Archeologists, long a thorn in the side of those who believe in the accuracy of the Bible, are again posing a challenge to the Scripture. This time, Dr. Erez Ben-Yosef and Dr. Lidar Sapir-Hen, of Tel Aviv University's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures, carbon-dated the earliest known bones of domesticated camels. Show More Summary
First there was Bill Nye the Science Guy. Then those pesky fossilized apes. Now we have the faithless, blaspheming camels. Archaeologists from Tel Aviv University have used radiocarbon dating to conclude that the Bible’s description of conditions in 2000 to 1500 BC could not possibly be true — at least when it comes to the […]
A new paper by Israeli archeologies Lidar Sapir-Hen and Erez Ben-Yosef, [pdf] posted at the University of Tel Aviv web site, is bad news for biblical literalists and far right wing…
A new study from Tel Aviv University reveals that black holes, formed from the first stars in our universe, heated the gas throughout space later than previously thought. They also imprinted a clear signature in radio waves which astronomers can now search for. The work is a major new finding about the origins of the universe. read more
An estimated 25.8 million Americans have diabetes. Another 79 million are thought to have "prediabetes," meaning they are at risk of developing type-2 diabetes.Now Dr. Nataly Lerner of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine...Show More Summary
Many products, like cigarettes and medications, are stamped with warning labels alerting consumers to their risks. Common sense suggests these warnings will encourage safer choices.But now Dr. Yael Steinhart of Tel Aviv University's Recanati Business School, along with Prof. Show More Summary
Two campaigns—a boycott of a Hebrew University Oral History Conference and a boycott of a Tel Aviv University Film/Media/Communication Studies Conference—need additional support from international scholars in any and all disciplines, to fulfill their potential to challenge Israeli policy.
Columbia Law School and Hebrew University Faculty of Law host a conference today on Taxation and Public Policy: Session #1: Chair: Yoram Margaliot (Tel Aviv University Faculty of Law) John Brooks (Georgetown Law Center), Fiscal Federalism as Risk Management David Glicksberg (Hebrew University Faculty of Law), Does the Law Matter?...
[Daniel, Adi, and Eran], students at Tel Aviv University have successfully extracted 4096-bit RSA encryption keys using only the sound produced by the target computer. It may sound a bit like magic, but this is a real attack – although it’s practicality may be questionable. Show More Summary
In RSA Key Extraction via Low-Bandwidth Acoustic Cryptanalysis [PDF], a paper by Daniel Genkin and Eran Tromer of Tel Aviv University and Adi Shamir, the authors show that a sensitive microphone (such as the one in a compromised mobile phone) can be used to infer a secret cryptographic key being used by a nearby computer.
Coffee and beer are polar opposites in the beverage world. Coffee picks you up, and beer winds you down. Now Prof. Martin Kupiec and his team at Tel Aviv University's Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology have discovered that the beverages may also have opposite effects on your genome. Show More Summary
1. Department of Obvious? Restaurants seat good-looking patrons at the best tables. (HT: Cyril Morong) 2. Tel Aviv University discovers a bacteria-killing protein that could replace antibiotics. 3. The Gates Foundation condom-design contest winners: beef tendon and a "wrapping" condom. 4. Mass killers want the spotlight: how to stop them.
When it is completed next May, The Porter School of Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University is going to be Israel's first LEED Platinum building.
Torture survivors are likely to experience chronic pain, even decades later. And now, researchers from Tel Aviv University say the effects of torture may be permanent, particularly in how survivors perceive pain. If you have experienced extreme pain, the memory of it can linger. Show More Summary
Do triathletes have a different pain tolerance than us mere mortals? Tel Aviv University researchers discover a surprising disparity. Triathlons, Triathletes and Pain is a post from: CalorieLab - Health News & Information Blog
What would the media response have been had a prominent American Muslim been able to draw such applause from a university audience for recommending using a thermonuclear weapon on Tel Aviv?
By ARYEH SAVIR Tazpit News Agency Research conducted at Tel Aviv University in The Kinneret, the Sea of Gallilee, has led to the dramatic discovery that ancient Near East empires collapsed following a climate crisis in the region. A study of fossil pollen particles in sediments extracted from the bottom of the Sea of Galilee [...]
Scientists at Tel Aviv University have been researching the peculiar, but extremely common practice of same-sex mating between insects. The result: bugs are just so excited to procreate that they can't tell the difference before they've mounted each other. There...
You see, they are in such a rush to reproduce that they don’t check out the gender of potential mates until it’s-er-too late. In the rush to reproduce, researchers from Tel Aviv University claim insects don’t have time to check the sex of a mate so are homosexual ‘by accident’. The study found there are […]
Researchers say it's clear that some cases of autism are hereditary, but have struggled to draw direct links between the condition and particular genes. Now a team at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has devised a process for connecting a suspect gene to its function in autism.