Did our ancestors fancy birds for dinner?
Nowadays, 98 million tons of chicken are consumed every year, making it the second most consumed meat in the world, after pork. BUt what about the past? Well, Quentin Goffette tries to find out which place birds occupied in the daily life (or menu) of our ancestors.
Fish bones: more than a detail in archeology!
"The study of a simple fishbone, provides us with a lot of insights on economic, ecologic and social level." Needless to say Wim Wouters is a fan of fish bones. He investigates fish remains from numerous archeological sites in order to reconstruct the history of fishing.
Why explore the DNA in museum specimens?
Gontran Sonet explains why it is important for the Museum of Natural Sciences to have large collections of specimens. They are paramount to gain better understanding of our fascinating planet.
Did Neandertals breakdance?
Were Neandertals able to breakdance? We bet you never thought of that question before, but that you're dying to know the answer by now. Well, Tara Chapman virtually (re)constructs skeletons of Neandertals and fuses them to movement of modern human to find out how they could have moved about.
What plant remains tell us about the history of Brussels
Cesspits, you undoubtedly prefer to leave them closed. But that's not the case with 'plant archeologist' Lien Speleers. For her, cesspools offer treasures of information that help her to reconstruct the history of Brussels.
Video coaching offers child care workers a new pair of eyes 👀
As a teacher or child care worker, wouldn't it be great to be able to press the pause button for once? Not to rest, but to be able to better observe the interactions between all those children in the classroom. Ine Hostyn has found a solution to this problem! Find out how she uses video coaching to give child supervisors a new pair of eyes 👀
Stereotypes about girls and boys 👦🏼 👧🏽
Are boys better at maths than girls? No, that is a typically Western idea. In Asia, they think just the opposite. Liselotte Vandenbussche wants to put an end to this kind of stereotype with GenderPro(o)f.
Grieving at work: why is it so deadly quiet?
"We must learn to talk about death, also in the workplace". Xenia Geysemans investigates how employers can better support grieving employees. Currently, employers are often too absent. In this video, Xenia offers 4 concrete tips.
Equal educational opportunities in and after corona times? 👨🏽🏫 👩🏻🏫 🏫
Organizing education in corona times is quite a challenge for schools. Fortunately, the teacher training colleges and their student teachers come to the rescue via the "Small Children, Big Chances" network. Carolien Frijns (Arteveldehogeschool) explains how they offer help so that all children can receive customized support 💪 👊
How Spotify becomes a newsreader 📱 👨💼 📰
How do we bring relevant news to young people, who are often not in the habit of reading a newspaper or scrolling through a news app? Kristin Van Damme researches this for and with young people. What to think of a news alarm clock or could Spotify make a career as a newsreader?
Is my smartphone too loud?
Do you often listen to music with headphones or earphones? Then prick up your ears for the research of Tom De Neve (Arteveldehogeschool). He wants to make sure that you can listen to music safely, without damaging your hearing.