In early 2000, a team of Filipino and American scientists headed by L.R. Heaney conducted a comprehensive survey of Luzon mammals. Recently, they presented seven new species in the genus Apomys which were identifed from this expedition. They also proposed a new subgenus Megapomys based on the morphological and DNA data of the 10 already known species and the 7 new ones.... Read more »
Heaney, L., Balete, D., Rickart, E., Alviola, P., Duya, M., Duya, M., Veluz, M., VandeVrede, L., & Steppan, S. (2011) Chapter 1: Seven New Species and a New Subgenus of Forest Mice (Rodentia: Muridae: Apomys) from Luzon Island. Fieldiana Life and Earth Sciences, 1-60. DOI: 10.3158/2158-5520-2.1.1
An accounting of the fauna of the island of Palawan (Philippines) 14,000 to 5,000 years before present.... Read more »
The position of an optical vortex has been determined with precision with their new algorithm. By knowing the position, they were able to correct the distortion of the phase caused by this vortex.... Read more »
Maallo, A., & Almoro, P. (2011) Numerical correction of optical vortex using a wrapped phase map analysis algorithm. Optics Letters, 36(7), 1251. DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.001251
The paper explains the colors of Jupiter's cyclones.... Read more »
de Pater, I., Wong, M., Marcus, P., Luszcz-Cook, S., Ádámkovics, M., Conrad, A., Asay-Davis, X., & Go, C. (2010) Persistent rings in and around Jupiter’s anticyclones – Observations and theory. Icarus, 210(2), 742-762. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2010.07.027
I bet Disney has not seen this frog. This species of frog is “distinguished from other members of the genus by its possession of a bright yellow-green dorsum with conspicuous orange flower-shaped spots in females…” So says the authors of a paper published in Herpetologica this month. Sanguirana aurantipunctata belongs to the Genus (Sanguirana) that includes the monophyletic [...]... Read more »
Fuiten, A., Welton, L., Diesmos, A., Barley, A., Oberheide, B., Duya, M., Rico, E., & Brown, R. (2011) A New Species of Stream Frog (Sanguirana) from the Mountains of Luzon Island, Philippines. Herpetologica, 67(1), 89-103. DOI: 10.1655/HERPETOLOGICA-D-10-00042.1
There is a buzz in the Philippine science circle that Amador Muriel has solved the 3D Navier-Stokes Equation. This equation (or an understanding of this equation) is one of the Millenium Prize Problems of the Clay Mathematics Institute (CMI). These problems collated by CMI are “some of the most difficult problems with which mathematicians were [...]... Read more »
“There is a great difference of opinion among ethnologists who have seen these Negritos, as to the race to which they belong”, S. Kneeland writing in 1883 for Science . He further adds that “they are not far above such an ape as might have been the ancestors of man, with the cerebral convolutions of the orang, [...]... Read more »
Delfin F, Salvador JM, Calacal GC, Perdigon HB, Tabbada KA, Villamor LP, Halos SC, Gunnarsdóttir E, Myles S, Hughes DA.... (2010) The Y-chromosome landscape of the Philippines: extensive heterogeneity and varying genetic affinities of Negrito and non-Negrito groups. European journal of human genetics : EJHG. PMID: 20877414
Reich D, Green RE, Kircher M, Krause J, Patterson N, Durand EY, Viola B, Briggs AW, Stenzel U, Johnson PL.... (2010) Genetic history of an archaic hominin group from Denisova Cave in Siberia. Nature, 468(7327), 1053-60. PMID: 21179161
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