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    Earliest modern human outside of Africa

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    Did human culture impact our brain's evolution?

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    What materials is the world made of?

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    First tangible proof that dark matter exists

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    Laser Science enhanced by Archimedes

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TAU Alumni ranked 8th in the world in entrepreneurship!

TAU Alumni ranked 8th in the world in entrepreneurship!

The entrepreneurs community among Tel Aviv University alumni is climbing in the 2018 Pitchbook survey published this month. Each year, the Pitchbook survey ranks thousands of universities worldwide by the number of undergraduates who have established successful companies funded by venture capital funds. After four consecutive years in the 9th(...)

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Hot off the press! TAU Law magazine is out!

Hot off the press! TAU Law magazine is out!

In the current edition you will find features on a range of topics that showcase the research and activities at TAU Law Welcome to De Iure, the Buchmann Faculty of Law magazine brought to you twice a year, at Rosh Hashanah and Passover, in Hebrew and English.(...)

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Namaste harmful waste

Namaste harmful waste

A groundbreaking study addresses the contamination of groundwater and drinking water(...)

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Are repair shops for electronic devices about to become extinct?

Are repair shops for electronic devices about to become extinct?

Dr. Yakir Hadad of TAU's School of Electrical Engineering together with researchers from the USA built an electronic device which, when a strong electronic signal passes through, becomes immune to defects It's hard to imagine the world without electronics.(...)

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Uplifting Message for Coexistence

Uplifting Message for Coexistence

A Palestinian MBA graduate from Gaza, recipient of a scholarship from TAU’s Whitman Center for Coexistence, takes a stand for peace and friendship “Real peace can’t be achieved by only talking about it.(...)

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Ancient coffins in Israeli cave reveal migration from Turkey and Iran

Ancient coffins in Israeli cave reveal migration from Turkey and Iran

Genome analysis of 6,500-year-old human remains points to origin of ancient Chalcolithic culture An international team of researchers from Tel Aviv University, the Israel Antiquities Authority and Harvard University has discovered that waves of migration from Anatolia and the Zagros mountains (today's Turkey and Iran) to the Levant(...)

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A new revelation about neutron stars

A new revelation about neutron stars

Multidisciplinary study finds that a small fraction of protons in neutron-dense objects can significantly impact their properties Neutron stars are the smallest, densest stars in the universe, born out of the gravitational collapse of extremely massive stars.(...)

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A new discovery that could improve your laptop’s hard drive

A new discovery that could improve your laptop’s hard drive

Microscale superlubricity could pave way for improved electromechanical devices Lubricity measures the reduction in mechanical friction and wear by a lubricant.(...)

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Smart probe detecting cancer cells may improve survival rates

Smart probe detecting cancer cells may improve survival rates

Fluorescent tags of injected polymers are "turned on" by an enzyme overproduced in cancer cells, TAU researchers say A new Tel Aviv University study explores a novel smart probe for image-guided surgery that may dramatically improve post-surgical outcomes for cancer patients. In many kinds of cancers, it is often(...)

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A flight into the unknown

A flight into the unknown

Terminal 3 and a quarter, first class ticket on the wings of imagination. Our researchers are taking off! Summer is here and suddenly everyone seemed to be packing suitcases and going on vacations across oceans and seas.(...)

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TAU Alumnae are the most influential!

TAU Alumnae are the most influential!

Forbes Israel's 2018 Fifty Most Influential Women Issue is out, and the prestigious list contains no less than 25 TAU Alumnae – a lot more than any other university in Israel! Forbes Israel magazine has published its 2018 list of the most influential women in Israel.(...)

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Research to cool down your summer

Research to cool down your summer

The heat is here, the humidity's rising, so here are some scientific studies to cool down your brain and refresh your mind It comes every year, like clockwork.(...)

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TAU prof wins Argentinian award for work on climate change

TAU prof wins Argentinian award for work on climate change

Prof. Marcelo Sternberg is the first Israeli to receive the prestigious RAICES Prize Prof. Marcelo Sternberg from TAU's School of Molecular Cell Biology & Biotechnology at the George S.(...)

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Can we feed the world?

Can we feed the world?

What do a geneticist from Vietnam and a plant scientist from India have in common? They’re studying at TAU to help make food security a reality Around the world, demand for food is on the rise, while the quantity of arable land and agricultural resources is declining.(...)

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Compounds found in green tea, wine may block toxic metabolites

Compounds found in green tea, wine may block toxic metabolites

Discovery may pave the way for therapies to treat inborn congenital metabolic disorders A new Tel Aviv University study suggests there is hope of treating certain inborn congenital metabolic diseases — a hope found in green tea and in red wine. Most people with inherited metabolic disorders are born with(...)

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Modern laser science enhanced by 2,300-year-old tech

Modern laser science enhanced by 2,300-year-old tech

Archimedes' screw inspires Tel Aviv University researchers to devise a novel particle-trapping laser beam An active field of research, laser optical trapping works to control the movement and position of particles of different sizes and shapes.(...)

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TAU film festival celebrates women in its 20th edition

TAU film festival celebrates women in its 20th edition

World's largest student film festival draws film students, veteran filmmakers and distinguished directors from Israel and around the world The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival — one of the largest and most influential student film festivals in the world according to CILECT, the International Association of Film and(...)

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A prince to the rescue

A prince to the rescue

A nature enthusiast and an environmental activist, Albert II, Prince of Monaco will visit the campus and meet with TAU researchers If you were disappointed not to get an invitation to the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan, you’ll now get your chance to meet a real, genuine prince(...)

