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The antelope is a musical instrument
30/10/2014

An Antelope Slit Drum Finds Shelter in Our Museum

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Stagiaire Communication

This slit drum is part of the exhibition at the Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), in Tervuren. As the latter is currently closed for renovation, this precious object has found a temporary home in our Museum.

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Geologists drill coring on a Japanese lake
24/10/2014

QuakeRecNankai: Expedition to Examine Japan's Earthquakes and Tsunamis

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Reinout Verbeke

Vanessa Heyvaert and Ed Garrett, scientists of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), are in Japan searching for evidence of past earthquakes and tsunamis.

100th issue of European Journal of Taxonomy
24/10/2014

100th Issue of the European Journal of Taxonomy

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Reinout Verbeke

European Journal of Taxonomy (EJT), partly financed by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), is proud to announce the publication of its 100th issue. 

A reconstruction of the dinosaur Deinocheirus mirificus. (Photograph: Yuong-Nam Lee/KIGAM)
22/10/2014

Long-Standing Deinocheirus Enigma Solved

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Reinout Verbeke

Paleontologists have exhaustively described one of the most mysterious dinosaurs after tracing stolen fossils. The dinosaur, Deinocheirus mirificus, appears defy previous presumptions: he had huge grasping arms and claws, but was a non-dangerous omnivore.

Storm at sea
21/10/2014

Angry October Storm

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Sigrid Maebe

A severe storm will hit Belgian waters in the next few hours, with West-North-Westerly winds that could locally reach 8 to 9 Bft in Belgian territory.

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