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Weizman finds ‘social’ molecule

in Health & Science

Scientists at the renowned Weizman Institute of Science discovered a molecule that could play a crucial role in our social behaviour, namely if we are into socialising or not. Or in other words – if we are willing and able to leave our comfort zone and personal safety zone. Mice that were lacking this molecule…

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Waze’s new life saving function

in Health & Science

The media platform The Verge reports a new function of the navigation app Waze that is developed in order to save the lives of kids forgotten in cars. Statistics show that in the US alone 37 children passed died on average from heatstrokes in vehicles since 1998. Also in Israel, where it can get terribly…

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A medical home of help and hope

in Health & Science

Ashdod’s new hospital won’t just be another medical institution in Israel’s South – if everything goes according to the plan, it’ll be the new place of hope for international doctors and medical staff that believe in making a change in moving to Israel. The future ecologic and digital clinic will be run by the Asuta…

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‘Israelis lack respect of authorities – however in science this is a great attribute’

in Economy & Innovation/Health & Science/Monthly Report

Professor Daniel Zajfman is the youngest president of the renowned Weizmann Institute of Science in the history of the research institute. Since the 47-year old physicist took over in 2006, the institute became more renowned and more international than ever before. We spoke with Professor Zajfman about Israeli science and his work as president. Interview…

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A loan word portal born of great patience

in Health & Science/Life, Culture & Sports

After eight years of painstaking work, Uriel Adiv has published an online dictionary for German loan words in Hebrew. A “very good, wonderful thing” is known in Hebrew as a “Goldstik”. For those with a knowledge of German it is immediately obvious the word is based on the German “Goldstück” (treasure). It is just one…

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