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2010-01-26 10:10:00

The sea level in Israel has been rising and falling over the past 2,500 years, with a one-meter difference between the highest and lowest levels, most of the time below the present-day level.

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2010-01-19 09:20:00

"Today, there is a growing trend amongst hackers around the world to threaten national infrastructures for ransom," says Dr. Yaniv Levyatan, an expert in information war at the University of Haifa.

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2010-01-11 09:20:00

The new species is the largest of its type in the Middle East, but its habitat is endangered.

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2010-01-07 15:25:00

Israeli archaeologists reported on Thursday that they had deciphered what they believe to be the oldest known Hebrew writing – a 3,000 year-old inscription discovered 18 months ago in the same location the Bible says David slew Goliath.

2010-01-06 11:53:11

Music therapy can assist in the speech acquisition process in toddlers who have undergone cochlear implantation, as revealed in a new study by Dr. Dikla Kerem of the University of Haifa.

2009-12-03 16:12:00

A new study carried out by the University of Haifa and the University of Michigan found that motivation and performance is weakened when competing against a large group of people.

2009-11-19 18:45:42

A series of studies carried out at the University of Haifa have found that rodent, reptile and ant lion species behave differently on either side of the Israel-Jordan border.

2009-11-12 11:36:48

A new study carried out at the University of Haifa has found that the oxytocin hormone, known as the 'love hormone,' also affects antisocial behaviors, such as envy and gloating.

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2009-11-09 10:44:13

Tel Kabri is the only site in Israel where wall paintings similar in style to those found in the Aegean 3,600 years ago have been found; researchers say this was a conscious decision made by the city rulers to lean toward Mediterranean culture

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2009-10-26 09:00:00

“There is a likely chance of tsunami waves reaching the shores of Israel,” says Dr. Beverly Goodman of the Leon H Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa following an encompassing geo-archaeological study at the port of Caesarea.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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