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Yep, Dinosaurs had Feathers.

Yep, Dinosaurs had Feathers. By Junelie Velonta HAPI Scholar …And they were not just from “flying dinosaurs”, either. (Pterosaurs, while related to dinos, were technically not dinos.) Researchers still have no clear idea as to when dinosaurs started developing feathers, or if all of them had feathers, but dinosaur fossils and other preserved remains found …

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Alabang Reading Room Opens

Alabang Reading Room Opens by: Angie Driskell   Last August 1, Angie Driskell (HAPI Jr. Ambassador) and Jhing Dedicatoria (HAPI Alabang Assistant Lead Convener) met with the management of the unit that was then secured for the Alabang Reading Room to finalize its occupancy with a contract signing. In the first call for donations and …

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Hey, grown-ups. Where’s your sense of wonder gone?

Hey, grown-ups. Where’s your sense of wonder gone? By Sherwin Dane Haro Editor-in-Chief / HAPIsko As someone who has recently become an Assistant Teacher to Spanish elementary students, I am continually amazed by the endless curiosity of children. They ask relentlessly (i.e. about the world, Philippine culture, phonetics, etc.) with no regard for how ridiculous …

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Chickens Came from South-East Asia

๐‘ซ๐’Š๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜? ๐‚๐ก๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ง๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐’๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ก-๐„๐š๐ฌ๐ญ ๐€๐ฌ๐ข๐š Whether it is as a specialized source of protein orย the centerpiece of a complicated dish, chicken is present in the diets of many. Chicken has become so widespread that it has permeated language, cultural, geological, and even economic barriers. But before the bird crossed paved roads, it …

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An Atheistic God

By Rado Gatchalian The FILOsopher For centuries, this mind-boggling question, โ€œDoes God exist?โ€ has catapulted our civilizations to secondary, yet also primal, questions of peace and violence, of good and evil, of liberty and authority. It is 2021 and we still battle with this one fundamental question that ultimately defines our existence: who we are …

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Science and humanism will get us through this pandemic

By Merlie Figura HammerChemist & Retired Medical Underwriter Some basic definitions: an epidemic is when a disease affects a large number of people within a community, population, or region. A pandemic is an epidemic that has spread over multiple countries or continents. As Covid-19 began spreading in Wuhan, China, it became an epidemic. When the disease spread …

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