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Bacterial spores that hibernate millions of years offer key insights into evolution

A new study at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) discovered key insights into bacterial spores' evolutionary strategies

Beersheba’s Hagar bilingual school

The unexpected benefits of being bilingual - study

Florida research studied between those who speak two languages and those who speak one and found that the bilingual brain may be better at ignoring irrelevant info

Without eyes, how do plants determine where light is coming from?

As seedlings emerge, their embryonic stems unfold and extend as they grow toward light.

Scientists identify new dinosaur species from footprints in Brazil

The new species, called Farlowichnus rapidus, was a small carnivorous animal about the size of a modern-day seriema bird, or about 60-90 cm (2-3 feet) tall, according to researchers.


Solar farms in dry regions better for climate change than planting trees - study

Cutting down tropical evergreen forests has played a major role in worsening the climate crisis.


Blinking could provide clues to human response under stress

By analyzing the behavior of politicians and game show contestants, researchers can study human physiology under conditions of stress that would be impossible to reproduce in the lab.

Terrorism worries those with authoritarian views more than pandemics - study

A study examines why people with authoritarian views have different desires for government intervention when it comes to public health versus public safety.

Pseudoscorpions of Israel: Two new family records discovered by Hebrew University entomologists

Pseudoscorpions aren't harmful to humans, and are even beneficial because they feed on caterpillars, flies, ants, beetle larvae, and carpet- and book-lice larvae.

Keep good news a secret, scientists say it will make you feel energized

A study found that keeping good news a secret can make people feel energized and alive, regardless of whether they intend to share that information later with someone or not.

This liquid is a pivotal element for the boundaries of 'habitable zones'

HU astrophysicist presents research that promises to redefine our comprehension of habitable exoplanets beyond our solar system

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