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Scaring grasshoppers could hit the whole of ecosystem


June 15th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Grasshoppers, stressed by the fear of an attack by spiders, could harm our ecosystem dearly by consuming a greater quantity of carbohydrate-rich plants, similar to what ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

‘Dip Chip’ warns of toxicity in real time


May 15th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 15 (IANS) Now, there's a quick check for synthetic chemicals and poisons that contaminate water or food supplies and generate bodily reactions from minor illness to painful ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Why does the man on the moon gaze at us?


March 7th, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Many of us see a man on the moon -- actually an illusion -- and wonder why he is always smiling down at us from those ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Malaria-fighting tobacco!


February 13th, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Feb 13 (IANS) A genetically modified tobacco plant that can fight drug-resistant malaria has been developed by Israeli scientists.Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found that tobacco ... Read more...

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Motherhood alters brain functions


October 25th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Oct 25 (IANS) Motherhood causes alterations in brain functions that help mothers locate and communicate with their offspring, especially if they are in distress, says a study by Israeli ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gravitational waves emanate as ’sounds of universe’


October 4th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Scientists are still looking for gravitational waves -- small ripples in the fabric of space-time which are considered to be the sounds of the universe.Just as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Don’t remember? Or don’t think you remember?


September 15th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) One day you notice a group of boys passing by in a park. The next day you learn police are looking for someone to identify him ... Read more...

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Fruit Bats use internal maps to navigate


August 17th, 2011 - 7:10 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Jerusalem, Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have identified that the Egyptian fruit bats are naturally equipped with internal compass and visual maps that makes it possible ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Pursuit of happiness can backfire


May 17th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 17 (IANS) Being happy is good but pursuing happiness too much can backfire, warns a latest study based on happiness.The tools often suggested for making yourself happy aren't ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Women’s depression can erode their intimate relationships


March 31st, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 31 (ANI): Israeli researchers have found that a woman's depression can bring her relationship down.A depressed person can be withdrawn, needy, or hostile-and give little back.But there's another way that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Depressed partner cannot perceive the other’s feelings


March 31st, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 31 (IANS) Depression isolates partners from each other by chipping away at the ability to perceive the others' thoughts and feelings.Depression impairs what psychologists call "empathic accuracy" - ... Read more...

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Einstein’s archives to be digitised


March 15th, 2011 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 15 (IANS) Over 80,000 documents of the Albert Einstein archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem would now be digitised.The digitised information will be available to researchers and ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

How bacteria communicate with each other


March 3rd, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 03 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a pathway whereby bacteria communicate with each other.The discovery has important implications for efforts to cope with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain’s ‘visual reading’ part does not require vision at all: Study


February 18th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has found that the portion of the brain responsible for visual reading lights up - whether it's a person with sight who is reading, or ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Einstein’s 69-yr-old granddaughter wants her due


February 7th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Feb 7 (ANI): The university that owns the lucrative rights to Albert Einstein's name is refusing to give a dollar to his family.The late scientist's granddaughter Evelyn Einstein, who approached ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tree species greatly at risk from climate change


January 25th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists at Hebrew University of Jerusalem have indicated that many tree species might become extinct due to climate change if no action is taken in time.Their study suggested ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Soaring is better than flapping for big and small birds


December 9th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): The flight patterns of large birds have been well studied. They save energy on the flight to their wintering grounds by soaring through the air on thermal currents. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists discover new ways to predict possible earthquakes


December 1st, 2010 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 01 (ANI): A recent research provides new means for replicating how earth ruptures develop and possibly enabling prediction of future earthquakes.Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who have been ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ‘antigene’ therapy shows promise


October 22nd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): Antigene therapy has shown promise as a new treatment strategy that uses a DNA-based drug to pinpoint light energy to a target gene shutting down its activity.The new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Unlike us, honeybees don’t have trouble rescheduling biological clocks


October 14th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has shown that unlike humans, honeybees, when thrown into highly time-altered new societal roles, are able to alter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New research holds promise for development of novel osteoporosis drug


October 5th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a group of substances in the body that play a key role in controlling bone density.On the basis of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

King Herod’s royal theater box discovered at Herodium


September 16th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Sept 16 (ANI): A royal box built at the upper level of King Herod's private theatre at Herodium has been unveiled, and it indicates the luxurious lifestyle favoured by the well-known ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Social environment changes bees’ behaviour and internal clocks


September 15th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that honeybees, which are removed from their usual roles in the hive, undergo changes in their behaviour and internal clocks.These findings indicate that ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Grapefruit shows promise in treating diabetes


August 26th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) Grapefruit has shown promise in the treatment of diabetes, thanks to the presence of an antioxidant in it. Naringenin, which gives grapefruit its bitter taste, can do the same ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Eating grapefruit could help treat diabetes


August 26th, 2010 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 26 (ANI): Grapefruit could hold the key to tackling diabetes, a new study has found.Naringenin, an antioxidant derived from the bitter flavor of grapefruits and other citrus fruits, may cause ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gene related to chronic pain discovered


August 6th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 06 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have found a gene, which is linked with susceptibility to chronic pain caused by nerve injury in humans.Darvasi and an international ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why some are more susceptible to pain than others


August 5th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene associated with susceptibility to chronic pain in humans, signaling a significant step toward better understanding and treating the condition.The degree of pain experienced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Poplar tree protein could boost computers’ memory capacity


July 22nd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Protein molecules obtained from the poplar tree in combination with memory units based on silica nanoparticles could greatly expand the memory capacity of future computers, according to scientists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Archaeologists discover oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem


July 13th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a tiny clay fragment dating from the 14th century B.C.E. Found in excavations outside Jerusalem's Old City walls, the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Using ’super sexed’ male insects to control pest population


June 7th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Scientists are developing 'super-sexed' yet sterile male insects to copulate with female ones to control pests. Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) scientists hope to offer yet another efficient ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Jewellery, kitchens and workshops existed much before modern humans arrived


May 3rd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): While special abilities like symbolic art, abstract thinking, and highly organized societies might make us pretty special, evidence has proved that these traits of modern human behaviour may ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists reveal the “secret life” of friction


March 9th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have revealed that friction in physics has had a "secret life" of its own.The scientists show how ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Einstein’s manuscript on display in Israel


March 8th, 2010 - 7:18 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 8 (IANS) The manuscript of the path-breaking theory of relativity written by physicist Albert Einstein has been put on display for the first time in Israel. The 46-page manuscript of the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Wall Excavated In Jerusalem, Possibly Built By King Solomon


February 23rd, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jerusalem, Feb 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has reported that it has been able to excavate a wall which dates back to the era of King ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

10th century city wall possibly built by King Solomon found in Jerusalem


February 23rd, 2010 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A section of an ancient city wall of Jerusalem from the tenth century BCE, which was possibly built by King Solomon, has been revealed in archaeological excavations.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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