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A step closer to solving the puzzle of ALS

A step closer to solving the puzzle of ALS

Mechanism involving specific microRNA and muscle molecules plays role in ALS, TAU researchers say A new Tel Aviv University study identifies a previously unknown mechanism involved in the development of Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).(...)

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TAU student film at Tribeca Film Festival

TAU student film at Tribeca Film Festival

A short film by Atara Frish, "The Love Letter", won a citation from the Tribeca Film Festival Atara Frish, a student at the Tel Aviv University's Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, received an honorable mention in the "Student Vision" category at the Tribeca Film Festival for her short(...)

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Founder of Chinese e-commerce giant visits TAU

Founder of Chinese e-commerce giant visits TAU

Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba, says the most important skill for the future is creativity Have you ever bought anything on Aliexpress.com?(...)

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U.S. Congress cites TAU report

U.S. Congress cites TAU report

The Kantor Center's report on antisemitism is the basis of a proposal by a bi-partisan task force Tel Aviv University's Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, inaugurated in May 2010, provides an academic framework for the interdisciplinary research of European Jewry from the end of World War(...)

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TAU announces early-stage venture fund for students

TAU announces early-stage venture fund for students

The new fund will invest in students' innovation and will be open to all students and graduates Tel Aviv University has established an early-stage venture capital fund, TAU Ventures, to invest initial pre-seed funding into startups founded by students and alumni within the TAU network and to further boost entrepreneurship(...)

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TAU Honorary Doctorates 2018

TAU Honorary Doctorates 2018

Among this year's recipients are researchers and philanthropists from all over the world At a ceremony that will take place on May 3rd, as part of the Board of Governors series of events, Tel Aviv University will grant honorary doctorates to a group of groundbreaking researchers and inspiring philanthropists from(...)

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SIGNING OF A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY AND THE FRQNT

SIGNING OF A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT BETWEEN TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY AND THE FRQNT

Today, the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) and Tel Aviv University signed a partnership agreement to foster the international mobility of female students in(...)

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What’s changed in 70 years?

What’s changed in 70 years?

How have the students, buildings, classrooms and fashions of TAU changed in the years since it was founded? Let’s start from the very first building constructed on campus: Trubowicz, today the home of the Buchmann Faculty of Law.(...)

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How advanced nanotechnology can improve cancer care

How advanced nanotechnology can improve cancer care

TAU and Harvard researchers discuss untapped potential of targeted nanocarriers to revolutionize cancer therapy A new Tel Aviv University study addresses the challenges of nanoparticle-based cancer-targeting strategies.(...)

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Moderate Decline in Violent Attacks Against Jews, But Attacks More Brutal

Moderate Decline in Violent Attacks Against Jews, But Attacks More Brutal

Jews living in Europe harbor increasingly ‘grave concerns for their security,’ annual Tel Aviv University Kantor Center study reports Tel Aviv – Anti-Semitic violence around the world dropped 9%, from 361 incidents in 2016 to 327 incidents in 2017.(...)

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Brain stimulation improves crucial impairment of Parkinson’s patients

Brain stimulation improves crucial impairment of Parkinson’s patients

Transcranial direct current therapy positively impacts mobility and executive functions, Tel Aviv University researchers say Walking presents many challenges for patients with Parkinson's disease. Among the most burdensome of these challenges is "freezing of gait," the sudden onset of immobility mid-step.(...)

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Mediterranean summer will be months longer by century’s end

Mediterranean summer will be months longer by century’s end

Climate changes will cut winter in the eastern Mediterranean region by half by the late 21st century, researchers have found The eastern Mediterranean — an area that covers Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and southern Turkey — is experiencing monumental climate changes poised to significantly affect regional ecosystems and human(...)

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

TAU celebrates women in academia, from high school students to senior researchers Every year, on 8 March, Tel Aviv University celebrates International Women's Day and presents its top team of women researchers.(...)

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First tangible proof that “dark matter” exists

First tangible proof that “dark matter” exists

Prof. Rennan Barkana has managed to shed light on one of astronomy's biggest mysteries A team of astronomers led by Prof.(...)

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Extreme conditions: studying the Dead Sea

Extreme conditions: studying the Dead Sea

A first-of-its-kind summit has given scientists a chance to compare findings about the unique environment of the Dead Sea The Dead Sea is quite literally a place unlike any other on Earth.(...)

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New way to detect preeclampsia early

New way to detect preeclampsia early

Small non-coding RNAs may be used to devise a diagnostic blood test for pregnant women Preeclampsia, a sudden pregnancy complication that can interfere with the blood flow to the placenta and possibly to the fetus, can lead to low birth weight, prematurity and even death.(...)

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How far would you go for love?

How far would you go for love?

From ancient spells to smelling like another animals, the lengths we go to for love have always been great Are you the sort of person who plans their Valentine’s Day weeks or months in advance with their partner, or the sort who wakes up on February 14th and scrambles for(...)

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Liev Schreiber talks filmmaking at TAU

Liev Schreiber talks filmmaking at TAU

The actor, director and screenwriter gave a widely-attended masterclass at TAU's Steve Tisch School of Film and Television Actor Liev Schreiber visited Tel Aviv University on February 5 to give a masterclass on acting and filmmaking during his weeklong sojourn in Israel. Mr.(...)

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Welcome to the City of Big Ideas. Welcome to Tel Aviv University.

Welcome to the City of Big Ideas. Welcome to Tel Aviv University.

Want to be part of the next big idea? Welcome to Tel Aviv University. Dynamic and daring, TAU represents Israel at its best.(...)

