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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 28, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 28, 2021 The pace of Israel’s achievements is speeding up every week. There are many double events to celebrate in this week’s positive Israel newsletter. Just see the highlights below. The flor

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Here’s how and when to watch longest lunar eclipse in 580 years

Mark your calendars, the Beaver Moon eclipse is a must-see — and it's the longest of the century!

Science & Technology | Science

Geomagnetic storm watch in effect this Halloween following intense solar flare | Fox News

On Thursday, the sun released a significant solar flare toward Earth, peaking at 11:35 a.m. EDT, scientists say.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Uncertainty, Unknowability, and Free Will in Kabbalah and Quantum Mechanics - Torah & Science

Developments in the physical and biological sciences over the last two millennia have, in the minds of many, challenged the belief systems of the major Western religions. Consequently, many Jews and others longing to understand the nature of reality and the meaning of human existence have been lured away from their faiths in a quest for more ‘objective’ truths.

Health & Fitness | Health

How Bad Is Delta Variant? Vaccinated, Unvaccinated People Can Spread It: Study - Bloomberg

People inoculated against Covid-19 are just as likely to spread the delta variant of the virus to contacts in their household as those who haven’t had shots, according to new research.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Signs of an extreme planet found in another galaxy

An odd x-ray signal hints that a Saturn-size world could be the first known planet lurking in the Whirlpool Galaxy 28 million light-years away.

Politics | Politics

If You Can't Question It, Don't Call It Science

I'm an astrophysicist at a major university. Science is my life. But when I hear somebody somberly intone, "science says" or "follow the science," I get very nervous.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 17, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 17, 2021 the highlights include:  An Israeli startup can test whether a recovering cancer patient needs chemotherapy. Israelis are aiding and rescuing trapped Afghans. An Israeli has been elected President

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

How Brains Understand Language: Part 1 of 2. | by John Ball | Pat Inc | Oct, 2021 | Medium

Computers have revolutionized the world with continuous improvements since the 1950s, but they haven’t worked well on biologically-based problems like vision, animal-like movement control and…

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 4, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 4, 2021 Israel’s universal positive impact continues at fast pace. They include Covid-19 treatments, anti-bacterial breakthroughs, and 3D-printed blood vessels. There are major benefits to the disable

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli ‘antibacterial weapon’ arms good germs to kill bad germs

Helpful bacteria fire ‘poisoned arrows’ at infection-causing microbes in Tel Aviv University lab; they 'permeate a neighboring cell by brute force and release toxins into it’

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 19, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 19, 2021 The new Jewish year 5782 is a Sabbatical year when observant Israeli farmers allow their fields to rest. However, as this newsletter shows, there is certainly no rest for Israeli researchers, medi

Politics | Politics

Victor Davis Hanson: ‘Science,’ They Said

The scientific method used to govern much of popular American thinking. In empirical fashion scientists advised us to examine evidence and data…

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Study: COVID Recovery Gave Israelis Longer-Lasting Delta Defense Than Vaccines

The variant was 27 times more likely to break through Pfizer protection from January-February and cause symptoms than it was to penetrate natural immunity from the same period.

Politics | Leftist Lies

Chris Cuomo Suggests Babies Don’t Have A ‘Heartbeat’ At 6 Weeks. Here’s What Science Says

CNN’s Chris Cuomo and an abortionist denied that a six-week-old baby has a fetal heartbeat — or a heart — during a special, two-hour-long episode of “Cuomo Prime Time” on Thursday night. But numerous college-level textbooks,

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli scientists discover how to reverse cell aging

A team of scientists has found why elderly people are more susceptible to COVID-19 and are working to reverse the aging process of the body’s immune system

Science & Technology | Science

Struggling to Learn a New Language? Blame It on Your Stable Brain

A new study may answer why it is so difficult for us to learn a second language as we enter adulthood.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 15, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 15, 2021 This newsletter always contains true to life positive news articles from Israel. This issue is packed full of life-saving examples. They include successful coronavirus treatments, UV sterilizing, a

Psychology | Psychology

People Who Trust Science Are Less Likely To Fall For Misinformation — Unless It Sounds Sciencey – Research Digest

By Matthew Warren. Research suggests that broad campaigns to promote trust in science may not be that useful; instead, it may be more beneficial to promote critical analysis skills.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

How will the pandemic end? The science of past outbreaks offers clues.

