Science

Israeli and UK scientists have ways of changing your mind for you

By Jessica Elgot, July 7, 2011

False memories planted in your brain because of peer pressure are so strong that they could fool a lie detector, according to new Israeli research.

Scientists from the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, working with their counterparts from University College London, have conducted experiments showing how easy it is to plant false memories - using social pressure.

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Israeli institution is top workplace outside US

By Jennifer Lipman, July 4, 2011

An Israeli research centre has been named as the best place for academics to work outside the United States.

The Weizmann Institute of Science, in Rehovot, was praised by Scientist Magazine in its annual survey of thousands of academic workplaces.

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Russia crash scientists 'helped Iran'

By Nissan Tzur, June 30, 2011

Five Russian scientists who helped Iran with its nuclear weapons programme were among the 45 killed in plane crash in northern Russia last week.

Russia's state atomic energy agency announced that the five - Andrei Tropinov, Sergei Rizhov, Gennadi Benyok, Nicolai Tronov and Valery Lyalin - worked at the Hydropress factory, part of Russia's state nuclear complex.

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Israeli lab trumps sci fi with mind-erasing jab

By Nathan Jeffay, June 30, 2011

It seemed like wild science fiction when characters in the 1997 film Men In Black erased people's memories with a device called a "neuralyzer".

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Lunar eclipse over Jerusalem

By Danny Caro, June 24, 2011

The Lunar Eclipse in Jerusalem was a sight to behold. David Katz captured the moment.

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Professor Poliakoff on Primo Levi and the periodic table

June 16, 2011
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Britain's science ambassador discussed the chemist and acclaimed writer Primo Levi

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Pushing UK science abroad

By Robyn Rosen, June 16, 2011

Martyn Poliakoff, the Nottingham chemist, YouTube hit and elder brother of playwright Stephen, has been appointed Britain's science ambassador.

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Colgate for Israeli kangaroos

By Jennifer Lipman, March 31, 2011
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What to do when a kangaroo comes down with the potentially fatal lumpy jaw disease? A Hebrew University team of dentists and pharmacists found a solution for Skippy, Joey and the rest.

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Grant to make Einstein's work available online

By Jennifer Lipman, March 14, 2011

Albert Einstein’s 132nd birthday has been marked with the announcement that from next year his work will be accessible online in a comprehensive archive.

The Noble-prize winning physicist, who died in 1955, left his entire body of research – more than 80,000 documents and papers - to Jerusalem’s Hebrew University.

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Mighty Mouse: Israel's bomb sniffing mice

By Jennifer Lipman, February 4, 2011

Israel’s advanced security methods are known as some of the best in the world, but a new development should raise more than a squeak.

Researchers from BioExplorers, a Herzliya-based company, have discovered that mice can be used to detect bombs.

They believe the technique could even be more accurate in finding explosives than the controversial full-body scanners.

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