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Reconstruction of the placoderm nursery: young placoderms in shallow waters (above), adult animals in deeper waters (below). (Image: Justine Jacquot-Hameon, MNHN)
23/08/2016

360 Million Year Old Fish Nursery Found in Namur

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Reinout Verbeke

Palaeontologists have found 360 million year old placoderms, the oldest known jawed vertebrates, in the quarry of Strud, close to Namur. They mostly found young animals, which could be an indication that it was a nursery or spawning place.

Pollen types that are frequently found in medieval and post-medieval cesspits: chervil (a), starflower (b), myrtle family (c), lungwort (d), gum rockrose (e), cluster of chervil (f). (Photo: RBINS)
19/08/2016

Pollen from Cesspits Reveal Medieval Diet

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Reinout Verbeke

Between 1100 and 1700, the menu of the ‘Belgians’ mostly consisted of cereal products and occasionally some exotic ingredients, like honey from Spain or cloves from Indonesia. Researcher Koen Deforce (RBINS) analysed pollen that were collected in ancient Flemish cesspits.

Our Natural Selection: short animation videos tell the story of six must-see exhibits in our Museum. (Image: RBINS)
17/08/2016

'Our Natural Selection': Let Your Smartphone Guide You to Six Must-Sees in Our Museum

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Reinout Verbeke

Turn your smartphone into a video guide with the free izi.TRAVEL-app and check the 'Our Natural Selection' Tour. Animations and archive photos tell you the story of 6 of our must-see exhibits.

British documentary maker Sir David Attenborough turned 90 this year. (Photo: Jeaneeem - CC BY-NC 2.0, via Flickr)
08/08/2016

Sir David Attenborough Celebrated With Newly Discovered Flatworm

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Jonas Van Boxel

A team of Czech, Belgian and Austrian researchers from Masaryk University and the University of Graz has discovered two new flatworm species in the waters of Africa’s Lake Tanganyika.

The prize winners and the aircraft OO-MMM.
26/07/2016

Prize Winners Participate in an Observation Flight

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Sigrid Maebe

On July 8, 2016, two winners of the contest “1001 ideas” received their prize.

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