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Is 2012 the year of Higgs?

Physicists around the world are wondering if 2012 will mark the end of a more than 40-year search for the Higgs boson. This, in the wake of an announcement by researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), that they found …

TAU: Modern man emerged out of hunger

Researchers at Tel Aviv University say modern humans appeared in Israel 400,000 years ago — 200,000 years earlier than previously thought – as a result of the disappearance of elephant meat. In their paper, Man the Fat Hunter – the …

HU: Use tobacco to fight malaria

Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists have come up with a novel technology for manufacturing an anti-malaria drug in tobacco. Professor Alexander Vainstein — from the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the HU– and his graduate …

Netanyahu makes ‘world’s smartest’ list

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is among the world’s smartest people, according to a report on Business Insider. Looking back at the year 2011, the popular business news website chose to sum up the year with a listing called “The …

Second Temple seal found in Jerusalem dig

Israeli archaeologists have announced the discovery of a rare clay seal – likely used to certify the purity of ritual objects used in the Second Temple – at an excavation site under the Old City of Jerusalem. The coin-sized seal, …

Israeli hotel wins major tourism prize

Israeli hotel wins major tourism prize

With holiday season at a peak, deciding where to stay tends to depend on occupancy. But if you’re planning a trip to Israel off-season, then keep the Fauzi Azar Inn in Nazareth on your checklist. This 200 year-old Arab mansion-turned-guesthouse …

‘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 …

Healthy diet more important than weight gain

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have found that adapting a healthy diet, even when there’s weight gain, is crucial to staying in good physical shape. Photo by Dani Machlis/BGU Iris Shai. The scientists reported that long-term healthy dietary …

HU anti-cancer strategy wins award

Hebrew University chemistry student Yftah Tal-Gan has been chosen as one of this year’s Kaye Innovation Award winners for his strategy for inhibiting a protein that is associated with the spread of cancer. Tal-Gan’s innovation focuses on the inhibition of …