Skeleton of an adult cave bear next to a cub in a former exhibition at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels. (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)

Jaw analyses show what cave bears and brown bears ate

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Reinout Verbeke

The differences are in the details: Special 3D shape analyses of the jaws and dentition of cave bears and brown bears living at the same time near the Goyet caves show their clearly different food spectrum. In contrast, the diet of brown bears living around 30,000 years ago differs only s

Floating icebergs in a Greenlandic fjord originating from a marine-terminating glacier. (Image: UGent/A. Vanreusel)

The Belgica Documents Climate Change in Greenland Fjords

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Kelle Moreau

On the 13th of July 2023 the new Belgian oceanographic research vessel RV Belgica is leaving from Reykjavik, Iceland, for a trip of three weeks to southwest Greenland.

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Newly described fly species Platypalpus pictitarsoides (Photo: RBINS)

New fly species described from the Jardin Massart in Brussels

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Reinout Verbeke

Entomologists from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences have described three new species of fly. They were collected at the Jardin Massart, a botanical garden on the outskirts of Brussels, during a major inventory project with the help of dozens of citizen scientists.

Walden Festival

Walden Festival July 15th and 16th in our Museum garden

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Reinout Verbeke

Summer holidays are finally there! If you like music and outdoor activities in a unique setting, we recommend the Walden Festival. A wide range of music, in unique locations in and around Leopold Park, and the main stage is in our Museum garden.

RV Belgica (Image: Freire Shipyard)

First RV Belgica Mission to the Far North

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Kelle Moreau

Using the ocean to reduce carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere


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