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Israel opens dazzling new Nanoscience and Art Museum

How do 150,000 stretchy rubber bands depict the healing process of damaged neurons? How do 16 electric violin players pinpoint the moment that synchrony transitions to chaos? These and other works at Israel’s newest museum...
Wool fibers dyed with Royal Purple, dating to approximately 1,000 BCE, found in the Timna Valley in southern Israel. Photo by Dafna Gazit, courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority.

3,000-year-old fragments of cloth dyed with Royal Purple found in Israel

In a groundbreaking discovery, Israeli archaeologists have recovered scraps of fabric dyed in royal purple, also known as true purple, dating back to the era of the biblical King David. The remnants of woven fabric,...
Professor Shulamit Michaeli, vice president for research at Bar-Ilan University, addresses Israeli researchers living in the United States who were pre-selected to interview for STEM-related faculty positions back in Israel. Credit: Magali Druscovich.

Faculty incentives in America aim to turn Israel’s brain drain into brain gain

Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, is embarking on its most ambitious faculty-recruitment program to date. It plans to recruit 150 new researchers in the next decade for academic positions in the fields of science,...