Bahay Kubo Research Blog

Thermophysical Properties of Carabeef

Floirendo P. Flores, Ernesto V. Carpio, Virgilio V. Garcia, and Ponciano S. Madamba Food Science Cluster and Agricultural and Bio-Processing Division, University of the Philippines Los BaƱos, College, Laguna, Philippines   Food processing requires...

Brain drain and the public health

Brain drain refers to the flow of trained and talented individuals such as scientists, researchers, or health professionals to other nations. It is a phenomenon most problematic in developing countries like the Philippines where higher education and a...

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....