The answer depends on many factors, perhaps the most critical being the global nature of the crisis.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

88 patients, 0 intubated: Israeli ‘precision’ COVID drug wrapping up early trial

Placebo study still to come, but inventor says medication 'could be a game changer' after around 9 out of 10 participants in Greek trial are released from hospital within 5 days

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 26, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 26, 2021 Israel’s positive impact reaches far beyond the tiny State of Israel. This week Israelis made major advances in fighting the global coronavirus pandemic. Other medical beneficiaries included

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 11, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 11, 2021 This week’s newsletter title reflects Israeli work to provide clean water to Africa, America and the River Jordan. But it is even more refreshing to see Israelis continue to produce a torrent

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 6, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 6, 2021 We have returned after the site being down for a few days. My apologies . This week’s newsletter highlights many Israeli problem-solving skills. They include diagnosis of TB, heart disease, bl

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 28, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 28, 2021 Despite today being the fast of Tammuz, I’m still publishing this week’s positive Israel newsletter. As you will see, Israeli innovations and activities are bringing us closer to a futu

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Study Finds Spiders Are Victorious in Battles Against Snakes | Mental Floss

A recent study looked at hundreds of records of spiders killing and eating snakes—even snakes many times their size.

Politics | Indoctrination On Campus

Baseless Israel Bashing Permeates Science, Medicine, and Education Unions

Hundreds of people participated in a rally and march in support of the Palestinians on 42nd street in Manhattan in …

Science & Technology | Science


The new science of sleep: Everything we know about how it affects your health and brain

Sleep expert, professor of neuroscience and author of Why we sleep Dr Matthew Walker explores the ways sleep can benefit our brains and health.

Science & Technology | Science

NASA's Ingenuity Helicopter Nails Seventh Flight on Mars

NASA's Mars helicopter, Ingenuity, has completed its seventh flight on the red planet, taking a photo of the Martian surface during its 63-second trip.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Could NASA Really Find Life on Venus? Here's The Most Likely Place to Look

NASA has selected two missions, dubbed DAVINCI+ and VERITAS, to study the "lost habitable" world of Venus. Each mission will receive approximately US$500 million for development and both are expected to launch between 2028 and 2030.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Puppies Are Born Ready to Communicate With Humans

A new study finds very young dogs with little human contact can understand pointing gestures—and that the ability has a strong genetic basis

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2021 Israel goes way beyond what should be expected of any nation of comparable size and population. This week’s medical highlights include therapy for “incurable” wounds and diseases,

Science & Technology | Science

Space Debris Has Hit And Damaged The International Space Station


The inevitable has occurred. A piece of space debris too small to be tracked has hit and damaged part of the International Space Station - namely, the Canadarm2 robotic arm.

Science & Technology | Science

Warp drives: Physicists give chances of faster-than-light space travel a boost

If humanity ever wants to travel easily between stars, people will need to go faster than light.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

What Actually Happens If You Drink Saltwater? | Mental Floss

You might think drinking seawater would be better than drinking no water at all. Your kidneys would beg to differ.

Science & Technology | Science

Was Einstein wrong? Why some astrophysicists are questioning the theory of space-time

To better understand the universe, we may need to kill off one of the most important theories of all time.

Science & Technology | Science

Brain structures grow differently in boys, men with autism

Autistic boys and men show notable differences in brain development, according to magnetic resonance imaging scans taken over a 16-year period.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 16, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 16, 2021 Israelis and Israel’s friends globally have shown tremendous support for the Jewish State this week – perhaps the most unity since 2 million+ Jews gathered round Mount Sinai on this date

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Voyager 1, now in interstellar space, hears an ominous hum

The vast majority of NASA's most interesting projects are ones that are fresh and new, like the Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter. As technology advances, NASA can do more and more interesting and revolutionary things, but sometimes decades-old

Politics | Covid 19

The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?

If the case that SARS2 originated in a lab is so substantial, why isn’t this more widely known? As is now obvious, there are many people who have reason not to talk about it.

