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Phalaenopsis x veitchiana (Jim Cootes)

A Quintet of Phalaenopsis

By Jim Cootes and Ronny Boos We have written three previous articles on the “Large-Flowered Phalaenopsis Species,” “Variation of Phalaenopsis equestris,” and the “Star-Shaped Phalaenopsis…

(FILES) This file photo taken on February 6, 2013 shows a giraffe in the Kruger National Park near Nelspruit, South Africa. / AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO | Manila Bulletin

Giraffes ‘threatened with extinction’

By Agence France-Presse Wild giraffe numbers have plummeted by 40 percent in the last three decades, and the species is now "vulnerable" to extinction, a…

A combination made on November 14, 2016 in Paris shows pictures of the 'supermoon' as seen from various countries, (bottom row, LtoR) the moon rising behind a building in Madrid, the moon seen obscured by clouds next to a crescent atop a mosque in Kuala Lumpur, the moon seen behind the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft set on the launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, people watching the moon rise at Marina Beach in Chennai, the moon rising behind a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Marina Beach in Chennai, (middle row, LtoR) a commerical jet flying in front of the moon on its approach to Heathrow airport in west London, Egyptian fans looking at the rising moon during a football match at the Borg el-Arab Stadium near Alexandria, a tree silhouetted as the moon rises over Heho, Myanmar's Shan state, (top row, LtoR) the moon rising over the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol dome in Washington DC, the moon as seen over Monterey Park, east of downtown Los Angeles, and a moon rising behind a car on the The Emirates Air Line (cable car) in London's Docklands. On November 14, 2016 the moon will orbit closer to the earth than at any time since 1948, named a 'supermoon', it is defined by a Full or New moon coinciding with the moon's closest approach to the Earth. (AFP PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Another lunar show this December

By Philippine News Agency Earthlings have another chance to see the moon up close this December during the last supermoon event of 2016. “The best…