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Remains of earliest modern human outside of Africa discovered

Remains of earliest modern human outside of Africa discovered

Discovery of jawbone pushes back history of Homo sapiens migration by at least 50,000 years. Featured image: Misliya cave, where the remains were found (photo: Mina Weinstein Evron, Haifa University) A  jawbone complete with teeth recently discovered at Israel's Misliya cave has now been dated to 177,000-194,000(...)

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Makeathon projects offer new solutions to problems of old age

Makeathon projects offer new solutions to problems of old age

At the Makeathon Age 3.0 event engineers, produced new projects that could help the elderly On January 10th the Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering hosted a unique event where young engineers from all over the country worked on coming up with technological solutions to the problems faced by(...)

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New post-doctoral scholarships

New post-doctoral scholarships

Starting October of 2018 Tel Aviv University will award post-doctoral scholarships to young researchers. Tel Aviv University offers Post-Doctoral scholarships for one year from October 2018 for new Post-Docs who are at the beginning of their academic career. The amount of the scholarship per year is about NIS 68,000.(...)

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Nanomedicine inhibits the progression of pancreatic cancer

Nanomedicine inhibits the progression of pancreatic cancer

A collaborative, multidisciplinary study from Tel Aviv University shows a new way forward for treating a deadly disease Pancreatic cancer is among the most aggressive cancers known today.(...)

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TAU Open Day 2018

TAU Open Day 2018

Join us on February 2nd, 2018, to learn about our programs, meet professors, alumni and current TAU students. Tel Aviv University will open its gates at 9am on Friday, February 2nd, to everyone who'd like to take a look at our green campus, meet with professors and staff, hang out(...)

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“Protein archaeology”: Understanding how proteins evolve

“Protein archaeology”: Understanding how proteins evolve

A new study sheds light on how proteins emerged and evolved over human history Since their emergence about 3.7 billion years ago, proteins have been key to life as we know it.(...)

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Oxygen therapy could help symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

Oxygen therapy could help symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

A new treatment has potential to correct behavioral and physical deficits associated with the disease, Tel Aviv University researchers say A  new Tel Aviv University study reveals that hyperbaric oxygen treatments may ameliorate symptoms experienced by patients with Alzheimer's disease. "This revolutionary treatment for Alzheimer's disease uses a hyperbaric oxygen(...)

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Former president of TAU wins Washington Institute Book Prize

Former president of TAU wins Washington Institute Book Prize

Prof. Itamar Rabinovich's book about Itzhak Rabin was awarded the gold medal Prof. Itamar Rabinovich's book “Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman” was awarded the gold medal in The Washington Institute's 2017 Book Prize competition, the Middle East policy think tank announced today. Prof.(...)

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TAU study: tiredness makes your brain cells slow down

TAU study: tiredness makes your brain cells slow down

Sleep rhythms can disrupt normal activity in specific regions of the brain, a new study shows It has been established that sleep deprivation slows down our reaction time, but it has been unclear exactly how the lack of sleep affects brain activity and subsequent behavior. A new Tel Aviv University(...)

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TAU students can now win up to $10,000 through coding

TAU students can now win up to $10,000 through coding

CodeVita, a global contest for improving coding skills, will be open to TAU students for the first time this year Thanks to an extensive collaboration agreement between Tel Aviv University and TATA Consultancy Services, for the first time ever TAU students will be able to enter the international coding competition(...)

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The “Wonder” Effect

The “Wonder” Effect

What stories have we historically told about female heroes? Is Wonder Woman just another movie or a game-changer for the industry?(...)

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Top defense prize awarded to TAU professor

Top defense prize awarded to TAU professor

How has the science of materials affected our lives? Why do British people put milk in their tea?(...)

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What materials is the world made of?

What materials is the world made of?

How has the science of materials affected our lives? Why do British people put milk in their tea?(...)

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New Miles Nadal Fund Will Reward Israel’s Bravest

New Miles Nadal Fund Will Reward Israel’s Bravest

The Miles S.(...)

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Broadcom Foundation Sponsors Workshop at TAU

Broadcom Foundation Sponsors Workshop at TAU

The meeting brought together graduate students to discuss brain inspired technologies and plan further collaboration An exciting, 3-day research competition held at Tel Aviv University convened top students with an engineering or computer science background who are working in neuroscience.(...)

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Celebrating a 100 Year Old Milestone

Celebrating a 100 Year Old Milestone

TAU honors the sixty-seven word declaration that changed the course of Jewish history The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History hosted a symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, the British government’s historical letter penned by Lord Arthur James Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild, supporting the creation of a(...)

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Decoding the genome to cure deafness

Decoding the genome to cure deafness

Discovery of long-encoding RNAs in the auditory system may solve a piece of the deafness puzzle A  new Tel Aviv University study solves a critical piece of the puzzle of human deafness by identifying the first group of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in the auditory system. "The research on(...)

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Tel Aviv University Hosts First Zuckerman US-Israel Symposium

Tel Aviv University Hosts First Zuckerman US-Israel Symposium

Supporting future generations of leaders in science, technology, engineering and math, Zuckerman scholarship programs engage top-tier talent The first Zuckerman US-Israel Symposium was held at Tel Aviv University to promote academic exchange between the two countries and showcase Zuckerman STEM Leadership Scholars.(...)

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Zimin Institute for Novel Engineering Solutions Inaugurated

Zimin Institute for Novel Engineering Solutions Inaugurated

Will harness Tel Aviv University ingenuity toward enhancing quality of life The Zimin Institute for Engineering Solutions Advancing Better Lives was inaugurated in the presence of Dmitry Zimin and his son, Boris, of Moscow, together with TAU President Joseph Klafter and other senior TAU officials. The interdisciplinary institute, established to(...)

