A jar with a mysterious white substance was buried with Ptahmes, the mayor of Memphis, and somehow escaped the attention of grave robbers
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.
While building the Uri Geller museum in Jaffa, the psychic says he intuited that there was something beneath a suspect pile of refuse
Trying to save ourselves from global warming through geoengineering the stratosphere with reflecting aerosols could boomerang
What animal appears on the elaborately worked hoop earring remains a mystery
Brewers are rushing to perfect marijuana-infused beverages, but experiments with beer date back to the dawn of civilization – although vaginal beer is a relative newcomer
Insular dwarfism happened not once but twice on the Indonesian island, which was occupied for half a million years before Homo sapiens began to evolve
The U.S. House Speaker could have almost as much Neanderthal DNA in him as Jewish, and his genome could be giving off an Ashkenazi ‘signal’ or just generating random noise, an expert tells Haaretz
Conventional wisdom is that procreation is physiologically onerous and parents die young, but the naked mole rat breaks this rule too
Link proven between nausea and the brain receptor for cannabinoids, in rats, which could be good news for human chemotherapy patients one day
Early humans went boldly where their kissing cousins couldn’t, from mountain peak to deserts, and thrived, new paradigm suggests
Could the owner have been Jewish? The 1,700-year-old manse unearthed in Lod featured every luxury, as well as glorious mosaics showing animals but no people
You smell a brownie and follow the scent, finessing your route as you go. So does the nematode, claim Dr. Alon Zaslaver and his neurology team
Carved basalt with three depressions had been repurposed in Ottoman-era house that had been blown up by Israeli forces; now rediscovered in el-Araj, the proposed hometown of Peter, Andrew and Philip
There may not be life on Mars, but there is water: Liquid reservoir 20 kilometers across found beneath the south pole glaciers
Rock of Ages Western Wall May Shed Stones but Will Stand for Thousands of Years, Archaeologists Reassure
A 100-kilogram rock fragment almost fell on a worshipper Monday. But while the structure is sound, experts warn about lack of proper site supervision
Archaeological discovery of Islamic-era fort shows the Lebanese coastal city's continuous occupation over thousands of years
Birds turn out to be doubly as affected as mammals from the rate of climate change
In groundbreaking study that might help people too one day, scientists in Alabama accelerated aging, then reversed it
We knew Neanderthals used fire, and maybe they could light it too; if anything maybe they taught us the technique, researcher tells Haaretz
Making fresh bread from opportunistically collected wild grains was really hard, but maybe the innovation smelled so good that the people invented agriculture