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The four new longhorn beetles from the cloud forests of Honduras. A: Oreodera kawasae, B: Strangalia lunai, C: Phrynidius guifarroi and D: Heterachthes caceresae. Image: BINCO npo 2021
06/09/2021

Belgian researchers name four new beetle species from Honduras after deceased environmentalists

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Kelle Moreau

Biologists from the Belgian non-profit organisation Biodiversity Inventory for Conservation (BINCO) and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences have discovered four new species of longhorn beetle in a critically endangered Honduran cloud forest.

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Lake in the Leopold Park
27/08/2021

Dag van het Leopold Park

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Alexandra Badila

In the pas 150 years the Museum of Natural Sciences has been a landmark in the Brussels Park Leopold. To give you a taste of what's to come in the Museum, we are organising several workshops during the Park Leopold Day on Saturday 4 September.

WiseNight
25/08/2021

WISENIGHT: European Researchers Night at the Museum

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Siska Van Parys

Join us in Brussels for the free two-day science festival WiseNight: marvel at the wonders of land, water and space research and discover what being a scientist is all about! The festival is part of the European Researchers’ Night, taking place everyw

RIP Grey seal Oscar, Wenduine beach, 12 August 2021 (Image: Fire Brigade De Haan)
13/08/2021

Autopsy of grey seal Oscar confirms natural death due to advanced age

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Kelle Moreau

In the morning of 12 August 2021, a grey seal, known to beach visitors as "Oscar", was found dead on the beach of Wenduine.

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Scientific News
The holotype of Megasoma actaeon johannae, one of the largest beetles in the world!
23/07/2021

Taxonomists discover new subspecies of one of the world's largest beetles

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Siska Van Parys

Meet Megasoma actaeon johannae, one of the largest beetles in the world! This mysterious giga beetle was only recently described by one of our Citizen Science colleagues. Believe it or not, planet Earth still holds a great deal of secrets for us!

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