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Language school for bats

Language school for bats

New study proves language acquisition is not limited to human beings A new Tel Aviv University study finds that young bats adopt a specific "dialect" spoken by their own colonies, even when this dialect differs from the bat "mother tongue." Researchers Dr.(...)

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Moshe Dayan Center Marks Its Jubilee

Moshe Dayan Center Marks Its Jubilee

Israel’s leading think tank for Middle Eastern Studies has played a major role in research and regional policy analysis for 50 years featured image: Yitzhak Rabin speaks at the Dayan Center in November 1994, exactly one year before his assassination What do Henry Kissinger, Condoleezza Rice and Yitzhak Rabin(...)

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Tel Aviv University Review 2017

Tel Aviv University Review 2017

"After about 200 years of the modern university as we know it, it’s time to reboot. There’s no doubt that universities must continue to conduct research, disseminate knowledge and teach students. But we also have to be relevant.(...)

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Turning brain cells into skin cells

Turning brain cells into skin cells

Tel Aviv University researchers transform mature cells from the brain, heart and more into skin cells A  new study reveals that it is possible to repurpose the function of different mature cells across the body — and harvest new tissue and organs from these cells. The research tracks the(...)

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Gravitational waves: a new way to observe the universe

Gravitational waves: a new way to observe the universe

TAU utilizes Nobel-winning research to expand our understanding of matter and space On August 17, 2017, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors in Louisiana and Washington and at the Virgo detector in Italy detected the first "ripples in space," or gravitational waves, produced by the(...)

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Fever during labor may cause complications after birth

Fever during labor may cause complications after birth

Intrapartum fever triggered by bacterial infection may cause neonatal complications, TAU researchers say Intrapartum fever — fever that occurs during labor — occurs in approximately 1-2% of deliveries and is often associated with maternal and neonatal complications.(...)

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The Searchers – TAU’s Annual Report 2017 is here

The Searchers – TAU’s Annual Report 2017 is here

Local, global, personal, universal, the pursuit of the unknown takes us to unexpected places. Come meet some of our (re)searchers on their Tel Aviv University journeys. Download the report here: 2017 Annual_report(...)

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The Four species of Sukkot explained

The Four species of Sukkot explained

TAU Archaeologist Dafna Langgut on the origins of the Etrog, Lulav and more The Etrog (citron fruit), Lulav (frond of date palm) Hadass (myrtle bough) and Aravah (willow branch) – are the four species the Jewish people are commanded to bind together and wave in the sukkah, a temporary booth(...)

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TAU $1 billion Capital Campaign poised to spark new pursuits, big ideas and positive change

TAU $1 billion Capital Campaign poised to spark new pursuits, big ideas and positive change

“The Business of Ideas” Being in the “business of ideas” means that Tel Aviv University has to remain competitive and inventive, especially globally, said TAU President Joseph Klafter at the opening of the 2017 Board of Governors meeting.(...)

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Binge Drinking in College May Lower Chances of Landing a Job After College

Binge Drinking in College May Lower Chances of Landing a Job After College

Drinking habits, not drinking itself, may impact future careers, say Tel Aviv University, Cornell University researchers Tel Aviv — Heavy drinking six times a month reduces the probability that a new college graduate will land a job by 10 percent, according to Tel Aviv University and Cornell University research published(...)

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Less work for a better memory

Less work for a better memory

TAU researchers find brief reactivations of visual memories are enough to complete the learning process A  new Tel Aviv University study finds that brief memory reactivations can replace repeated extensive practice and training — commonly known as "practice makes perfect" — as a basis of procedural learning. "Instead of bombarding(...)

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Bringing the Humanities to Engineers

Bringing the Humanities to Engineers

A pioneering TAU program is helping produce more well-rounded and creative engineers TAU has launched a new program for training engineers in the humanities.(...)

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TAU Launches Groundbreaking Admissions System

TAU Launches Groundbreaking Admissions System

New university entry requirement bypasses standardized tests by offering online coursework to high school students gineers TAU made headlines this year when it announced a revolutionary new admissions system that will make it more accessible to all segments of the population. The new system will redress a built-in disparity in(...)

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4th Year in a Row – TAU ranked Top Ten Schools Worldwide for producing Successful Start-up Entrepreneurs

4th Year in a Row – TAU ranked Top Ten Schools Worldwide for producing Successful Start-up Entrepreneurs

Best school outside the US and #1 in Israel Ranked above Yale, Princeton and UCLA in producing start-up companies that successfully raise capita. What do unicorns have to do with academic degrees?(...)

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Did human culture impact our brain’s evolution?

Did human culture impact our brain’s evolution?

A new model shows how small modifications can adapt our brain to ecological and cultural changes A  new Tel Aviv University study suggests that cultural activities, such as the use of language, influence our learning processes, affecting our ability to collect different kinds of data, make connections between them, and(...)

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Lemons: exclusive luxury food?

Lemons: exclusive luxury food?

Citrus fruits were the clear status symbols of the nobility in the ancient Mediterranean, Tel Aviv University researcher says New research from Tel Aviv University reveals that citrons and lemons were clear status symbols for the ancient Roman ruling elite and plots the route and evolution of the citrus trade(...)

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Summertime: life in the lab and beyond

Summertime: life in the lab and beyond

TAU's campus is a non-stop hub of activity, even with the academic year over It's summer and the school year is over, the temperature is rising and the classrooms are empty.(...)

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Are gender roles inherited?

