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Ipissss!

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Ipissss!

BY KIM ATIENZA I read somewhere from long ago that cockroaches will live on earth much longer than humans. The article also stated that these insects can survive even a nuclear explosion. Why is that so when we, humans, are so afraid and angry at them that we squish them with our slippers at first […]

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Death by sex

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Death by sex

BY KIM ATIENZA This Valentine season, here’s a story of great love in the middle of the sex act. The male praying mantis makes a big sacrifice during an act of sex. Ultimately, he dies in what is probably the deadliest mating of all, according to an article in Smithsonian magazine. This happens as the […]

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Baklang squid

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Baklang squid

BY KIM ATIENZA Ever heard of homosexuals in the sea world? Some squids have been known to display homosexual behavior when they’re in heat. They aren’t picky when it comes to seeking pleasure. This is especially so for the fierce Humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas). Nicknamed the jumbo squid, these cephalopods can reach up to six […]

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Eating octopus

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Eating octopus

By KIM ATIENZA   ATING ALAMIN: Favorite ko po sa Japanese restaurant ang okonomiyaki. Gawa raw po ito sa octopus. Hindi ko po alam na edible pala ito. Alam nyo bang ang isang octopus ay kayang magluwal ng 56,000 eggs at one time? Inaalagaan ng mother octopus ang kanyang mga itlog sa loob ng anim na […]

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Saltwater crocodile

By KIM ATIENZA     News struck us when a saltwater crocodile was caught in the Philippines recently. Considered an endangered species, even in the Philippines, they have been victims of habitat depletion, dynamite fishing and hunting. The good news is that they are now a protected species. Their population is said to be bouncing back. […]

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Flying dragon

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Flying dragon

    BY KIM ATIENZA     Our experts, geniuses in the field of science continue to study nature around us, then come up with amazing new, often bizarre, discoveries. One of these, according to topten.ph, an online trivia site, is the discovery of what is known now as Flying Dragons. These aren’t those ferocious, […]

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