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Mussels in the collections of the RBINS. (c) Thierry Backeljau, RBINS
21/09/2021

Belgian mussels developed stronger shells

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Siska Van Parys

Belgian mussels have developed stronger shells over the last hundred years. More calcareous shells protect them better from crabs’ claws and seagulls’ beaks. These predators have increased significantly in number during the last fifty years.

The RV Belgica ends her last campaign as a Belgian oceanographic research vessel, 25 March 2021. Image: Belgian Navy/J. Urbain
12/09/2021

Iconic Belgica gets second life as Ukrainian research vessel

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Kelle Moreau

On 13 September 2021, the agreement was signed for the transfer of the legendary research vessel Belgica from the Belgian to the Ukrainian authorities. A few days later, the ship will start her journey to her new home base in Odessa.

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The four new longhorn beetles from the cloud forests of Honduras. A: Oreodera kawasae, B: Strangalia lunai, C: Phrynidius guifarroi and D: Heterachthes caceresae. Image: BINCO npo 2021
06/09/2021

Belgian researchers name four new beetle species from Honduras after deceased environmentalists

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Kelle Moreau

Biologists from the Belgian non-profit organisation Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation (BINCO) and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences have discovered four new species of longhorn beetle in a critically endangered Honduran cloud forest.

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Scientific News
Lake in the Leopold Park
27/08/2021

Dag van het Leopold Park

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Alexandra Badila

In the pas 150 years the Museum of Natural Sciences has been a landmark in the Brussels Park Leopold. To give you a taste of what's to come in the Museum, we are organising several workshops during the Park Leopold Day on Saturday 4 September.

WiseNight
25/08/2021

WISENIGHT: European Researchers Night at the Museum

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Siska Van Parys

Join us in Brussels for the free two-day science festival WiseNight: marvel at the wonders of land, water and space research and discover what being a scientist is all about! The festival is part of the European Researchers’ Night, taking place everyw

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