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Science & Technology | Climate

The Climate Alarmist’s TRUE Fear

By Andy May Is it just me, or are the climate alarmists more unhinged than usual lately? Al Gore screaming about boiling oceans and rain bombs is just part of it. As Eric Worral has reported, the BBC blamed global warming for the lack of snow, just after

Health & Fitness | Health

Want to Avoid the ICU for COVID? Just Take This One Little Pill

Whether or not to take a COVID vaccine and multiple boosters is a decision best left to individuals, who can assess their own risks and potential benefits better than any hamfisted government or corpo...

Politics | Covid 19

Randomized controlled trials: masks do nothing

Cochrane Library, an extremely well-regarded service that aggregates a database of high-quality medical studies and analyzes them, has published a new analysis of randomized controlled trials on physi...

Science & Technology | Science

Green comet flaunts its tail in dazzling deep space photo

A new image from astrophotographer Miguel Claro shows a close-up view of comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) on Jan. 22, 2023 immersed in a colorful starfield.

Health & Fitness | Psychology

The fascinating neuroscience behind dreaming

Sleep is essential to our physiological and psychological well-being, as it allows us to recharge overnight in order to face a brand new day with our cognitive abilities intact. So, it seems that sleeping is necessary. But is dreaming? What even is a drea

Health & Fitness | Health News

Six lifestyle choices to slow memory decline named in 10-year study

Over-60s who combined more healthy lifestyle choices enjoyed most benefit, found Beijing researchers

News | News

Many Americans don't know basic abortion facts. Test your knowledge

An NPR/loss poll found widespread confusion on some basic facts about abortion and pregnancy. Can you answer the same questions correctly?.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Actually Built a Working Tractor Beam: How It Works

Scientists built a working tractor beam—the first example of one that pulls objects visible to the naked eye. That's a huge deal.

News | News

CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Jan. 26, 2023

CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Jan. 26, 2023   Qualcomm set to cut dozens of jobs in Israel in new round of layoffs. The U.S. chip giant, which acquired Israeli startup Cellwize for $350 million last June, employs 700 people in Isr

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Japanese telescope captures mysterious blue spiral in Hawaii

A Japanese telescope camera captured a 'flying spiral' in Hawaii shortly after SpaceX launched a new satellite.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists discover anti-aging gene that rewinds heart age by 10 years

Researchers from England and Italy have discovered an anti-aging gene in a population of centenarians that can halt decay in heart function and rewind the heart's biological age.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

NASA and DARPA will test nuclear thermal engines for crewed missions to Mars

Nuclear thermal rocket engines could help get astronauts to Mars more quickly than by chemical propulsion methods.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

New NASA Nuclear Rocket Plan Aims to Get to Mars in Just 45 Days

We live in an era of renewed space exploration, where multiple agencies are planning to send astronauts to the Moon in the coming years.

News | News

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 22, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 22, 2023 Spectacular!  There is no other word to describe some of the latest incredible Israeli innovations in this week’s newsletter. Four exciting cancer treatment developments; a life-changing por

Politics | Op-Ed

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya: How Stanford Failed the Academic Freedom Test

For America's new clerisy, scientific debate is a danger to be suppressed

Science & Technology | Science

Rare 'green pea' galaxy may be the most 'chemically primitive' galaxy ever discovered

A 'green pea' galaxy seen in an early James Webb Space Telescope image may be the most chemically primitive galaxy ever discovered.

Science & Technology | Science

Mars helicopter keeps on flying as it approaches anniversary

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter has been on Mars almost two years and the high-tech contraption is still in good enough shape to get airborne.

Science & Technology | Science

Some regions of your brain can communicate faster as you age

Signals between some regions of the brain may be fastest at age 34, while transmission in other areas gets steadily faster with age. Understanding this may improve our knowledge of neurodevelopmental conditions such as schizophrenia

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

How the Slowest Computer Programs Illuminate Math’s Fundamental Limits | Quanta Magazine

The goal of the “busy beaver” game is to find the longest-running computer program. Its pursuit has surprising connections to some of the most profound…

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

NASA video explains why Venus is often called ‘Earth’s evil twin’

Astronomers often refer to Venus as Earth's evil twin, but what exactly does that mean and why did that nickname come to be?

