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  • E-n-c-y-c-l-o-p-æ-d-i-a

    By Marty Kaplan

    October 6, 2014 | 8:45 am

    I wonder how Jiminy Cricket would have handled the æ.

    Half of the articles in the Encylopædia Britannica are now available on its website for free.  They used to be behind a $70-a-year pay wall, but, as the Chicago Tribune recently reported, the “246-year-old privately held...

  • Survey: Half of U.K. Jews not overly concerned by rising anti-Semitism

    July 23, 2014 | 12:21 pm

    Nearly 70 percent of Jews in the United Kingdom believe anti-Semitism is on the rise, a new survey found, but half of the respondents are not overly concerned.

    Approximately half of the 1,468 respondents said anti-Semitism was “a fairly big problem,” while another half said it...

  • Apple to open third research center in Israel

    February 11, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    Apple will open its third research and development center in Israel.

    The tech giant's new center will open later this year in Raanana's industrial zone, the Israeli business daily Globes reported, but no official date has been set.

    Apple will bring aboard some 150 employees...

  • Aspirin for Cancer Prevention not Ready for Prime Time

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    March 23, 2012 | 2:15 pm

    Let’s imagine that we had a hunch that lighting incense at midnight contributes to weight loss, and we wanted to test that hunch. How would we do that? We would recruit lots of overweight adults and (with their permission) randomly assign them into two groups. The first group would...

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  • Johannesburg, Ben Gurion universities to continue joint research

    July 11, 2011 | 10:32 am

    The University of Johannesburg has agreed to continue joint research on biotechnology and water purification with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

    The agreement signed July 8 comes despite a vote in March by the University of Johannesburg’s faculty senate to end a memorandum of...

  • BIRD Foundation awards $8 million for U.S.-Israel research

    July 6, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    A foundation that works to support industrial research and development to benefit the United States and Israel will invest more than $8 million in nine new projects.

    The projects approved at last week’s board of directors meeting of the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and...

  • Breast is Best - Give me a Break!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 12, 2011 | 9:37 am

    Apparently, there is a new study out that specifically links breast-fed babies with a better behavior when they are four or five years old, than those that weren’t breast-fed.  Are you kidding me?  Of course breast-feeding your child is good for them, we all know that by now.  Do...

  • Cedars-Sinai studies liver transplants for HIV patients

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    December 18, 2008 | 2:44 am

    Although he was diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1991, Brent Carrillo had been well enough to pursue careers in custom stone and tile installation and interior design with relatively few health setbacks. A lifelong resident of Burbank, Carrillo moved to Portland in 2005 to enjoy a home...
  • The painful truth about teen mouth piercing

    July 23, 2008 | 3:08 am

    A pierced tongue may be the height of cool in some teen circles, but a new study by Israeli researchers suggests that skin piercings in the mouth may lead to an increased risk of oral health problems and even tooth loss.

    The researchers from the School of Dental Medicine at Tel Aviv...

  • Donors push Bar-Ilan to head of the class

    By Tom Tugend

    July 17, 2008 | 12:32 am

    "I wish I had 10 percent of the success with the Israeli government as I have with private donors," sighed Moshe Kaveh, the president of Bar-Ilan University.

    His sentiment is understandable. Together with Israel's six other research universities, Bar-Ilan has been in a prolonged...

  • Researchers stop biological clock during chemo

    By Karin Kloosterman

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Girls as young as 14 who are exposed to chemotherapy for treating breast cancer, Hodgkin's disease, and other non-malignant diseases such as lupus, put their reproductive system at risk. The chemotherapy can trigger premature menopause and leave women infertile.

    New research by an...

  • Books: Why choosing rationally might not be so easy

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    March 13, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    "Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions" by Dan Ariely (HarperCollins, $25.95).

    Dan Ariely is an MIT professor who served beer in a brewery and dressed in a waiter's outfit as part of his research into decision making. A leading behavioral economist,...

  • Jewish researchers dispute some Pew religion survey data

    By Sue Fishkoff

    February 28, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    American Jews are adopting and discarding their Jewish identities with increasing rapidity in a country that is becoming less white and less Christian, according to a new study of religious affiliation in the United States.

    But just hours after the study's publication Monday, Jewish...

  • Fund assists Israeli cancer researchers

    By Dina Kraft

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    If mapping the human genome was the seminal biological work of the 20th century, then learning how to "read" those genes will define this century, said one of Israel's top cancer researchers as he tinkers in his lab surrounded by tiny plastic tubes of DNA.

    "What is really important...

  • Briefs: Israeli team places second in international technology challenge, Jewish Community Foundatio

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli Team Places Second in International Technology Challenge

    A youthful Israeli team won second place in an international competition to develop innovative technologies than can benefit both society and financial investors.

    Competing against 20 other entries from 11 countries,...

