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Archeologist Omry Barzilai of the Israel Antiquities Authority holding the human skull found in the Manot cave. (Photo: Hadas Parush/FLASH90)
Israelis join Komen for the Cure

Israelis join Komen for the Cure

Israeli NGOs join the world’s largest breast cancer organization to fight breast cancer with a series of events in October. Thousands of people are expected to take part in the Susan G. Komen Israel Race for the Cure, which takes …

Fixing our broken classrooms

With a computer on every desk and a holistic approach to learning, performance and motivation are soaring in ‘Time to Know’ classrooms in both Israel and the US. Israeli students working in the classroom with the Time to Know system. …

The power to predict the future

By studying today’s trends and making predictions, the Israeli ‘node’ of the Millennium Project is helping build a better future by alerting those in power to potential problems. If you want to plan for 10 to 20 years from now, …

Children who play together, learn to live together

In a precedent-setting accomplishment, PeacePlayers Middle East is entering four Jewish-Arab teams in the Israel National Basketball League. As the Peace Players children get to know each other, a ‘color blindness’ takes hold, and no one stops to think which …

A better business future for Israel’s Arab women [video]

A better business future for Israel’s Arab women [video]

Fuad Abu Hamed, a Palestinian businessman living in East Jerusalem, recently won the first Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Asper Foundation and Hebrew University for his work training young Arab women in business skills. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ICK7DHs_BM Businessman and social entrepreneur Fuad …

Making train travel safe from disaster

High-tech sensing data from satellites, airplanes, and unmanned aircraft come together in an early-warning system for train operators that can predict natural disasters and prevent terrorist attacks. Photo by Yossi Zamir/Flash90. An Israeli researcher is one of a worldwide team …

Detecting depression online

An online ‘depression detector’ developed in Israel can identify depression 78 percent of the time, according to a team of clinical psychologists. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90. A new algorithm developed by Israeli researchers can identify Internet users who are feeling …

Growing life sciences at home, in the desert

Hoping to reverse Israel’s brain and biotech innovation drain, the new NGO BioNegev plans to transform the Negev Desert into a major biotechnology hub. Israeli biotech companies like Given Imaging, which has developed a camera in a pill, are improving …