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Israeli FIRST: Nanosatellite Designed to Communicate from Space

Israeli FIRST: Nanosatellite Designed to Communicate from Space New technological achievement at Tel Aviv University: First Israeli nanosatellite designed to communicate from space with an optical ground station The researchers: “This is an importan

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Video Shows Human Brain Cells in Dish Teaching Themselves to Play a Videogame

In Scientists were, for the first time, able to show that 800,000 living brain cells trapped in a petri dish can be taught how to play the videogame Pong.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 1, 2023

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 1, 2023 We leave 2022 looking forward to another year of Israeli innovations, discoveries and positive achievements. This newsletter publicizes new Israeli therapies that allow us to look forward to eradica

Science & Technology | Science & Space

We've Never Found Anything Like The Solar System. Is It a Freak in Space?

Since the landmark discovery in 1992 of two planets orbiting a star outside of our Solar System, thousands of new worlds have been added to a rapidly growing list of 'exoplanets' in the Milky Way galaxy.  We've learnt many things from this

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Gamma rays: Everything you need to know about these powerful packets of energy

Gamma rays are high-energy photons produced by some of the most violent events in the universe. We explore this powerful radiation in more detail here.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The paradox of light goes beyond wave-particle duality - Big Think

Einstein helped us understand the dual nature of light, which can act as both a particle and a wave. But, light continues to perplex us.

News | News

Ivermectin Is Safe and Effective: The Evidence

Decades of use with nearly four billion doses to humans preceded recent use with COVID patients. From the ...

Politics | Healthcare

Dr Kulldorff ‘Not Surprised’ About Being Censored by Twitter, Says Trust in Science Has Been Undermined

Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a prominent epidemiologist, biostatistician, and former Harvard School of Medicine professor, said he was "not surprised" ...

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Invisibility shield: A UK-based company designs invisibility shields that you can buy today

Invisibility shields were an internet rage a few years ago. Now, they are a reality that you can get your hands on.

Health & Fitness | Health

Does beta-amyloid cause Alzheimer's, or is something else to blame? : Shots - Health News : NPR

Researchers are launching a make-or-break study to test the conventional wisdom about what causes Alzheimer's disease.

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Photographer Captures Supernova That Exploded in the Year 1054

Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy captured a star that went supernova back in the medieval period and is known as the Crab Nebula.

Health & Fitness | Health

Former Senior Researcher: 'It was a mistake to take the COVID vaccine' | Israel National News - Arutz Sheva

'Pfizer vaccine is neither safe nor effective,' says ex-head of Israel Institute for Biological Research, drawing rebuttal from Health Min.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

A Physicist Came Up With Math That Shows 'Paradox-Free' Time Travel Is Plausible : ScienceAlert

No one has yet managed to travel through time – at least to our knowledge – but the question of whether or not such a feat would be theoretically possible continues to fascinate scientists.

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News 12/20/22

CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News 12/20/22 She-Inspires | “The future belongs to diversity. Not because it is fair but because it is right.” Tami Mazel Shachar, CEO at Incredibuild, doesn’t just talk the talk regarding prom

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Man Cut His Helicopter Engines Midair to Prove Neil deGrasse Tyson Wrong

A YouTuber decided to show that a helicopter can land safely when the engine is switched off, contrary to what Neil deGrasse Tyson suggests.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 18, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 18, 2022   The phrase “At the double” is a particularly appropriate title this week. Not only are Israeli innovations and achievements continuing at an incredibly fast pace, but they now se

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Bacteria Inside You May Explain Why Weight Piles on After Dieting

Restricting our food intake can result in a range of health benefits, including reducing the risk of obesity.

Science & Technology | Science

Physicists Have Achieved The Smallest Measurement Yet of a Ghost Particle's Mass

Earlier this year, decaying isotopes of hydrogen gave us the smallest measurement yet of the mass of a neutrino.

News | News

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 11, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 11, 2022 Israel was ranked the 5th safest country in the world for tourists in a recent study using U.N. and W.H.O. statistics of rates per capita of homicides, vehicle accidents, disease, and other causes

Music | Music

Why Certain Types of Music Make Our Brains Sing, and Others Don’t

Music can induce a range of emotions and help us to better understand different cultures. But what is it that makes us tune in to some songs more than others? Researchers say when we listen to a song, our brains predict what happens next, and that predict

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Found Something Extraordinary In A Hole On Their Way To The Center Of The Earth

Working across three decades, Soviet scientists dug the deepest hole on planet Earth. But tens of thousands of feet down, they stumbled across some unusual things...