Are gender roles inherited?

A new collaborative study from TAU, the University of Melbourne and the University of Exeter says yes The different ways men and women behave, passed down from generation to generation, can be inherited from our social environment — not just from genes, according to a new study. Rather than the(...)

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Drug regimen can reduce cancer recurrences

Drug regimen can reduce cancer recurrences

TAU discovery may improve long-term survival rates of cancer patients Most cancer-related deaths are the result of post-surgical metastatic recurrence. In metastasis, cells of primary tumors travel to other parts of the body, where they often proliferate into inoperable, ultimately fatal growths.(...)

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Love, TAU International Style

Love, TAU International Style

To mark Tu B'Av, the Israel’s festival of love and the equivalent of Valentine’s Day, three happy couples tell their stories The unique experience of attending Tel Aviv University as an international student includes meeting people from diverse backgrounds and exchanging ideas.(...)

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Raya Jaglom (1919-2017)

Raya Jaglom (1919-2017)

Tel Aviv University pays tribute to longstanding leader and benefactor Raya Jaglom, a woman of valor Tel Aviv University deeply mourns the passing of Honorary Vice Chairperson of the Board of Governors, Raya Jaglom, on August 2, 2017, at the age of 98. Mrs.(...)

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TAU Influencer Makes Forbes List

TAU Influencer Makes Forbes List

Dr. Liad Mudrik voted one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Israel by Forbes Magazine A Tel Aviv University’s star researcher, Dr.(...)

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Can you hear a shooting star?

Can you hear a shooting star?

A new study explains why some people can hear sounds when they see a meteor passing Have you ever wondered what a shooting star sounds like? There have been records for centuries of people claiming they could hear a sound when they saw a meteor cross the sky.(...)

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The Waze Forward

The Waze Forward

Uri Levine shares his insight and experience in navigating the world of start-ups At a breakfast hosted by Mexico Friends of TAU at the Hyatt Regency in Mexico City, Waze co-founder and serial entrepreneur Uri Levine held court to a group of 80 people. The gathered included leaders of the(...)

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Dr. Raymond Sackler (1920-2017)

Dr. Raymond Sackler (1920-2017)

Tel Aviv University pays tribute to Dr. Raymond Sackler, a man of vision and action Tel Aviv University deeply mourns the passing of Dr. Raymond Sackler on July 17 at the age of 97, following a brief illness. Dr.(...)

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TAU students win prizes at blockchain hackathon

TAU students win prizes at blockchain hackathon

36 hours of competition. Akash Jog, Patrick Marciano and Taklikar Ashutosh in action. International engineering students won an award for their innovative registration and tracking technology A group of students from TAU’s International B.Sc.(...)

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What if…time doesn’t heal?

What if…time doesn’t heal?

A new TAU study finds that resilience and vulnerability are not mutually exclusive among aging groups At a conference held by TAU’s Herczeg Institute on Aging, researchers presented a study that counters commonly-held beliefs on happiness among the aged.(...)

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Could ships be unsuspecting hosts of invasive species?

Could ships be unsuspecting hosts of invasive species?

Half of the marine vessels passing along the Mediterranean coast of Israel carry damaging ascidians, TAU researchers say Invasive ascidians — sac-like marine invertebrate filter feeders — are nuisance organisms that present a global threat.(...)

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BOG 2017: Report by Prof. Joseph Klafter

BOG 2017: Report by Prof. Joseph Klafter

The full text of the TAU President’s “State of the University” address at the first plenary of the annual Board of Governors meeting Dear Governors, I would like to open with three interesting facts: At the beginning of May, the State of Israel conferred its highest honor – the(...)

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Theoretical physicist correctly predicts mass of rare particle

Theoretical physicist correctly predicts mass of rare particle

TAU's Prof. Marek Karliner made a prediction three years ago that CERN has now proven accurate Three years ago, a theoretical physicist who specializes in elementary particle physics, predicted, along with a colleague, the mass of a new sub-atomic particle that had never been seen.(...)

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Cyber Week 2017 highlights latest breakthroughs in cybersecurity

Cyber Week 2017 highlights latest breakthroughs in cybersecurity

Future threats, changing paradigms examined by world’s top experts at TAU conference “We are all targets!” said Gil Shwed, inventor of the modern firewall and founder and CEO of Check Point Software, of the extensive threat posed by online attacks at the opening plenary of Cyber Week held(...)

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Turning the Power Up

Turning the Power Up

Photo: Dr.(...)

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Tel Aviv University Alumni Organisation is celebrating its 2nd anniversary

Tel Aviv University Alumni Organisation is celebrating its 2nd anniversary

The Tel Aviv University Alumni Organisation is celebrating its 2nd anniversary with a short clip, produced in cooperation with YNET, in which nine Alumni from TAU's different faculties, each a success in their fields of business, share their insight on starting your career and offer a collection of tips from(...)

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The origins of wheat

The origins of wheat

TAU scientists publish wild wheat genome, creating "time tunnel" that could boost food production A  global team of researchers has published the first-ever Wild Emmer wheat genome sequence in Science magazine.(...)

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Steinhardt Museum inaugurated with flare and critters

Steinhardt Museum inaugurated with flare and critters

Photo: Moshik Brin — ‎at ‎the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History‎.‎  Giant green bugs, a lion and a troupe of acrobats were among the creatures greeting guests at the inauguration of the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Israel National Center for Biodiversity Studies. The festive atmosphere underscored the historic occasion(...)

