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The latest science news and developments - from space, to physics, chemistry, zoology, astronomy, and earth sciences

 A fan holds an album by the seventies rock group The Doors and a candle near the tomb of late singer Jim Morrison during a ceremony marking what would have been Morrison's 60th birthday at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, December 8, 2003.

Bach, Beatles, or hip-hop? Study links music tastes to inner moral compass

 Person throwing a coin

Coin toss: Science explains which side is the winning side

By Walla!
 An artist's illustration of the six newly discovered planets circling their star in resonance. Image by Roger Thibaut.

Dancing with the Stars: Scientists spot 6 planets with dance-like orbit

 Fluorescence microscopy images of Bacillus subtilis spores harboring GFP or Scarlet fusion to a DNA packaging protein (SspA)

Bacterial spores that hibernate millions of years offer key insights into evolution

Children at Beersheba’s Hagar bilingual school read together

The unexpected benefits of being bilingual - study

 People shop for plants at Giant Tamar Plant nursery in Jerusalem, on September 2, 2021

Without eyes, how do plants determine where light is coming from?

Bolivian amateur palaeontologist, Omar Medina, puts his hand in a dinosaur footprint in an area called Tunasniyoj

Scientists identify new dinosaur species from footprints in Brazil

 The solar farm in the Arava where the measurements were conducted

Solar farms in dry regions better for climate change than planting trees - study


Blinking could provide clues to human response under stress

People shout slogans and hold up papers during a protest against coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions after a vigil for the victims of a fire in Urumqi, as outbreaks of COVID-19 continue, in Beijing, China, November 28, 2022.

Terrorism worries those with authoritarian views more than pandemics - study

Pseudoscorpion from Israel: Lasiochernes turcicus (Chernetidae)

Pseudoscorpions of Israel: Two new family records discovered by Hebrew University entomologists

 An illustrative image of two women sharing a secret.

Keep good news a secret, scientists say it will make you feel energized

Artwork showing a section of Kuiper Belt, crowded with the icy cores of potential comets.

This liquid is a pivotal element for the boundaries of 'habitable zones'

 A new study shows that big data can predict a plant's effect on climate.

Perennials vs annuals: Israeli big data on plants can predict their impact on climate change

 Straw sandals

Ancient humans may have worn sandals up to 150,000 years ago

 Thousands attend the funeral of Staff Sgt. Shilo Yosef Amir, killed in a shooting attack near Kedumim, at the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on July 7, 2023.

Losing family to terror attacks at young age can make academics harder - study

 A person writes with a pen.

Poetry can help people cope with loneliness, isolation, depression

Computer predicts Doomsday: This is what will cause humanity's demise

By Walla!
 Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias), a small shark species, at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Chicago.

Sandpaper-like shark skin is unique and may have medical uses for human wounds and burns - study

Strawberry picking at Darom Adom

Middle-aged people who eat strawberries daily could reduce their risk of dementia - study

 American astronaut in space.

Wearable devices could prevent astronauts from getting ‘lost’ in space

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