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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.

News | News

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.

News | News

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…

News | News

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.

News | News

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.

News | News

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.

News | News

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.

News | News

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.

News | News

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.

News | News

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.

News | News

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

Science & Technology | Science

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.

Science & Technology | Science

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.

News | News

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

Science & Technology | Science

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.

News | News

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.

Science & Technology | Science

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.

News | News

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

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

What Do 2,000-Year-Old Ancient Judean Dates Taste Like? Israeli Scientists Found Out

Israeli scientists harvested ancient dates at Kibbutz Ketura, after 15 years of patience, hope, and ground-breaking agriculture techniques.

Science & Technology | The Ocean & The Environment

New Killer Whale Could Be the Largest Unknown Animal Left on the Planet

Found in some of the most inhospitable latitudes on Earth, it's no wonder these mysterious creatures remained undescribed by science for so long.

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists May Have Found a Material for Building on Mars | WIRED

Using simple chemistry, the organic polymer chitin can be transformed into a viable substance for creating tools and habitats on the Red Planet.

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 23, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 23, 2020 There is so much optimism for a better future in this week’s positive Israel newsletter. Amazing Israeli medical advances include fighting Covid-19 and printing replacement human organs. Isr

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists find possible sign of life on Venus

Astronomers have found phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus, possibly indicating life.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

In Clouds on Venus, New Potential for Microbial Life

Astronomers have detected a chemical in Venus’ atmosphere that signifies life on Earth. Could it mean the same on Venus?

News | News

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

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Sept. 13, 2020 Many articles in this week’s positive Israel newsletter are connected with renewal – the main theme of the Jewish New Year. Israeli medical treatments and innovations have given new li

Health & Fitness | Health Tips

Vitamin D deficiency could be linked to increased risk of COVID-19, University of Chicago researchers say

A vitamin D deficiency might be linked to an increased risk of getting COVID-19, according to University of Chicago researchers.

Science & Technology | Science

Bacteria could have traveled from Mars to Earth, changing what we know about how life formed, study says | Fox News

A newly published study notes that a type of bacteria was able to survive in space outside the International Space Station, opening up the possibility that life could have traveled from Mars.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Data Scientist Suggests 'End of Coronavirus Peak' Is Near

Coronavirus infection rates will decline in as little as two to three weeks, according to a data model created by BGU Professor Mark Last.

Science & Technology | Science

50 new planets, including one as big as Neptune, are identified using A.I.

Researchers used a machine learning algorithm to confirm 50 new "exoplanets," a first for artificial intelligence in astronomy.

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 23, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 23, 2020 The speed and frequency of positive developments in Israel has now accelerated to phenomenal levels. They include one-second Covid-19 tests, mass-produced anti-viral stickers, the Israeli Air Force

Science & Technology | Science

NASA watches as weird 'dent' in Earth's magnetic field splits in two

NASA is tracking a strange dent in Earth's magnetic field called the South Atlantic Anomaly, which can expose spacecraft to higher levels of damaging radiation.

Politics | Leftists Are Insane

Everything the Left Touches It Ruins. Now Add Science.

More than two years ago, I wrote a column titled “Whatever the Left Touches It Ruins.” I listed eight examples:

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Breakthrough extends quantum state stability by 10,000 times

Scientists in Chicago have developed a way to keep quantum states operating for longer periods of time -- a breakthrough that could accelerate the development of quantum communication, computing and sensing.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Neuroscientist Says Experimental Alzheimer's Drug May Help Kids With Autism

A new study headed by Prof. Illana Gozes of Tel Aviv University sheds light on the effects of ADNP syndrome, a condition on the autism spectrum.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

The race to building a fully functional quantum stack | TechCrunch

As we approach the age of quantum computing, it is no longer a question of ‘if,’ but rather one of ‘when’ this technology finally matures and ‘who’ will lead this emerging industry.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Dwarf planet closest to Earth is geologically alive

The tiny, frigid world Ceres amazes with evidence of recent ice volcanoes fed by the remnants of an ancient underground sea.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 9, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 9, 2020 The Jewish day of Love – Tu B’Av was celebrated this week, and Israel’s love for humanity could not have been more clearly visible. It included successful efforts to save the lives

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Could a Janky, Jury-Rigged Air Purifier Help Fight Covid-19? | WIRED

Indoor-air experts think: Sure, maybe. Why the hell not? We convinced the CEO of an air filter company to give it a try.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 2, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 2, 2020 Israel’s positive activities reach every part of the globe. In this week’s newsletter, many more lifesaving Israeli treatments and tests for Covid-19 and cancer reach international hospi

Science & Technology | Science

Quantum physicists say time travelers don't have to worry about the butterfly effect

What if I told you all your favorite time-travel films and books were actually created by big tech in order to wrest control of the time-travel industry from the proletariat? Think about it. Back to the Future, The Terminator, The Time Machine, all of the

