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Addax antelope (Photo: Thomas Rabeil/Sahara Conservation Fund)
26/05/2016

Good News and Bad News from the Sahara

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Sigrid Maebe

The reintroduction of the Scimitar-horned Oryx (Oryx dammah) in Chad is a very positive development for the species.  Unfortunately, in the meantime, regional insecurity and oil industry activities in the Sahara desert have pushed the Addax (

Taking measurements for the archaeo-magnetic survey in the Bruniquel Cave. (Photo: Etienne FABRE - SSAC)
25/05/2016

Constructions in French Cave Indicate Neanderthals Were More Modern than Assumed

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Reinout Verbeke

Scientists have found constructions in a cave in the south west of France that are 176,500 years old. This makes them among the oldest known human constructions. Neanderthals built structures with broken stalagmites and used them as fireplaces.

Our museologists Sophie Boitsios, Katelijn De Kesel and Isabelle Du Four with Dirk Bertels of Studio Louter during the award ceremony. (Photo: Museum and Heritage Awards)
23/05/2016

Gallery of Humankind Awarded Silver at the Museums and Heritage Awards

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Reinout Verbeke

Our Gallery of Humankind became second in the ‘international’ category in this year’s Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence.

20th anniversary of the Belgian ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity (Picture: Thierry Hubin – RBINS)
23/05/2016

Save the biodiversity - 1001 decisions

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Sigrid Maebe

On May 20, 2016 we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Belgian ratification of the Convention on Biological Diversity in the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Biodiversity is life! But that life is threatened ...

Will Iggy conquer your ❤ during #100masters? Start tindering: 100masters.brussels
17/05/2016

Will Iggy Conquer Your ❤ During #100masters?

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Reinout Verbeke

From 18 May till 27 August, the Brussels museums are highlighting the masters of their permanent collections.

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