By Yadin Katz
Optimism Helps Female Students Excel, But Harms Males
A new study by researchers from Ben-Gurion University in Israel on undergraduate students determined that optimism helps female studens excel, but on the other hand sabotages male students' success.
November 29, 2011
Sense Of Smell Is Physiological, Not Psychological, Study Shows
Israeli Researchers discovered that the sense of smell, just like our other senses, has a distinct organizational principle. The meaning: experience of odors is linked to our physiology and not only individual preference.
October 10, 2011
Is Dead Sea Alive? Fresh Springs And Organisms Discovered
Is it time to change the name of the Dead Sea? Two parallel studies carried out in the Dead Sea brought unexpected findings: Fresh water springs were found at the bottom of the sea as well as new micro-organisms.
September 27, 2011
New Fish And Insects Introduced To Jordan River For Rehabilitation Project
The rehabilitation of the Jordan River in Israel will be starting next week. The project will include work along the entire length of the river that flows within the Israeli territory and will introduce new fish, plants, insects and animals to the river's ecosystem.
September 05, 2011
A Dip In The Dead Sea Great For Diabetics, Study Shows
Researchers at the medical departments of Ben-Gurion University and the Soroka Medical Center in Israel found that a short dip in Dead Sea waters leads to a significant decrease in the levels of sugar in the blood and could improve the medical condition of diabetics.
August 31, 2011
Discovery Of Gene In Barley Shows History Of Water-To-Land Plants
A genetic mutation in wild barley growing in the Judean Desert – discovered by an international team from Haifa University in Israel – has shown how the transition of aquatic to land plants created life on the terra firma as we know it today.
August 08, 2011
Israeli Musician/Acrobat To Change The Face Of Live Music?
An Israeli musician and circus acrobat is trying to recreate the live concert by incorporating visual art into the music and showing the stories behind the music. According to Yuval Oz, music should not only be listened to, but also seen and felt.
July 18, 2011
Vultures Gossip About Location Of Food, Study Shows
Have you ever visited a great restaurant and then told all your friends about it? You are not alone. A new study in Israel discovered that vultures are "gossiping" about food and communicate information about worthy eating locations.
July 13, 2011