Taiwanese/ English
Running Time:60mins.

 ☆ The 6th Sense
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 On February 1975, a group of Chinese citizens were able to evade an earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale after witnessing snakes coming out of hibernation and dying when reaching the snow. Recent quakes in Japan, Haiti, Turkey, Italy and China have people questioning the reliability of the information provided by early warning systems. As a result, researchers have followed China’s example and begun collecting data on animal behavior during the period preceding a natural disaster. Before the tragedy of Fukushima, Professor Yamanaka of Osaka University found moles and snakes that had died from the cold in fields nearby. Professor Kirschvink, a biologist at Caltech, noted that bee swarms are sensitive to underground movements that result in changes of the magnetic field. This documentary sets out to meet these scientists all over the world and show their difficulties in being heard from their peers. U.S. researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey, for example, seem to hold their comments as nonsense and rely on earthquake-proof construction as a safety precaution.