Health & Fitness | Health News

Experimental drug appears to slow progression of Alzheimer's disease in clinical trial but raises safety concerns

The experimental drug lecanemab shows "potential" as an Alzheimer's disease treatment, according to new Phase 3 trial results, but the findings raise some safety concerns because of its association with certain serious adverse events.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Orion Capsule Breaks Record Of Farthest Spacecraft Traveled From Earth

Until now, the legendary Apollo spacecraft held the record for flying the greatest distance from Earth at 248,655 miles, a milestone it achieved in 1970.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

If the universe is expanding, how are the Milky Way and Andromeda getting closer together?

Recent data from Hubble suggests that the Universe is expanding at a rate of around 73km per megaparsec (3.26 million light-years).

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Why the [expletive] can’t we travel back in time? | Ars Technica

If the inability to time travel were a fundamental part of our Universe, you’d expect equally fundamental physics behind that rule.

Science & Technology | Science

Why landing a spaceship on the moon is still so challenging

NASA aims to soon return astronauts to the moon. Yet landing people on the lunar surface still remains a hugely ambitious feat.

Health & Fitness | Health

The world's largest Alzheimer's study has made a gene discovery that could lead to treatments

The discovery could lead to potential future targeted therapies and treatments for this brain disorder.

News | News

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 20, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 20, 2022 Jews read in the Torah this week that our ancestor Abraham lived 175 years. This week’s positive Israel newsletter includes plans for both an Israeli Longevity Center and an Israeli Healthy A

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Kids are fast learners—this mechanism could be why | Popular Science

Differences in GABA concentrations can tell scientists more about why young learners have an advantage.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

New brain implants ‘read’ words directly from people’s thoughts

In the lab, brain implants can translate internal speech into external signals, technology that could help people who are unable to speak or type.

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TAU: ‘Impossible Object’: An Artwork that Can Exist Only in Outer Space

TAU: ‘Impossible Object’: An Artwork that Can Exist Only in Outer Space ‘Impossible Object’: an artwork that can exist only in outer space was activated on the International Space Station  One of the few contemporary artworks ever made for and se

News | News

NASA's moon spacecraft beams back first images of Earth | Digital Trends

NASA’s uncrewed Orion spacecraft has sent back its first images of Earth as it heads toward a rendezvous with the moon as part of the Artemis I mission.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

This is Huge: Scientists Successfully 'Warp' Time In The Lab, Based On Einstein's Theory

Recently, scientists were able to "warp" time on the smallest scale ever. Time may be warped in the presence of high gravitational fields/high speeds,

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The General Relativity Rabbit Hole: Unraveling Space, Time and the Fourth Dimension - CNET

Parsing Albert Einstein's theory of our universe -- an idea that's utterly mind-bending, yet seemingly shatterproof.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Fed the Fibonacci Sequence Into a Quantum Computer and Something Strange Happened

By shooting a laser pulse imitating the Fibonacci Sequence into qubits, physicists created a new phase of matter far better at maintaing a quantum state.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Quantum Experiment Breaks Reality By Seeing Two Versions Of Reality Existing At The Same Time - Blog The Space Academy

We are aware of how skewed our perception of reality is. How we see the world is shaped by our senses, our societies, and our knowledge.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 13, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 13, 2022 In the Book of Ecclesiastes, it states that there is nothing new under the sun. While that may be strictly true, Israeli innovations are certainly making good use of the sunshine to generate pollut

Pets & Animals | Interesting Animal Stories

Hearing Birds Sing Helps Our Mental Health, New Study Finds

The sight and sound of birds is beneficial to human mental health, a new study found. The non-invasive study— which didn't remove wild birds from their natural environments and did not harm them, but rather relied on feedback from humans who listen

Health & Fitness | Health News

Seven possible signs of an underactive thyroid

Signs of an underactive thyroid can range from tiredness to weight gain

Science & Technology | Science

At just 1,600 light-years away, this is now the closest known black hole to Earth

The dormant black hole, dubbed Gaia BH1, sits 1,600 light-years away, three times closer than the last black hole to hold the record.

