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Red Sea Coral Reef may be Sole Survivor

in Tourism & Nature

While global warming is known to be destroying the lives of coral reefs around the world, the Red Sea is the one place where the hot climate is creating a thriving environment for the underwater garden. A surviving species of coral reef grew naturally in the Bab-el Mandeb straight, which runs between Yemen and Ethiopia,…

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Bilingual Children Get Massive Benefits

in Health & Science

For one fifth of first graders across Israel, Hebrew is not their homegrown language. Due to the increasing number of internationals who move to Israel, Professor Sharon Armon-Lotem of Bar Ilan University has taken to studying the affects of being bilingual, particularly in child development. Her research includes results from the past 20 years, learned…

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Preparation Helps Decrease PTSD in Troops

in Health & Science

From birth to adulthood, being surrounded by sirens, conflict, death, and war is traumatic for any and all growing up in Israel. This kind of trauma rests in the DNA of the people and is exhibited largely in a kind of countrywide post-traumatic stress disorder, whether realized or not. Today, a team of about 100…

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Desert Truffles are the New Cash Crop

in Tourism & Nature

The Ramat HaNegev Desert Agriculture Center has grown a new, luxurious and exquisite truffle, one which they claim costs almost as much as silver – and about four times more than uranium. The newest desert truffle sells for about $120 per pound and is priced highly, as other truffles, due to their difficultly to cultivate.…

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Israeli desert turned into Mars mission

in Economy & Innovation

If the Israeli desert seems like it’s light years away, for six Israeli pioneers, for four days, it was. Named the “Ramonauts,” four men and two women stepped into a simulated mission to Mars, or the closest space they could find to it – the Israeli desert. According to the Israeli Space Agency, the Ramon…

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