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A new alternative to 'practice makes perfect'

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that brief memory reactivations can replace repeated extensive practice and training -- commonly known as "practice makes perfect" -- as a basis of procedural learning.

A new alternative to 'practice makes perfect'

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that brief memory reactivations can replace the repeated extensive practice and training known as 'practice makes perfect' as a learning technique.

The Ark of the Covenant may have held pagan gods

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Archaeologists tracing the origins of the Ark of the Covenant, a lost biblical chest that is said to contain ancient relics, believe it may have also carried pagan idols thousands of years old. The team from Tel Aviv University and College de France have been excavating the town of Kiriath Jearim...

Citrus: From luxury item to cash crop

New research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite and plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ancient Mediterranean.

Citrus: From luxury item to cash crop

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) New research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite. It also plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade in the ancient Mediterranean.

Anti-inflammatory, anti-stress drugs taken before surgery may reduce metastatic recurrence

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that a specific drug regimen administered prior to and after surgery significantly reduces the risk of post-surgical cancer recurrence.

Cultural activities may influence the way we think

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that cultural activities, such as the use of language, influence our learning processes, affecting our ability to collect different kinds of data, make connections between them, and infer a desirable mode of behavior from them.

Marine vessels are unsuspecting hosts of invasive species

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that ships play an unknowing but dominant role in introducing and dispersing tough-shelled non-indigenous organisms into new environments.

3,000-year-old textiles are earliest evidence of chemical dyeing in the Levant

Tel Aviv University archaeologists have revealed that cloth samples found in the Israeli desert present the earliest evidence of plant-based textile dyeing in the region. They were found at a large-scale copper smelting site and a nearby temple in the copper ore district of Timna in Israel's Arava desert and are estimated to date from the 13th-10th centuries BCE.

3,000-year-old textiles are earliest evidence of chemical dyeing in the Levant

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University archaeologists have revealed that cloth samples found in the Israeli desert present the earliest evidence of plant-based textile dyeing in the region. They are estimated to date from the 13th-10th centuries BCE, the era of David and Solomon.

The brain mechanism behind multitasking

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) New Tel Aviv University research identifies a brain mechanism that enables more efficient multitasking.

DNA delivery technology joins battle against drug-resistant bacteria

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a new DNA delivery technology to fight drug-resistant bacteria.

Cardiac stem cells from heart disease patients may be harmful

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds that stem cell therapy may harm heart disease patients.

Multispectral imaging reveals ancient Hebrew inscription undetected for over 50 years

Using advanced imaging technology, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered a hitherto invisible inscription on the back of a pottery shard that has been on display at The Israel Museum for more than 50 years.

Multispectral imaging reveals ancient Hebrew inscription undetected for over 50 years

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Using advanced imaging technology, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered a hitherto invisible inscription on the back of a pottery shard dating from 600 BCE that has been on display at The Israel Museum for more than 50 years.

Earliest manmade climate change took place 11,500 years ago

The vast majority of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century have been due to human activities. A new Tel Aviv University study has uncovered the earliest known geological indications of manmade climate change from 11,500 years ago. Show More Summary

Earliest human impact on geological processes took place 11,500 years ago

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study has uncovered the earliest known geological indications of manmade climate change from 11,500 years ago.

Solving the riddle of the snow globe

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study finds the sedimentation of asymmetric objects in liquid is very different from that of symmetrical objects like spheres. The research may have practical applications in improving water treatment and industrial processes.

A glow stick that detects cancer?

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new mechanism developed by Tel Aviv University researchers produces a water-resistant chemiluminescent probe that is 3,000-times-brighter than those currently in use. It has particular application to medical and cancer diagnosis.

Tel Aviv University study links cannabis use in adolescence to schizophrenia

(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) A new Tel Aviv University study points to cannabis as a trigger for schizophrenia. The research finds that smoking pot or using cannabis in other ways during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for schizophrenia in individuals already susceptible to the disorder.

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