Our Science editor answers readers' questions about Israel, the Paris conference and global warming.
Ruth Schuster is Senior Editor at the Haaretz-TheMarker English Edition.
Schuster has worked in writing, editing and translation for English and Hebrew-language publications for more than two decades. She holds a BSc in biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She lives in Tel Aviv with her daughter and multiple pets and in her spare time, promotes animal rights.
Analysis of 6,000-year old large lead bead found by Israeli archaeologists in Ashalim Cave in the Negev indicates that the ore came from Anatolia.
The normally dry south has been flooding and Israel’s usually rainy north is parched. What’s going on? And what's the forecast?
Perhaps the biggest festive miracle is that our hearts survive the fried doughball experience that is the sufganiya. Our waists and thighs may not be so lucky.
They would rather be having sex, but when necessary, bonobos are capable of complex planning - and fashioning a tool of war, Israeli scientist discovers.
On the eve of the Paris climate conference, Israeli researchers say the country has relative advantages in the industry it should continue to foster.
Rehabilitated but disabled after migration injuries, the two imperial eagles and booted eagle are being sent to Liberec Zoo, hopefully to breed.
Imagine you could find a use for doggy doo and potato peels and save the planet too: Like that thought? This startup’s cooking-gas and fertilizer production system is for you.
The birds do brilliantly at analysis of tissue specimens, but are lousy at distinguishing scans of benign lumps from potentially bad ones. Shame, that.
Domestic turkeys originated from Mexican wild bird thousands of years ago, but now, like the Cavendish banana, they could become vulnerable to extinction.