Acute iodine deficiency is costing Israelis IQ points and all we need to do to prevent neuro-damage is iodize salt like rest of world, say doctors.
Science & Health
We knew circular RNA does something important. Now thanks to fruit flies, we're a step closer to knowing what that might be.
The Health Ministry's surprising decision to exempt the firm's new iQOS e-cigarette means it could even be sold to children.
When we don’t respond normally to insulin, our executive cognitive function and memory decline faster, Tel Aviv scientists report, urging you to exercise.
The key isn’t a pill, Canadian study says, but rather a healthy diet featuring a lot of fish, fresh fruits and vegetables and beans beans beans and berries. And beans.
Friedman is expected to run Apple's development center in Israel, which employs over 1,000 workers and focuses on augmented reality technology.
SpacePharma lab the size of a tissue box operates in zero gravity, helping researchers make new discoveries in fields from medicine to agriculture.
Algae can paralyze fish, clog their gills, and absorb enough oxygen to suffocate them. These toxins have infiltrated whole marine food chains and have, in rare cases, killed people.
Small study on nine adults in Venezuela found shocking rates of arrhythmia, heart failure a week after Zika symptoms appeared.
With latest in-depth interviews with intellectuals, artists, journalists and politicians, the TED media group examines recent social and political changes. Their first interview features Israeli historian Yuval Noah Harari.
Disruptions, even minor ones, to human beings' sleep patterns can have outsized effects, according to researchers.
The Health Ministry is waiting for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take a position. Until then, Philip Morris’ IQOS product can enjoy the market.
Analysis of hair shows each group stayed continuously present in its same regions of Australia since their arrival 50,000 years ago.
Mars, not the Red Planet but the Blue one? Mineral in Martian meteorites turns out to be water-rich whitlockite violently shocked into losing its hydrogen.
Sponges were discovered with a million times the normal arsenic concentration, yet they didn't make sea slugs sick, a discovery that could save human lives.
BHPF isn't an estrogen mime like BPA, but it led to smaller mice pups or even failed pregnancy.
One of Israel's leading nutritional therapists breaks down the benefits and dangers of the green fruit - and explains why bananas are good during heat waves.
Ohio study is first to tie between 'healthier diet' with fish, veg and nuts, and pain reduction in general, including in the overweight.
Strawberries have come a long way from their origins in the Americas and their early cultivation in France. Local varieties are tastier and healthier than ever.
Bees can be taught to 'kick' a ball into a goal, not a complex task they would find useful in nature, and they can teach it to naive bees, too.
Which doesn’t mean Mankind can trash the planet and move just yet: the star Trappist-1 is 40 light-years away.
Prematurely aging arteries not found in women, and can’t be reversed by forgoing the bottle, says new study.
In 2016 scientists said the weird-looking 'Tully Monster' was a fish. University of Pennsylvania scientists says they don’t know what it is, but a fish, it isn’t.
Herpes a factor in B Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma only among Palestinian self-reported cases; sun-tanning, gardening were factors in both groups.
After developing mutation for tolerance, bacteria can evolve mutation for antibiotic resistance 20 times faster, say Hebrew University biophysicists.
Nature and Environment
In an interview, the legendary primatologist Jane Goodall explains why she compared the U.S. president’s dominance rituals with those of her study subjects and stresses the importance of protecting the environment.