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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.

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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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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

News | Clean Energy

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.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

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-

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SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship just made history by docking to the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts inside

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley can now begin a stay in orbit that could last up to 110 days before they return home.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 31, 2020 Many of Israel’s latest innovations will support the new reality that will exist when the current pandemic is over. Patients will be monitored remotely both inside hospitals and outside. Radar

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Former Apollo 17 Astronaut Harrison Schmitt on privatization of space exploration | Fox News Video

Harrison Schmitt, second to last man to walk on the moon, joins Neil Cavuto on 'Your World.'

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Lab: Antiviral Drugs For Genetic Disease May Work Against Coronavirus

Researchers at the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) say that a combination of two existing antiviral drugs for Gaucher disease appear to inhibit the growth of SARS CoV-2.

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Mysterious fast radio bursts solve the universe's missing matter problem - CNET

A decades-old cosmic puzzle solved with a breakthrough technique to study the universe.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Autoimmunity On The Rise In The U.S., Especially Among Teens - Study Finds

A recent study led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveals that autoimmunity is on the rise in the US.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 24, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 24, 2020 Israel has just celebrated the anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem, resulting in a beautiful modern city that now benefits all. There are many more examples in this week’s newsletter

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Atomic bonds forming and breaking captured on video for the first time

Atoms are known for forming bonds and breaking apart, but because this happens on such a tiny scale, it’s difficult to study and record. Now, researchers have managed to capture atoms forming and breaking bonds on video for the first time.

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NASA and SpaceX say they are ‘go’ to proceed with historic crewed flight on May 27th

After two days of review, NASA and SpaceX have mutually decided to proceed with the company’s historic flight on May 27th of launching two astronauts to the International Space Station from Florida. However, there is still a lot of work to complete over t

Science & Technology | Science & Space

X-37B space plane launches on its most ambitious mission to date | Engadget

The X-37B space plane has launched carrying its most experiments ever -- and an endurance record to challenge.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 17, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 17, 2020 This week’s newsletter is full of Israeli solutions to global problems. They include detection of heart and lung problems caused by COVID-19; preventing rejection of bone-marrow transplants; c

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli scientists think they know why virus is severe for some, mild for others

Hoping to point way to drug therapy, Weizmann team says it found cells called in to fight coronavirus in lungs may actually worsen disease, sparking 'storm' that can lead to death

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T cells found in COVID-19 patients ‘bode well’ for long-term immunity | Science

New findings suggest past infections may offer some protection against the novel coronavirus

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Attention Aspiring Astronauts: Challenge Yourself With SpaceX's ISS Docking Simulator

Before SpaceX sends its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station, see what the astronauts onboard will experience with this free docking simulator.

Health & Fitness | HEALTH

Global survey shows link between COVID-19 patients and taste, smell loss

Findings could help distinguish coronavirus patients from those with colds or flu, researchers say

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 10, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 10, 2020 The highlights include: Two major Israeli antibody projects bring new hope to coronavirus patients. Israeli sniff test detects which comatose patients will recover. An Israeli aid organization is he

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Space Photos of the Week: Happy Birthday, Hubble! | WIRED

Every year on the telescope's birthday, we're the ones who get a gift: a brilliant and never-before-seen snapshot of the cosmos.

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Radio Wave Breakthrough Helps Stabilize Fusion Reactions

Scientists have used radio frequency waves and temperature to stabilize the volatile plasma that swirls inside fusion reactors like tokamaks and stellarators.

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The American Museum of Natural History Is Hosting a Virtual Field Trip to Mars

If you're looking for a change of scenery, join the American Museum of Natural History on May 8 to explore the surface of Mars without leaving home.

Politics | Politics

Israeli Bio-Defense Lab Says It Found An Antibody That 'Neutralizes' The Coronavirus | Health News

The Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) announced that it completed a 'groundbreaking scientific development' toward a potential COVID-19 treatment.

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CTECH - Israel This Week's Technology & Start Ups'

CTECH – Israel This Week’s Technology & Start-Ups’ Intel in talks to acquire Israeli startup Moovit for $1 billion. Following its purchase of Mobileye in 2017, Intel will be well placed to manage urban transportation around the globe. Re

Miscellaneous | Opinion

Here's Why Herd Immunity Won't Save Us From The COVID-19 Pandemic

It's hard to predict things in a pandemic. The situation changes so much on a daily basis that everything you thought you knew last week is wrong by the end of the day. Things are changing so fast that even the solid certainties that we thought we we

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel May 3, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 3, 2020 As the number of coronavirus infections and fatalities falls globally, we thank the medics, hospital staff, care workers, researchers, scientists, innovators, philanthropists, volunteers and essentia

Politics | Politics

Coronavirus State Restrictions -- Most States Can Safely Relax Some

One of the main questions on the minds of Americans is when government restrictions aimed at controlling the coronavirus epidemic can be safely lifted.

