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Science & Technology | Science

Boeing launches Starliner spacecraft on crucial test flight

Boeing Space and ULA have successfully launched the Starliner spacecraft from Cape Canaveral in Florida in a crucial flight test.

Science & Technology | Science

Sleep Helps The Brain Process Emotions, And a New Study in Mice Reveals How


A new study has revealed an important way in which sleep helps the brain process emotions for the next day, and while the findings were discovered in mice, they could also help us solve some of the mysteries of human sleep.  

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Haven't had COVID yet? It could be more than just luck

Even taking into account people who have had COVID but didn’t know it, there’s still likely to be a group of people who have never been infected.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Total lunar eclipse: How to watch Sunday's rare "super flower blood moon" - CBS News

A spectacular full moon is fast approaching. Here's everything you need to know to see it.

News | News

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 15, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 15, 2022 Another action-packed week with Israelis saving untold numbers of lives with new stem cell treatments, 2-minute biopsies, innovative surgery, sensors to prevent drowning and under 3-minute responses

Science & Technology | Science

How I Took a Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy from My Backyard

Photographer Brennan Gilmore shares how he captured a stunning photo of the Andromeda galaxy from his own backyard.

Science & Technology | Science

Astronomers capture first image of black hole at center of Milky Way

The image of Sagittarius A* offers an unprecedented look at the extreme object driving the evolution of our galaxy.

Health & Fitness | Health Tips

Sleep deprivation may increase the risk of eye disease

New research has found that sleep deprivation can negatively affect stem cells in the cornea in both the short term and long term.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Elon Musk claims his Neuralink brain chip could 'cure' tinnitus in 5 years. But don't hold your breath

The technology is progressing but it must pass a number of regulatory hurdles. We’re unlikely to see an affordable implant in the short term.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon red the night of May 15 | Space

This year's first lunar eclipse, one of two, will be able to be seen across the majority of the Americas.

Science & Technology | Science

James Webb Space Telescope Shows Never-Before-Seen Images of the Cosmos

The space telescope released dozens of pictures that show the beautiful abyss of stars. James Webb Space Telescope has successfully completed a critical milestone, NASA reavealed.

Science & Technology | Science

Look! Webb Telescope captures 5 different, dazzling views of a nearby galaxy

New alignments mean the telescope will be poised to perform science investigations soon.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Bold new Israeli brain theory touted as breakthrough for medicine, computing

Peer-reviewed study finds that much learning happens in dendrites rather than synapses, opening up new possibilities for treating degenerative diseases and a new model for AI

Science & Technology | Science

Watch SpaceX’s Crew-4 astronauts arrive at new home in space

SpaceX’s Crew-4 astronauts have safely boarded the ISS on Wednesday after a 16-hour ride to the orbiting laboratory — the fastest Crew Dragon trip to date.

Science & Technology | Science

Study Reveals Set of Brain Regions That Control Complex Sequences of Movement

The primary motor and primary somatosensory areas of the brain are involved in controlling immediate motor movements in real-time, while the premotor area appears to control planned, sequential movements as well as reacting to and adjusting the sequence w

Family & Parenting | Family & Parenting

New Research: Babies Born During COVID Talk Less with Caregivers, Slower to Develop Critical Language Skills

Infants born during the pandemic produced significantly fewer vocalizations and had less verbal back-and-forth with their caretakers compared to those born before COVID, according to independent studies by Brown University and a national nonprofit focused

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Fire on the space station! Astronauts preparing ongoing combustion research.

About 1,500 flames were ignited on the International Space Station in five years to learn how fire behaves in microgravity.

Psychology | Psychology

New brain scans may reveal why psilocybin is such a potent antidepressant

A new study shows psilocybin facilitates communication among different neural networks in people with depression in a way traditional SSRIs do not.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Proof of Solar Thermal Propulsion: The Key to Interstellar Travel

Engineers are prototyping a rocket design that could unlock interstellar travel. The plan: Use heat from the sun (and not combustion) to power a rocket engine.

