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Alpheid at work in the desert of Chile. (photo: P. Sobron / SETI NAI Andes 2016 Expedition)
22/12/2016

Finding Life On Mars With Lasers

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Jonas Van Boxel

Researchers from our Institute have developed a laser technology device that can detect life in extreme environments. A first test in the high deserts of Chile proved to be a success.

Biodiversity Summit (COP13) in Mexico
22/12/2016

What Has Been Decided at the Biodiversity Summit (COP13) in Mexico?

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Communication

More than 160 countries committed themselves at the 13th biodiversity summit in Mexico. What are the most important milestones?

Plants will be planted in these gabions. (photo: Jérôme Constant)
14/12/2016

A Simple Solution to Make the Leopold Park Pond Healthy Again

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Jonas Van Boxel

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences wants to bring back biodiversity in the neighbouring Leopold Park by rehabilitating a natural bank around the pond.

Our young colleague Leonard Dewaele won the Steven Cohen Award for Student Research.
13/12/2016

Young Palaeontologist Awarded For Seal Evolution Research

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Reinout Verbeke

Our collaborator Leonard Dewaele has received the Steven Cohen Award for Student Research. It is an acknowledgement for his work on seal evolution.

The stranded sunfish in a bassin in Sea Life Blankenberge. (photo: Jan Haelters - RBINS)
09/12/2016

Ocean Sunfish Stranded On the Belgian Coast

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Jonas Van Boxel

A young ocean sunfish (Mola mola) has stranded on the beach of De Haan. The animal was alive and has been taken to the Sea Life Blankenberge, but the chances of survival are slim.

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