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Reconstruction of the placoderm nursery: young placoderms in shallow waters (above), adult animals in deeper waters (below). (Image: Justine Jacquot-Hameon, MNHN)
23/08/2016

360 Million Year Old Fish Nursery Found in Namur

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Reinout Verbeke

Palaeontologists have found 360 million year old placoderms, the oldest known jawed vertebrates, in the quarry of Strud, close to Namur. They mostly found young animals, which could be an indication that it was a nursery or spawning place.

Pollen types that are frequently found in medieval and post-medieval cesspits: chervil (a), starflower (b), myrtle family (c), lungwort (d), gum rockrose (e), cluster of chervil (f). (Photo: RBINS)
19/08/2016

Pollen from Medieval Cesspits Reveal Medieval Diet

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Reinout Verbeke

Between 1100 and 1700, the menu of the ‘Belgians’ mostly consisted of cereal products and occasionally some exotic ingredients, like honey from Spain or cloves from Indonesia. Researcher Koen Deforce (RBINS) analysed pollen that were collected in ancient Flemish cesspits.

The prize winners and the aircraft OO-MMM.
26/07/2016

Prize Winners Participate in an Observation Flight

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Sigrid Maebe

On July 8, 2016, two winners of the contest “1001 ideas” received their prize.

The North Sea
19/07/2016

Evaluation of the Belgian Coastal Waters

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Sigrid Maebe

Until 31 October 2016 the Belgian Ministry for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and the Environment is organising a public consultation on the management plan for Belgian coastal waters. This management plan was drawn up to make Belgian waters as clean as possible. 

Foot path made from locally processed Scallop shells at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, Scotland (Photo: James Morris, RBINS)
07/07/2016

What Architects Can Learn From Shells

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Jonas Van Boxel

Shells are more than pretty collectables or what remains after a nice mussel meal.

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