The latest science news and developments - from space, to physics, chemistry, zoology, astronomy, and earth sciences

Technion researchers discover efficient method for producing hydrogen fuel

Technion researchers found an efficient, inexpensive method to produce renewable hydrogen fuel from water.

How an asteroid can fizz like a comet - study

The primary difference between asteroids and comets is that the latter contains lots of different ices, whereas asteroids are mainly made of rock. 

NASA rover Perseverance collects first Martian rock sample

Future missions to Mars, to be jointly conducted by NASA and the European Space Agency, are planned to retrieve these specimens and return them to Earth.


Could artificial neurons mimic the human brain? - HU study

The objective of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem research is to create a deep-learning artificial infrastructure that will act like a human brain.

Does this enzyme raise the chance of COVID-related death?

Researchers discovered an enzyme that is genetically related to a key enzyme in snake venom and was found in COVID-19 fatalities in doses 20 times the safe amount.

Vaccine passports linked to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy - study

Participants who felt their need for free will was unmet were particularly unlikely to say they would take the vaccine. 

SpaceIL accepting proposals for experiments for Beresheet 2 moon mission

Proposal submissions are due by November 15, 2021, with the mission set to be launched some time in the fourth quarter of 2024.


New AI tech set to transform heart imaging

The new Virtual Native Enhancement (VNE) technology allows doctors to image the heart more often and more quickly.

TECH TALK: As climate warms, Nostromo Energy fights back with ice

With our planet getting warmer, our cooling requirements are only going to ramp up as we continue to build, develop, and commercialize.

Activists in Tel Aviv, other cities urge gov'ts to halt animal farming

This new global campaign is calling for a "Plant Based Treaty," and is pressuring leaders to negotiate deals to halt animal agriculture and the impact it has on the planet.

Asteroid twice as big as Empire State Building to fly by Earth in Sept.

The 774-meter asteroid will fly past the Earth at a closer distance than the Moon.


Scientists find asteroid with fastest orbit, flies closest to the Sun

Dubbed 2021 PH27, the asteroid is about a kilometer in size and orbits around the Sun, doing a full lap every 113 days and flying even closer than Mercury.


Israeli researchers compare bacteria and economy to reach breakthrough

The BGU research group's project titled "The Cell as an Economy" studies cellular physiology through reverse engineering and comparing bacterial cell growth to an economy.

Protecting the ozone layer prevented Earth from heating by 3.5°C - study

New research has shown that had the 1987 Montreal Protocol not limited the damages made to the ozone layer, the world would now already be experiencing the worst-case scenario for climate change.

Researchers work to make solar energy more efficient

A study found that hematite might be at the center of the way to make solar energy possible across large areas and through long-term sunless periods.

Israeli researchers study ancient flint to measure Earth's magnetic field

Earth's magnetic field is something still shrouded in mystery, and Albert Einstein had said that understanding its source was one of the most important mysteries in all of physics.

Israel 'prints' world's first 3D living malignant brain tumor

A tumor model was printed in a bioreactor designed in a lab using a hydrogel sampled and reproduced from the extracellular matrix taken from the patient.

Researchers learn from bones about the effects of lead

A study tested bones from throughout human history to check the levels of lead concentration in different eras.

A life-size dinosaur is seen at Jurassic Kingdom in London

Climate change was killing dinosaurs before the asteroid hit - study

Study results show that the dinosaurs' biodiversity was already in steep decline some 10 million years before an asteroid hit the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico.


Israeli scientists solve physics' 'three-body problem'

The three-body problem, which has been a focus of scientific study for over 400 years, represented a stumbling block for famous astronomers such as Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler.

40% of deer carry COVID antibodies - study

A study found SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in 40% of white-tailed deer from four US states, suggesting that the deer in these areas had been exposed to the virus.

Eruption of Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano

Mount Etna volcano has grown 100 feet in 6 months - study

Mount Etna, which is in Sicily, Italy, has frequently erupted in the last six months and grown in height.

Will 500 meter asteroid Bennu hit Earth in next century? NASA investigates

If Bennu impacted, the damage would be the equivalent of 1,200 megatons of TNT. For comparison, the Little Boy nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945 was around 0.015 megatons of TNT.

Sandbar shark

Baby shark? Deep-water shark nursery found near Tel Aviv

The findings of the sharks and shark nursery, along with deep-sea brine pools and marine habitats, could shed light on the deep sea and the effects of climate change.


Dead as the dodo: Humanity driving more birds to extinction - study

Birds have been easily accessible to humans and other animal pursuers who hunt them for food, leading to the mass extinction of 469 avian species.

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