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel July 26, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 26, 2020 In this week’s positive Israel newsletter, Israeli innovators continue to provide solutions to global problems. These are as diverse as Covid-19, cancer, gastro surgery, access to computers f

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel July 19 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 19 2020 Ten years ago I read a copy of a new book containing the reasons for Israel’s transformation into a nation of entrepreneurs.  “Start-Up Nation” by Dan Senor and Saul Singer inspir

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Best way to see Comet NEOWISE in the night sky - Los Angeles Times

Get out this week and look up to see Comet NEOWISE, the most spectacular comet in decades.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel July 12,2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 12, 2020 Israel continues to develop tests and treatments to combat the Covid-19 virus that attacks the respiratory system and also restricts many of us from enjoying the fresh air outside. Other Israeli me

Health & Fitness | Health News & Tips

COVID-19 and blood type: What's the link?

Scientists are finding evidence that blood type may be a risk factor for COVID-19. In one study, people with Type A blood were more likely to be hospitalized.

Psychology | Psychology

Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Manipulators Are More Likely To Engage in ‘Virtuous Victim Signaling,’ Says Study

Plus: Protesters sue over alleged mistreatment by arresting officers, a new ruling on robocalls, and more...

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Hummingbirds Can See Colors We Can’t Even Imagine | WIRED

When humans see purple, we’re really seeing a blend of red and blue light. Hummingbirds see purple plus ultraviolet—and lots of other nonspectral colors.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

The Inventor of Ibuprofen Accidentally Discovered It Could Help a Hangover | Mental Floss

It all started when Dr. Stewart Adams took too many vodka shots the night before speaking at a Moscow conference.

Science & Technology | Science

Is Coronavirus Burning Out After 20% of a Population Is Infected? | RealClearScience

More than half a million people have died from COVID-19 globally. It is a major tragedy, but perhaps not on the scale some initially feared. And there are finally signs that the pandemic is...

Health & Fitness | Health

N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks | | Blogs | CDC

CDC - Blogs - NIOSH Science Blog – N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks -

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 29, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 29, 2020 The severity of the second wave of Covid-19 infections is still “up in the air”, but Israeli treatments, equipment and personnel are ready to face it. Meanwhile, the airways are full of

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

COVID-19 Can Cause Loss of Smell, And Scientists Finally Discovered Why


From the first reports coming out of Wuhan, Iran and later Italy, we knew that losing your sense of smell (anosmia) was a significant symptom of the disease. Now, after months of reports, both anecdotal and more rigorous clinical findings, we think

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli doctors to blast bacteria into orbit, readying for space-based medicine

Scientists will send experiments into space, including a capsule of E. coli, with the hope of overcoming antibiotic-resistant germs and to prepare for space travelers getting sick

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Futuristic Solar Plants Plagued by Glitches, Poor Training - 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.

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A green glow has appeared around Mars

The Mars Trace Gas Orbiter spotted a phenomenon on Mars that has also been observed around Earth. A green glow outlining the planet is the result of charged oxygen atoms gradually calming down.

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There could be more than 30 alien civilizations in the Milky Way, shocking study says | Fox News

A new study from researchers at the U.K.'s University of Nottingham suggests there are 36 planets in the Milky Way galaxy, a calculation the experts have dubbed "the Astrobiological Copernican Limit." 

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54 Scientists Lose Jobs Amid NIH Probe Into Foreign Ties

An ongoing inquiry by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) into grantees’ failures to disclose foreign ties has ...

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 14, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 14, 2020 So much energy is going into the Israeli ecosystem at the moment. This includes non-stop development of Covid-19 treatments and defenses, plus new life-saving cardiology and neurology innovations,

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You Can Get up Close to This Coronavirus—It's Made of Glass | WIRED

But maybe not too close.  Luke Jerram's glass statues won't make you sick, but they could still take your eye out.

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NASA’s New Horizons probe helped measure the distance to a potentially habitable system

NASA's New Horizons probe was able to help measure the distance between two stars and our home system thanks to its distant location. The probe's images of the stars were compared with images of those same stars shot from Earth, and researchers calculated

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Spies Can Eavesdrop by Watching a Light Bulb's Vibrations 

The so-called lamphone technique allows for real-time listening in on a room that's hundreds of feet away.

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Israeli scientists produce energy from plants

In step forward for renewables, researchers at Tel Aviv University say they have succeeded in making hydrogen from microscopic algae

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Another fast radio burst in deep space that repeats has been found and scientists are stunned | Fox News

After finding the first-known repeating fast radio bursts (FRBs) in February, researchers have discovered another repeating FRB in deep space that has them baffled.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel June 8, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 8, 2020 The highlights include:   Israeli discovery of bacteria in all types of cancer cells will transform oncology. Israeli engineers make free 3D-printed prosthetic hands for children Israel sent Covid-