As Netanyahu’s attempt to link the Philistines to the Palestinians show, DNA analysis of ancient humans is being harnessed for political purposes
Science & Technology
Arthropods from ants to lobsters migrate in orderly fashion but the emergence of the collective had been a mystery
New paper supports empiric discovery that after major quakes and terror attacks, more girls are born than boys
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo – the second woman ever to receive the prize – and Michael Kremer 'have introduced a new approach to obtaining reliable answers about the best ways to fight global poverty'
The sun may be shining, but Israel is far from reaching its goals of harnessing this powerful energy resource
William Kaelin, Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza's discoveries 'revealed the mechanism for one of life's most essential adaptive processes'
Space plans for the rest of the century include settlement on Mars, the establishment of a new space station and a voyage at one-fifth the speed of light to the neighboring star system, Alpha Centauri
Scientists from 64 countries are working on a project to map all the cells in the human body, so as to understand how they communicate and how they cause disease. To date, cells have been discovered that might improve the treatment of some types of cancer, Alzheimer’s and cystic fibrosis
Company unveiled project this week but officially has provided very few details
Nir Eyal, author of best sellers about technology addiction, says it’s time we took responsibility for our and our kids' behavior – and suggests a four-step plan for doing just that
An animal that looked like a cross between a trilobite and a wheat sheaf scurried around 550 million years ago, died and was fossilized in its tracks — thus throwing back the dawn of segmented Animalia
Incident marks third failure for Iran's space program, raising suspicions of sabotage
Water temperature anomalies can cover half the Mediterranean basin and last for weeks, decimating animals and fish – but in deep water, it’s even worse, a new study shows
Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and Virginia-based Internet Society’s hall of fame, Danny Cohen's name may not be well known, but his work helped shape how we use the internet
The world might think that one was quite enough, but horseshoe bat species number beyond 100, scientists say
Tackling methane emissions is the ‘low-hanging fruit to slow global warming,’ says scientist behind Cornell fracking study
The navies of nine other countries participated in the drill, on the understanding that Israel would need to bring relief assistance in by sea
Scientists discovered new life in one of the most extreme environments in the world: Bacteria living on dead ancient microorganisms – which may have implications for finding life on Mars
Dr. Hagar Landsman-Peles, a physicist specializing in astroparticles, is trying to solve the riddle of dark matter using a detector planted deep underground
Prof. Udi Qimron and his Tel Aviv University team mutate mice to have single-sex offspring; female or male. He explains why despots couldn’t use the technique to create an army
There are legitimate grievances against Facebook & Co., but the U.S. Justice Department isn’t the one to address them with an antitrust probe
Jules Bergman was the first network correspondent assigned to cover space full time, making him 'almost as much of a celebrity as the astronauts he covered'
In the Western world, the birth control pill is suffering from a serious image crisis. What made us suddenly doubt something we’ve been using all our lives?
Forty years ago it was a fishing village. Now it’s one of the world’s most important cities. Fifteen comments about life in Shenzhen, a Chinese melting pot and tech powerhouse
New nano-filling prevents the secondary tooth decay that takes place beneath cavities; could reach trial stage in a year or two
International team of researchers still uncertain how to classify the cigar-shaped object called Oumuamua that was spotted in 2017
Analysis of skeletons in the Philistine city of Ashkelon answers the elusive question of just where the Israelites’ biblical archenemies came from
Surveillance software and apps, once intended to thwart terrorism and avert crime, have become tools in the hands of suspicious spouses, business competitors and paranoid employers
ISS meanwhile comes clean about mold problem, inadvertently resurrecting the eternal question: Is there life on Mars? Maybe, but maybe we put it there
We may bemoan the human predisposition toward pudginess, but it may also be the key to our specialness