Author: baggy

Characteristics and genesis of two soils in Samar

Dr. Victor Asio Department of Agronomy and Soil Science Leyte State University, Baybay, Leyte 6521-A, Philippines   The soil cover of the earth or pedosphere is a critical component of landscapes and terrestrial ecosystems....

A simple method to modify surfaces of cerium oxide film

K. Develos-Bagarinao Energy Technology Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568 Japan   Cerium oxide (CeO2) has been receiving great attention due to its numerous industrial...

Celebrating the UP Centennial

By Flor Lacanilao If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor. — Albert Einstein UP is celebrating its Centennial next year. What can we say about its contribution to...

Part V. Measuring research performance

by Flor Lacanilao, Ph.D. A leading Chinese university has been ranking world universities based on academic or research performance. So far, no university from the Philippines made it in the top 100 in the...

RP scientists to blame for poor science

by Flor Lacanilao, PhD. Retired professor of marine science UP Diliman (NOTE: The following is Prof. Lacanilao’s reply to comments sent to Star Science editor on his series of four Star Science papers: I....

Part IV. Problems with media and scientists

By Flor Lacanilao, PhD (NOTE: This article has been previously published in Star Science, Philippine STAR, 27 July 2006. It is posted here with the author’s permission) The public will remain uninformed and uneducated...

Part III. Training graduate students

By Flor Lacanilao, PhD (NOTE: This article has been previously published in Star Science, Philippine STAR, 16 March 2006. It is posted here with the author’s permission) We tried to catch up with our...

Part II. Research on medicinal plants

By Flor Lacanilao, PhD (NOTE: This article has been previously published in Star Science, Philippine STAR, 2 February 2006. It is posted here with the author’s permission) The Department of Health has been promoting...

Part I. R & D process

By Flor Lacanilao, PhD (NOTE: This article has been previously published in STAR SCIENCE, The Philippine STAR, 26 May 2005. It is posted here with the author’s permission) (Second of two parts) There were...