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Museum Night Fever 11.03.2017 écrit sur un fond de flammes
01/03/2017

MNF 2017 : Animal Rebel Culture at the Museum

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Charlotte Degueldre

On Saturday 11 March 2017, from 19:00 to 01:00, we celebrate the 10th edition of Museum Night Fever. 23 Brussels museums get out of their comfort zone!

To analyze the deformation of the earth’s surface after an earthquake, Katleen creates an interferogram. (photo: Katleen Wils)
23/02/2017

This is How Geologists Measure Movement of the Surface After an Earthquake

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Jonas Van Boxel

Katleen Wils studies earthquake zones in Chile. She maps the tiniest movements of the surface with colourful satellite images. 

One of our technicians preparing a foot of the Plateosaurus with small and pneumatic tools, similar to the tools a dentist uses. (Photo: Thierry Hubin, RBINS)
22/02/2017

Meet Ben the plateosaurus and join the Plateoteam!

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Charlotte Degueldre

We need your support to help 'Ben', an authentic and almost complete plateosaurus, move into our Dinosaur Gallery. Donate and join the Plateoteam!

Map of the 22 sampled communities of animals and plants. The colors represent the strength to which each community shifted towards warm (pink) or cold-dwelling species (blue).
17/02/2017

More Warm-dwelling Animals and Plants as a Result of Climate Change

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Reinout Verbeke

Populations of warm-dwelling species have increased in Central Europe since 1980, particularly among terrestrial species, a new comprehensive study claims.

A typical city-dwelling carabid beetle: Harpalus affinis. De species tolerates higher temperatures and has long wings. (Photo: Andrey Vlasenko)
07/02/2017

Urbanization Leads to Poorer Insect Communities

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Reinout Verbeke

Cities eliminate less mobile species and favour those that thrive at higher temperatures. This is the conclusion of a field study conducted in 81 places in Belgium.

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