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3,000-Year-Old Textiles Are Earliest Evidence of Chemical Dyeing in The Levant

3,000-Year-Old Textiles Are Earliest Evidence of Chemical Dyeing in The Levant

Discovery provides insight into society and copper production in the Timna region at the time of David and Solomon, TAU researchers say Tel Aviv University archaeologists have revealed that cloth samples found in the Israeli desert present the earliest evidence of plant-based textile dyeing in the region.(...)

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The brain mechanism behind multitasking

The brain mechanism behind multitasking

TAU study finds brief reactivation of a learned memory can block interference from competing tasks Although "multitasking" is a popular buzzword, research shows that only 2% of the population actually multitasks efficiently.(...)

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A new way to combat drug-resistant bacteria

A new way to combat drug-resistant bacteria

Milestone discovery uses DNA delivery system to fight lethal conditions, TAU researchers say Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threa(...)

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“What if…?”: Pursuing the Unknown at Tel Aviv University

“What if…?”: Pursuing the Unknown at Tel Aviv University

Ready to ask the un-askable and imagine the impossible?(...)

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Stem cell therapy may harm heart disease patients

Stem cell therapy may harm heart disease patients

TAU researchers discover molecular pathway involved in toxic interaction between host cells and immune system Patients with severe and end-stage heart failure have few treatment options available to them apart from transplants and "miraculous" stem cell therapy.(...)

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Cyber Week 2017

Cyber Week 2017

On June 25-29th, join us to find out about cybersecurity from a multitude of angles Cyber Week is an annual cybersecurity conference held for the seventh year in a row at Tel Aviv University.(...)

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Annual Dan David Prize Awarded

Annual Dan David Prize Awarded

Photo: From left: Prof. Svante Pääbo; Prof. Ellen D. Williams; Jamaica Kincaid; TAU Honorary Fellow Gabriela David; Chairman of the Dan David Foundation Prof. Itamar Rabinovich; Prof. David Reich; TAU Governor Ariel David; Prof. Andrzej Udalski; TAU President Joseph Klafter; A. B. Yehoshua; and Prof. Shrinivas Kulkarni.(...)

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New tech reveals inscription invisible for 50 years

New tech reveals inscription invisible for 50 years

Military correspondence from the First Temple period discovered with multispectral imaging on a well-studied artifact at The Israel Museum, TAU researchers say Using advanced imaging technology, Tel Aviv University researchers have discovered a hitherto invisible inscription on the back of a pottery shard that has been on display at The(...)

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An epicenter of Tel Aviv University business ingenuity

An epicenter of Tel Aviv University business ingenuity

Miles S.(...)

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How did squids become so smart?

How did squids become so smart?

New study finds cephalopods evolved differently from other animals, including humans Cephalopods – a family of marine animals that includes octopuses, squid and cuttlefish – are extraordinarily smart for underwater creatures.(...)

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TAU first in Israel in patents

TAU first in Israel in patents

New ranking shows TAU to be 8th among institutions outside the U.S. in 2016 A new report, published by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), utilizing data acquired from the U.S.(...)

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Dan David prize Ceremony 2017

Dan David prize Ceremony 2017

The prize and its spirit The Dan David Prize is a joint international corporation, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. The Dan David Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms.(...)

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Earliest man-made climate change took place 11,500 years ago

Earliest man-made climate change took place 11,500 years ago

Geological indication of humans' impact on the environment discovered in the Dead Sea, TAU researchers say The vast majority of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century have been due to human activities.(...)

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TAU to open Center for Israel Studies in Mumbai

TAU to open Center for Israel Studies in Mumbai

After two successful conferences the relationship between TAU and two Indian universities grows stronger Photo: TAU vice president, Prof. Raanan Rein To mark 25 years since the beginning of diplomatic relations between Israel and India, Tel Aviv University held two joint academic conferences with Indian institutions this year.(...)

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BOG2017: TAU honorary degrees awarded

BOG2017: TAU honorary degrees awarded

Honors reflect contributions to science, technology, arts, finance, industry, ethics and philanthropy In a lively ceremony held during the 2017 Board of Governors Meeting, Tel Aviv University conferred its highest awards on a remarkable group of figures in recognition of their professional and philanthropic contributions to society and their staunch(...)

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Sylvan Adams Institute puts sports excellence on the agenda

Sylvan Adams Institute puts sports excellence on the agenda

TAU’s Sylvan Adams Sports Institute ceremony attended by Tel Aviv Mayor and top Israeli athletes. Photo: From left: Olympic silver medalist Yael Arad; Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo Ron Huldai; Margaret and Sylvan Adams; TAU President Joseph Klafter.(...)

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Solving the riddle of the snow globe

Solving the riddle of the snow globe

New research explains the process of sedimentation in natural and industrial contexts If you've shaken a snow globe, you've enjoyed watching its tiny particles slowly sink to the bottom.(...)

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Digging into Jerusalem

Digging into Jerusalem

How many empires have ruled Jerusalem? We asked archaeologists on the city's special day Jerusalem is one of the few cities in the world to have its own national holiday, celebrated on May 24th.(...)

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The heart of a musician

The heart of a musician

Does music require an academic degree?(...)

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A glow stick that detects cancer?

A glow stick that detects cancer?

TAU researchers devise a new way to identify and measure microscopic cell activity Chemiluminescence, or chemical light, is the principle behind the glow sticks (also known as light sticks) used at rock concerts and as quick tools to grab when the electricity goes out.(...)

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What makes an innovator?

What makes an innovator?

Can innovation be taught? Why do so many startups originate in Tel Aviv? Attend the TAU Innovation Conference to find out What does it take to be innovative in today's world?(...)