Health & Fitness | Health & Wellness

Do face masks really reduce coronavirus spread? Experts have mixed answers.

The bulk of evidence suggests that face masks might help contain coronavirus, but only a little.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

South Korea says recovered coronavirus patients who tested positive again did not relapse: Tests picked up 'dead virus fragments'

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was worried the virus was reactivating after people recovered, but scientists dismissed the fear.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Could You Be an Asymptomatic COVID-19 Carrier? Here's What You Need to Know


Blood tests that check for exposure to the coronavirus are starting to come online, and preliminary findings suggest that many people have been infected without knowing it.

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CTECH - Top 50 Israeli startups - 2020 (Covid-19) edition

CTECH – Top 50 Israeli startups – 2020 (Covid-19) edition Israel is home to over 200 growth stage companies. Check out CTech’s list of the country’s 50 most promising startups that we believe will survive and thrive despite coronavirus

Science & Technology | Science

New York clinical trial quietly tests heartburn remedy against coronavirus

Hospital data from China and a classified drug screening program led to the rapid launch of $21 million study

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

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 26,2020 In Israel, as Israel’s 72nd birthday approaches, the first shoots of recovery are now starting to blossom. Schools and businesses are re-opening and airlines are renewing services to Israel.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Ancient Egyptian yeast: Scientist bakes sourdough bread with 4,500-year-old yeast found in Egyptian pottery, Seamus Blac

"The aroma and flavor are incredible. I'm emotional," Seamus Blackely wrote in his play-by-play of the baking process

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel April 19 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 19 2020 The positive news on the coronavirus front is that many previously critical patients are recovering. Some of them were saved (in Israel and elsewhere) by new Israeli treatments and others thanks to

Politics | Politics

The Tyranny of ‘Scientism’ and the Subversion of Science

n an interview with Tucker Carlson on Wednesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy unintentionally defined this critical moment in America’s history. “We weren’t thinking of the Bill of Rights when we did this,” he explained about his draconian decrees, inc

Science & Technology | Science

Astronaut study suggests spaceflight permanently alters the human brain

Scientists discovered a major effect that long duration spaceflight has on astronauts' brains, altering the volume of fluids around the brain.

Science & Technology | Tech

NASA’s asteroid probe is rehearsing for its most dangerous move yet

NASA's OSIRIS-REx asteroid probe is about to perform its most daring maneuver yet. In a rehearsal for the sample-gathering act planned for later this year, the spacecraft will carry out an exercise that will bring it closer to the asteroid Bennu than ever

Science & Technology | Science

Why Does Covid-19 Make Some People So Sick? Ask Their DNA | WIRED

Consumer genomics company 23andMe wants to mine its database of millions of customers for clues to why the virus hits some people harder than others.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The 5 kinds of sci-fi space travel, ranked by realism

Science fiction is full of ships that can zip around the cosmos. Only some are even loosely based on actual science.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel April 5 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 5 2020 The highlights include: Major advances in Israeli coronavirus testing and treatment solutions Bio-filter sticker gives extra protection to surgical masks. Israelis have donated millions to combat co

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CTECH – Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel

CTECH – Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel Can a two-day workweek eradicate coronavirus? Researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute developed a model that demonstrates that a weekly cycle of two workdays and five lockdown days

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Space Images | Curiosity's 1.8-Billion-Pixel Panorama

NASAs Curiosity rover captured its highest-resolution panorama of the Martian surface between Nov. 24 and Dec. 1, 2019.

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CTECH - Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel

CTECH – Daily Briefs on Technology, Science, Industry in Israel As the number of domestic Covid-19 cases rises, Israel settles on economic support measures. Israel reported 3,865 confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday morning, 66 of them in serious o

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Cooped Up at Home? Help Scientists Spot Penguins from Space or Seek Out Galaxies - 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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Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen - Coronavirus, God, and Science

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen – Coronavirus, God, and Science The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: When PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, in a March 21 TV interview, that “with God’s help we’ll get through” the corona

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Steroids could do more harm than good in treating coronavirus -- ScienceDaily

Steroids should be avoided in the treatment of the current novel coronavirus, experts have advised. A commentary article published in The Lancet concludes that, based on evidence from previous outbreaks of similar types of infection such as SARS, steroids

News | In The News

Why this Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: ‘We’re going to be fine’

A Nobel laureate predicted China's recovery weeks before it happened. Analyzing the numbers, he sees a much brighter global outcome than many experts.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020 Although Israel has closed its international borders to counter the coronavirus, Israelis continue with their life-enhancing activities and innovative developments. These include medical breakthro

Science & Technology | SCIENCE

When Voyager 2 Calls Home, Earth Soon Won’t Be Able to Answer

NASA will spend 11 months upgrading the only piece of its Deep Space Network that can send commands to the probe, which has crossed into interstellar space.

