~Seismic Feelers!~

Do you reckon that animals have a sixth sense? Well some zoologists certainly seem to think so. They believe that certain animal species have an innate ability to sense subsonic waves from an earthquake or tsunami. There are claims about animals displaying erratic behaviour and moving to higher ground in the face of impending danger.…

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Lessons from two Mynas

Written by A/Prof Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore When I was an undergraduate student decades ago, I did a bird behaviour field survey comparing two species of myna, the Common or Indian Mynah (Acridotheres tristis) and the Javan Myna (Acridotheres javanicus), also known as the White-vented Myna or the Buffalo Myna. The…

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