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    Biomimicry: when nature inspires scientists

    Laetitia MESPOUILLE Designing sustainable, environmentally-friendly solutions is possible. The trick? Drawing inspiration from nature. We call this biomimicry. By observing plants, animals and ecosystems, scientists, engineers and designers can find answers to highly complex problems. [...]
  • Chemistry

    How to make soap in wartime?

    During the Second World War, we were short of everything, and therefore of soap. The Belgian population, rationed, made some with its own means. Rationing of soap during the Second World War During our first [...]
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    Can Spider Webs Really Stop a Train?

    Daphné VAN RIET After having been bitten by a radioactive spider, Spider-Man got superpowers! He can weave webs, climb on walls, swing from one building to another, and stop villains by trapping them in his [...]
  • What's the super moon ?

    In Search of the Supermoon

    Sarah THOMAS The night between June 14th and June 15th, 2022, if the sky was clear, you just needed to look up at the sky to watch a rarely-seen phenomenon: a super moon. It only [...]
  • Astronomy

    What do astronauts eat in space ?

    Laura TURCULET You may be familiar with Thomas Pesquet, the most experienced French astronaut. He spent 200 days in space; that must seem like an eternity! Especially if you don’t get to eat your favourite [...]

Scientastic animals


Why fear wolves?

The fear of the big bad wolf, maintained since the Middle Ages by tales and fables, is linked to the fear of our own animal impulses. But the wolf is practically harmless for the Man […]


How does the chameleon blend into its environment?

When we change clothes, it’s for the pleasure of wearing what we like, playing sports or dressing up. The chameleon makes fun of fashion or carnival, if it changes skin color, it is for more primary reasons. Green, brown, yellow, but also blue or pink, the chameleon is the undisputed master for changing skin. But how does it work? […]

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The black grouse, this endangered capercaillie.

The Hautes-Fagnes plateau is the last Belgian bastion where rare black grouse still live. These little Bruyère roosters are unfortunately endangered. Different organizations are working to preserve their habitat to save this species of bird from extinction. […]


You wolf! Are you giving me a hand?

Wolves cooperate with each other in hunting and rearing the young. Much like humans, where family members organize to feed, educate and protect children. For heavy tasks, wolves team up and coordinate to make their work easier. So much so that they are expecting. The craziest thing is that he’s also waiting for his healer to pull a heavy object with him. […]