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A rat tries to escape as Health Department workers place dry ice into rat burrows in New York's Sara D. Roosevelt Park on June 7, 2018 (AFP photo)

New York puts its rats on ice

By Agence France-Presse A snout and two little black eyes pop out from the hole, too late: A foot already covers them and the hole…


FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, a college student plays a computer game at an Internet cafe in Seoul, South Korea. On Monday, 18, 2018, the World Health Organization said that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a mental health condition. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Science Says: What makes something truly addictive

By the Associated Press Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise,…

This computer-generated view depicts part of Mars at the boundary between darkness and daylight, with an area including Gale Crater beginning to catch morning light, in this handout image provided by NASA. (REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout / MANILA BULLETIN)

Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years

Mars will look bigger and brighter in the coming weeks than it has appeared in the last 15 years, according to NASA. On July 31,…


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LOOK: A manga based on Jose Rizal

By Katherine Marajas For the first time in Japan, the world of Japanese comics or manga will pay tribute to the Philippines' national hero, Jose…