Thinking beyond just “getting more young girls into STEM”

In the United States, at least, bridging the gender gap within sectors and industries is a big issue. Simply put, American society is currently concerned with getting more young girls and women to go into fields of study/interest that are perceived to be traditionally male-dominated. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field happens to […]

Bakit Nga Ba Walang Respeto Sa Kalikasan Ang Mga “Modernong Pilipino”?

Hay naku, heto na naman, nagta-Tagalog na naman ako. Sa totoo lang kaya ko lang naman napiling mag-Tagalog ngayon ay dahil kailangan kong ilinaw ng maigi ang mga kailangan kong sabihin. Gusto ko itong i-Tagalog para wala kayong dahilan para sabihing: “Hindi namin maintindihan dahil English!” Alam niyo kasi iyan ang hirap sa inyo e. […]

Filipino Infidelity Films In The U.S.?

Disclaimer: Ladies and gentlemen, this is another parody article written for your amusement and is more or less a tribute to Rafterman’s latest article about OFW infidelity. Remember, “parody” means it’s NOT real. It’s just a joke. However, if any of you thinks this is real, I will be genuinely disappointed in you. Well, here we […]

Removing Calculus and Trigonometry in the Philippine Education System?

On 17 December, 2015, Philstar.com reported that presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte said if he will be elected president, he will have Calculus and Trigonometry removed in the education system and that Algebra be replaced with Business Mathematics. According to the report, Mr. Duterte said, Yung Calculus alisin ko talaga yan. Dumaan kayo ng high school, […]

Who Among the 2016 Candidates will Prioritize Climate Issues?

Clearly my most recent article hit a delicate nerve (or to put it colloquially, “aimed for the butthurt”), as revealed by the numerous replies left by visitors who took the time to skim through it. Most of the comments have only proven my point: instead of rebutting the various other points which I offered in […]

Karma may be a bitch but it is not an itch

The trouble with the concept of karma is that it is a notion based on the assumption that nature owes humanity something. When we put faith in the notion that karma will catch up with someone who has wronged us, we hinge that faith on the belief that “justice” is some kind of natural order […]

Ant-Man rocks while distracting us from quantum science!

Uncontrolled shrinking into the infinitesimal cosmos as Scott Carey did in the 1957 sci-fi classic, The Incredible Shrinking Man — that is the concept Ant-Man owes a tip of the hat to in one of its final scenes when Scott Lang (played by Paul Rudd) plunges seemingly toward a similar fate after being left with […]

Getting New Horizons and Pluto at the same spot at the same time 5b km away

The rendezvous of deep space probe New Horizons and Pluto is an achievement few people can grasp. It is like shooting a golf ball in mid air with a rifle from a hundred miles away — only harder! Five billion kilometres over nine and a half years to hit a planetoid a lot smaller than […]