~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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Heart and Gut

Written by A/Prof Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore The heart is a vital organ in our body, serving as a mechanical pump to circulate blood to all body parts.  It is also like an exchange depot for oxygenated and deoxygenated blood circulation to and from the lungs, without mixing the flows.  The…

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Love is…

Written by A/Prof Lim Tit Meng, Chief Executive, Science Centre Singapore It’s the season, or rather, day of cherubic angels, love bands, flowers, and spontaneous, elaborate declarations of affection. Everywhere one turns, the intangible becomes really evident on this one day we all celebrate either willingly, or through some form of compulsion! Romantic love has…

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