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How the discovery of stem cells revolutionized medicine

<i>This story is part of a series about people, products and discoveries that changed the world</i><p>Stemcell Technologies Inc. makes more than 1,500 types of tissue culture media, the crucial tools for harvesting and growing stem cells, and sells them to laboratories and hospitals in more than 70 countries …

Publisher wins rights to Voynich manuscript, a book no one can read

It’s one of the world’s most mysterious books, a centuries-old manuscript written in an unknown or coded language that no one has cracked.<p>Scholars have spent their lives puzzling over the Voynich manuscript, whose intriguing mix of elegant writing and drawings of strange plants and naked women has …

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North Korea Makes Failed Missile Attempt From Submarine: South Korea

North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Saturday but the launch appears to have failed in the early stages of flight, South Korea's military said.<p>The launch comes a day after the U.S. and South Korea pledged to deploy an anti-missile system to counter threats from Pyongyang, and …

Israeli government approves new settlement housing

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> The Israeli government has approved the construction of hundreds of new housing units in West Bank settlements and neighborhoods in the eastern part of Jerusalem, the Prime Minister's Office confirmed to CNN.<p>Of those settlements, 560 will be built in Ma'ale Adumim, which is …

Then vs. Now: Israel Releases Fascinating Statistics Comparing Population During Its 1948 Founding to Today’s Citizenry

Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics released key population statistics this week to coincide with Israeli Independence Day — also known as Yom Ha’atzmaut, a holiday that commemorates the nation’s 1948 independence.<p>The statistics reveal that Israel’s population has swelled over the decades more …

Most Israeli Jews think there’s no occupation. So what is it?

<i>A recent poll finds that 72 percent of Jewish Israelis believe Israel’s control over the Palestinian territories does not constitute occupation. So</i> …

Activists at Disrupt protest Airbnb over listings in Israeli settlements

Airbnb is under fire for allowing hosts on its platform to list homes in Israel’s occupied territories. And today the issue became the subject of a protest at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York, after one of its board members took the stage for an interview. Sequoia’s Alfred Lin was …

'Israel only country allowed by US to modify new stealth fighter jets'

WIRED reports that Israel will be alone among the Pentagon’s customers that will be permitted to outfit the warplane with its own technological …

On Jewish Dissent

It is not anti-Semitism, or the fear of it, that impels American Jews to disagree with Israel’s policies, but the policies themselves.<p>In a lifetime of searching for new sensations, I have found one. I have been called, or compared to, an anti-Semite. I was not aware that my hatred of my people was …

Israel

Physicists must accept that some things are unknowable

The Universe may be truly infinite, but our understanding of it never will be. Here’s why.<p><i>“To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do</i> …

Physics

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Dollar cost averaging January 2016

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during the afternoon of January 4 in New York City.Andrew Burton/Getty Images<p>Financial markets have started 2016 in turmoil, with a particularly disastrous Friday seeing US stocks sharply down.<p>Fortunately for investors, there's a smart, …

Monstrous Coffee Mugs For Those Perfectly Gloomy Mornings

Golf House By Luciano Kruk Architects

If money were no object and you could retire on your own golf course, the Golf House by Luciano Kruk Architects is your answer.

AUTHENTIC STADIUM SEAT CUFFLINKS

A Link to The PastWear your heart, and your team, on your sleeve. These Authentic <b>Stadium Seat Cuff Links</b> allow you to take your favorite team with …

French Press, 9 Ways

French presses take a little more effort than your standard K-Cup, but a few extra minutes translates into more flavor as well as satisfaction. Think …

Never Forget A Name Again With MyMe

We can’t possibly be expected to remember everyone we met at that killer holiday party from a couple of weeks ago. That’s why Orcam is stepping up by …

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BBC forced to admit it misled over Palestine

For the second time in just over six months, the BBC has been forced to admit that its flagship news and current affairs program — <i>Today</i> — has misled …

Israel

Vatican Officially Recognizes ‘State of Palestine’ in New Treaty

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.<p>Pope Francis listens to a speech during a special audience he held for members of the FOCSIV Italian …

Congress Calls for Closure of Palestine Liberation Organization’s Office in U.S.

Members of Congress are petitioning the Obama administration to close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Washington, D.C., office due to a …

Ground-breaking Palestine online video tool making waves

A ground-breaking online educational and media site has seen 3 million visitors learn about Palestine this year, with more than 10,000 users using …

Middle East

Greek parliament votes to officially recognize Palestine

All parliamentary parties in Greece have voted in favor of recognizing Palestine. Greek lawmakers adopted the resolution in a special session which …

Abbas announced plans to release 'State of Palestine' passports next year

Speaking at a joint press conference in Athens with Greece's prime minister Alexis Tsipras, 80-year-old Abbas said that within the next year all official documents and passports will change their naming from 'Palestinian Authority' to 'State of Palestine'.<p>"Regarding the issue of a passport under …

Israel launches 'revolutionary' air defence system to destroy rockets

New system is capable of intercepting missiles and drones even before they reach Israeli airspace<p>Israel has successfully tested its new air defence system which can intercept short and medium-range rockets outside of the country’s borders.<p>The so-called ‘David’s Sling’ system, developed in a joint …

Middle East

Making Texas-Style Brisket with a Pitmaster

The sprinkler in the center of the ceiling in Hill Country’s test kitchen in Brooklyn has already started dripping water by the time we arrive. Chef, …