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The Ceremonial Sounds that Accompanied Our Ancestors’ Funerals, 15,000 Years Ago

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The Natufian culture, which flourished 15,000 years ago, is well known for its complex burial customs. A new study by Dr. Danny Rosenberg and Prof. Dani Nadel of the University of Haifa has discovered that these ceremonies included the use of giant...
20-Aug-2015 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Data and the Social Character of Genes

In a new study, researchers managed to narrow down 900 million possibilities requiring examination of the connection between genetic markers and genetic expression to just 340,000, in the process identifying “social” genes that play a...
13-Aug-2015 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Has the “Baron de Rothschild’s Ship,” Lost over 100 Years Ago, Been Found?

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Dr. Deborah Cvikel and Mr. Micky Holtzman from the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies at the University of Haifa suggest that the shipwreck discovered in 1976 off the coast at Dor (Tantura) lagoon may be identified as the missing Baron’s...
10-Aug-2015 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Study Reveals for the First Time: How Emotions Influence Learning and Memory Processes in the Brain

The study, led by Dr. Shlomo Wagner, also found the scientific explanation behind the saying “you never get a second chance to make a first impression”
6-Aug-2015 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Initiative: Massive Purchasing Group to Buy 1.4% of Earth in Order to Save the Planet

Prof. Uri Shanas of the Department of Biology and Environment at the University of Haifa-Oranim has founded an international organization that will enable anyone anywhere in the world to buy parts of the “hot spots” that are home to exceptional...
5-Aug-2015 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Good News for People Suffering from Fatty Liver Disease – Resistance Training Can Help

Approximately 30% of the population suffer from fatty liver disease, the commonest liver disease in the Western world. The disease can lead to inflammation and cirrhosis of the liver. A joint study by the University of Haifa and the Tel Aviv Medical...
27-Jul-2015 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Does Salt Cause Thirst? It’s Really Not All That Certain

In a recent study conducted by Prof. Micah Leshem of the University of Haifa, no correlation was found between salt intake and an increased sense of thirst or more drinking of water – “Tavern owners can reduce the amount of salt in their bar...
16-Jul-2015 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Continued Development of Natural Gas Resources at the Current Rate Might Incur the “Dutch Disease” Over the Israeli Economy

The study, which presents an economic model of the effects of the development of the country’s natural gas resources on the entire Israeli economy, points to an increase in the overall GDP, but also harm to the competitiveness of other sectors of...
7-Jul-2015 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Medusa Provides Evidence for Changes Taking Place in the Mediterranean Sea

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28-Jun-2015 1:05 AM EDT

Empathy Is Related to Sexual Orientation

The study, led by Professor Simone Shamay-Tsoory of the University of Haifa found that, in addition to gender, differences in empathy between people is related to sexual preference and, therefore, this orientation is important when assessing...
14-May-2015 7:05 AM EDT

The IDF Has Killed Hezbollah Fighters in Syria Yesterday, Sources Say. We Offer Excellent Experts That Can Relate to the Event

19-Jan-2015 3:00 AM EST

Where Is Israel's Natural Gas Sector Is Heading To?

Prof. Brenda Shaffer, an expert on international oil and natural gas polices, claims that Israel’s natural gas and electricity sectors suffer from the government’s extreme free market approach.
24-Dec-2014 8:40 AM EST

"Globally, Expensive Natural Gas Production Projects Are Encountering Commercial Difficulties. No One Is Looking for an Additional One"

24-Dec-2014 8:00 AM EST

Internet Campaign to Release the Kidnapped Teens Goes Viral All Over the World

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University of Haifa's Ambassador Online program are the ones behind the #Bring Back Our Boys campaign.
22-Jun-2014 2:00 AM EDT

University of Haifa to Award Eight Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa Degrees at the 42nd BOG Meeting

The University of Haifa will award eight Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa degrees to: Frederik Willem de Klerk, Lady Irene Hatter, Dr. Ernest Strauss, Prof. Stefan Reif , Chaim Topol , Prof. Julia Kristeva, Uri Lubrani and Prof. Celso Lafer, in...
22-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Expert Available to Comment on AMA Policy Announcement “Adverse Health Effects of Nighttime Lighting”

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16-Jul-2012 2:00 AM EDT

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