Science & Technology | Science

How to watch the Blood Moon lunar eclipse for free online, the last until 2025

You can see a Blood Moon total lunar eclipse on Nov. 8, the last until 2025. Here's how to watch it online for free.

Miscellaneous | Education

An Existential Threat to Doing Good Science

What scientists are able to teach and what research we can pursue are under attack. I know because I’m living it, writes biologist Luana Maroja.

Science & Technology | Science

NASA X-ray observatory reveals how black holes swallow stars and spit out matter

A joint NASA/Italian space mission has put its sunglasses on to observe polarized X-ray light from a corona of hot gas around the Cygnus X-1 black hole.

Science & Technology | Tech

Why is Star Trek-style teleportation still elusive?

Why is Star Trek-style teleportation still elusive?Dream of teleportation has been dominating science since the 1990s though progress has been limited

Science & Technology | Science

Breakthrough rocket engine could travel at 99% the speed of light

When it comes to space, there's a problem with our human drive to go all the places and see all things. A big problem. It's, well, space.

News | News

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 23, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 23, 2022 Health and Sustainability are two key themes of the Jewish festival of Sukkot (Tabernacles) that Jews just finished celebrating. They also feature heavily in my latest positive Israel newsletter. R

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists at NASA claim that warp drive is possible

Of many remarkable events shown in Star Trek, warp drive was one of the many futuristic ideas that caught the attention of many people.

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CTECH: Latest Israeli Technology & Innovation News Oct. 12, 2022

CTECH: Latest Israeli Technology & Innovation News Oct. 12, 2022 Intel’s Habana Labs lays off 10% of workforce. The chip maker, which was acquired by Intel in 2019 for $2 billion, denied the downturn in the market was behind the decision to fire aro

Health & Fitness | Health Tips

Sugar substitutes found to affect the human body in unanticipated ways

Non-nutritive sweeteners or artificial sweeteners – are supposed to deliver all the sweetness of sugar without the calories.

News | News

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 9, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 9, 2022 The Jewish New Year 5783 is only 2 weeks old and already Israeli ingenuity is reaching new heights of innovation and recognition.  Israeli satellite and space technology is literally “out of

Science & Technology | Science

Why do galaxies spin?

The Universe begins with negligible amounts of angular momentum, which is always conserved. So why do planets, stars, and galaxies all spin?

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Astronomers Witness Light Delayed by Almost 7 Years as It's Warped by a Galaxy Cluster

Way back in 1979, astronomers spotted two nearly identical quasars that seemed close to each other in the sky. These so-called 'Twin Quasars' are actually separate images of the same object.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Astronomers Unveil Technique For Finding Exoplanets And Any Signs Of Life On Them

Exoplanets around white dwarf stars are particularly hard to find. But a new method involving the James Webb Space Telescope could soon reveal them

Science & Technology | Science

New evidence for liquid water on Mars suggests the planet is geothermally active

Martian ice caps dip and rise and it may be evidence of liquid water lurking underneath them But what keeps that water from freezing?

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

How can you see Jupiter tonight?

Jupiter will come within its closest point of Earth in nearly sixty years today, giving an excellent opportunity for amateur stargazers to see the largest planet in the solar system.

News | News

This Week’s Sanity Report for Israel New Year Sept. 25, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report for Israel New Year Sept. 25, 2022 n recent weeks newsletter readers cannot fail to have noticed that Israel has been calling out to the world to adopt the many life-changing and life-saving innovations that its citizens ha

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

This is what a rocket launch looks like from space

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have captured images of Wednesday's rocket launch to the station involving three crew members.

Science & Technology | Science

NASA's planetary defense mission will test asteroid deflection, but how realistic is it?

NASA's DART mission mimics what scientists would do if an asteroid were headed toward Earth, but there are a few differences compared to defense against a real asteroid impact.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Einstein's Mind-Bending Theory of Relativity Passes Yet Another Huge Test - CNET

A satellite has conducted the "most precise test" on a cornerstone of the physicist's famous theory.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

A Galaxy With Ten Times the Mass of the Milky Way is Preparing to Become a Quasar

New research by an international team of scientists has revealed new insight into how rare, dusty galaxies evolved during the early Universe.