Health & Fitness | Covid

Immediate Use of Ivermectin Medicine Globally Can End COVID-19 Pandemic: Scientists

The common antiparasitic ivermectin is being touted as a miracle cure for COVID-19 by doctors and campaigners the world over. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

Science & Technology | Tech

Researchers Create Free-Floating Animated Holograms That Bring Us One Step Closer to Star Trek's Holodecks

Back in 2018, researchers from Brigham Young University demonstrated a device called an Optical Trap Display that used lasers to create free-floating holographic images that don’t need a display. That same team is now demonstrating a new technique that al

Psychology | Psychology

Worried about your forgetfulness? This Harvard-trained neuroscientist may put you at ease

A neuroscientist-turned-novelist explains how memory works, and how forgetting is a normal part of life.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 2, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 2, 2021 Besides Israel’s usual medical research breakthroughs, this week’s newsletter includes many news articles of Israelis working to benefit the disadvantaged in society. They include safer I

News | Clean Energy

Scientists Finally Uncovered a Major Efficiency Flaw Holding Back Solar Cells


Perovskite has a lot going for it in our search for a cheap, efficient way to harvest solar energy. With a dusting of organic molecules, these crystalline structures have been able to convert more than a quarter of the light falling onto them into

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 25, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 25, 2021 The highlights include: Over 80% of Israeli adults have now been vaccinated against Covid-19. Israeli optical breakthrough allows for early detection of skin cancer. Israel marks Earth Day with na

Health & Fitness | Covid-19 News

MIT researchers say you're no safer from Covid indoors at 6 feet or 60 feet in new study

The CDC and WHO guidelines fail to factor in the amount of time spent indoors, which increases the chance of transmission the longer people are inside.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

NASA’s Mars helicopter just flew for the second time

When NASA's Ingenuity helicopter took off for the first time on Mars on April 19th it was a history-making moment. No manmade spacecraft had ever achieved powered flight on another planet, and the pint-sized helicopter made it look relatively easy.

Politics | Leftists Are Insane

SCIENCE: White Libs More Likely To Have Mental Health Problems

White liberals are significantly more likely than other racial and ideological groups to be diagnosed with a mental health condition, according to science.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

WATCH LIVE: NASA's Ingenuity Attempts First-Ever Powered Flight on Another Planet


After a series of delays, the first-ever powered flight to happen on another planet is go for liftoff.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 18, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 18, 2021 The theme of this year’s Israeli Independence Day was a huge “Thank You” to its citizens for their resilience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. There was also much interna

Science & Technology | SCIENCE

This Nuclear Reactor Just Made Fusion Viable by 2030. Seriously.

Nuclear fusion has long felt like decades away. Now, the timeline accelerates, as TAE has announced it’s just 9 years from a commercial nuclear fusion plant.

Politics | Politics

An Astrophysicist Explains Why He Gets Nervous When He Hears “Follow the Science”

Brian Keating is an astrophysicist at a major university. Science is his life. But when he hears someone say to “follow the science,” he gets nervous. Because that’s not how science works. And never has. Follow Brian Keating on YouTube and Twitter! Click

Health & Fitness | Health & Wellness

Covid: Can you catch the virus outside? - BBC News

The risks of catching Covid indoors are well-known, but what are the chances of being infected outdoors?

Science & Technology | Science

NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Has Landed on the Surface of Mars

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is one step closer to taking its first flight on Mars. On Saturday, the space agency announced that the helicopter had been successfully dropped off on the surface of the planet by the Perseverance rover, which has essentially

Science & Technology | Science

What's up with this weird green rock on Mars? Perseverance rover is trying to find out.

NASA's Perseverance rover is studying a strange rock on Mars as it waits for its companion helicopter to attempt its first flight.

Science & Technology | Science

Pentagon’s Report Will Contain More Information on UFOs Than Previously Made Public: Ratcliffe

Ratcliffe said that the U.S. government plans to release a declassified report sharing more information about UFO sightings than has previously been done

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

In First, 3 Israeli Nanosatellites Launch Into Space For Geolocation Mission

The nanosatellites will move autonomously on a high-accuracy geolocation mission for search and rescue, remote sensing, and environmental monitoring.

Science & Technology | Science

Smell: Sniffing Out This Forgotten Sense

Our sense of smell is closely tied to memory and can also predict how our brain will hold up as we age.

Politics | Politics

One Of The Lockdowns’ Greatest Casualties Could Be Science

Politicians, journalists, and scientists have transferred the disease burden onto the working class. They’ve also undermined scientific inquiry.

