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Egyptian tomb with ten crocodile mummies discovered

18/01/2023

Spanish archaeologists made an unusual discovery in southern Egypt: a still undisturbed tomb containing ten mummified crocodiles. Archaeologists from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences had the opportunity to study the mummies.

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A global framework to halt biodiversity loss and restore natural ecosystems

21/12/2022

On 19 December 2022, the 15th Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 15) adopted the “Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework” (GBF), including four goals and 23 targets for achievement by 2030.

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UNITED wins Blue Innovation Swell Award 2022

16/12/2022

On Thursday 15 December, the ceremonial presentation of the Blue Innovation Awards 2022 took place at the Port House in Antwerp. The Belgian Pilot of the UNITED project won the Blue Innovation Swell Award.

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Inauguration of the Belgian Climate Centre

12/12/2022

On 29 November 2022, State Secretary for Science Policy Thomas Dermine, Scientific Director Valérie Trouet and Operational Director Ella Jamsin officially opened the Climate Centre at the "Space Pole" in Uccle.

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Marine Forecasts serving Smart Aquafarming

06/12/2022

The spatial combination of a sea farm - where mussels, oysters and seaweed grow - and passive fishing with innovative baiting techniques (using light, sound and odor) has been extensively tested off our coast for the past three years.

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« Morris » has arrived

28/11/2022


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Recent sea vessels are emitting more nitrogen in the Belgian North Sea

21/11/2022

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) has conducted a large-scale study on nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from ships in the Belgian part of the North Sea.

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Museum Night Fever at the Museum of Natural Sciences

12/10/2022

An evening in full swing at the Museum of Natural Sciences! Step back millions of years in the Gallery of Evolution or stroll through Europe’s largest dinosaur gallery.

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Did early whales function the same way as marine reptiles?

07/09/2022

Research from ULiège and RBINS investigated the morphological similarities between the earliest whales and ancient marine reptiles from the dinosaur-era, the mosasaurs. Four specimens from our collections were used for this study.


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Digging Jurassic Dinosaurs in Wyoming: ‘Camarasaurus’ Morris

25/08/2022

The third excavation season in central Wyoming is a success for the Institute of Natural Sciences: three dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic period.