On the giraffe's five horns, supercharged cardiovascular system and how to perform a pedicure on your giraffe
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.
Mesolithic hunter-gatherers of Star Carr living high on the hog by a now-extinct lake may have developed symbolic pageantry using bone head-dresses
Widespread beliefs about how Indo-European languages spread have also ridden into the sunset
A list of Holocaust movies sometimes forgotten, but always worth a watch
Clay talisman from the time of the Abbasid caliphate was owned by a man named Kareem, who prayed for Allah’s protection against the evil eye
The newly discovered mollusk-munchers are already endangered but now they're living on land bought with the proceeds of the naming auction
Even if the TIPA film is tossed into the landfill as opposed to lovingly composted under optimal conditions, it will still vanish, unlike plastic that will stay with our children's children's children
Extremely rare specimen from a quarter-billion years of evolution sheds light on the environment preferences of early amphibians
The names on the ossuaries found in the 2000-year-old Tiberian catacomb are in Greek but all that proves is that the Jews in Galilee were multicultural, archaeologists say
Life probably existed on Mars but we haven't found it: Organic chemicals and methane bursts can be geologically explained
Never mind where or when: Why did Neolithics begin to domesticate plants and animals? It wasn't because they were starving, suggests new research
Warming slowed three times in the last 150 years because of natural causes, new paper shows – including solar cycles, unusual weather patterns and volcanic activity
New data on the 1999 disaster in Izmit, Turkey, disappointingly shows the little quakes preceding the big one were unrelated and detecting foreshocks won’t help predict major quakes
Not only the meter-long adults crawling around the primordial ooze had circular mouths with radiating teeth: So did the kiddies.
Lizard precursors survived the Permian-Triassic mass extinction and were fruitful and multiplied, resulting in the first modern lizards: geckos
Actually eating barbecued meat is the greatest hazard, but Chinese study shows bystanders in cookout-plagued Israeli beaches and parks should also keep their distance
The U.S. depends heavily on Chinese manufacturing and trade, but those are likely to suffer if Chinese flooding increases by 80% in the next 20 years, as is now predicted
Head & Scales shampoo might have been handy for Cretaceous dinosaurs shedding scaly skin through feathers, scientists report after microscopic analysis of fossils
Hardy coral by Eilat and Aqaba voted most likely to survive global warming, but even it can't overcome explosive algal growth fed by effluence and the rise in floodwaters
Molten rock reached within 200 meters of a well but seems to have changed direction, Ormat says