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Predatory adaptations in the large Jurassic marine reptile Temnodontosaurus

01/09/2023

Palaeontologists have found among Temnodontosaurs - Jurassic-era sea predators - that not all species were equally well adapted to catching large prey.

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A new species of leafhopper that looks like a Triceratops

31/08/2023

Two entomologists have described a new species of leafhopper native to Australia that has a special head with three "horns".

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Newly described ancient whale could be the heaviest animal ever

02/08/2023

Perucetus colossus, an ancient whale that swam off the coast of present-day Peru 39 million years ago, rivals the blue whale as the heaviest animal ever.


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Jaw analyses show what cave bears and brown bears ate

27/07/2023

In their new study, researchers Anneke van Heteren and Mietje Germonpré show that the two contemporaries fed differently.

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The Belgica documents climate change in Greenland fjords

10/07/2023

The research team on board will study how accelerated glacier melting will affect carbon dynamics, biodiversity and the food web in Greenland's fjords.

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New fly species described from the Jardin Massart in Brussels

03/07/2023

Entomologists have described three new fly species. They were collected - in collaboration with citizen scientists - at the Jardin Massart on the outskirts of Brussels.


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Walden Festival July 15th and 16th in our Museum garden

29/06/2023

Summer holidays are finally there! If you like music and outdoor activities in a unique setting, we recommend the Walden Festival.

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First RV Belgica Mission to the Far North

28/06/2023

A team of scientists has embarked in Reykjavik to study the possibilities of reducing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by encouraging the alteration of silicates in the ocean.

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Edgar Kesteloot: father of nature conservation in Belgium

19/06/2023

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North Sea aerial surveillance in 2022

16/06/2023

In 2022, the aerial surveillance team of the RBINS realised 244 flight hours over the North Sea. 19 cases of operational marine pollution from ships were observed, two involving oil and 17 other harmful substances.