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Phryganistria heusii yentuensis, second largest insect in the world.
27/11/2014

New Species of Stick Insect is Second Largest Insect in the World

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Reinout Verbeke

Belgian biologists have discovered three new stick insect species in Vietnam. One of them is 32 centimetres long and the second largest insect on earth.

Artist impression of Cambaytherium thewissi
20/11/2014

Fossils Suggest Horses' Ancestors Originated in India

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Reinout Verbeke

Fossils suggest the ancestor of horses and rhinos originated on the Asian subcontinent while it was still an island.

Windmills Thorntonbank
18/11/2014

Prosecution of Dutch Ships Following Contraventions at Belgian Wind Farm

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Sigrid Maebe

There have been several recent infringements by Dutch fishermen in Belgian wind farm zones, where it is forbidden to sail and fish. Belgium cannot enforce sanctions on these fishermen because the matter falls under the competence of the flag state.

Geologists drill coring on a Japanese lake
24/10/2014

QuakeRecNankai: Expedition to Examine Japan's Earthquakes and Tsunamis

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Reinout Verbeke

Vanessa Heyvaert and Ed Garrett, scientists of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), are in Japan searching for evidence of past earthquakes and tsunamis.

100th issue of European Journal of Taxonomy
24/10/2014

100th Issue of the European Journal of Taxonomy

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Reinout Verbeke

European Journal of Taxonomy (EJT), partly financed by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), is proud to announce the publication of its 100th issue. 

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