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A beetle in the heart of Brussels
15/01/2020

Urbanization Impoverishes Fauna, New Study Proofs

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Siska Van Parys

Urbanization reduces species diversity and decimates populations. That is the conclusion of a team of biologists after comparing a wide range of animal species between densely built-up and rural areas.

Drilling into the subsurface to extract geothermal heat from it. (Photo: RBINS)
05/12/2019

Scientists of RBINS and Antwerp University Developed an Investment Model for Geothermal Energy

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Siska Van Parys

Geothermal energy can be useful to achieve the (national) renewable energy goals. However, it is an investment-heavy technology when it comes to great depths.

Aporrhais limburgensis
04/12/2019

Marine Life in Low Countries Survived Catastrophic Meteorite Impact 66 Million Years Ago

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Siska Van Parys

Belgian and Dutch palaeontologists have discovered that the marine life in our regions recovered exceptionally quickly after the meteorite impact that heralded the end of the dinosaurs.

One of the three fossil jaw bones of Pahelia mysteriosa found at the Tadkeshwar mine. P. mysteriosa belongs to a newly described family of ungulates that lived 54 million years ago in India. (Photo: Thierry Smith, RBINS)
22/11/2019

Paleontologists Discover Mysterious Hoofed Animal That Roamed India 54 Million Years Ago

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Reinout Verbeke

Belgian paleontologists have discovered a new family of ungulates that lived in India some 54 million years ago.

Roraima firefly larva. (Photo: RBINS)
19/11/2019

Firefly Stops Glowing And Preys On Its Predator

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Reinout Verbeke

Belgian biologist Philippe Kok has found that larvae of a firefly species in South-America shifted their diet to a small toad that is supposed to be their predator. Interestingly, the larvae have stopped glowing. In this way, they can better ambush the toad.

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