In Jacob Hanna's lab at the Weizmann Institute, for the first time in the world, scientists succeeded in growing a mammal embryo outside the womb. The implications of this unprecedented achievement could be enormous: From growing synthetic embryos for organ implants, to creating an infant whose biological parents are two men. No less
Pressure to publish, a narcissistic personality or simply the pursuit of glory: What makes researchers cheat, and how does scientific fraud affect attitudes toward coronavirus vaccinations?
Around the world, evidence mounts that vitamin D can protect against infection by COVID-19 and ease the virus' symptoms, but the medical establishment isn't convinced. Is it time to think outside the box?
Do we help each other only because we're manipulated by bacteria? Evolutionary biologist Lilach Hadany says this explains the evolutionary riddle of altruism
A breakthrough in Alzheimer's research requires rethinking everything, two Israeli scientists say. If they’re right, a treatment for the disease might emerge in the next decade
Less known than Yiddish or Ladino, Judeo-Arabic was spoken by Jews from Iran to Spain, from Yemen to Syria. The 99-year-old doyen of Maimonides' tongue, says that during Golden Age of Islam, Jewish culture in Arab lands was 10 times greater than that of Ashkenazi Jewry
Sleeping takes up a third of our lives, but essential mysteries about the process have yet to be unraveled
Meet Zelig Eshhar, the scientist who paved the way for a chimeric cancer therapy
Prof. Nabieh Ayoub on being an Arab in Israeli academia, excelling against the odds and the future of cancer science.
How does a chick identify its mother? Why can't chimpanzees learn language like humans? A team comprised of a behavioral ecologist, a cognitive psychologist and a computer scientist has produced a learning model aimed at answering these questions
Is rice more healthful than ice cream? Not necessarily. Are potatoes harmful? Not for everyone. A breakthrough study by two researchers from the Weizmann Institute shows that each of us has a different 'microbiome,' that makes us respond to foods differently. Get ready for a new medical revolution.
How did so few hold up under the horrors of the Holocaust when so many were annihilated? In an interview with her father, a veteran of Auschwitz, Smadar Reisfeld tries to get to the roots of survivability.
Israeli scholar Assnat Bartor is convinced that in ancient Israel, there was Scripture, and there were the laws that people lived by – and they weren't one and the same.
How did our planet go from being devoid of life to brimming with it? Israeli scientists believe it may have all begun with fatty molecules.
Neuroscientist Giulio Tononi has a new approach to the mind-body problem.
A percentage of people who read this article about scientific facts will become more skeptical.
Prof. Barry Hewlett has devoted decades to studying the Aka people in Africa, where the fathers are just as caring as the mothers. What can we learn from this pygmy tribe?
A small American start-up managed to streamline complex DNA-sequencing techniques. Its co-founder, Mickey Kertesz, thinks the greatest breakthrough may come in the field of cancer treatment.
Scientists used to think animals learned by imitation and that teaching was an exclusively human occupation. Now though, experiments with crows, ants and meerkats are proving otherwise.
Is racial discrimination innate or learned? Are humans programmed to prefer their own group over others? Prof. Gil Diesendruck of Bar-Ilan University’s Psychology Department and Gonda Brain Research Center tries to answer these questions.
Prof. Jerry Coyne, one the world's foremost scholars of evolution, is especially proud of his 'Emperor Has No Clothes Award.'
Dr. Yaqub Hanna was the recent recipient of an award for his groundbreaking work on returning the mature stem cells of mice to an embryonic state. He discusses his research and the complexities of life in Israel.
The story of scientist Mary-Claire King is genetic material for a Hollywood blockbuster.
One in every 4,000 people is born intersex (with a body that has male and female traits). While medical options are greater than in the past, intersex people often endure a lifetime of suffering.
Meeting at the park with other dog-owners can be an experience like no other – a source of deep and abiding relationships between people of all ages and from all walks of life.