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Michael d'Estries

Michael d’Estries has been writing about arts and culture and science and sustainability for more than 10 years. In addition to From the Grapevine, he is also a featured writer for the Mother Nature Network. When not online, Michael owns a large apple farm and honey business in the gorgeous Finger Lakes region of New York.

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Yahoo bolsters its streaming tech with startup acquisition

Web giant's purchase of Israel-based RayV is part of a push toward more video content offerings.

The electronic hand behind Diddy's new '11:11' album

Producer Guy Gerber is shepherding the rapper's entrance into the tech-house music genre.

Basketball players get an assist from trampoline training tool

Tamir Goodman's invention aims to make players stronger, faster and more competitive.

Artist's living portraits give a new dimension to historic paintings

Michel Platnic brings pieces by Francis Bacon and others to life with amazing accuracy.

Company promises to make your air conditioner smarter

Sensibo, an Israeli startup, has created a device that affixes effortlessly to your existing remote-controlled AC unit and turns it into a smart appliance.

New sensor gives plants ability to 'drink' when thirsty

Israeli startup Common-Sensor, Ltd. , has created a smart water sensor that essentially empowers plants to turn on the tap when they're thirsty.

Star gives surprise street performance of hit 'Let Her Go'

British music star Michael Rosenberg (aka Passenger) decided to hold his own impromptu street concert of his popular song 'Let Her Go.'

Ellen DeGeneres wants to turn three grandmothers into reality TV stars

The reality series features three grandmothers offering valuable (and amusing) life lessons to younger participants.

Taming the desert to make healthy eating affordable

A recent study of Israel's costs for fresh fruit and vegetables found healthy eating affordable there compared to other countries around the world.

Tesla wants to make it safe to take your eyes off the road

A Tesla Mobileye partnership means Tesla Motors' vision for the future may be playing out on roads in Israel right now.

Israeli band's Queen cover is a celebration of family

A 'Somebody to Love' cover that rivals Queen's original? No easy feat, but Israeli family band Kol haMishpaha clearly isn't afraid of a challenge.

5 must-see wineries in Israel

These five wineries in Israel feature impressive tasting rooms in addition to vintages stretching from Cabernet Sauvignon to Pinot Noir.

Self-recorded reality series 'Connected' coming to AOL

The 'Connected' reality series will be AOL's first foray into long-form programming. Learn about AOL's plans for launching the 'Connected' reality series.

Award-winning 'Basil Tree' provides fresh leaves for years

The Israeli company Hishtil has developed a Basil Tree that lasts for years and is resistant to pests and drought-tolerant.

How gene silencing could help save the honey bees

Gene silencing in honey bees is the focus of a team of researchers in Israel. The team is saving bees from varroa mites through a gene silencing technique.