Science & Technology | Science

Strange Object Hidden in Dust May Be Precursor to a Supermassive Black Hole

Lurking in old observations from the Hubble Space Telescope is an intriguing object from the early universe.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

How a circular slide rule works

How does a circular slide rule work? What if it "overflows" by rotating more than 360 degrees?

Science & Technology | Science

AI powers breakthrough in faster-than-sound jet engines

New research using AI is streamlining simulations of hypersonic aircraft engines, which have defense and commercial applications.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

What’s Happening To Neptune? Massive Telescopes See Something Weird Going On With The Eighth Planet

Surprised astronomers have watched a drop in Neptune’s global temperatures followed by a dramatic warming at its south pole. What's happening on the "ice giant" and should NASA send a spacecraft to investigate?

History | History

April 8, 1964: 1st test flight of Gemini spacecraft

On April 8, 1964, NASA launched the first uncrewed test flight of the new Gemini spacecraft. This was the very first mission of Project Gemini, which would later send crews of two into orbit.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

DARPA Funded Scientists Accidently Discover World's First 'WARP BUBBLE' And Open The Door To Travel Faster Than Light

DARPA Funded Scientists Accidently Discover World's First 'WARP BUBBLE' And Opens The Door To Travel Faster Than Light Casimir cavity

Pets & Animals | Animals!

Can Otters See Optical Illusions? These Adorable Animals Weigh In

Can otters see optical illusions? Otters Kotaro and Hana are on the case in this adorable animal video. Here's what they found.

Politics | Covid 19

The Omicron Variant Was Created In a Lab, Scientists Say

Many scientists who have studied the Omicron virus believe that the fast-spreading COVID variant was mistakenly or perhaps purposefully released from a lab.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

The speed of sound on Mars is different from Earth, Perseverance rover finds

Lower-pitched sounds travel more slowly on Mars than higher-pitched ones, according to new data from NASA's Perseverance rover.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Solar Storm Could Bring the Northern Lights to Lower 48 States

A strong geomagnetic storm is forecast for March 31, and the northern lights could be visible in parts of the lower 48 states as a result.

Science & Technology | Science

Hubble sees most distant star ever, 28 billion light-years away

The Hubble Space Telescope has glimpsed the most distant single star it's ever observed, glimmering 28 billion light-years away. The star, nicknamed Eardenel, could be between 50 to 500 times more massive than our sun, and millions of times brighter.

Science & Technology | Science

Sun erupts with 17 flares from single sunspot, triggering solar storms

An overactive sunspot erupted with 17 different flares since Monday (March 28) and could amp up Earth's auroras.

Science & Technology | Science

Can't Stand Some Sounds? It Could Be Due to an 'Abnormal' Brain Connection


If you have an overreaction to 'triggering' sounds such as other people chewing or drumming their fingers, you probably have misophonia. Last year, scientists finally discovered a key brain connection responsible for setting it off.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Asteroid spotted just before hitting Earth's atmosphere wows astronomers

This weekend, an astronomer spotted a small asteroid just hours before the space rock crashed into Earth's atmosphere and met its fiery demise.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

10 amazing exoplanet discoveries

Astronomers continue to exoplanet discoveries around distant stars — here are the most intriguing finds so far.

Psychology | Psychology

Anyone Can Be Trained to Be Creative - Neuroscience News

A new method, based on narrative theory, helps spark creativity and innovation in people.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Hubble telescope was at the perfect angle to capture this nearly impossible shot of two 'dancing galaxies' | Space

The Hubble Space Telescope photographs the tidal interactions of Arp 282, comprising galaxy IC 1559 and galaxy NGC 169.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Yale scientists restore cellular function in 32 dead pig brains

Researchers hope the technology will further our understanding of the brain, but lawmakers may not be ready for the ethical challenges.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Jupiter Is Only Planet in our Solar System That Doesn’t Orbit the Sun

Forget What You heard, Jupiter Doesn’t Orbit The Sun. Jupiter Forget What You heard, Jupiter is so massive that it does not orbit the Sun.

