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Jellyfish Mucus to Cure Plastic Pollution?

in Health & Science

Are jellyfish the solution to saving our seas and oceans? This is what two marine biologists from Haifa University are exploring as part of a global “GoJelly” project. The project is funded by a European Union initiative committed to developing, testing and promoting a “gelatinous solution to plastic pollution,” where “we will use jellyfish as…

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Nature Reserve Declared in Mitzpe Ramon

in Tourism & Nature

A new nature reserve has been declared in the Mitzpe Ramon area, a southern point in the Negev, known for its desert lands and its naturally formed craters. Home to five craters, the two most well-known are the Ramon Crater and the Big Crater. In a recent decision, the Small Crater, or the third largest,…

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What’s Happening in Israel by Numbers

in Economy & Innovation

In a 2017 statistical abstract recently released by the Central Bureau of Statistics, the state of Israel has been broken down in a new light. The CBS gathered information from about 255 local and regional resources, with the purpose of sharing with local and national authorities and industries. Hopefully the information will be used to…

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Neanderthals Survived the Open Air

in Health & Science

A recent finding by an Israeli archeological team from the Hebrew University paints a new picture of our ancient ancestors, who lived in the greater Levantine region some 50,000 years ago. Common findings show that Neanderthals dwelled inside caves and rocks; yet the new discovery in the Ein Quashish site proves otherwise. The 675-meter site…

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Unemployment Low, Poverty Gap Remains High

in Economy & Innovation

Income for Israelis is finally on the rise after years of almost stagnant salaries, shows a report released by the Taub Center. Between 2012 and 2016, household disposable income increases 16% for middle class households, 13% for lower class, and 9% for upper class. The average income today falls at NIS 11,400 while the minimum…

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