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Could smoking marijuana trigger schizophrenia?

Could smoking marijuana trigger schizophrenia?

Psychoactive compound in cannabis may trigger the brain disorder, researchers say Scientists believe that schizophrenia, a disorder caused by an imbalance in the brain's chemical reactions, is triggered by a genetic interaction with environmental factors.(...)

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Antisemitism worldwide in 2016

Antisemitism worldwide in 2016

TAU's Kantor Center has published its report on antisemitism for 2016 In honor of Yom haShoah, Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day, Tel Aviv University's Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry has released its Annual Report on Antisemitism Worldwide for 2016.  According to the report  there's "a continuing downward(...)

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When Shakespeare came to Tel Aviv

When Shakespeare came to Tel Aviv

In honor of the bard's birthday we decided to find out what's so special about staging Shakespeare in Israel Did Shakespeare ever imagine that his plays would one day be translated to Hebrew? Or staged at a public park in Jerusalem?(...)

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TAU student film sets Guinness World Record

TAU student film sets Guinness World Record

Lior Geller's "Roads" set the record for most awards won by a short student film A student film made at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University has set the Guinness World Record for Most Awards Won by a Short Student Film. Roads, a twenty-minute(...)

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Found: Fresh Clues to Mystery of King Solomon’s Mines

Found: Fresh Clues to Mystery of King Solomon’s Mines

Archaeologists discovered the 3,000-year-old dung in an ancient mining camp atop a sandstone mesa known as Slaves’ Hill.(...)

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The secret mechanism that could help stabilize drones

The secret mechanism that could help stabilize drones

TAU researchers find insects spread their wings only after leaping, which could help flight engineers stabilize drones during takeoff When whiteflies take off, they don't just spread their wings and fly.(...)

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Will the Jordan River stop flowing?

Will the Jordan River stop flowing?

Contaminated and in danger of disappearing, TAU researchers find regional cooperation is key to restoring the River Jordan A new study conducted at Tel Aviv University and published in the journal Water Research argues that Israel's Jordan River may be a useful case study for the challenges facing stream restoration(...)

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Can vitamin B deficiency have long-term effect on children’s health?

Can vitamin B deficiency have long-term effect on children’s health?

TAU researchers have found that infant vitamin B1 deficiency leads to poor motor function and balance A new Tel Aviv University study published in Maternal and Child Nutrition found that infantile Vitamin B1 (thiamine) deficiency severely affected the motor function of preschoolers who were fed faulty formula in the first(...)

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Revealing the neural basis of behavioral change

Revealing the neural basis of behavioral change

TAU brain scientist Dr. Tom Schonberg finds that people’s choices can be altered in lab experiments.(...)

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Exodus: History and myth, then and now

Exodus: History and myth, then and now

Tel Aviv University researchers shed light on the origin and symbolic meaning of the story of Passover Exodus, the story at the center of the Passover holiday, represents a transition from slavery to freedom, but is there historical truth to it?(...)

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Newly discovered mechanism causes cancer cells to self-destruct

Newly discovered mechanism causes cancer cells to self-destruct

Tel Aviv University researchers have found that modifying specific proteins can trigger a natural killing mechanism in cancer cells Many cancer patients struggle with the adverse effects of chemotherapy, still the most prescribed cancer treatment.(...)

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TAU student one of first Israelis to become Rhodes Scholars

TAU student one of first Israelis to become Rhodes Scholars

Maayan Roichman is one of two first-ever Israelis to be awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship TAU graduate Maayan Roichman will join a set of illustrious names, including former US President Bill Clinton, when she becomes a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University this fall, one of only two Israelis to receive(...)

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Tel Aviv Named World’s 7th Greenest City

Tel Aviv Named World’s 7th Greenest City

"Tel Aviv, Israel, is among the greenest cities in the world, ranking No. 7 on a prestigious list compiled recently by MIT researchers in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. No. 1 on the list is Vancouver, Canada, followed by Sacramento, US, and Geneva, Switzerland.(...)

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Could diet and exercise help prevent dementia?

Could diet and exercise help prevent dementia?

Memory and executive function are particularly vulnerable to the effects of insulin resistance, Tel Aviv University researchers say A new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more(...)

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Israel’s largest contemporary art fair to be held at TAU

Israel’s largest contemporary art fair to be held at TAU

Freshpaint 9, the country's most influential art event of the year, will take place between March 28th and April 1st Featured image: Caroline Larsen, Mount Everest, 2012, oil on Canvas   Freshpaint is Israel's largest contemporary art event.(...)

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Disruptive kids teach their siblings how not to behave

Disruptive kids teach their siblings how not to behave

A TAU study finds siblings tend to learn the right lessons from each other's behavior A new Tel Aviv University study finds that the disruptive behavior of an individual child does not encourage similar behavior in their brothers and sisters. On the contrary, Dr.(...)

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What’s in a pi?

What’s in a pi?

March 14h is International Pi Day.(...)

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Prof. Nili Cohen to receive Israel Prize in Law

Prof. Nili Cohen to receive Israel Prize in Law

Prof. emeritus of TAU's Buchmann Faculty of Law will receive the prestigious award this spring The Israeli Minister of Education has announced that Prof. Nili Cohen, of The Buchmann Faculty of Law, will receive the Israel Prize in Law for her lifelong, groundbreaking work in the field. Prof.(...)

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Archaeology sheds new light on mystery of Earth’s magnetic field

Archaeology sheds new light on mystery of Earth’s magnetic field

Royal stamp impressions on an ancient jar handle (photo: Oded Lipschits) Tel Aviv University researchers use ancient jars found in Judea to help solve one of the great mysteries of physics Albert Einstein considered the origin of the Earth's magnetic field one of the five most important unsolved problems in(...)

