Roraima mouse (Podoxymys roraimae)

Very Rare Mouse Found in the Mighty Tepuis of the ‘Lost World’

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Reinout Verbeke

A team of scientists from Brazil and Belgium rediscovered one of the rarest mammals on earth, the Roraima mouse (a.k.a. Podoxymys roraimae in scientific language) from the tepuis of northern South America.


Public Consultation on Rentel Windfarm

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Sigrid Maebe

On the 3rd of December 2014, Rentel nv introduced a request to change the permit and authorisation for the construction and exploitation of cables for the Rentel offshore windfarm in the Belgian part of the North Sea.

Workshop In Vivo - © Frédéric Demeuse

In Vivo 2015: photography workshops at the Museum

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Charlotte Degueldre

For photographers João M. Gil and Frédéric Demeuse from In Vivo*, photography is about what goes on beyond the camera.

The head of the wasp Vespula vulgaris in detail.

Researchers Present Low-Budget Method for Mass-Digitisation of Specimens

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Reinout Verbeke

Researchers at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) have constructed a focus stacking set-up made of consumer grade products with better end results than high-end solutions and for a tenth of the price of current systems.

Artist impression of Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus, the newly discovered feathered dinosaur

Feathered Dinosaur Kulindadromeus in Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs of 2014

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Reinout Verbeke

Our study on the primitive feathered dinosaur Kulindadromeus zabaikalicus is one of the 10 scientific achievements of 2014, according to the journal Science


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