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Explained in a nutshell Each week, we post one new article about an unusual topic. Simply put, the topic is something that we find interesting, informative and as surprising as possible.

The topics range broadly from wildlife (ex., cephalopods) to oddities (ex., Bohol's Chocolate Hills) to tips and explanations (ex., how to equalize your ears) and to ideas we have not thought of yet.

Expect to see science education for the whole family, as well as suggestions for amazing things to see and do. In fact, if you have a suggestion for an article, feel free to email us via the form below! We'll do our best to write an article you'll love!

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Sunscreen, Suntan and Sunburns

Sunscreen, Suntan and Sunburns How much do you know about Sun Tanning, Sunburns, and Sunscreens? Summer is just around the corner. Along with it, is the season of getting suntans and sunburns. These severe skin damages are caused by the ultraviolet radiation coming from the sun. Sunscreen can help to prevent sunburns, but is it safe? How do sunscreens work?

Mammalian Diving Reflex

Mammalian Diving Reflex What do you know about the diving reflex? The human body has different mechanisms to adapt to any condition. When you dive, you are exposed to a different kind of environment. It is when your diving reflex kicks in! Do you know that the diving reflex helps you with your breathing? So if you want to know more about it, click here.

Philippine Eagle, one of the largest eagle

Philippine Eagle Have you heard about the Philippine Eagle? Not only it is one of the Rarest Birds in the World, but the Philippine Eagle is also one of the largest eagle on Earth. This bird of prey is more than just the Philippines' national bird. It is a symbol of freedom, strength, and uniqueness of the Filipino people.

Mermaids and Sirens Legends

Mermaid and Siren Legends What do you know about the Mermaids and Sirens Stories and Legends? There are countless stories about mermaids and siren, but are they true? If you like to get in deep with this subject, on this page we are unfolding the truth behind the different legends of syrens, mermen and mermaids.

Blue-ringed Octopus, the deadliest animal?

Blue-ringed Octopus What do you know about the Blue-Ringed Octopus? They may look attractive and cute, but don't be fooled! This octopus is one of the most dangerous marine animals in the world! If you love swimming, scuba diving or snorkeling, you should read this article. It might actually save your life!

What is The Sinulog Festival?

Sinulog Festival Viva Pit Senyor! Have you ever heard of that phrase before? If not, then you have not been to the Cebu in its most festive time. The Sinulog Festival is one of the most awaited festival in the Philippines. People from around the world come and experience it for themselves. There are street dances, fluvial parades, and a lot more!

Are Oceans the Oxygen's Earth?

Ocean produce Earth oxygen Did you know the ocean can produce oxygen? Oceans covers 71% of the Earth. Aside from being a source of food, minerals, and recreation for humans, the ocean is a big contributor for the air we breathe. But how does oceans provide oxygen in the atmosphere? You would be surprised to know that plants and trees are not the main suppliers of oxygen!

Giant Oarfish and Sea Serpent

Giant Oarfish and Sea Serpent The Oarfish is a very mysterious and popular creature for legends and superstitions. Most people believe in the superstition that when an Oarfish is seen on the surface or on the shore, it means that an earthquake is coming. But one thing is sure about Oarfishes, as for now, the fact is that oarfishes are the longest bony fish in ocean and are not sea serpents.

Amihan and Habagat Monsoons

Amihan and Habagat Monsoons In the Philippines, the two kinds of monsoons experienced by the country each season have unique local names. Do you know the difference between Amihan and Habagat? What do these two monsoons bring? And how will it affect your vacations in the Philippines? Did you know that amihan and habagat are more than just seasonal patterns?

Brown sugar versus white sugar

Brown sugar versus white sugar When choosing between brown or white sugar, which one is healthier? Most people assume brown sugar has more nutritional value than white sugar because it looks and tastes organic. But is it true? This week we will go in deep with different types of sugar as well as their factual nutrients and values.

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