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HU researchers dunk basketball myth

He shoots… he doesn’t score. Hebrew University researchers took to the courts and have shattered the myth that a basketball player who scores one or more three-pointers improves his odds of scoring another. Photo by Kobi Gideon/Flash90 New research by …

Stars of American TV shows in Israel

Travel magazines have long endorsed Israel as a major destination spot, now Hollywood seems to agree. America’s Voices in Israel is hosting another delegation of top US television stars in Israel this week. Participants include Mary Lynn Rajskub, best known …

‘TIME’ honors InSightec’s Focused Ultrasound

TIME magazine recently called InSightec’s MR Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS) one of the 50 best inventions of the year. “Magnetic-resonance-imaging (MRI) and ultrasound technologies are each remarkable in their own right, but combine them and you get something life-changing,” the …

Cyclist Alberto Kontador rides Jerusalem

Tour de France Champion Alberto Kontador is taking part in today’s inaugural Old City of Jerusalem bicycle race. The race will begin with a celebratory lap as Kontador – a member of the renowned Saxo Bank team – rides alongside …

HU prof. wins US neuroscience prize

Hebrew University Prof. Haim Sompolinsky of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences has won the prestigious Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience. The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) presented the award at its annual meeting in the …

Gospel Trail open for Christmas

Gospel Trail open for Christmas

Israel’s Ministry of Tourism has officially launched the Gospel Trail — a modular trail that follows the paths that Jesus is believed to have taken when he left Nazareth, the home of his childhood, for Capernaum on the northwestern shore …

Shyne teams with Israeli record label

Rapper Shyne has teamed up with Oleh! Records and the King David Foundation in a new initiative aimed at bringing Israeli musicians and educators to teach and inspire at-risk youth communities around the world with music education. The name of …

Tent protests go on display

A new art exhibit at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem puts the tent – the symbol of the social protests now spreading across Europe and North America and which rocked Israel last summer – under the spotlight. Called Tent Time, …

BGU: Motor proteins can go in reverse

Scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and researchers from George August University of Göttingen, Germany, have discovered that motor proteins necessary for cells to divide have the ability to move forwards and backwards. This surprising new feature could aid …

Juniper, Akamai, AT&T bid for Cotendo

A bidding war is on the rise regarding the intended buyout of Israeli company Cotendo, as Juniper Networks, AT&T and Akamai Technologies face-off over the innovator of cloud-based acceleration services for web and mobile sites and applications. Akamai was reported …