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Schoolchildren in Jerusalem. Photo by Kobi Gideon/Flash90.

Israel to introduce STEM studies in kindergarten

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Israel will introduce STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) subjects to Israeli children in kindergarten through middle school, to encourage scientific thinking and prepare them for their adult lives and potential high-tech jobs, announced...

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...
Illustration of a black hole. Credit: REDPIXEL.PL/Shutterstock.

Radio emissions from galaxy challenge black hole theories, say Israeli scientists

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Israeli scientists said in research published on Monday that they intercepted radio emissions that may challenge the assumptions of how black holes behave. As part of the research, which was published by the peer-reviewed journal Nature Astronomy, physicist Assaf Horesh of...
Former President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, listen as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci delivers remarks during a coronavirus update briefing on April 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. Credit: Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks.

Dr. Fauci among seven laureates of 2021 Dan David Prize honoring public health

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The Dan David Prize announced on Monday that the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has been named a recipient of the award for 2021, along with...
Tel Aviv University professor Karen Avraham and MD-PhD student Shahar Taiber. Photo courtesy of Tel Aviv University.

TAU team develops new gene therapy for deafness

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Delivering healthy genetic material into the inner ear cells of mice with a genetic defect that causes deafness enables the cells to function normally, according to a new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU). The...
Israel's chemistry team (clockwise, from top left): Roi Peer, Bar Sheffer, Ward Yahya and Ron Shprints. Credit: Future Scientists Center.

Israeli chemistry students win gold, silver and bronze at 52nd Olympiad

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A member of the Israeli delegation to the 52nd International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO), held this year in Istanbul, became the first Israeli competitor in a decade to win a gold medal at the prestigious...
A view of the first 3D-printed vascularized engineered heart during a press conference at a Tel Aviv University laboratory, April 15, 2019. Photo by Flash90.

Tel Aviv University, Bayer to test drugs on 3D-printed human heart tissue

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Tel Aviv University has printed human heart tissues on a 3D-printer to be used to test the cardiotoxicity of experimental drugs, as part of a collaboration between the university’s tech-transfer company, Ramot, and German...
Science and technology student in Kfar Silver Youth Village in Israel, assisted by World ORT. Credit: Courtesy.

World ORT marks 140th anniversary, highlighting education in 30-plus nations

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More than 300 people from the United States, Israel, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Russia, South Africa and across Europe joined an online session that marked the 140th anniversary of World ORT, the global education network,...
The empty Ayalon highway in Tel Aviv on April 8, 2020. All intercity travel has been banned until after the first days of Passover. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel approves $6 million in grants to startups, companies combating coronavirus

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The Israel Innovation Authority (IIA) approved NIS 22 million (approximately $6 million) in grants last week for 35 startups and companies trying to combat issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic. On March 17, the IIA,...

January 31: Sofya Yanovskaya And Marxist Mathematics

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A mathematician and avid communist in the Soviet Union, Sofya Yanovskaya  was born in Bessarabia on this date in 1896. She became a Bolshevik during the Russian revolution and served as an officer in...