated its Now and Next sustainability strategy in September 2020 to support its objectives to transition to a circular economy. Simultaneously, the company aimed to offer more circular solutions to consumers and society at large, eliminating carbon from supply chains, and replacing problem plastics. […]

Pharma group backs DTI plan to develop PHL as an industry hub

MIZIANITKA FROM PIXABAY THE Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines (PHAP) said it is confident that the Philippines can be developed as a hub for the industry, expressing support for a Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) plan to build up domestic production. In a statement on Tuesday, the PHAP said that the Philippines can […]

Sony readies for metaverse revolution with cross-platform push

NIKITA KOSTRYKIN/UNSPLASH TOKYO — Japanese conglomerate Sony Group Corp. said it is well-positioned to play a leading role in the metaverse, or immersive virtual worlds, which commentators speculate will massively disrupt industries and establish new powerhouses. The metaverse is a vague term encapsulating the idea that consumers will spend more time in online simulated environments. […]

Relentless rains submerge Australian towns for second time in a month

STOCK PHOTO | Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay SYDNEY – Heavy rains deluged Australia’s east coast on Wednesday, submerging roads and bridges, while tens of thousands fled their homes for the second time within weeks after fast-moving flood waters burst river banks and broke over levees. Several towns in northern New South Wales already reeling […]

A campaign of disinformation

Among the claims made in support of the Bongbong Marcos (BBM) and Sara Duterte tandem, candidates for President and Vice-President of UniTeam, is that the Philippines under former President Ferdinand Marcos was the “golden age” of peace and prosperity, and that the Philippines under the current administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is doing well. True […]

Ayala group invests in phishing protection

Venture capital firm Kickstart Ventures, Inc. on Friday said the Ayala group had invested in SlashNext, a company that combats phishing attacks. Kickstart manages the $180-million fund under the Ayala Corporation Technology Innovation Venture (ACTIVE), which is backed by Ayala Corp. along with its subsidiaries AC Energy, AC Industrials, AC Ventures, Bank of the Philippine […]

Predictive Healthcare Analytics makes headway as accurate patient outcomes become a priority

The healthcare ecosystem is one that has thrived on the cusp of scientific progress, benefitting enormously from the winds of change in the technological realm. In the last decade, the medical field has observed a commendable revolution with the influx of AI, Big Data, robotics, and the like. One such methodology that has carved out […]

Daily COVID-19 tally lowest in 9 months; active cases at 30,544

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCAS THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) reported 1,409 coronavirus infections on Tuesday, the lowest in almost nine months. Tuesday’s tally was the eighth straight day that cases were fewer than 3,000, bringing the total to 2.8 million. The agency reported only 46 more deaths due to technical issues, bringing the total to […]