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Archaeological Find Could Tell the Story of the Philistines

Harvard University archaeologist Lawrence Stager has led the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon since 1985, clocking more than 30 years of excavations in a 150-acre site in the ancient seaport 35 miles south of Tel Aviv, reports the Harvard Gazette. Now, a major find related to the little-known Philistines, some...

The Problem with Diversity Training

The Washington Post reports: ”In the cover story of the latest issue of the Harvard Business Review, sociologists from Harvard University and Tel Aviv University explore the counterintuitive idea that some of the most common tools for improving diversity — one of which is mandatory training — are not just ineffective. Show More Summary

Bloggers at Loggerheads: Israel-Palestine Conflict Incited by Social Media

Social media agitation has contributed considerably to the escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky of Tel Aviv University told Sputnik.

Tel Aviv Diary: White Nights, Dark Shadows

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

On June 31, Tel Aviv residents stepped out to the annual celebration known to locals as Laila Lavan, literally “White Night”—a uniquely Tel Aviv all-night event featuring concerts, open-air shows, lectures by university professors (as...Show More Summary

Tel Aviv, Israel: Conference on Sustainable Food Systems

This is at the second day of the conference on Sustainable Food Systems, sponsored by The Manna Center Program for Food Safety and Security at Tel Aviv University, the Israeli Forum for Sustainable Nutrition, and NYU’s Global Research Initiatives.   The meeting is at Bar Shira Hall at Tel Aviv University (directions are here).  The […]

Family of Tel Aviv attacker tries to understand how star pupil turned to violence

Khaled Makhamri was an excellent student enrolled in university in Jordan on a prestigious governmental scholarship. Now his family is trying to understand why he carried out one of the deadliest attacks in Tel Aviv in years. More than...Show More Summary

Israel's greenest building produces more energy than it consumes

Tel Aviv University's Porter School of Environmental Studies (PSES) wasn't interested in achieving the minimum LEED certification -- this building lives and breathes a dedication to the planet. In order to be awarded LEED Platinum certification...Show More Summary

How to Tell If Your Friendship Is for Real

Post by Stephanie Booth. So, funny fact. That friend you think is a friend? She might not REALLY be. This isn't about us being judgy. It's about science. And new research from Tel Aviv University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology says that only about HALF of all friendships are genuine. Show More Summary

TAUB, The Locust Inspired Robot

2 months agoHobbies / Robotics : Robot Living

A researcher from Tel Aviv University has developed a locust inspired robot called TAUB that can jump up to 11 feet high and go forward 4.5 feet. Using 3d printing for the plastic parts, carbon rods, tension springs and a … Continue reading ?

It Turns Out You're A Really Bad Judge Of Who Your Friends Are

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

If you are like us -- mere humans who only want to be loved -- beware of what you're about to read: A new study will likely make you question every friendship you've ever had. Researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found as many as half of the people we consider friends may not think of us in the same way. Show More Summary

India's Bene Israel Appear to Have Jewish Origins Based on Genetic Testing

A new study from Tel Aviv University, Cornell University and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine reveals genetic proof of the Jewish roots of the Bene Israel community in the western part of India. They have always considered themselves...Show More Summary

Ouch: Half of your friends may not actually consider you to be their friend

Do you know who your friends are? Most people don’t, according to a study recently published in the PLoS One. According to researchers from Tel Aviv University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, only around half of the people you call your friends would agree with that judgment. Show More Summary

Confirming Your Worst Fears, New Study Shows Most of Your Friends Don’t Like You

3 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

As the acclaimed sociologist Kanye West once asked: Real friends, how many of us? According to a new study from Tel Aviv University and MIT in the journal Plos One, the answer is: Not as many as you think. Researchers looked at 600 students from Europe, the U.S., and Israel to see ... More »

Researchers reveal top 10 most popular reptiles (they're also the scariest...)

Scientists from Oxford University and Tel Aviv University have ranked the world's most 'popular' reptiles, revealing the species that capture the public's imagination and providing valuable quantitative data towards the debate surrounding...Show More Summary

Key repeater molecule that governs genetic memory discovered

Researchers from Tel Aviv University just found an important mechanism for the transmission of epigenetic influences between generations. Get ready for some acronyms.

Scientists net virus behind tilapia die-offs in Israel and Ecuador

An international scientific team led by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Tel Aviv University has identified and characterized a novel virus behind massive die-offs of farmed tilapia in Israel and Ecuador, which threatens the $7.5 billion global tilapia industry. Show More Summary

Tel Aviv University study reveals how diet shaped human evolution

Homo sapiens, the ancestor of modern humans, shared the planet with Neanderthals, a close, heavy-set relative that dwelled almost exclusively in Ice-Age Europe, until some 40,000 years ago. Neanderthals were similar to Homo sapiens, with whom they sometimes mated -- but they were different, too. Show More Summary

New York sculptor Michelle Segre exhibits at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery in Philadelphia

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery of the University of the Arts is presenting the Philadelphia one-person premier of New York sculptor Michelle Segre. Michelle Segre was born in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1965 and received her BFA in 1987 from Cooper Union School of Art. Show More Summary

Working Together...

Raphael Kutscher, 'Ur-Lisi and Other Officials on Three Umma Tablets from Tokyo Tel Aviv: Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University Volume 7, Issue 3-4, 1980, pages 173-178. The three tablets are now in the possession of Mr. Show More Summary

Cyborg Heart Patch Replaces Dead Cardiac Tissue with Combination of Healthy Cells, Electronics

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Scientists at Tel Aviv University in Israel have developed a “cyborg heart patch” for replacing injured cardiac tissue. There has been considerable research on creating scaffolds seeded with cardiac cells, but simply delivering a bunch of cells in a neat package produces underwhelming results. Show More Summary

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