Science & Technology | Science

James Webb's first photo of Mars reveals new data about the Red Planet

James Webb has captured its first photo of Mars alongside an atmosphere composition test, providing new data about our neighboring planet.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Fixing weak electric current in part of brain may treat Parkinson’s -- Israeli lab

University of Haifa scientist says her peer-reviewed study could open up a new approach to fighting the disease, enable detection when people are young

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Fascinating Study Gives a Unique Glimpse Into How Dogs See The World

Putting cute dogs in an MRI machine and watching their brains while they watch home movies might sound like a rollicking good time just for its own sake.

Science & Technology | Science

Saturn's rings finally explained after over 400 years

Since the time of Galileo, Saturn's rings have remained an unexplained mystery. A new idea may have finally solved the longstanding puzzle.

News | News

NASA scientists claim that warp drive is within our grasp

Warp drive is the holy grail of space exploration. It is said to possess the capability of having a propulsion system that can travel.

Science & Technology | Science

Discovery of alien world with tilted orbit puzzles astronomers | Space

The 3D modeling of a planet's orbit around a star in a binary star system is raising new questions about how both gas giant planets and binary stars form.

Health & Fitness | Health

Two antibodies identified in Israel can fight all known COVID strains, study finds | The Times of Israel

Infusible to patients, antibodies are so powerful neutralizing the coronavirus they could eliminate the need for more vaccine boosters, peer-reviewed research says

Politics | Climate Change

Electric Cars Are Not “Zero-Emission Vehicles”

By James D. Agresti September 2, 2022 While praising California’s decision to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035, Governor Gavin Newsom declared that this will require “100% of new car sales in California to be zero-emission vehicles” like

Science & Technology | Science

Strange Properties of Water Revealed Via Graphene Oxide

Instinctively, people assume that if you poke additional holes in a sieve, more water will pass through; however, ...

News | News

The Northern Lights Could Make an Appearance in the Lower 48 This Weekend

If you live in Washington, Montana, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, or the Northeast, look up—you might catch a glimpse.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Medieval mass burial shows centuries-earlier origin of Ashkenazi genetic bottleneck

In 2004, construction workers in Norwich, U.K., unearthed human skeletal remains that led to a historical mystery—at least 17 bodies at the bottom of a medieval well. Using archaeological records, historical documents, and ancient DNA, British researchers

Science & Technology | Science

NASA gets Voyager 1 talking again — and discovers a new mystery

14.6 billion miles from one another, NASA engineers have found and fixed a computer glitch that had caused Voyager 1 to transmit garbled telemetry data since May.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Scientists discover colossal ocean may completely cover this planet

Astronomers recently announced that the exoplanet TOI-1452 b is close in size to Earth and lies in a region of its solar system where liquid water could exist.

Science & Technology | Science

Moon vs. Mars: NASA's ultimate destination has varied over the decades

The moon and Mars have battled for precedence in NASA's exploration priorities.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Marvel at the James Webb Space Telescope's largest image of the cosmos yet

The latest James Webb Space Telescope treasure trove contains ancient galaxies and countless cosmic wonders.

News | News

Dodge Will Discontinue Its Challenger and Charger Muscle Cars Next Year

Dodge will discontinue its gas-powered Challenger and Charger muscle cars at the end of next year, as the brand transitions to electric vehicles.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Danish Physicist Lene Hau was Able to Slow Down the Speed of Light to 38 mph and was Eventually Able to Manipulate it

The speed of light is a universal physical constant that is vital in several aspects of physics. Light travels at a constant and finite speed of 186,000

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The Most Famous Paradox in Physics Nears Its End | Quanta Magazine

In a landmark series of calculations, physicists have proved that black holes can shed information.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

How to See the Perseid Meteor Shower in 2022

The Perseid meteor shower will be hard to observe in 2022, but it's still worth looking up at its peak between Thursday, August 11 and Friday, August 12.

Science & Technology | Science

Are the Colors in Webb Telescope Images 'Fake'?

Humans can't see infrared light, so what makes Webb Space Telescope images so dazzling?

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 7, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 7, 2022 Although many Israelis will not be eating today (Fast of 9th Av), much of the news in this week’s positive Israel newsletter relates to Israel’s agricultural innovations. One product to

Science & Technology | Science

The Curiosity rover has been exploring Mars for 10 years. Here's what we've learned.

