• Not Just for Sex: Why the Y Chromosome Hasn't Vanished

    Men have lost most of the genes originally included on the Y chromosome during evolution, but those genes essential for survival have persevered, new research finds. Many of the remaining Y chromosome genes appear to have little if any role in determining gender or producing sperm, but rather are…

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    • Will Danica approve if dad Vic marries Pauleen?

      Danica Sotto-:Pingris wants to tell dad Vic Sotto, “Dapat, kung talagang kayo na, siguraduhin nyo na yan.”

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      • Hong Kong, Philippines end emotional hostage row

        Hong Kong and the Philippines announced Wednesday they had resolved an enduring and deeply emotional row over a deadly hostage crisis, allowing soured diplomatic relations to return to normal. The breakthrough came after a deal was struck on the most sensitive issues of compensation to the victims…

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        • Super fights open up for Pacquiao as Golden Boy and Top Rank aim to end boxing’s cold war

          For the longest time, the biggest hurdle in making boxing’s biggest fight is the rift between the competing Golden Boy Promotions of Oscar De La Hoya and Top Rank Promotions of Bob Arum.

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          • China and rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

            China, the United States, Japan and more than a dozen other Asia-Pacific countries have signed a naval agreement aimed at ensuring miscommunication between ships at sea does not escalate into conflict. The Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, which was agreed Tuesday in the eastern port city of…

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            • Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry

              By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. Writing by Nick…

              • Nicki Minaj goes back to beauty basics

                Nicki Minaj had to go for a natural look because she was "low on ideas".

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                • AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

                  WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.

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                  • Scientists monitor huge iceberg that broke off from Antarctica

                    By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists are monitoring an iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan - one of the largest now in existence - that broke off from an Antarctic glacier and is heading into the open ocean. NASA glaciologist Kelly Brunt said on Wednesday the iceberg covers…

                    • Mark Caguioa blasts 'soft' teammates on social media

                      Barangay Ginebra San Miguel’s Mark Caguioa, one of the pillars of the team for the longest time and the bridge from the Robert Jaworski to the current era, used social media to blasts his teammates anew.

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                      • Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fake

                        JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military commander said critics who called him out for wearing an especially luxurious watch should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake.

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                        • 15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

                          Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to dethrone the likes of Samsung and Apple. That competition is especially strong ...

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                          • How Do Idol Stars Remove Their Extremely Thick Makeups?

                            Most of them put a thick wall of foundation on skin texture and apply another layer of color makeup on eye and cheek areas. Nevertheless, some stars still flaunt clean and soft skin texture. Then how do they keep up with such clean skin condition? Cleansing always has been the basis of skin care.

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                            • Australia boosts air power with $11.6 bln purchase of 58 F-35s

                              Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Wednesday the purchase of 58 more F-35 Joint Strike Fighters costing Aus$12.4 billion ($11.6 billion) in a major defence upgrade to maintain Australia's regional edge. The new aircraft will bring Australia's total JSF force to 72, with the first due to arrive…

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                              • Mixers give Alaska a dose of their own medicine to force knockout match

                                The Mixers gave defending champion Alaska a perfect dose of its own medicine in the payoff canto, grinding out a 70-65 victory Wednesday to forge a sudden-death match in their PBA Commissioners Cup quarterfinals series at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.

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                                • U.S. Embassy in Manila denies report of visa-free U.S. entry for Filipinos

                                  Don’t fall for rumors that Filipinos may now visit the United States without a visa, U.S. embassy in Manila told the public Wednesday.

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                                  • Kristen Bell goes naked

                                    Kristen Bell and Jenna Dewan-Tatum have stripped off for Allure magazine's Nudes issue.

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                                    • 7 Sodas that Aren't Terrible for You

                                      There's no denying that America has a love affair with soda--in just one year, the average American guzzles 44 gallons of the sweet stuff. We scoured the shelves to find the best sodas out there.

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                                      • Park Shin Hye Sends 50 Million Won Donation to Ferry Victims

                                        Joining the growing number of stars sending support, Park Shin Hye donated ...

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                                        • Mystery of Bizarre Duck-Like Ocean Sound Solved

                                          A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean around Antarctica has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say. "In the beginning, no one really knew what it was," said Denise Risch, a marine biologist at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science…