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De Dendermonde Mammoth gets a makeover. The skeleton belongs to the collections of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, and is in the Vleeshuismuseum of Dendermonde since 1975. (Photo: Anthonie Hellemond)
20/03/2017

The Dendermonde Mammoth Gets a Makeover

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Reinout Verbeke

Pyrite threatens a palaeontological treasure: the mammoth of Dendermonde, part of our collection. Museum employees and volunteers come together to restore the skeleton.

Report Environmental impacts of offshore wind farms
17/03/2017

Update on the Environmental Effects of Wind farms in Belgian Waters

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Sigrid Maebe

In Belgian waters, three wind farms are now operational, one is under construction, and five more will be constructed in the near future.

Mandible of the Neanderthal individual Spy II. The DNA in the calculus shows that the woolly rhinoceros was on the menu. The bacterial composition is similar to that in carnivores. (Photo: RBINS)
08/03/2017

Dental Calculus Reveals Neanderthal Menu

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Reinout Verbeke

Neanderthals from the Belgian Spy cave mostly ate meat, like woolly rhinoceros. Their family members in northern Spain, however, were vegetarians. Researchers discovered these varying eating habits by analyzing DNA in dental calculus.

Museum Night Fever 11.03.2017 écrit sur un fond de flammes
01/03/2017

MNF 2017 : Animal Rebel Culture at the Museum

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Charlotte Degueldre

On Saturday 11 March 2017, from 19:00 to 01:00, we celebrate the 10th edition of Museum Night Fever. 23 Brussels museums get out of their comfort zone!

To analyze the deformation of the earth’s surface after an earthquake, Katleen creates an interferogram. (photo: Katleen Wils)
23/02/2017

This is How Geologists Measure Movement of the Surface After an Earthquake

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Jonas Van Boxel

Katleen Wils studies earthquake zones in Chile. She maps the tiniest movements of the surface with colourful satellite images. 

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