Science & Technology | Science

Listen to the first-ever recording of a NASA rover driving on Mars

NASA has released the first-ever recording of a rover driving across the surface of Mars, and it sounds unlike any vehicle you've heard before.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Are strange space signals in Antarctica evidence of a parallel univer

Odd detections at the South Pole have so far defied explanation, inviting theories beyond conventional physics.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 14, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 14, 2021This week’s positive Israel newsletter is full of Israeli innovations and activities that benefit the planet. They include positive coronavirus vaccination information, Covid-19 treatments an

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Aspirin may protect against COVID-19, Israeli research finds

People who take small doses are 29% less likely than others to test positive, researchers say; those who do get COVID recover faster, and with reduced aftereffects

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 7, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 7, 2021 Well over half of Israeli citizens have now received at least one vaccination against Covid-19. This milestone coincided with Israelis celebrating International Women’s Day and the Jewish Fes

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Warp Drive: Scientists Say a Physical Warp Drive Is Now Possible

For the first time, scientists have introduced a physical model for warp drive. That means humans are one step closer to traveling at faster-than-light speeds.

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This Weeks Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 28, 2021

This Weeks Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 28, 2021 Dozens of Israeli innovations, products and programs were launched in the two weeks since the last newsletter. Even the very first VeryGoodNewsIsrael zoom presentation. But the important launches included

Science & Technology | Science

A 150-million-mile selfie stick: How NASA's Perseverance rover overcame 'time and space' to capture first Mars panorama

The panorama is a composite of 142 individual images taken by Perseverance's Mastcam-Z camera system and shared by the rover's Twitter account.

Science & Technology | Science

3 Ways Your Brain Actually Improves With Age

Yes, you might lose your keys more, but aging has its cognitive upsides, according to new research.

Science & Technology | Science

What happened to NASA’s spacecraft after it dropped off the Perseverance rover?

After delivering the Perseverance rover to the surface of Mars, NASA's spacecraft was last seen disappearing into the martian dust. So where did it go?

Pets & Animals | Other Kinds Of Animals

20 Amazing Animals Discovered in the Last 20 Years | Mental Floss

In the two decades since Mental Floss first hit newsstands, some pretty incredible animals have entered the world of mainstream science.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Watch Perseverance's dramatic landing on Mars in never-before-seen video

NASA released a multi-angle video of Perseverance's entry, descent, and landing on Mars, a unique look at the precise operation.

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Rami Dabbas – Interview with Arab Muslim Journalist about Islam and Science.

Rami Dabbas – Interview with Arab Muslim Journalist about Islam and Science. In an attempt to conduct a press interview with a religious Muslim about Islam and science, as he refused to do the interview with an Israeli newspaper for religious reason

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How a 1960s discovery in Yellowstone made millions of COVID-19 PCR tests possible

The science behind COVID-19 PCR tests can be traced back to two microbiologists' discovery in the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Scientists clone the first U.S. endangered species

Scientists have cloned the first U.S. endangered species, a black-footed ferret duplicated from the genes of an animal that died over 30 years ago.

Science & Technology | Science

NASA's Perseverance rover still has to face 'seven minutes of terror'

Despite having bridged a gap of nearly 300 million miles between Earth and Mars, NASA’s Perseverance rover still has its most perilous moments ahead.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 15, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 15, 2021   The highlights include: Israel’s latest Covid-19 treatment has received worldwide acclaim. Two Israeli innovations could see the end to invasive biopsies. An Israeli hi-tech training NGO gives

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Scientists Are Pretty Sure They Found a Portal to the Fifth Dimension

It's probably in this weird particle.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Hospital Adopts Nanofiber Artificial Skin Burn Treatment System

Haifa's Rambam Hospital is the first Israeli care center to use the novel Spincare system to treat wounds and burns without touching the skin.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 7, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 7, 2021 The highlights include: In trials, an Israeli treatment cured 89% of severely ill Covid-19 patients in under a week. Israeli scientists have discovered that camels can help fight cancer. Kosovo and

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True Future – Episode 8: Israel: Dr. X-Ray Will See You Now

True Future – Episode 8: Israel: Dr. X-Ray Will See You Now This season has explored the convergence of technologies, relationships, and nations. ⁠ ⁠ We have shared technologies that at first appear to replace a doctor, but in reality, they bett

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Apollo 14: ‘A Wild Place Up Here’

Apollo 14 was the eighth crewed Apollo mission and the third to land on the Moon. On January 31, 1971, Apollo 14 launched from Kennedy Space Center with a cr...

