israeli science

Growing space: Israelis' experiment will try to grow plants on moon in 2025

A team of researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has been selected to be performed in Space-IL's "Beresheet 2" spacecraft expedition.

A view shows houses destroyed following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Les Cayes, Haiti August 14, 20

Researchers discover way to predict earthquakes with 80% accuracy

By studying changes in the Earth's ionosphere, an Israeli research team discovered a method to predict earthquakes 48 hours ahead with 80% accuracy.

What are Earth's mysterious miracles? Two studies shed light

The two studies described a new method of clustering types of minerals together or separating them into new species based on their origins.

Meet the winners of the EMET Prize, Israel’s Nobel

Watch the awards presentation of the 20th EMET Prize Awards here.

  RAPHAEL MALACH Professor, Brain Research Weizmann Institute of Science, Neurobiology Department

‘The human mind is the basis of everything we have’

Profs. Hermona Soreq and Raphael Malach, winners of the 2022 EMET Prize – Life Sciences category in neuroscience field, share their achievements and the never-ending attempt to understand the body.


Renowned Israeli immunologist Michael Sela dies at 98

Past president of Weizmann, Israel Prize laureate Michael Sela co-invented multiple sclerosis drug Copaxone.

Israeli astronaut Eitan Stibbe expected to return to Earth tonight

After the detachment of the capsule from the space station was completed, the Israeli astronaut and the rest of the AX-1 mission crew are expected to return to Earth tonight.


One giant leap: Eytan Stibbe becomes first Israeli to board International Space Station

The mission, led by Houston-based start-up Axiom Space in partnership with SpaceX and NASA is a historic moment for science and space travel


New Collaboration to validate CRISPR Genome-editing tools in plants

Merck KGaA signs collaboration and license agreement with Israeli company BetterSeeds to accelerate use of CRISPR in agricultural applications, making it more widely available.

New research finds how plants develop aerial roots

A Hebrew University team has found, through genetic research, how plants make aerial roots – allowing smarter, more effective way to grow crops and plants.

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