Psychology | Psychology

New psychology research uncovers an interesting link between inflammatory responses and depression

People who experience high inflammatory reactivity to socially stressful situations are more likely to develop depressive symptoms, according to a new study published in Psychological Science. The findings provide new insights into how interpersonal stres

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

Why are adults so bad at learning new languages? We may be trying too hard

Despite the fact that adult brains are far more developed than children's, adults have a much harder time learning new languages.

Science & Technology | Science

Andromeda and Milky Way galaxies are merging

The Milky Way and Andromeda merger has already begun. The two spiral galaxies will form one giant elliptical galaxy in 5 billion years.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

NASA Pluto Photographs

PlutoAlthough Pluto is no longer considered as a full size planet within our planetary system, it still holds a special place in the solar system. The ninth ...

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Was Einstein wrong? The case against space-time theory.

Was Einstein wrong? His theory of space-time may have to be killed off if we want to better understand the universe.

News | News

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 27, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 27, 2022 While most of us may be catching our breath at this difficult time, Israel continues to breathe new life into its positive activities. In medicine this includes a portable device for lung function

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Scientists take key step toward unraveling the genetic roots of ALS

Teams led by scientists at Stanford and University College London made essentially the same discovery on ALS at the same time.

News | News

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

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 20, 2022 Israel is truly growing up in its role as a major benefit to the world. Its relations with Arab states grows each week, with Israel’s Prime Minister arriving in Bahrain, Egypt’s Preside

Science & Technology | Science

Astronomers spot a supermassive black hole hiding behind a cosmic cloud

Astronomers observed a cloud of cosmic dust at the centre of the galaxy Messier 77 hiding a supermassive black hole.

Science & Technology | Science

NASA reveals first images from its new X-ray mission

NASA revealed the first imaging data from its Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE), an explorer launched in December to study supernovas, black holes, and more. The image is the first for a long mission that could provide insight into the origins of

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CTECH: Israel’s Latest Innovation and Technolgy News Feb. 14, 2022

CTECH: Israel’s Latest Innovation and Technolgy News Feb. 14, 2022 Have tech companies gone too far with exorbitant perks to attract employees? The expensive parties, trips abroad, and other perks at tech companies are causing more and more discomfo

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

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 13, 2022 This week’s newsletter will hopefully give you a good sense of Israel’s positive impact on the world. Medical innovations to sense the early onset of Alzheimer’s, Covid-19, and ki

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Astronomers just discovered a new black hole that’s unlike anything seen before

Researchers have finally detected a rogue black hole and believe that there could be many, many more out there.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

World 1st: Hope for paralyzed as Israeli lab spinal cords restore mice mobility

Tech got 12 out of 15 mice in study moving well; human trial expected in less than 3 years, aiming to ‘offer all paralyzed people hope that they may walk again’

Science & Technology | Science

New brain imaging technique suggests memories are stored in the connections between your neurons

All memory storage devices, from your brain to the RAM in your computer, store information by changing their physical qualities. Over 130 years ago, pioneering neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal first suggested that the brain stores information by rear

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

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 7, 2022 This week’s positive newsletter is full of Israel’s work to sustain the planet. Treatments to combat diseases such as ALS and cancer (appropriate for World Cancer Day) plus innovations t

Science & Technology | Tech

Scientists are developing interactive holograms you can touch and feel

An immersive, realistic 3D holographic projection of a complete environment that you could interact with and even touch may soon be here.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

This is why physicists suspect the Multiverse very likely exists - Big Think

A wild, compelling idea without a direct, practical test, the Multiverse is highly controversial. But its supporting pillars sure are stable.

Politics | Climate Change

BJORN LOMBORG: Misguided climate panic ignores human ingenuity

Governments and climate activists have been talking of impending catastrophe for 50 years, rather than focusing on realistic solutions such as adaptation and innovation

Health & Fitness | Health

Israeli study offers strongest proof yet of vitamin D’s power to fight COVID | The Times of Israel

Bolstering previous research, scientists publish 'remarkable' data showing strong link between vitamin deficiency, prevalent in Israel, and death or serious illness among patients

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

A 107-year-old Einstein theory on the origin of the universe may be right

As the instruments used for GW astronomy become more sophisticated, the ability to detect more events (and learn more from them) will only increase.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Look at This Picture of a Single Atom | What Do Atoms Look Like?

