Science

Chief Rabbi to debate science and faith with Dawkins

By Jennifer Lipman, September 10, 2012

Lord Sacks is to go head to head with one of Britain's most outspoken atheist thinkers at a BBC festival on Wednesday.

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Israeli scientists 'track' ancestors using DNA test

By Nathan Jeffay, August 30, 2012

An Israeli scientist claims to have developed a way of accurately establishing where a person’s parents, grandparents and ancestors hail from by analysing their DNA.

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Scientist says Higgs boson discovery 'just the beginning'

By Jennifer Lipman, July 12, 2012

An Israeli scientist whose efforts led to the discovery of the “God particle” has stressed that the project is far from over.

Technion professor Shlomit Tarem is one of 2,500 physicists from 37 countries who helped build Atlas, the largest of the six particle detector experiments constructed at the Large Hadron Collider at the Cern facility.

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Israeli scientists celebrate Higgs boson success

July 5, 2012

Israeli scientists played a major role in the discovery of Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle” that gives matter mass and holds together the physical fabric of the universe.

Eilam Gross, professor at the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, is convenor of one of the two experiments that eventually revealed the particle.

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Israeli scientists create cannabis that doesn't get you high

By Benjamin Lazarus, July 4, 2012

Israeli scientists in a laboratory in the Galilee have reportedly developed a pain-easing strain of marijuana that does not cause psychoactive effects.

The main component in cannabis, which results in the "high" feeling, is known as THC. But Israeli scientists believe they have managed to remove this element for the first time.

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Israeli scientist wins World Food Prize for pioneering work

By Josh Jackman, June 13, 2012

An Israeli inventor was awarded the 2012 World Food Prize on Tuesday, at a ceremony hosted by the US State Department.

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Meet Jeremy Levin, the new head of drugs firm Teva

By Simon Griver, May 17, 2012

Jeremy Levin has a big task on his hands. The former Londoner has moved to Israel to become boss of the country’s largest company.

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Claire Lomas finishes marathon thanks to Israeli invention

By Jennifer Lipman, May 9, 2012

A paralysed woman has crossed the finish line of the London marathon after walking for 16 days with the help of an Israeli invention.

Claire Lomas, a former semi-professional British horse-rider, was told she would never walk again after an accident in May 2007.

But five years on she has proved her doubters wrong and raised more than £83,000 for spinal research.

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Israel at 64: The might of the bumble bee

By Nathan Jeffay, April 26, 2012

The IDF may soon have a new secret weapon - killer bees.

The US army is funding research by Israeli scientists into ways of conrolling the movements of a range of insects.

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Meet Israel's big noise in the Big Bang experiment

By Simon Round, April 4, 2012

If you have any interest at all in science, a chat with Daniel Zajfman can be pretty instructive. As head of the world-renowned Weizmann Institute in Israel, he is at the forefront of scientific research in his country. During an hour's conversation at his London hotel, topics veer from the origin of the universe to how to make a radio from rotten potatoes.

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