News | In The News

SpaceX launch: Crew Dragon civilian mission will open seats to public

A billionaire will command SpaceX's first all-civilian launch this year, but the mission includes a twist: the public can enter to fly in Crew Dragon.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 1, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 1, 2021 The highlights include: Almost one third of Israelis have received their first vaccination against Covid-19. Breakthrough Israeli alternative to antibiotics gets European funding. Israeli voice tech

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel-led team creates a 'Google Map’ of brain RNA; may help Alzheimer’s fight

Scientists sequence RNA inside tissue ‘to nano resolution,’ and say breakthrough heralds new insights on brain research and why immunotherapy only works on some cancer patients

Health & Fitness | Health

Drug Reverses Age-Related Cognitive Decline Within Days - Neuroscience News

Short-term exposure to an experimental drug reverses age-related memory decline and cognitive deficits in mice. The drug, ISRIB, has previously shown beneficial effects in treating memory loss associated with TBI and other neurological disorders.

Science & Technology | Science

Imagining Faster-Than-Light Travel | National Air and Space Museum

After the 1950s, fictional depictions of space travel needed to suggest conceivable ways to cross interstellar distances to seem plausible. Some authors suggested faster-than-light drives, hyper drives, jump drives, worm holes, and black holes.

Health & Fitness | Covid

No Science Justifies Bans on Indoor or Outdoor Dining - American Greatness

In a video that is simultaneously gut-wrenching and infuriating, a Los Angeles restaurant owner exposed the hypocrisy of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s order to ban…

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 24, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 24, 2021 The scourge of Covid-19 is hopefully on the way out as the world publicizes the news that Israel’s mass vaccination program is working. In other news, Israeli medical innovations are showing

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Object that whizzed by Earth probably came from alien world, Harvard professor asserts - CBS News

Harvard's Avi Loeb says object that whizzed by Earth in 2017 was probably debris from an advanced alien technology – space junk from many light years away.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Quantum computing may make current encryption obsolete, a quantum internet could be the solution

Sometime between now and 2030, the mathematical system that protects all of digital communications may fall victim to a superior quantum system. Preparing for that time may require us to reinvent the network itself.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

In first, Haifa man regains his vision after getting artificial cornea implant

Jamal Furani, 78, is the first person implanted with CorNeat's product; after operation, he could read text and recognize family members, startup says

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Find Genetic Mutation That May Pave Way For Autism Drugs

New research led by Hebrew University Professor Sagiv Shifman studied the effects of POGZ, a gene associated with autism.

Science & Technology | Science

Researchers develop AI framework that predicts object motion from image and tactile data | VentureBeat

Researchers developed an AI framework that can predict the motion of objects from visual and tactile data.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 17, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 17, 2021 Scientists used to think that there were only 4 elements – earth, air, fire and water. Israeli scientists fighting cancer and Covid show in this week’s newsletter that it’s  much

Science & Technology | Science

NASA Curiosity rover celebrates 3,000th day on Mars with stunning panorama of planet

The glorious new image captures the 96-mile-wide Gale Crater and part of Mount Sharp, its central mountain.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 10, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 10, 2021 The incredible pace of anti-Covid vaccination is fueling a surge of optimism and (despite the lockdown) positive activity amongst Israelis – literally a “shot in the arm”. All ove

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

How Far Could A Spaceship Go If We Never Ran Out Of Thrust?

A single lifetime is more than enough to take you to the limits of the Universe.

Health & Fitness | Covid-19 News

A new drug in the works might provide coronavirus immunity – BGR

Development of a potential new coronavirus treatment is underway in Britain, where researchers are trying to put together a dose of antibodies that would provide instant coronavirus immunity.

Science & Technology | Cosmic Research

Straight out of sci-fi: Scientists achieve long-distance “quantum teleportation” for the first time – NaturalNews.

Scientists have successfully "beamed up" units of quantum information known as qubits over a great distance for the first time. Led by scientists from the California Institute of Technology, a team of researchers demonstrated this so-called &q

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Long-distance quantum teleportation is now possible, meaning quantum internet

A collaborative team of scientists have now successfully teleported qubits across almost 14 miles of fiber optic cables, and internet will never be the same.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 20, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 20, 2020 So many of Israel’s latest innovations and activities can only be described as “brilliant”. Medical research discoveries, devices and treatments;  social and humanitarian work; s

Politics | The War On Gender

Who Believes in Science, Now? Medical Journal Claims Biological Sex Has 'No Clinical Utility'

The New England Journal of Medicine has argued for removing sex from birth certificates in order to support transgender identity.

