(Updated on August 26, 2020) The tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis) is the country’s largest native land mammal. Also known as the dwarf water buffalo, it prefers to live on forest edges, feeds on various types of grasses, possesses an exceptional sense of smell for sniffing out nearby predators, and is solitary by nature. Sadly, it is also one of the most threatened land mammals on the planet.
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Today’s Science History Milestone: Two Nobel laureates were born on this day. American physicist Willis Eugene Lamb Jr. (b. July 12, 1913) received the 1955 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his discoveries concerning the fine structure of the hydrogen spectrum.” Meanwhile, American organic chemist Elias James “E.J.” Corey (b. July 12, 1928) won the 1990 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for his development of the theory and methodology of organic synthesis.”
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