This award-winning photo shows a single atom floating in an electric field—and you can see it with the naked eye if you really look hard.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

The Israeli Startup Treating the Silent Theft of Sight

A human eye. Photo: Petr Novák/Wikipedia CTech – Grappling with glaucoma is very difficult. The disease, which is known by …

Psychology | Psychology

Differences in men and women's brains may reveal better ways to treat depression

Scientists uncovered biological mechanisms that can, in part, explain why men and women experience severe depression differently.

News | News

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 30, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 30, 2022 Things are really looking up in Israel.  This week’s newsletter includes medical technology to diagnose brain disease by looking in the eye. And the latest statistics show that more Israelis

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Is teleportation possible?

Coulda Star Trek-style teleportation machine ever exist, and could human teleportation ever be achieved? We examine the science behind the fiction.

News | News

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News Jan. 26, 2022

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News Jan. 26, 2022 Hunters raises $68 million Series C, taking funding to nearly $100 million in five months. The Israeli cybersecurity startup is developing a POC platform designed to protect organiz

News | News

Israeli Astronaut Will Head To Space With These 35 Experiments

Wearable sleep tech, clean meat, space hummus, and an antiradiation vest are just a few of the experiments heading to space.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists glimpse Titan's startling terrain for the first time

Titan's landscape may be chemically different to Earth's, but the same processes could have shaped them both.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Rotating Black Holes Could Make Hyperspace Travel Finally Within Reach

One of the most cherished science fiction scenarios is using a black hole as a portal to another dimension or time or universe. That fantasy may be closer to reality than previously imagined.

Health & Fitness | Covid

Two Omicron Studies Are Fantastic News That Should End Mandates and Restrictions

Omicron appears to be a lamb compared to the lion of delta. It is time for public health policy to mirror the threat.

News | News

New research suggests COVID was less deadly than thought in first year of pandemic

Meta-research pioneer John Ioannidis of Stanford cuts "infection fatality rate" by half for age groups including young people, using international "seroprevalence" review.

News | News

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News Jan. 19, 2022

CTECH – Latest Israeli Innovation and Technology News Jan. 19, 2022   Israel police uses NSO’s Pegasus to spy on citizens. Mayors, leaders of political protests against former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and former governmental employe

Science & Technology | Tech News

How 5G works, according to an electrical engineer

5G stands for fifth-generation cellular network technology. It's 10 times faster than 4G, promising better wireless internet access. It’s also expected to put the Internet of Things revolution in high gear.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

High-fat diet may restore cognitive function lost in brain injury - Israeli study

More than half of the lost cognitive ability returns after mice are given ketogenic diet for two months, Tel Aviv University scientists report in peer-reviewed research

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Why Does Exercise Improve Brain Health as You Age? Scientists Just Unlocked a Major Key To Finding Out

A new exercise for brain health protein study shows how movement protects your brain against dementia. Here's what you need to know.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Endemic vs. Pandemic—How COVID Is Evolving Amid Avalanche of Omicron Cases

While there is optimism that COVID cases are leveling off, the World Health Organization has said it is too early to say that the pandemic is over.

Science & Technology | Fun Science Stuff

Who’s a clever dog? Scientists study secrets of canine cognition

Dogs can figure out some things that even chimps can’t. Our science correspondent puts her puppy retriever to the test

News | News

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 16, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 16, 2022 These are very exciting times, as Israeli innovations are literally lifting-off. Dozens of Israeli children watched eight of their school-built nano-satellites being launched into space, and there

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

The Science of How to Make Friends as an Adult (and Why You Should Put in the Effort)

Science confirms it's harder to make friends as an adult, but psychology offers a few tricks to help.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Scientists Detect a New Type of Supernova

Illustrative: The Wolf–Rayet star Hen 2-427 and the nebula M1-67 surrounding it, lying 15,000 light-years away. Photo: ESA/Hubble & NASA …

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Goldfish taught to drive on land for Israeli animal behavior study : NPR

An experiment involving a robotic tank on wheels and six trained goldfish may offer insights into animals' ability to navigate unfamiliar environments.

