Tel Aviv University

No, Cotton Swabs Aren't the Most Common Cause of Eardrum Rupture

Every day, countless people perform a task so dangerous that many doctors urge them to reconsider: They clean out the wax out of their ears with a …

Science

Israel to Extend Dimona Nuclear Reactor’s Life to 2040

Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin revealed that his government has officially said it plans to extend the operating life of the nuclear reactor at …

Middle East

How bats learn to 'talk'

Research shows that bats are capable of vocal learning, a trait once thought unique to humans.<p>November 20, 2017 —How do the world’s only flying …

Biology

Studies say eating chocolate for breakfast is good for you

(CBS DFW) – Kids around the globe can now officially celebrate as a new report that looked at several recent studies has come to the conclusion that …

Eating

Smoking parents may expose their children to far more smoke than they think

SINGAPORE: If you think smoking by the window at home, or in the car with the windows down can minimise your children's exposure to second-hand …

Health

This one surprising factor can predict whether or not you will get a promotion at work

Whether you’re aiming to get a promotion or raise, or simply trying to dazzle at a new job, attempting to impress your boss can backfire. You might, …

Personal Finance

Prizewinning journalist, author, translator Ruth Bondy dead at 94

Prizewinning and prolific journalist, author and translator Ruth Bondy died on Tuesday at age 94.<p>Prizewinning and prolific journalist, author and …

World News

A higher minimum wage could lead to fewer rich kids

Critics of a $15 per hour minimum wage—as advocated by Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party, and soon to be implemented in California and New York—point to the standard’s unintended consequences: fewer jobs, higher prices, and more workers replaced by robots.<p>It could also have another unexpected …

Social Justice

Stressed at work? The way you cope with it could affect your next promotion.

Regardless of your job, you're bound to experience some amount of stress at work. But it's how you carry yourself while stressed, especially when …

Study Claims Quark Fusion May Be the Energy Source of the Future

In a new paper, scientists have envisioned a new power source straight out of <i>Star Trek</i>. While <b>nuclear fusion</b> reactors, which produce energy in the …

Physics

How Molly met Michael - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

According to Aviva, many of her medical school girlfriends wished to become the wife of their classmate, Dr. Michael Harris. But Michael looked …

Opinion

Lupus may increase dementia risk: Study

SINGAPORE: Fans of pop singer Selena Gomez may have heard of her lupus diagnosis but what is only recently known is that the autoimmune disease may …

Dementia

Nature

Climate change<p>Warming will nudge storms towards the poles<p>Cyclones likely to blossom at higher latitudes.<p>In a warmer climate, storms that start to …

Proxima Centauri

Big Data Experts to Convene at Conference in Tel Aviv

Calcalist will host its annual Mind the Data conference on November 27 at Tel Aviv’s David InterContinental hotel. The conference will feature …

Big Data

In Israel's north, seeking a measure of calm as Mideast tensions spike

In the press are dire warnings that Saudi Arabia is angling to get Israel to attack Hezbollah as a proxy in the kingdom's conflict with its regional …

Middle East

The reason the richest women in the US are the ones having the most kids

It’s one of the best-established relationships in economics: as women’s education and income levels go up, the number of children they have goes down.<p>But something happened to the American family over the last three decades: that downward slope became a U-turn. Women in families in the top half of …

U.S. Census

After dinosaurs’ demise, mammals seized the day

When the dinosaurs are away, the mammals will play.<p>That’s the basic idea behind the “nocturnal bottleneck” hypothesis, a concept proposed in 1942 …

Dinosaurs

How to turn your Facebook photo into a Harry Potter moving portrait

Facebook may soon be releasing a tool to animate your profile photo.<p>Replacing your profile photo with a gif has been an option for a couple of years …

Harry Potter

Fueling the future: ASU scientists promote new, efficient method of algal hydrogen production

Changing the way the nation generates and consumes energy is at the heart of a new NSF grant awarded to Arizona State University and Kevin Redding, …

Fuel Cell

Groundbreaking quark fusion generates 10 time as much energy as nuclear fusion

Physicists at Tel Aviv University and University of Chicago have discovered that quark fusion, involving the tiny particles known as quarks of which …

Physics

Sleep deprivation causes neurons to nap, Israeli study finds

Researchers say that the longer we stay awake, the slower our brain gets, damaging visual perception and memory associationsThe post Sleep …

The Brain

Facebook can make your profile pic wink and scowl

In Harry Potter’s universe, people in portraits and pictures don’t just sit there. They smile, gasp, wink, or get up to mischief. Facebook has been …

Grapevine: Goodwill ambassador

This week in Israel's social news.<p>■ In the days when <b>Dan Shapiro</b> was US ambassador, several of those he will be addressing on Thursday, November 16, …

Israel

Sleep Deprivation Has The Same Effect as Drinking Too Much, Says Study

The exhaustion is real.<p>A lack of sleep not only causes us to drop off at our desks in the afternoon and feel cranky, it also weakens crucial …

The Brain

Mammals switched to daytime activity after dinosaurs died out, says study

Earliest mammals were nocturnal to avoid dinosaurs, which may be why there are relatively few modern daytime-active mammals, say researchers<p>The earliest mammals were night creatures which only emerged from the cover of darkness after the demise of the daytime-dominating dinosaurs, according to new …

Evolution

Sleep Deprivation Could Lead To Cognitive Lapses, Affects Memory And Visual Perception

A new study reveals that sleep deprivation could disarray the brain cells’ communication. This may lead to cognitive lapses and may affect your …

The Brain

Saudis gamble on Hariri resignation to check Iranian influence in Lebanon

"Saudi Arabia is more concerned than Israel about Iran."<p>Saad Hariri's apparently Saudi-dictated resignation as prime minister of Lebanon is the …

Middle East

This is what sleep deprivation does to the brain

Scott Garfield/Warner Bros./Getty Images<p>An international team of researchers has found that brain activity is weaker and slower in people who are …

Sleep

Scientists watched a subatomic event more powerful than a hydrogen bomb—and nearly hid the discovery

Two teeny tiny particles can theoretically collide to create a "quarksplosion" with eight times more energy than the reaction that powers hydrogen …

Large Hadron Collider

Bats can understand a surprising number of dialects

Scientists have long believed that dialects set human language apart from other types of animal communication. Now they've learned different caves of …

Dialects