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The future research vessel © Freire Shipyard/Rolls-Royce Marine AS
01/03/2019

Vote for the name of our new research vessel!

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Charlotte Degueldre

On 6 November 2018, the cabinet Science Policy launched a competition for secondary schools to propose a name for the new Belgian oceanographic research vessel, which we expect at the end of 2020. Several schools have shown their most original side.

Visual MNF 2019 (c) Brussels Museums
30/01/2019

MNF 2019 | US Sport Party

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Charlotte Degueldre

Give me an M

Give me an N

Give me an F

MNF!

A wild bee of the Halictidae family (©Alain Pauly, RBINS) in front of a tiny part of its DNA sequence
21/12/2018

Tested and approved: affordable application of new DNA sequencing technologies

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Siska Van Parys

Scientists of our institute and the RMCA (Royal Museum for Central Africa) have successfully applied a technique enabling the collection of DNA of many specimens at a relatively cheap cost.

Museu Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, in better times. (By Paulo R C M Jr., from Wikimedia Commons)
05/09/2018

Standing In Solidarity With the National Museum of Brazil

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Reinout Verbeke

On Sunday evening, a massive fire devastated the National Museum of Brazil. Founded 200 years ago, the museum is Brazil's oldest scientific institution and one of the largest and most renowned museums in Latin America, with a collection of 20 million artifacts and specimens.

De slang Opisthotropis spenceri scheurt onder water een krab uit elkaar (foto: Nirut Chomngam)
18/07/2018

How to eat crab without hands?

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Charlotte Degueldre

While opening and eating crabs represents a challenge for many people as they do not know how to rightly use the designated utensils, some animals manage to do it without tools and even without hands!

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