News | News

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

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 9, 2022 Israel has just re-opened its gates to overseas visitors who can once again experience the Start-up / Scale-up Nation at first hand. Those who are not yet ready to travel can read here about the 

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Astronomers Witness a Dying Star Reach Its Explosive End – W. M. Keck Observatory

The Keck Observatory telescopes on Maunakea in Hawaii, are the world’s largest optical and infrared telescopes. Keck Observatory's vision is to advance the frontiers of astronomy and share our discoveries with the world.

Politics | Covid 19

Experts Make Stunning Admission About Cloth Face Masks

For most of this pandemic, you’ve been told to mask up because masking will protect you and others from getting COVID.
But suddenly the ball game has changed. New studies show that the commonly...

Science & Technology | Science

Brain Signals Associated With OCD Discovered by Scientists For First Time


Scientists have been able to observe brain activity linked with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in more detail than ever before – and if these neural signals can be identified, it opens up the possibility of being able to change them as well.

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 2, 2022

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 2, 2022 At the start of a new calendar year, Israelis continue to bring new innovations into the world to benefit humanity. A new heart implant, a new treatment for Parkinson’s, a new sleep quality an

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

11 epic scientific mysteries researchers totally can’t solve - Vox

What is the universe made out of? When did the anus evolve? Can humans live to 150 years old? And more!

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

The Five Biggest Climate Stories of 2021 - 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.

Politics | Covid 19

New Vaccine Study Suggests mRNA Vaccines Actually Increase Probability of Being Infected With Omicron After 90 Days

We certainly know the vaccines are nowhere near as effective as they claim, but could they put you at a higher risk of infection with Omicron? This data says yes.

News | News

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 26, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 26, 2021 At the end of the civil year, Israelis continue trailblazing. Medical successes include amorphous calcium to treat coronavirus; completed trials of a Parkinson’s treatment; remote heart monit

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

A dinosaur embryo has been found inside a fossilized egg. Here's what that means. - CBS News

The egg was acquired in 2000, but put in storage. It was later identified as a dinosaur egg, and an embryo was found hidden within it.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Cell-Based Drug Offers Hope Against COVID-19 Variants

Bonus BioGroup says its innovative use of mesenchymal stromal cells offers a protection layer for patients prone to respiratory distress.

News | News

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

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 19, 2021 The astounding Israeli medical achievements this week include breakthroughs in treating brain diseases, cancer, wounds, glaucoma, infections, deafness and blindness. Israelis have given aid to the

Science & Technology | COVID-19 Scientific Literature Updates

COVID-19 Literature Document

Introduction The goal of this document is to provide information pertaining to the various aspects that relate to COVID-19, its treatment and the COVID-19 vaccines. Its goal is to challenge the nar…

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 12, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 12, 2021 Israeli innovations continue to flow at an amazing pace. This week’s newsletter includes medical cures for Alzheimer’s and Covid; a cancer mutation database and saliva-based testing kit

Science & Technology | Abortion

It Is Casey, Not Roe, on Trial Before the Supreme Court - The American Spectator | USA News and PoliticsThe American Spectator | USA News and Politics

The Supreme Court’s 2021 term includes the high-profile abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. While the abortion-on-demand press...

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Astrophotographer snaps his 'clearest ever photo of the SUN' | Daily Mail Online

Andrew McCarthy, an astrophotographer from Arizona, layered 150,000 individual pictures of the glowing ball of fire to convey the intricate stunning detail of the solar system's largest star.

News | News

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 5, 2021

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Dec. 5, 2021 the highlights include:  Israeli scientists have found a new way to destroy blood cancer cells. Israel continues to see a reduction in serious coronavirus patients. Colombia has opened a Jerusalem

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Total solar eclipse 2021: When, where and how to see it on Dec. 4

Antarctica will see nearly two minutes of totality at most, with surrounding regions getting a partial view.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Living robots can now reproduce using artificial intelligence

Using artificial intelligence, the xenobots were able to replicate themselves using a process not seen in humans or any other animals.

News | News

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.

News | News

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…

News | News

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’

News | News

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.

News | News

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

News | News

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,

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.