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Weizmann: Secrets of smell discovered

Something smells fishy? Need to smell the coffee? According to a new study by Weizmann Institute scientists, receptors in the nose’s smelling organ have more to do with how people perceive smells than previously thought. A team headed by Prof. …

1 million hits on virtual Dead Sea scrolls

Less than a week after launching the Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Project, the Israel Museum counted more than a million hits on its new website featuring high-resolution photographs of the scrolls. The museum, together with Google Israel, launched the new …

Israel’s Google Baby wins Emmy

Israel’s Google Baby wins Emmy

Israeli documentarian Zippi Brand Frank won an Emmy Award for Google Baby – her film about creating a baby via the internet. Brand’s film was nominated as the HBO representative in the Outstanding Science and Technology Programming category, and was …

Israel’s population nears 8 million

Israel’s population stands at 7,797,400 people, according to a survey put out by the Central Bureau of Statistics. It has become a tradition for the bureau to report on the country’s demography in the run up to the Jewish New …

Israeli actress to play Superman’s mom

Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer will play Superman’s mother in the new Hollywood movie, Man of Steel. Russell Crowe takes on the role of Superman’s father, alongside Zurer. Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer, seen here in ‘Angels&Demons’, has been cast as Superman’s …

Byzantine treasure found off Israeli coast

A ship anchor dating back to the 4th or 5th century has been found off the coast of Bat Yam, reported Israel’s Antiquities Aurthority. Photo courtesy of Israel’s Antiquities Authority Archaeologist Jacob Sharvit, who heads the marine archaeology branch of …

TAU Prof. solves missing fingerprints

A Tel Aviv University professor has identified the genetic mutation responsible for the unusual condition known as adermatoglyphia, or “Immigration Delay Disease.”Adermatoglyphia is a rare affliction that leaves some people without fingerprints – making it difficult for them to cross …

Twitter buys Israeli search engine

Israeli entrepreneur Ori Allon has done it again. Allon is selling his start-up Julpan to Twitter in a deal reported to be in the tens of millions of dollars. Five years ago, Google acquired Allon’s patented thesis work called Orion …

Israeli actress breaks world record

The Guinness Book of World Records committee recently declared veteran Israeli actress Hanna Meron as the thespian with the world’s longest career in theater. Photo by Gadi Dagon Hanna Meron in ‘The Baggage Packer’ Meron, who is best known for …