Articles By Esther Tanquintic-Misa

From Science 3:01 pm

Seaweeds Could Help Re-energise Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – Study

A study by scientists from the James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville in north Queensland has said that seaweeds could potentially help re-energise the environment around Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

From Health 2:57 pm

Spread of Deadly MERS Virus Outside Saudi Arabia Alarming – WHO

The addition of 11 new cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), including a first in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, is starting to alarm officials at the World Health Organization (WHO).

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant - Feb. 17, 2009.

From Economy 1:23 pm

Australia Consumer Watch: Looming NSW Gas Price Hike Possible to Extend in Other States

Gas prices in New South Wales are set to increase by 17.6 per cent effective July 1, making typical NSW households' gas bills jump between $150 and $225 annually.

Handout of crew aboard the Australian Defence Vessel Ocean Shield moving the U.S. Navy's Bluefin-21 into position for deployment, in the southern Indian Ocean to look for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

From Tech 12:31 pm

Malaysia Airlines MH370: Australia to Use Technology that Helped Locate Sunken Titanic, Debris Not Part of Missing Plane

Australia is planning to deploy a highly sophisticated powerful sonar equipment that is similar to the one that helped locate the sunken Titanic 29 years ago as the country vowed to continue the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370.


From Politics & Policy Apr 23

Report Reveals World’s Richest Middle Class Found No Longer in US But in Canada

The Canadian middle class have been found to be now the world's richest in that segment, a report on incomes published on Tuesday in the New York Times said.

From Education Apr 23

Kill Rats, Have Beer; New Zealand University Launch Beer Trap to Help Keep Wellington Rat-Free

When thirsty for beer, students in the University of Wellington in New Zealand all just need to hunt and kill rats in exchange for a bottle. The university's Science Society Department just recently launched a program called Beer Trap which aims to help keep Wellington rat-free.

Travellers enjoy a view of Mount Everest at Syangboche in Nepal, in this December 3, 2009 file photograph. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar/Files

From Economy Apr 23

Trek at Own Risk; Sherpa Guides Unite, Abandon Mt Everest Climbing Season (PHOTOS)

The lucrative Mt Everest climbing season about to start in mid-May has been cast into doubt as sherpa guides united on Tuesday to abandon 2014's climbing activity following the death of 16 comrades by an avalanche on Friday.

An Airbus A380 jet of Singapore Airlines lands at the airport in Zurich July 14, 2012.

From Economy Apr 23

Singapore Airlines Replaces A380 Flights to Sydney and Melbourne with Smaller Boeing 777-300ER

Singapore Airlines announced on Tuesday it has made necessary reductions in its Airbus A380 flights to Sydney and Melbourne.

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott addresses during the CHOGM opening ceremony in Colombo

From Politics & Policy Apr 23

Australia Jacks Up Air Combat Power, Allots $12B for Purchase of 58 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters

Australia has allotted more than $12 billion from the national coffers for the purchase of 58 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, as the Abbott government jacks up the country's air combat power and resources to a total of 72 fighter jets by 2020.

A man writes a message wishing for the safe return of missing passengers of the South Korean ferry Sewol, which capsized in the sea off Jindo last week, at a port in Jindo April 21, 2014. South Korean President Park Geun-hye said on Monday the actions of

From Law Apr 22

South Korea Ferry Disaster: Death Toll Reaches 100, Fears Many Among Dead are Youngsters (PHOTOS)

The death toll from the ferry sinking disaster in South Korea has reached 100. Another 198 remain missing. People feared that many among the dead would be youngsters.