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig - Post-Truth: Why Are Religious Fundamentalists So Anti-Science?

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Post-Truth: Why Are Religious Fundamentalists So Anti-Science? On the face of it, there is a huge gap between Evangelical Protestants (also other religious fundamentalists) and ultra-Orthodox Jews (haredim). But on at least

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 13, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 13, 2020 This week’s Israeli news was ablaze with the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines, peace with Morocco, and new Israeli medical treatments for MS, stroke and dementia. The future is bright thanks to I

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists make major breakthrough in search for aliens – and its first discovery is a disappointment

Scientists have made a major breakthrough in the search for alien life – but its first discovery has proved disappointing for anyone hoping to meet extraterrestrials.

Science & Technology | Technology

SpaceX flies its Starship rocket to 40,000 feet, just misses the landing in explosive finale | TechCrunch

SpaceX is one step closer to replacing its Falcon line of active duty spacecraft: Its Starship prototype “SN8” achieved a major milestone in the ongoing spacecraft’s development program, flying to a height of around 40,000 feet at SpaceX’s development fac

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 6, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 6, 2020   The inspiration for this week’s “enabling” theme is the election of an Israeli with muscular dystrophy to the top UN committee on disability rights. Meanwhile, Israel’

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

A Child’s Puzzle Has Helped Unlock the Secrets of Magnetism

People have known about magnets since ancient times, but the physics of ferromagnetism remains a mystery. Now a familiar puzzle is getting physicists closer to the answer.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

3D Map Shows the Milky Way Galaxy in Unprecedented Detail

With this new map of the Milky Way, astronomers can calculate the galaxy's mass and learn more about its past and future.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Mysterious object that flew by Earth has finally been identified

The object originally dubbed Asteroid 2020 SO appears to be a long-lost rocket booster that left Earth in 1966 and finally came back. The booster was part of a failed NASA mission to the Moon, and it has apparently been orbiting the Sun ever since.

Science & Technology | Science

New technique proves capable of reversing age-related vision loss – BGR

Scientists used a mouse study to demonstrate that it's possible to reverse age-related vision decline. The team used genes that are present during embryo development to give the eyes of the mice a sort of boost, and it proved effective.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

Australian researchers find 81-year-old snapper, oldest known tropical reef fish | Fish | The Guardian

The midnight snapper caught at Rowley Shoals off Western Australia is 20 years older than the previous record holder

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

Now's a Great Time to See Mars in the Night Sky. Here's What to Look For.

The red planet is shining bright in late 2020. Here's why you should get out and see it.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 29, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 29, 2020 It is certainly refreshing to see so many Israeli innovations that benefit the environment and agriculture in this week’s positive Israel newsletter. They include a new Israeli agricultural i

Psychology | Psychology

New psychology study provides insight into fundamental cognitive processes linked to dogmatism

Dogmatic individuals tend to form less accurate judgements thanks to a generic resistance to seeking out additional information, according to new research ...

Visual Arts | Art!

Researchers Find DNA, Bacteria on Leonardo da Vinci’s Drawings

Researchers have found DNA and bacteria on Leonardo da Vinci's drawings and published their findings in a new study.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Arecibo Observatory to Close Its Giant Eye on the Sky - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Science & Technology | Science

Record-setting asteroid zoomed past Earth — missing by just 240 miles, NASA announces

An asteroid known as 2020 VT4 flew 240 miles away from Earth last week, setting a record for the closest to fly past Earth without hitting it, NASA said.

Psychology | Psychology

Researchers' Politics Don't Undermine Their Scientific Results - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Science & Technology | Science

Why NASA wants to put a nuclear power plant on the moon

NASA plans to build a nuclear power plant on the moon and Mars to support its long-term exploration plans.

