Bats Combine Echolocation And Vision To Rule The Skies
The term "blind as a bat" is not only wrong, it is a complete contradiction, since few creatures see as well as bats. Their use of both sound and vision to locate objects gives them a wide advantage over other nocturnal flying predators.
February 26, 2014
Study: Light Exposure At Night Linked To Cancer
The American Medical Association warned against extended exposure to artificial light, following a University of Haifa research that links over-exposure to cancer. Other related health effects include exacerbating sleep disorders.
July 21, 2012
Seeing Through Walls And Around Corners With Light Beam
Scientists in Israel have found a novel way to get images through scattering materials, such as frosted glass or skin. The researchers hope the new method could play a significant role in medical imaging.
July 18, 2012
Bedroom Light Can Lead To Breast Cancer, Report Says
A new study suggests that light at night, specifically in the bedroom, increases the risk for breast cancer. The finding comes from an Israeli case–control study of 1679 women, concluding that the intensity of bedroom light is the strongest predictor of breast cancer.
January 18, 2011