Phryganistria heusii yentuensis, second largest insect in the world.

New Species of Stick Insect is Second Largest Insect in the World

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Reinout Verbeke

Belgian biologists have discovered three new stick insect species in Vietnam. One of them is 32 centimetres long and the second largest insect on earth.

Artist impression of Cambaytherium thewissi

Fossils Suggest Horses' Ancestors Originated in India

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Reinout Verbeke

Fossils suggest the ancestor of horses and rhinos originated on the Asian subcontinent while it was still an island.

Windmills Thorntonbank

Prosecution of Dutch Ships Following Contraventions at Belgian Wind Farm

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There have been several recent infringements by Dutch fishermen in Belgian wind farm zones, where it is forbidden to sail and fish. Belgium cannot enforce sanctions on these fishermen because the matter falls under the competence of the flag state.

Antarctic meteorite shown in our Hall 250 Years of Natural Sciences

Antarctic Meteorite Returns to Our Museum

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Reinout Verbeke
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The antelope is a musical instrument

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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