Curiosity landed on Mars on Aug. 5, 2012, with one main goal: to determine whether the planet was once habitable. In 10 years, it has answered that question and many others, even as it has inspired ne

Science & Technology | Science

Why gravitational waves are the future of astronomy

We only detected our very first gravitational wave in 2015. Over the next two decades, we'll have thousands more.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli-Developed Molecules Could ‘Significantly Delay’ Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

An image of mitochondria in cow cells, stained bright yellow for visualization. Photo: Torsten Wittmann, University of California, San Francisco …

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 31, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 31, 2022 The highlights include: Tel Aviv’s new hi-tech Emergency Room is the largest in the world. All 450,000+ Israeli citizens over 75 receive free public transport. Take a ride in Haifa’s new cable

Science & Technology | Science

An AI Just Independently Discovered Alternate Physics


Grab any physics textbook and you'll find formula after formula describing how things wobble, fly, swerve and stop. The formulas describe actions we can observe, but behind each could be sets of factors that aren't immediately obvious.

Science & Technology | Science

Two skyscraper-size asteroids are barreling toward Earth this weekend

Two asteroids, 2016 CZ31 and 2013 CU83, are headed toward Earth for back-to-back flybys this weekend.

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CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News July 29, 2022

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News July 29, 2022 The circle of life: Soluto died, but Israeli high-tech feeds off it. A rare peek behind the scenes of the high-tech crisis. The day after the sudden announcement of its closure, Cal

Science & Technology | Science

Why is gravity so weak? The answer may lie in the very nature of space-time

The answer to the question "why is gravity so weak?" may lie in the very nature of space-time

Science & Technology | Science

NASA to launch 2 more choppers to Mars to help return rocks

NASA is launching two more mini helicopters to Mars in its effort to return Martian rocks and soil samples to Earth. Under the plan announced Wednesday, NASA’s Perseverance rover will do double duty and transport the cache to the rocket that will launch

Science & Technology | Science

NASA's Orion: Everything We Know About The Spacecraft That Will Carry Astronauts To The Moon

A rocket is just the thing that provides lift into orbit. You need a spacecraft to carry humans on a mission, and NASA has one called Orion up its sleeve.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Loch Ness Monster Existence 'Plausible' After Incredible Discovery

A dig has unearthed evidence that might make the existence of the mythical creature seem less farfetched

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

An Antimatter Experiment Shows Surprises Near Absolute Zero | WIRED

An experiment conducted on hybrid matter-antimatter atoms has defied researchers’ expectations.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Convert Pure Energy Into Matter And Antimatter, Creating New Physics - Siamtoo

Recent research published in Physical Review Letters proves that matter and antimatter can be created from energy, specifically light particles (photons). Thus, it provides a magnificently physical illustration of the world’s most famous equation: E=mc2.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Physicists: We Are On The Verge Of Discovering Fifth Dimension And It Will Change Everything We Know About Physics - Sia

Scientists are sometimes questioned if they conduct fresh experiments in the lab or continue to repeat previous ones for which they have certain outcomes. While most scientists undertake the former, scientific advancement also relies on conducting the lat

Science & Technology | Science

We might have Alzheimer's all wrong

For over 30 years, toxic proteins were thought to cause Alzheimer’s. However, recent studies suggest it might be metabolic reprogramming.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA Woke Up Voyager 1 From 13 Billion Miles Away, And The Spacecraft Actually Signalled Back - Siamtoo

Have you ever tried starting a car that’s been sitting unused for a couple of decades? There’s no guarantee that will even respond, let alone actually start up. That makes the feat NASA achieved just a few days ago even more impressive. The space agency c

News | News

"Don't Look Up" director Adam McKay on the climate crisis that's no joke

The effects of climate change are being felt more quickly than we thought possible, but the Academy Award-winning director says there are actions we can take now to deal with this existential threat.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 24, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 24, 2022 So many “historic” events in this week’s newsletter. Israeli scientists continue to develop treatments that will confine today’s killer diseases and infections to the histor

Science & Technology | Science

Humans are evolving a new artery

More humans are being born with a third arm artery, an example of microevolution happening right before our eyes.