Science & Technology | Science

Four astronauts poised to make history as SpaceX's 'Resilience' preps for Sunday launch

'Resilience' will break free of the shackles of gravity and shepherd four astronauts to the ISS for the first ever operational commercial crew mission.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 15, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 15, 2020 A huge amount of thought goes into Israeli innovations, as can be seen in this week’s newsletter. Mental health is the focus of several medical innovations. The other medical achievements are

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Watch SpaceX launch 4 astronauts to the ISS Saturday | Live Science

NASA and SpaceX are all set to launch a full crew into space tomorrow (Nov. 14) from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This will be the first operational crew mission leaving U.S. soil, since the final space shuttle launch in July 2011.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

”Spacetime is Emerging from Some Deeper Reality” --Stephen Hawking's Paradox | The Daily Galaxy

    In has been said that Newton gave us answers; Stephen Hawking gave us questions. A trio of scientists are one step closer to resolving the black-hole information paradox, one of the most intriguing physics mysteries of our time. “Spacetime

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

After This Declaration, No One Can Say 'Science' Demands Lockdowns

While left-leaning media and pundits claim that evidence and science guide their decisions, the Great Barrington Declaration proves their dishonesty.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 1, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Nov. 1, 2020 The vision of Israel’s innovators brings tomorrow’s dreams much closer to today’s world. This week’s newsletter includes visual innovations such as an eye-tracking app to red

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Assessing The Habitability of Planets Around Old Red Dwarfs

A new study using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and Hubble Space Telescope gives new insight into an important question: how habitable are planets that orbit the most common type of stars in the Galaxy? The target of the new study, as reported in our press release, is Barnard's Star, which is one of the closest stars to Earth at a distance of just 6 light years.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Bio-Defense Lab To Begin Clinical Trial For COVID-19 Vaccine

The Israel Institute for Biological Research will begin a 3-phase clinical trial with human participants for its vaccine candidate, Brilife.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 25, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 25, 2020 Much of recent positive Israel news will come “out of the blue” and astound those who do not receive my newsletter. Even regular readers couldn’t have imagined three Arab countrie

Science & Technology | Science

What did NASA discover on the Moon, and what is it so excited to tell us?

NASA has something very exciting to tell us about the Moon, so it's holding a conference call on Monday, October 26th. The discovery was made using NASA's flying observatory SOPHIA. Audio of the call will be streamed live on NASA's website for everyone to

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Israeli company announces identification of COVID-19 indicators in breath test 

NextGen says it's moving closer to developing a reliable test that would be faster and cheaper than the PCR tests currently in use

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Dinosaur Asteroid Hit Worst Case Place

We all know the story: 66 million years ago, a giant asteroid crashed into Earth, killing off three-quarters of all species, including most of the dinosaurs. Researchers suspect that the impact caused the extinction by kicking up a cloud of dust and tiny

Science & Technology | Science & Space

New images show NASA spacecraft's historic landing and sample collection on asteroid

New images taken by the OSIRIS-REx mission show the historic first touchdown of a NASA spacecraft on the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. The spacecraft collected a sample that will be returned to Earth in 2023.

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A NASA spacecraft is poised to snag the largest sample of rocks from an asteroid ever

On October 19th, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will attempt to grab a large sample of rocks from an asteroid named Bennu, with the goal of returning the material back to Earth in 2023.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 18 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 18 2020 Jews globally restarted reading the Torah this week from Genesis and Israelis are certainly continuing the creative task. New Covid-19 treatments, life-saving surgical procedures and medical apps. I

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Witness The Very Last Scream of Light From a Star Devoured by a Black Hole

From the heart of a galaxy 215 million light-years away, a brilliant flash of light flared into the void of space - the last scream of light from a dying star as it veered too close and was pulled apart by a supermassive black hole.

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CDC Study Finds Overwhelming Majority Of People Getting Coronavirus Wore Masks

Over 70 percent of the case-patients who were contaminated with the virus fell ill despite "always" wearing a mask.

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Monkeys Filmed Working Together to Save a Juvenile From a Boa Constrictor

Anthropologists from Tulane University have captured incredible footage of capuchin monkeys teaming up to rescue one of their own from the strangling clutches of a Boa constrictor. The video, along...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Scientists: New Antibody Cocktail May Provide COVID-19 Immunity For Months

A team of Israeli researchers have isolated six antibodies that work in combination to target the coronavirus and neutralize it.

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Why Doesn't the Earth Have a Bunch of Mini Moons? | WIRED

To answer this question, let's take a look at something called the Three-Body Problem.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 5, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Oct. 5, 2020 Israeli innovations and activities are bearing fruit. Medical treatments, technologies and medics are saving lives, warning of life-threatening conditions and helping to bring new life into the worl