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A key question is why ant-attacking pathogens have not developed resistance to antimicrobials that the insects have presumably been using for millions of years, whereas many human-developed drugs lose their potency within just decades. (dpa/AFP/File / Patrick Pleul / MANILA BULLETIN)

Ants as drug manufacturers for humans?

By Agence France-Presse Ants naturally produce powerful germicides against bacteria and fungi, said a study Wednesday that targeted the industrious insects as possible drug factories…

A 14-day-old pygmy hippopotamus, native to the forests and swamps of West Africa, is presented to the press at the Buin Zoo, in Buin, about 50km south of Santiago, on July 5, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / Martin BERNETTI / MANILA BULLETIN)

Check it out: a baby pygmy hippo

By Agence France-Presse Talk about a cute critter: a hippo small enough to fit in a pet cage. Unveiled to the press Wednesday at a…