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FlipFact of the Day: Locally known as “kagwang,” the Philippine flying lemur (Cynocephalus volans) is one of only two extant (living) species under the order Dermoptera. The other species, the Sunda flying lemur, lives in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. The “kagwang” is endemic to the Philippines, and can be found in Bohol as well as different forested areas within Mindanao. It is neither a lemur nor a flyer; it is actually a colugo, a gliding mammal that lives in trees.

Today’s Science History Milestone: On July 15, 1955, eighteen Nobel laureates signed the Mainau Declaration against nuclear weapons. Eventually, thirty-four other awardees co-signed the Declaration.

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