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Chemical fingerprints of the element nitrogen vary by extremes in materials from the molecules of life to the solar wind to interstellar dust. Ideas for how this great variety came about have included alien molecules shuttled in by icy comets from beyond our solar system and complex chemical scenarios.
A team of researchers has unearthed the earliest alphabetical written text ever found in the city, near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Found with six others at the Ophel excavation site, the inscription is engraved on a large pithos, or neckless ceramic jar.
As modern Egypt searches for a new leader, Israeli archaeologists have found evidence of an ancient Egyptian leader in northern Israel.
Researchers have found that we can actually read words and phrases or even solve multi-step mathematical problems without our having been consciously aware of them.
A method developed at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for training blind persons to "see" through the use of a sensory substitution device (SSD) has enabled those using the system to actually "read" an eye chart with letter sizes smaller than those used in determining the international standard for blindness.
Autism has a strong genetic basis, but so far efforts to identify the responsible genes have had mixed results.
Following the recent announcement of the discovery of the earliest known Christian imagery in the exploration of a sealed first century Jerusalem tomb, controversy predictably erupted, with numerous members of the community of biblical scholars offering alternate interpretations of the iconography and disputing the tomb's claimed Christian connections.
In honor of Albert Einstein’s 133rd birthday, Israel’s Hebrew University of Jerusalem launched his archives on an expanded Einstein Archives Online website.
New algorithm distinguishes contributors to the Old Testament with high accuracy, says TAU research.
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