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Prof. Raanan Rein receives honor from King of Spain

Prof. Raanan Rein receives honor from King of Spain

The award was given to Prof. Rein for his lifelong work in strengthening the cultural and academic ties between Spain and Israel Prof.(...)

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Can playground adventures help reduce symptoms of autism?

Can playground adventures help reduce symptoms of autism?

 TAU study finds challenge-based interventions in the playground can help children with autism  A new Tel Aviv University study finds outdoor challenge-based interventions may be effective in reducing the overall severity of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) symptoms.(...)

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Crowdfunding for life

Crowdfunding for life

  Activist parents propel Tel Aviv University scientist to find cure for devastating disease. This Rare Diseases Day (February 28, 2017) will be a particularly hopeful one for families of children suffering from Vanishing White Matter (VWM), a rare and fatal brain disease.  Prof.(...)

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Prof. Arie Vardi to receive Israel Prize in Music

Prof. Arie Vardi to receive Israel Prize in Music

Prof. emeritus of TAU's Buchmann-Mehta School of Music will receive the prestigious award this spring The Israeli Minister of Education has announced that Prof. Arie Vardi will receive the Israel Prize in Music for his enormous, lifelong contribution to the field. Prof.(...)

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New Apple tech can unlock your iPhone with a selfie

New Apple tech can unlock your iPhone with a selfie

  "When iPhones were first introduced, the only way to unlock one was to type in a 4-digit password. As the phone evolved, Apple eventually added a touch button that read your fingerprint. Now the U.S.-based tech giant is adding a new way to authenticate users: a selfie...(...)

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Better together: Geese couples at TAU

Better together: Geese couples at TAU

 This Valentine's Day Tel Aviv University decided to find out the story behind the geese pairs often spotted roaming the campus How do you like to spend Valentine's Day? A romantic dinner, a movie date, or maybe a weekend somewhere quiet and remote?(...)

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Tel Aviv University Alumni Organization – Year in review 2016

Tel Aviv University Alumni Organization – Year in review 2016

 View this inspring video about TAU's alumni activities TAU Alumni Organization reviews its activities from its May 2015 Launch until the end of 2016. "We thank the many Alumni &(...)

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Prof. Malka Margalit to receive Israel Prize in Education

Prof. Malka Margalit to receive Israel Prize in Education

Prof. emeritus of TAU's Jaime and Joan Constantiner School of Education will receive the prestigious award this spring The Israeli Minister of Education has announced that Prof. Malka Margalit will receive the Israel Prize in Education for her lifelong, groundbreaking work in the field. Prof.(...)

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A hero will save us!

A hero will save us!

 Movies and TV shows about superheroes have been popping up everywhere in the last decade: Superman, Captain American, Iron Man, and so many more have taken over our screens.(...)

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Israel secures top-10 ranking in 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index

Israel secures top-10 ranking in 2017 Bloomberg Innovation Index

South Korea topped the list for the second year in a row, followed by Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, Singapore, Japan, Denmark, the United States and Israel Moving up one spot from last year, Israel has been named the 10th most innovative economy in the world in the 2017 Bloomberg(...)

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A watch that can authenticate your signature

A watch that can authenticate your signature

Tablets and digital pens could soon be replaced by a watch that measures wrist movements, say Tel Aviv University researchers The handwritten signature is still the most widely accepted biometric used to verify a person's identity.(...)

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Prof. Uri Shaked to receive Israel Prize in Engineering

Prof. Uri Shaked to receive Israel Prize in Engineering

Prof. emeritus of TAU's Iby and Aladar Fleischman Faculty of Engineering will receive the prestigious award this spring The Israeli Minister of Education has announced that Prof. Uri Shaked will receive the Israel Prize in Engineering, for his lifelong, groundbreaking work in the field. Prof.(...)

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Excavation supports biblical story of David’s conquests

Excavation supports biblical story of David’s conquests

Intact defensive structures dating back to the Iron Age were discovered at Timna Valley through TAU's excavation project Some believe that the fabled mines of King Solomon were located among copper smelting camps in Israel's Timna Valley.(...)

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Our future bodies: cyborgs, spaceships and the future of tech

Our future bodies: cyborgs, spaceships and the future of tech

Are robot bodies the solution to the gender pay gap, or just a way to live forever? A science fiction symposium at Tel Aviv University looks at humanity's visions of the future. Enhancing the human body has always been an obsession of our species.(...)

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TAU president appointed chairman of the Committee of University Heads in Israel

TAU president appointed chairman of the Committee of University Heads in Israel

Prof. Klafter has vowed to continue combating the academic boycott against Israel TAU President Joseph Klafter has been appointed Chair of the Committee of University Heads of Israel (“VERA”), replacing Prof. Peretz Lavie, President of the Technion—Israel Institute of Technology. Prof.(...)

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What do bats talk about? A TAU study explains

What do bats talk about? A TAU study explains

Analyzing some 15,000 bat vocalizations, Tel Aviv University researchers identify speakers, objectives and contexts of bat conversations Bats, like humans, are extremely social mammals.(...)

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Food supplement may be key to treatment of rare disease?

Food supplement may be key to treatment of rare disease?

A debilitating disorder may be slowed by a common food supplement, Tel Aviv University researchers say A new Tel Aviv University study finds that a popular food supplement called phosphatidylserine may be instrumental in reversing the detrimental effects of Familial Dysautonomia (FD), a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder that affects approximately 1(...)

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