The Filipino Spirit Amidst the Flooding

THE FILIPINO SPIRIT AMIDST THE FLOODING                Last August 7, Metro Manila and parts of Luzon were affected by the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) as it was carried upwards by Typhoon Gener as it left the Philippine Area of responsibility. In a span of several hours, floods rose neck-deep submerging cities such as Manila, Malabon, Cainta, […]

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Facebook Fakes Bring it on

Facebook Fakes. Bring it on Last week, Facebook announced that 8.7% or 83 million accounts are fake. The fake accounts range from spoofs, to pets to secondary accounts for people who it would seem have yet to discover Second Life.  To be honest, I am not sure if the announcement from Facebook is an admission […]

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All about Camera Meters

For amateur use, most modern cameras sport a built-in exposure meter. Most point-and-shoot cameras, also called ‘compacts’, offer no choices in exposure control. Some refined models give a selection of modes like landscapes, people, sports and close-ups. One can select what is being photographed and program it accordingly. SLR cameras today are very sophisticated and […]

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Totally drug-resistant tuberculosis – Even deadlier than HIV?

After the publicizing of the deadly XDR TB (Extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis) epidemic among the HIV patients in the town of Tugela Ferry (South Africa), scientists and doctors were warning about the emergence of even deadlier forms of the bacterium which causes tuberculosis. And in 2009, they were proved right. An even more deadlier form of the […]

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Russia – from super power to super minnow

During the 1980s, the USSR was one of the world’s two strongest nations. The US and USSR were competing with each other for almost anything, ranging from space programs to military hardware. In 1989, the USSR had a population of 287 million people (larger than the US) and a total GDP of almost 3 trillion USD. Looking […]

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Sharp changes in religious demography of North East Indian states

India is a Hindu majority nation, with around 80% of the population adhering to the faith. But there are two notable exceptions. Jammu and Kashmir in the North is about 70% Muslim, while many of the states bordering Myanmar in the North East are Christian majority. Christianity was established in the North East India long back, […]

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