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The thin line between love and hate

An Israeli researcher has discovered that the love hormone oxytocin, which controls trust and empathy, also affects antisocial feelings.   The hormone oxytocin can also have an impact on feelings of jealousy and gloating, not just on positive emotions like …

First time smells are never forgotten

An Israeli researcher has discovered that first-time smells leave an indelible mark on the brain.   We all know that a smell can instantly transport us back to childhood or evoke pleasant or unpleasant memories, but now researchers in Israel …

New US reality TV show to feature Israeli hospital

Phil Rosenthal and Steven Spielberg have combined their talents to come up with a new reality TV series for US TV set in Jerusalem’s Sha’are Zedek Hospital.   Photo courtesy of Yossi Zamir/Flash90 In the new series, US doctors will …

The top ten holiday gifts from Israel

The holiday season is upon us. Whether you’re buying for Christmas or Hanukkah, we have the perfect presents to offer with our top 10 selection of the best holiday gifts from Israel.   With Thanksgiving over, gift-buying for Hannukah and …

The little train that could… teach

A rail-blazing idea from one Israeli university has professors lecturing Israeli commuters as they ride the intercity trains.   Long-distance learning: President Emeritus Hanoch Gutfreund of Hebrew University lectures to passengers on the train about Einstein’s love letters. The morning …

Throwing in the towel

Throwing in the towel

Amit Levi doesn’t start her workday as CEO of Israeli company Art Up until 2 pm. That’s because she’s only 15 years old. In the morning, she’s busy with her 10th grade classes at her high school in Herzilya on …

Playing the strings of success (video)

Playing the strings of success (video)

Israel is home to one of the world’s top international harp competitions. Founded by Jerusalem’s legendary mayor Teddy Kollek, this year the event turned 50.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBI8bWDgG-M Images of King David playing his harp have inspired countless artists, including Marc …

Seven Israeli designers who can brighten up your life

Their designs are comfortable, hip and beautiful and their work is garnering recognition and praise worldwide. ISRAEL21c focuses on seven of the country’s top industrial designers.   Combining art and aesthetics with function and purpose, industrial designers can make our …

A passion for fashion in LA

The accident that crushed Israeli fashion designer Yochi Ben’s hand ultimately gave her the chance to live her dream – designing haute couture in Los Angeles. As fashion designer Yochi Ben unzips bag after bag of delicate, intricate, barely-there couture …