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2017: Business as usual? Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAA-9c3etuY
19/12/2016

2017: Business as usual?

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Reinout Verbeke

2017: Business as usual? Check our greeting card!

Maurice Leponce (RBINS) in the "Canopy Bubble". With a 2 km rope, he can travel between the most remarkable trees. (photo: Maurice Leponce)
22/11/2016

Watch Our Flying Biologist in Papua New Guinea

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Jonas Van Boxel

Entomologist Maurice Leponce studies ant colonies in the canopy of the Papua New Guinean rainforest with special hot air balloons. Watch him on YouTube!

The research vessel Belgica is 50.9 m long and 10 m wide.Its cruising speed is 12 knots (22 km/h), which allows it to travel 5000 miles in 20 days. (photo: RBINS)
31/10/2016

Replacement of the oceanographic research vessel RV Belgica

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Sigrid Maebe

On the 28th of October 2016, the Ministerial Council agreed to replace the research vessel RV Belgica, after a proposal by Secretary of State for Science Policy Elke Sleurs and Secretary of State for the North Sea Philippe De Backer.

Pieces of wood in the layer of waste at the Emile Braun place in Ghent (Photo: Koen Deforce, RBINS)
24/10/2016

A Medieval Layer of Waste Reveals Mass Deforestation in Flanders

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Reinout Verbeke

The analysis of an archaeological layer of waste has shown that the area around the Belgian city of Ghent was completely deforested during its growth in the 10th to 12th century.

Our famous Goyet dog skull, the oldest dog identified to date, is being sampled for DNA analysis. (photo: Reinout Verbeke - RBINS)
14/10/2016

How DNA Reveals Ancient Secrets

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Jonas Van Boxel

A Neanderthal bone, a mummified Egyptian cat, a dog from Siberian permafrost, a sturgeon from Roman times or medieval plant remains: their DNA is a fantastic source of information. But the genetic code of these ancient organisms is not easy to crack.

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