Science & Technology | Science

James Webb Space Telescope's stunning 'Phantom Galaxy' picture looks like a wormhole

A fresh image based on brand-new deep-space data appears to show a wormhole spinning before our very eyes.

Science & Technology | Science

Science Confirms Turmeric as Effective as 14 Drugs

Turmeric is a herb unlike any other in the volume of scientific research supporting various therapeutic applications, from cancer to depression.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Strange new phase of matter created in quantum computer acts like it has two time dimensions

By shining a laser pulse sequence inspired by the Fibonacci numbers at atoms inside a quantum computer, physicists have created a remarkable, never-before-seen phase of matter. The phase has the benefits of two time dimensions despite there still being on

Science & Technology | Science

Can Listening to the Beatles Improve Your Memory? New Research Says Music Just Might Stir the Brain

Listening to your favorite music increases connectivity in the brain, especially for older people. Researchers said music appears to bridge the gap between the auditory system and the reward system in the brain.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Lead Team That Finds Two New Planets

Team from Tel Aviv University uses AI to detect new worlds that are more than 600 light years away from Earth

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 17, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 17, 2022 Our planet features prominently in this week’s positive Israel newsletter. From the earth, Israelis are growing life-enhancing algae, herbs, and vertical farms. They are building hospitals fr

Science & Technology | Science

Jupiter, too! New James Webb photos show giant planet's rings, moons and more

The James Webb Space Telescope can do more than peer into the deep and distant universe.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Brain practices new tasks while people sleep, study finds | Brown University

A new study associated with the BrainGate consortium offered significant clues about how humans learn and form long-term memories; the findings could provide insights for developers of assistive tools for people with paralysis.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Physicists prove the existence of two-dimensional particles called 'anyons’

This year, physicists gave us an early view of a third kingdom of quasiparticles that only arise in two dimensions.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Paradox-free time travel is 'logically' possible, say physicists - Big Think

Grandfathers, take heart. You'll survive the paradox that's been gunning for you since the 1930s.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

NASA’s Webb Captures Dying Star’s Final ‘Performance’ in Fine Detail

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has revealed details of the Southern Ring planetary nebula that were previously hidden from astronomers. Planetary nebulae are the shells of gas and dust ejected from dying stars.

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Israeli study: Chemical heals wounds twice as fast, could be antibiotic alternative

Researchers say ointment could become standard medication, but long path ahead; chemical ‘jams’ communication between bacteria at injury site, making healing easier

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Comparing Hubble to James Webb: The Difference in Detail is Astounding

Comparing the observations of James Webb and Hubble of the same area of space shows just how much more resolution Webb brings to the table.

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NASA Shares the 5 Cosmic Targets of James Webb's First Photos

NASA has revealed the five targets that will be shown when the James Webb Space Telescope's first full-color photos are released.

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Israeli-developed smart fabric uses electricity to fast-track repair of nerves

Silicone-based invention being tailored for human use after proving itself on rats; it wraps damaged nerves and electrically stimulates them using energy from light shone on skin

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The Largest Comet Will Come Close to Earth on July 14, Here’s How to See It

The biggest comet is getting closer to Earth and you don't want to miss it. A comet is fast approaching the planet Earth and it's one of the largest that has ever been spotted, according to Popular Mechanics.

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New Study Reveals Devastating Effect on Astronaut Bones From Living in Space


Astronauts lose decades' worth of bone mass in space that many do not recover even after a year back on Earth, researchers said Thursday, warning that it could be a "big concern" for future missions to Mars.

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‘Could Revolutionize Stroke Treatment’: Researchers Discover Breakthrough Treatment For Stroke

"It is very easy to administer, which makes it a game changer when seconds count to save brain cells."

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On July 12, we'll see the universe like never before

NASA and its partners will soon release a set of images from the James Webb telescope, including the deepest image of our universe ever taken

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This galaxy cluster is so massive it warps space-time and bends light

An image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows a galaxy cluster named Abell 1351, so unimaginably massive it is bending space-time itself.

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OK, whose rocket just hit the moon? | TechCrunch

You know you’re living in the space age when a rocket hits the moon, and the industry as a whole points to the sky and, like an angry teacher holding up a paper airplane, asks “Who launched this?!” Truly, that is what occurred this week as an unidentified