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Anorexics draw a different self-portrait

Women suffering from anorexia or bulimia draw themselves with different characteristics than women who do not have eating disorders and who are considered of normal weight. That according to a new joint study from the University of Haifa, Soroka University …

Belgium to Israel, by bike

Belgium to Israel, by bike

It took David Verlinden and Iris Baijens three months to pedal from Belgium to Jerusalem. David Verlinden, a Krav Maga enthusiast from Belgium, says he decided to visit Israel because he wanted to see the place that developed the defense …

History of pollution found in old books

A Weizmann Institute scientist says clues to the history of pollution can be found in old books – but not in the written word, rather in the paper itself.Prof. Dan Yakir of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy Research …

Authors Eco, McEwan in Jerusalem

British author Ian McEwan and Italian page-turner Umberto Eco are in Israel this week for the 25th Jerusalem International Book Fair . McEwan is this year’s winner of the prestigious Jerusalem Prize literary honor. Bibliophiles can delight in some 100,000 …

Supercomputer outwits Jeopardy champions

It was man versus machine, and the latter won. The IBM supercomputer known as Watson triumphed over human competitors to win a special edition of the US quiz show, Jeopardy. This week’s challenge shows that IBM – which turns 100 …

Meital Dohan in ‘Monogamy’

Oscilloscope Pictures has debuted the official trailer for the indie thriller Monogamy, starring Chris Messina, Rashida Jones and Meital Dohan. The film won Best Narrative at the Tribeca Film Festival and is set to get its big screen presentation in …

Outbrain raises $11m in funding

Israeli-American start-up Outbrain, the leading content discovery platform, has announced its third round of funding of $11 million, bringing its total financing to $29 million. Previous investors Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, GlenRock Israel, Rhodium and Lightspeed Venture Partners all …

Israel hosts students forced to flee Egypt

Seventeen displaced American college students, who were forced to leave Egypt amid the political turmoil, are now studying at Israeli universities. The Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has placed 12 students into its program. Another five …

Kaltura raises $20m in funding

Kaltura just announced that it has secured $20 million in a round of financing led by new investors Nexus Venture Partners and Intel Capital. Existing investors .406 Ventures, Avalon Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank also participated in the fundraising round. …

Israeli oomph at international toy fair

Israeli toy company Scotchi’s booth at Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair Nuremberg. Thirty-four Israeli toymakers recently showcased at the Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair Nuremberg, the leading intercontinental fair for toys, hobbies and leisure. This year’s focus was on environmentally friendly playthings …