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Nilus spider eating a Hyperolius argus frog at Diani Beach, Kenya (photo: Andrea Benaglia)
01/04/2019

Yes, It’s Possible: Spiders Eating Frogs

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Reinout Verbeke

Biologists have observed spiders catching and eating frogs and toads in tropical Africa. The frogs often exceed the spiders in size.

Palaeontologist Mietje Germonpré holding a tooth of a mammoth calf found at Goyet Cave. (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)
14/03/2019

Ecological Footprint of First Modern Humans in Europe Was Larger Than That of the Neandertals

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Reinout Verbeke

The first modern humans in Europe hunted mammoths more intensively than Neandertals did, a study on fossils from Belgian and German sites reveals.

The future research vessel © Freire Shipyard/Rolls-Royce Marine AS
01/03/2019

Vote for the name of our new research vessel!

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Charlotte Degueldre

On 6 November 2018, the cabinet Science Policy launched a competition for secondary schools to propose a name for the new Belgian oceanographic research vessel, which we expect at the end of 2020. Several schools have shown their most original side.

Visual MNF 2019 (c) Brussels Museums
30/01/2019

MNF 2019 | US Sport Party

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Charlotte Degueldre

Give me an M

Give me an N

Give me an F

MNF!

Sardines (Stolothrissa tanganicae) from Lake Tanganyika. (Photo: Els De Keyzer)
15/01/2019

Sardines of Lake Tanganyika Prove One And Indivisible

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Reinout Verbeke

The sardines from Lake Tanganyika (Africa) form one homogeneous group, according to a genetic study. This implies that the four countries around the lake will have to team up to maintain the overfished sardines. The fish offers food security to millions of people in Central Africa.

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