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2010-07-01 09:28:45

A 3,200-year-old round bronze tablet with a carved face of a woman, found at the El-ahwat excavation site near Katzir in central Israel, is part of a linchpin that held the wheel of a battle chariot in place. This was revealed by scientist Oren Cohen of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa. "Such an identification reinforces the claim that a high-ranking Egyptian or local ruler was based at this location, and is likely to support the theory that the site is Harosheth...

2010-01-19 12:25:00

QADIMA, Israel, January 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Vision Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: EVSNF.OB) announced today that the board of directors has appointed Mr. Gal Barak to serve as the Company's new chief executive officer commencing February 15, 2010. The Company's current chief executive officer, Mr. Ran Eisenberg, will continue in his role until such date. Mr. Eisenberg will continue to serve as the Chairman of the Company's board of directors. Following a period at C Mer...

2009-06-23 11:52:28

The pursuit of happiness characterizes the human condition. But for those suffering from stress, money trouble or chronic illness, a positive outlook on life can be difficult to find. Now, a Tel Aviv University researcher says we should look to our genes.Prof. Yoram Barak of Tel Aviv University's Sackler School of Medicine is engaged in the "attempt to find the happiness gene, the genetic component of happiness," which may be 50% responsible for an optimistic outlook. The research is a...

2008-09-28 15:00:15

The United States has installed and is manning an advanced new radar system in Israel, a defense publication says. The publication Defense News says the high-powered radar system has been set up to assist Israel's defenses against the potential of Iranian ground-to-ground missiles and marks the first permanent U.S. military presence in the country, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Sunday. The radar, its ancillary systems, equipment and technicians, were brought to Israel by more...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).