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Medieval remains reveal diversity of Ashkenazi Jewish DNA - study

Genetic material from medieval Germany tells a greatly expanded origin story of Ashkenazi Jews.

Black hole blasted Earth with near light-speed jet of matter - study

The jet of matter, appearing as a flash of light brighter than 1,000 trillion suns, originated from a supermassive black hole 8.5 billion light years away and traveled at 99.99% the speed of light.

Technion to develop lotus plant-inspired clean anti-fungal technology

Technion scientists receive a European research grant to develop clean anti-fungal technology inspired by the natural properties of the lotus plant.

Plastic additives harm corals' reproductive processes - TAU study

The researchers examined four chemical additives that are widely used in plastic products and have been found in seawater in tropical areas.

Nano-magnets can be used to restore damaged nerve cells -Bar-Ilan University

A novel technique uses magnetic manipulations to create “mini-brains” in order to restore damaged neural networks.

Stem cells

Israeli scientists derive male and female cells from same person for first time

A Hadassah team created male and female stem cells with the same genetic code from the same person that only differs in sex chromosomes.

Mars Perseverance rover finds organic molecules that could indicate life

New findings could indicate an environment hospitable for life was once on the Red Planet, but more research is needed.

  Buffet of food

Does bowl color change the taste of food? - study

A research team has discovered that the color of a plate or bowl can affect the taste perception of picky eaters.

45,000-year-old DNA reveals a hidden history of human adaptation- study

Human genomes have undergone drastic, hitherto unknown genetic changes in response to environmental pressures, according to a new study.

New space observatory helps solve mystery involving enormous black holes

Using data from the recently deployed Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) orbiting observatory, researchers were able to answer more unexplained questions.

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