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially This One Concept

It's hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ FTL (Faster-than-Light) as a plot device.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020 The coronavirus is currently one of the top “bad news” stories, but Israel is busy countering it – there are seven relevant articles in this week’s positive Israel newslette

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek's warp speed travel would have tragic consequences

In science fiction, traveling to the edges of the cosmos is as simple as pushing a button. But in reality? We're exploring the cost of traveling at warp speeds.

Science & Technology | Science

H. salminicola: Scientists discover first animal that doesn't breathe

H. salminicola, a common salmon parasite, is the first animal found in the wild to not have mitochondrial DNA, which is required for respiration.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek's transporters would be a menace to society, science says

Could elements of this imagined future in Star Trek be horrors in disguise? No, we're not talking about Klingon cuisine. We're talking about transporters.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Ant Nebula | Flickr

From ground-based telescopes, the so-called "ant nebula" (Menzel 3, or Mz 3) resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020 This week’s newsletter is full of examples of Israeli individuals and innovations going above and beyond what previously was imaginable. Controlling a single cell, decoding brain signals and

News | Clean Energy

After 40 Years of Hunting, Scientists Identify a Key Flaw in Solar Panel Efficiency


Solar panels are fantastic pieces of technology, but we need to work out how to make them even more efficient – and last year, scientists solved a 40-year-old mystery around one of the key obstacles to increased efficiency.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli researchers find method to convert carbon-containing waste to gas

Carbon-containing waste has presented an increasingly problematic challenge for industrialized societies

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

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 9, 2020 The highlights include: A new treatment may be a future cure for Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. Microsoft Israel is developing an app to help patients find clinical trials. WIZO celebrates

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Trump said to propose roughly $3 billion NASA budget boost for 2021 – TechCrunch

President Donald Trump is set to request a budget of $25.6 billion for NASA for its fiscal 2021 operating year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. It’s looking for nearly $3 billion more than the $22.6 billion NASA had for its current fisca

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially One Specific Concept

It's hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ…

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

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 2, 2020 Israel is essential for maintaining the safety and smooth-running of governments, world economies, global health systems, multinationals and more. This week’s newsletter includes recent news o

Science & Technology | Science

Voyager 2 shut off its instruments to save power, NASA says - CNN

Voyager 2 was only expected to last for five years, but it's still operating 42 years after launch.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 26, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 26, 2020 The highlights include: A new Israeli treatment could be a cure for Type 2 diabetes. An Israeli wristband device treats irregular heartbeats. A government leadership program for children of Israeli

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel: Study shows how children benefit from intellectually disabled siblings

Researchers using artwork analysis find that a disabled child has a positive effect on family, correlating with higher scores on empathy and closeness, less conflict and rivalry

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 19, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 19, 2020 The earth-shattering Israeli innovations and activities in this week’s newsletter are again making a global impact. The US and UK have adopted new Israeli medical devices and have invited doz

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

'Remarkable' Mathematical Proof Describes How to Solve Seemingly Impossible Computing Problem

You enter a cave. At the end of a dark corridor, you encounter a pair of sealed chambers. Inside each chamber is an all-knowing wizard. The prophecy says that with these oracles’ help, you can learn the answers to unanswerable problems. But there’s a catc

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Is there a wormhole hiding at the center of the Milky Way?

We talk to Dejan Stojkovic, professor of cosmology, about whether the black hole at the centre of our Galaxy might actually be a wormhole instead.

Science & Technology | Science

Venice canals nearly dry, months after historic floods | Fox News

Just weeks after Venice, Italy was mostly underwater after suffering some of its worst floods in more than 50 years, its famous canals have now dried up, leaving them unnavigable thanks to low tide.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How Sleep Changes Your Brain, From Infancy to Old Age, According to Science

Neuroscience reveals many ways sleep changes our brain, from neuron growth to white matter density and the developmental dangers of jet lag.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Breakthrough pancreatic cancer treatment phase III trial opens in Israel - The Jerusalem Post

Hope is that successful trials will allow Rafael Pharmaceuticals will receive expedited FDA approval by late 2020.

Science & Technology | Science

This Guy Is Pretty Sure His Time Machine Would Work

A longtime advocate for time travel says he has a “prototype” of a device that uses lasers to twist time. So: Just how possible is time travel anyway?

