Study debunks notion that Ireland had been populous when the Nordic migrants arrived in the 10th century: The island had been in decline for 200 years by then
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.
Extreme weather – including intolerable heat and unexpected cold snaps –could pose extreme dangers for pilgrims visiting Saudi Arabia, cautions MIT study
The world might think that one was quite enough, but bat species number beyond 100, scientists say
The mosaic in the Burnt Church of Hippos-Sussita shows five loaves and two fish, like the ones Jesus used to feed 5,000 men, but the depicted fish look Nilotic, not local
Tackling methane emissions is the ‘low-hanging fruit to slow global warming,’ says scientist behind Cornell fracking study
King Baldwin III built a castle in Mi’ilya from which he ruled his Galilean lordship in the 12th century. Watching it crumble before their eyes, latter-day villagers teamed up to find the treasures buried beneath their very own homes
First Temple-era Jerusalem was bigger than thought, archaeologists say, adding: ‘Nobody abandons golden jewelry and nobody has arrowheads in their domestic refuse’
There’s no question that the bones found in eastern China were deliberately decorated, by some archaic human type. But was it art? A form of early human communication? Or a supremely bored Denisovan doodling?
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
Peewee primate, classified by one single tooth the size of two pinheads, doesn’t seem to have been a gummivore like today’s South American micro-monkeys
Findings discovered in the 'Burnt Church,' which was built in the late fifth century. Ironically, the ash from the church's destruction preserved its artifacts
Built soon after the advent of Islam, the mosque in the Negev town of Rahat indicates how fast the new religion swept through the countryside
A bishop trekking around the lake in 725 saw and described the Church of the Apostles — exactly where this one has been found, archaeologists say
New findings show the Motza mega-site was part of a vast network of barter, but huge town may have exhausted its resources very fast
University of Haifa use-wear lab called in to verify hidden cache of ancient figurines, proving they really are pre-Columbian
As climate change hits world crops, Israel’s stocks are based on war breaking out and governed by the policy: In God we trust
Zebrafish turn out to have the same deep sleep and dream patterns as reptiles — and ourselves
Finds from the Philistine period and 10th century B.C.E., the time of King David, signal Khirbet al-Rai as the site of Ziklag and place boundaries on the kingdom he ruled
New nano-filling prevents the secondary tooth decay that takes place beneath cavities; could reach trial stage in a year or two
The frisky arachnid and deceased designer shared a subdued color scheme in black and white, the scientists explain
Before our species even evolved, archaic hominins were reusing flint tools left behind by even earlier hominins, and then the trail went cold — until archaeologists found recycled flints from the Neolithic and Bronze Age in Israel
Tel Shikmona contains the ruins of a powerful edifice built where one shouldn’t have been, given the absence of harbor or beach – but the snails from which purple dye was made were there in droves
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
A very special feeling in your mouth: Since when has risking tapeworm infection been irresistibly alluring?
Ikea didn’t invent the DIY diagram: Ancient stonecutters wanted credit for their efforts just like any artist, signed their work — and also marked the stone blocks with building instructions
Freezing can preserve sperm’s effectiveness even after 15 years, says separate Chinese study - but if Dad smoked, Junior may have fertility issues
Ernietta the gregarious Ediacaran: How exactly did these early animals eat? Together, scientists discover using fossils and computational fluid dynamics
Somewhere by an army base in southern Israel, 2,800 years ago, Judahite soldiers could keep an eye on the Philistines, and communicate by smoke and fire
After decades of perplexity over its nonbinary flowering forms, botanists finally figure out what the Solanum plastisexum of Australia’s Outback really is