Bois du Cazier two victims identified

Two victims of Bois du Cazier mine fire identified

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Reinout Verbeke

August 8 1956, 262 miners lost their lives in the Bois du Cazier mine fire in Marcinelle (Charleroi).

Collection of skulls from the medieval Coxyde abbey cemetery conservated at RBINS (Photo: Thierry Hubin; Collection RBINS)

HOME research project recommends repatriation of historical human remains from former Belgian colonies and the creation of a focal point on human remains

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Reinout Verbeke

A multidisciplinary research team coordinated by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) is calling to change the law to facilitate the repatriation of human remains where requested and to put human remains out of commerce.

Butterflies specimens from the AMNH collections. (Photo: AMNH)

Worldwide collections database maps 1 billion objects

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Reinout Verbeke

A new database maps the total collections from 73 of the world’s largest natural history museums and herbaria in 28 countries, revealing a total collection of more than 1.1 billion objects.

Monography of the fossil chondrichthyan fishes in the collection of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. (Photo: Adriano Vandersypen, RBINS)

Monograph provides overview of fossil cartilaginous fishes in our collection

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Reinout Verbeke

Two experts have published a richly illustrated reference work of fossil chondrichthyans, cartilaginous fishes including sharks, in the collections of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. The monographic update is the result of a thorough check-up.

Offshore wind farm in the Belgian part of the North Sea. (Image : RBINS)

Environmental impact of offshore wind farms: getting ready for expansion in the Belgian North Sea

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Kelle Moreau

In their latest annual report, the scientists that monitor the environmental impact of offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea focus o

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