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Why do zebras have stripes? It’s their missile defense system

By | 2019-02-20T21:00:05+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Health|

Vampire horse flies have trouble getting their approach speed right when trying to land on a zebra for lunch: they either fly over the stripes or crash, says new theory

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Israelis invent risk-free, high-resolution test for fetal mutations in first trimester

By | 2019-02-20T20:12:52+00:00 February 20th, 2019|Health|

Current tests such as amniocentesis are less accurate and can only be done much later in the pregnancy ■ University working on commercialization

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The fine line between a Nobel and jail: How a renowned Israeli botanist ended up in prison for a drug op

By | 2019-02-08T00:00:44+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Health|

The Kafkaesque story of a renowned Israeli botanist who found himself in jail for growing 1,000 cannabis plants on his roof for an unauthorized cancer trial

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People aren’t altruistic. It’s the bacteria they carry, Israeli scientist suggests

By | 2019-02-07T20:28:56+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Health|

Do we help each other only because we're manipulated by bacteria? Evolutionary biologist Lilach Hadany says this explains the evolutionary riddle of altruism

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After disappearing for decade, endangered sea turtle reappears off Israeli coast

By | 2019-02-06T22:28:10+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Health|

There are only one or two green sea turtles thought to be in the Eilat area

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Moderate marijuana use can raise sperm count, surprising study shows

By | 2019-02-05T23:19:04+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Health|

Perhaps weed boosts the fertility system, or alternatively, perhaps it's the testosterone-heavy among us who smoke marijuana in the first place

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Study debunks bias: Women in Muslim garb are considered most credible sexual assault victims

By | 2019-02-05T13:58:46+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Health|

Be it a veil or balaclava hiding the face, the woman whose expression can’t be seen is believed the most, small Canadian study is startled to find

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