  • Arava Institute boosts hopes of environmentalists in Middle East

    By Brett Kline

    November 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Ilana Meallem and Mazen Zoabi left a morning meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II last spring smiling. The king had just proposed the formation of a regional science fund, and they were certain they would have access to that fund.

    The two Israelis, project managers at the Arava...

  • Unearthing mass graves in Ukraine unveils history

    By Michael J. Jordan

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    In May, Ukrainian workers laying a gas pipe in a southern village dug into a buried chamber of thousands of Jews killed during the Holocaust.

    That same month, a construction crew building a new office complex in western Ukraine burrowed into the corpses of several dozen more Jews....

  • Science of floral scents and colors blooming in Israel

    By Nicky Blackburn

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Professor Alexander Vainstein is proud of his greenhouses.

    Located at the Hebrew University's Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture in Rehovot, these greenhouses offer visitors both a delight to the senses and a trip to a futuristic world, where...
  • Funding shortage and ignorance hurt pancreatic cancer fight

    By Julie G Fax

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    When Marilynn Lowenstein walked into shul on Rosh Hashanah two and half years ago, her friend, a doctor, took one look at her and sent her to the emergency room. Lowenstein's skin and eyes were yellow -- she was severely jaundiced.

    By the time the congregation got to the "who shall...

  • My December visit with ‘lady’

    By Gina Nahai

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "Agha isn't here," Khanum says as soon as I walk in through the door. "I don't know when he'll be back."

    Agha is her husband -- dead for 35 years and buried in Iran -- but she speaks about him as if he were just out running an errand.

    "No point waiting around for him," she tells...

  • California Jewish voters maintain liberal reputation

    By Tom Tugend

    November 9, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    California's Jewish voters upheld their liberal reputation in Tuesday's election, despite a strong effort by the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) to focus on the Bush administration's pro-Israel record.

    While Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger won reelection by nearly 55 percent of the...

  • Jews join the quest for space commerce

    By Adam Wills

    November 2, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    In the 1968 film "2001: A Space Odyssey," a commercial Pan Am Space Clipper flight carries civilians to the wheel-shaped Space Station V, which features a Hilton Hotel and a Howard Johnson's. Naturally, the calls to Earth via videophone are handled by AT&T's forerunner Bell, and the...
  • Israel, U.S. Act on Request for Renewable Energy

    August 31, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Israel and the United States will pool their scientific brainpower to find and develop alternative energy sources under a bill passed by the House and now wending its way through the Senate.

    Under the proposed U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperation Act, scientists and engineers from both...

  • Sky High Fundraiser

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    SKY HIGH FUNDRAISER

    Rod's Day 14 turned out to be a fun and spectacular event. The July 22 fundraiser is named for Rod Fasone, who died from a rare form of colon cancer at age 21, 14 years ago. Rod's Day kicked off with a skydiving exhibition by renowned skydiver Jumpin' Bill and...

  • Marriage Conversion Rate Proves Low

    By Rachel Silverman

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Low conversion rates among intermarried Jewish families continue to plague those working to reverse the demographic downtrends in American Jewry.

    Fewer than one-fifth of non-Jews who marry Jews convert to Judaism, according to a new study distributed by the American Jewish Committee....

  • O.C. Incidents Raise Anti-Semitism Fears

    By Lisa Armony

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The president of a Los Alamitos high school's Jewish students' club came out to the school parking lot last October to find swastikas and "Jew Bitch" scrawled on her car. Across the county, a San Clemente high school student was harassed last year with anti-Jewish slurs to the point...

  • Wiesel’s Words of Hope for ‘Uprooted’

    By Sandee Brawarsky

    May 18, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    When Elie Wiesel spoke last year at the 92nd Street Y, teaching about Jewish texts, his quiet voice had a trance-like quality, as he shifted between classic sources, Chasidic tales and his own views of world events. His fiction is similarly powerful. Sometimes the words have the...

  • This Week - Mission Impossible

    By Rob Eshman

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    These have been the six most difficult years in Ambassador Gideon Meir's professional life, and when I tell you what he does, you'll immediately grasp the reason why.

    Meir is deputy director general for media and public affairs in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. What that...

  • The Second American Jewish Revolution

    By Steven Windmueller

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The past 20 years have been marked by the single largest growth of new Jewish organizations -- well, at least since 1880, when the first defining period of American Judaism began.

    You can rightly call it a major American Jewish revolution that is now under way.

    This modern...

  • The Shadows of Another Time

    By Rachel Kadish

    April 20, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Before World War II, some 60,000 Jews lived in Krakow, Poland. More than 54,000 perished during the Holocaust and virtually no Jews remain there today. Writer Rachel Kadish, whose family once owned a hotel in the Tatra Mountains, journeyed to Poland in 1998 and again in 2001 to...

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