1000th Whale Shark Identified in Philippine Waters

The 1000th whale shark has been identified in Philippine waters, making the Philippines the third largest known aggregation of whale sharks in the world and the biggest in South East Asia, according to the online library Wildbook for whale sharks. Whale sharks were identified by their unique spot pattern, and scientists all over the world

Safe and clean water for Agusan marshland communities

CRISTELIE’S family seems content with their life in the marshland. They start the day at 4 in the morning. She and her husband, Jomer, would talk for a while over coffee before Jomer would head out to fish. At 6 a.m., she starts preparing her children, Jomarie and Kristin, for school. (READ MORE)

Triple sunrises, sunsets at this strange new world

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Imagine a planet with triple sunrises and sunsets every day for part of the year, and nonstop daylight at other times. Astronomers revealed such a place Thursday: a strange new world in the Constellation Centaurus that has not one, not two, but three suns. What’s more, a year there lasts half

Whale-finding phone app grows in use, steering mariners away

PORTLAND, Maine — With summer whale watching season fast approaching, conservation advocates and government agencies who want to protect whales say a mobile app designed to help mariners steer clear of the animals is helping keep them alive. The Whale Alert app provides a real-time display of the ocean and the position of the mariner’s

Space station astronauts grow first flower outside Earth

WASHINGTON — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have successfully grown a flower to a full bloom for the first time outside our Earth. Scott Kelly of the US space agency NASA tweeted this weekend that a zinnia has flowered in the microgravity environment of the orbiting laboratory, along with an accompanying photo of an

Pacquiao says shoulder injury limited him in Mayweather loss

Manny Pacquiao said a right shoulder injury prevented him from fighting at his best in his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao also said Nevada boxing commissioners denied his request to take an anti-inflammatory shot in his dressing room before the fight Saturday night. (Read more)

Pacquiao hailed despite losing to Mayweather

SARANGANI Representative Manny Pacquiao still received raves for the performance he showed inside the boxing ring despite his loss to American Floyd Mayweather on Sunday. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a statement that President Benigno Aquino III thanked Pacquiao for giving inspiration for every Filipino to face all the challenges […]

Mayweather wins by unanimous decision

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights with a win that cemented his legacy as the best […]

Mayweather, Pacquiao make weight for megafight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout. One day before Mayweather and Pacquiao finally meet in the richest event in boxing history, they took the stage in an MGM Grand arena filled with 11,500 fans enjoying the […]

It’s here: Fight week begins with Pacquiao caravan to Vegas

The last time Freddie Roach was on the interstate linking Los Angeles with this boxing capital, he was written up for going 140 mph. Roach will be driving a lot slower Monday as part of a colorful caravan of hundreds of cars heading down Interstate 15 with Manny Pacquiao for his showdown with Floyd Mayweather […]

Pacquiao planning to skip MGM arrival in sign of displeasure

Manny Pacquiao isn’t feeling much love for the hotel where he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing’s richest fight ever. Pacquiao plans to skip a Tuesday ceremony at the MGM Grand marking formal fighter arrivals, an event that has been standard at the hotel for major championship fights. Pacquiao is staying at another hotel […]

Floyd Mayweather Jr.: I’m better than Muhammad Ali

Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused Wednesday to back off earlier comments declaring himself a better fighter than Muhammad Ali. Mayweather said he respects Ali’s great career and the things he did outside the ring. But he said he believes he has done as much in boxing as the legendary former heavyweight champion ever did, without the […]