Latest Bar-Ilan University Stories

2012-09-19 23:00:07

Bar Ilan, Israel's largest research university, has just opened a one-year, English-language, postbac premed program in Tel Aviv. And one lucky student will be awarded a full scholarship this year. Tel Aviv (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Now there´s a new, Israeli addition to US postbac, premed programs that offer US college graduates with no science background a year to make up their premed requirements: Bar Ilan, Israel´s largest research university, has just opened up a one-year,...

Multitasking More Prevalent Among, More Stressful for Moms
2011-12-02 09:13:43

Working mothers are forced to multitask more often than working fathers, and they are more likely to find the practice of trying to complete multiple duties more stressful than their male counterparts, claims a study published in the December issue of the American Sociological Review. According to Patricia Reaney of Reuters, the study, authored by professors at Michigan State University and Bar-Ilan University in Israel (BIU), discovered that women multitask nearly 10 hours more per week...

Ghostwriting The Torah?
2011-10-12 03:21:34

New algorithm distinguishes contributors to the Old Testament with high accuracy, says TAU research In both Jewish and Christian traditions, Moses is considered the author of the Torah, the first five books of the Bible. Scholars have furnished evidence that multiple writers had a hand in composing the text of the Torah. Other books of the Hebrew Bible and of the New Testament are also thought to be composites. However, delineating these multiple sources has been a laborious task. Now...

2010-06-14 08:45:52

Material's fluctuating response to a magnetic field could lead to switchable superconducting wires A team of scientists from Bar-Ilan University, Israel, and the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has fabricated thin films patterned with large arrays of nanowires and loops that are superconducting "” able to carry electric current with no resistance "” when cooled below about 30 kelvin (-243 degrees Celsius). Even more interesting, the scientists...

2009-07-06 14:07:43

A study published Monday showed that by the age of 5, most triplets are on par with their peers in mental and emotional development, but those born at the lowest weights may still lag behind, Reuters reported. Among 126 singletons, twins and triplets that were followed from birth to age 5, triplets generally trailed behind their peers in cognitive development over the first two years of life, according to a study from an Israeli research team. But the research, published in the journal...

2008-08-15 14:40:00

Researchers in Israel have discovered a new technique to determine water pollution levels by listening to sound waves produced by tiny pieces of floating algae. The sound waves can be used to identify the type and amounts of contamination in the water. "It is a red light, telling us that something is beginning to go wrong with the quality of water," Zvy Dubinsky, an aquatic biologist at Bar Ilan University in Israel, told Reuters. "Algae is the first thing to be affected by a change in water...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'