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists debunk 5 common meat-eating myths | Inverse

Like much in science, the truth about meat is nuanced. One group of scientists says that reducing red and processed meat is a top priority for your health and the planet's. Another says these foods pose no problems for health. A nutritionist clears up som

Health & Fitness | Health & Wellness

Here's The Real Science on What Happens in Your Body When You Drink Too Much


With the holiday season well underway and New Year's Eve approaching, you might find yourself drinking more alcohol than usual.

Science & Technology | SCIENCE

It Will Take 20,000 Years for Our Earliest Probes to Reach Alpha Centauri

The earliest explorations of the universe beyond our solar system were made by four probes launched in the 1970s -- Pioneer 10 and 11 and Voyager 1 and 2. But where will these early probes end up? And how long will they travel before finding another star?

News | Animal Links

Plants 'Talk' To Each Other When A Threat Is Nearby, Study Finds

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that plants can indeed communicate among each other to warn of nearby threats and pests.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Five Impossible Facts That Would Have To Be True If The Earth Were Flat

It isn’t flat, and these simple observations that you can make from the ground can demonstrate it to anyone.

Science & Technology | Science

What The 3 Biggest Physics Discoveries Of The Decade Mean For The Future Of Science

Finding the Higgs boson, gravitational waves, and imaging a black hole's event horizon were huge. There's even more to the story.

Science & Technology | Science

Does Space Really Have A Vacuum Effect Like In The Movies?

We often see ship hull breaches in space movies, but do they accurately depict the vacuum's pull? This question was originally answered on Quora by Robert Frost.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

DNA from Stone Age ‘chewing gum’ tells an incredible story

For the first time, scientists used 5,700-year-old saliva to sequence the complete human genome of an ancient hunter gatherer, as well as the world of microbes that lived inside her.

Politics | Leftists Are Insane

Woke Science Jumps the Shark

It is not secret that the wokerati are making steady inroads into the domain of the hard sciences (physics, chemistry, engineering, etc). But Nature magazine, although left of center, might have been thought immune from the sillier aspects of the PC cultu

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Smoking may trigger diabetes in pregnant women, Israeli/American study finds

Gestational diabetes leads to complications for mother and child; 'ideally, women should quit smoking before they try to become pregnant,' Hebrew University researcher says

Science & Technology | Science

These are the top 20 scientific discoveries of the decade

The 2010s yielded many incredible finds and important milestones. Here are our favorites.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Everything You Need to Know About Genetic Testing | WIRED

Everything you need to know about DNA, medical breakthroughs, and genetic privacy.

Science & Technology | Science

Dying coral reefs could be saved by playing sounds of healthy coral reefs from speakers | Fox News

Scientists have looked at various methods to save endangered coral reefs for years, looking at everything from growing them in labs to making them pollution resistant. A new study suggests that sounds from healthy reefs could also play a role in saving th

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

How Close Are We to Star Trek Propulsion? | Discover Magazine

It’s popular to talk about how the original Star Trek, set in the 23rd century, predicted many devices that we’re using already here in 2014. It started with communicators that manifested as flip-open cell phones that many already consider too primitive, moved through computers that talk and recognize human voices and provide instant translation (all of which are constantly improving), to medical applications such as needle-free injection, anti-radiation drugs, and a medical tricorder.

Science & Technology | Science

$700 Quintillion Metal Asteroid Is Likely Former Planet Core

16 Psyche, an asteroid made up of 95% metals, is estimated to be worth $700 quintillion, and may even be the former core of a protoplanet.

Politics | Politics

Why Everything They Say About Climate Change Is Wrong

Climate change is real but it's not the end of the world. And increasingly extreme statements by activists undermine environmental progress, say climate scientists.

Science & Technology | Science

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

A handful of recent studies indicate the important things which parents should focus on.

Science & Technology | Tech

Doctors Are Testing Human Suspended Animation for the First Time

The University of Maryland Medical Center has assembled a team to conduct the suspended animation experiment, but the rules governing ...

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Saturn is officially losing its rings — and they're disappearing much faster than scientists had anticipated

Saturn is losing its rings faster than previously thought. Scientists estimate the rings will be gone in 100 million years.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Translating Research Into Real-World Innovation: 5 Lessons To Learn From Israel's Success

In this guest post, Dr. Mark Shmulevich of the Zimin Institutes says scientific breakthroughs are the key to solving pressing global problems such as climate change and care for aging populations. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Technology

The Laser Weapon Is Really, Really Finally Here

Rejoice if you look towards the dystopia of the Star Wars universe, for laser weapons have finally, at long last, arrived. The laser, a weapon system perpetually “ten or fifteen years away” from operational use, is off the development treadmill and en