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Israeli dating site brings joy to the disabled

Israel’s specialization in matchmaking and search engine optimization has helped turn Dating4Disabled into the top site for disabled persons seeking their soulmates worldwide. Dean is from England and suffers from Spina Bifida. Amber from Montana was handicapped following a car …

Israel’s avian savior

Against the odds, Israeli professor Reuven Yosef has turned an old garbage dump in Eilat into a thriving bird sanctuary that serves as a vital stopover for the half a billion birds that migrate across this land bridge every season.

Israeli scientists create the first smell map

Israeli scientists listed the chemical characteristics of odorants, such as the smell of a rose, to draw up a unique map of scent.Scientists are one step closer to understanding the complexity of smell, after a new report by Israeli researchers …

Al Gore: Israel can lead the way in renewable energy

Al Gore accepting the prestigious $1 million Dan David Prize in Tel Aviv last week.A star-studded cast of environment academics, policy makers and clean technology experts graced the campus of Tel Aviv University last week to kick off the country’s …

On your bike: Americans and Israelis cycle for peace

A challenging and athletic experience: a rider taking part in the Arava Institute Hazon Bike Ride.It’s physically challenging, but for the 150 Israelis and Americans taking part in the Arava Institute Hazon Bike Ride from Jerusalem to Eilat, it’s also …

Taking a look at Tomorrow

President Bush giving a speech at the “Facing Tomorrow” Conference in Jerusalem.Some were calling it a mini-Davos, others the “conference of the century”, but no one who attended the three-day President’s Conference “Facing Tomorrow”, in Jerusalem last week, was in …

Diving into the twilight zone

Helping marine biologists go where few divers have gone before: Oded Ben Shaprut, head diving officer at the Interuniversity Institute of Eilat.The Twilight Zone became famous as the name of the hit TV series, but what happens in the real …