Israel

Israeli geologist finds oldest oceanic crust

Israeli geologist finds oldest oceanic crust

An Israeli geologist has discovered what he describes as the oldest oceanic crust in the world. The ancient crust that lies on bottom of Mediterranean Sea is believed to be 340 million years old. The finding was published in Nature Geoscience.

Roi Granot at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, studied the pattern of Earth’s magnetic field trapped in submerged rocks. He also measured the patch that resulted from breakdown of the supercontinent Pangaea in the Palaeozoic era.

Location: 

Scientists recreate pre-historic bread

Scientists recreate pre-historic bread

A team of scientists have created a pre-historic bread that ancient humans might have eaten more than 12,500 years ago in order to study the evolution.

Location: 

New study vindicates giant impact theory vindicated

New study vindicates giant impact theory vindicated

A new study by researchers from Israel and France has vindicated the giant impact theory following years of mystery surrounding the evolution of the moon.

News: 
Location: 

Artificial sugar may affect blood sugar

Artificial sugar may affect blood sugar

According to a new report, artificial sweeteners might affect the ability of the body to regulate blood sugar and cause metabolic changes that can lead to diabetes.

News: 
Location: 

For the First Time, Astronomers Confirm Massive, Luminous Stars Die as Supernova

For the First Time, Astronomers Confirm Massive, Luminous Stars Die as Supernova

Scientists have found direct evidence that the space's biggest and brightest stars end with an explosion. The scientists recently discovered a supernova that helped them to support the long-suspected theory on the most massive and luminous stars. These star explosions are known to provide the universe with the ingredients for planets and life.

Known as Wolf-Rayet stars, these are more than 20 times bigger compared to the Sun and at least five times hotter. Astronomers have claimed that only a few hundred of them exist currently.

News: 
Location: 

Prosthetic Pair of Fins Help Injured Green Sea Turtle

Prosthetic Pair of Fins Help Injured Green Sea Turtle Recover

Israeli team of researchers has designed a new pair of prosthetic fins that helped green sea turtle, Hofesh, to recover from his injuries. Hofesh was found by researchers in fishing net off Israel's Mediterranean coast in early 2009 in a very critical condition.

The two left flippers of the sea turtle were badly wounded with a need for researchers to amputate the turtle. Earlier, they inserted a pair of stumps to the turtle, but it made the turtle more paralyzed and left him unable to swim.

News: 
Location: 

Vibrating Capsule from Israel Helps in Constipation

Vibrating Capsule from Israel Helps in Constipation

Many people suffer from constipation and there are numerous natural and medical remedies for the ailment. However, in certain cases of chronic constipation, the individuals suffer from other ailments related to constipation as well. Israel based pharmaceutical company Vibrant has come up with a vibrating capsule, which could help people suffering from constipation.

Location: 

Israeli Researchers Uncover Reasons for Human Brain Disorders

Israeli Researchers Uncover Reasons for Human Brain Disorders

Genetic switches that caused differences between extinct Neanderthals and modern humans have been discovered by Israeli scientists. They have also found the reasons as to why humans have neurological and psychiatric disorders like autism and schizophrenia, but Neanderthals did not have.

Four years ago, scientists discovered that the two species genomes differ by a fraction of a percent, but no evidence was stated by them in favor of the statement.

Stone Masks on Display at Israel Museum in Jerusalem

Stone Masks on Display at Israel Museum in Jerusalem

World’s oldest stone masks which were possibly made around 9,000 year back in Judean desert have been displayed in seven month Face to Face exhibition at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. These masks having round holes for eyes, small nose and flash a grin of small teeth resembles the spirits of dead ancestors.

Interesting fact is that they all were found at distance not more than 20 miles from Jerusalem i.e. at place of meeting of Judean hills and the Judean desert, said James Snyder, Director of the Israel Museum.

Location: 

Camels Domesticated in Israel between 2000 and 1500 BCE: New Study

Camels Domesticated in Israel between 2000 and 1500 BCE: New Study

Researchers from the University of Tel Aviv revealed that camels were not used for domestic purposes in Israel as suggested by the Bible. After using carbon dating, the team suggested that camels were domesticated in Israel much later, between 2000 and 1500 BCE.

Team of researchers from University's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures used radiocarbon dating technique to determine the time for arrival of domesticated camels in the Southern Levant.

Laboratories: 
Location: 

Pages

Popular Stories

Harley-Davidson to turn 8 Dyna motorbikes into new Softail bikes

Betting big on cruisers, the luxury motorcycle... Read More

Uber’s net loss declines as ride bookings grow

Uber Technologies reported lower loss by nearly 9... Read More

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 facing challenges on multiple fronts

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is facing an increasingly... Read More

Leaked reports reveal more about new BMW M5

Luxury carmaker BMW’s next-generation M5 car will... Read More