Clockwise from top left: Elinor Roizman, Yael Elfenbaum and Eyal Heyne Galli, Itamar Biran, Walter Bingham, Inna Braverman and Orly Wahba.Clockwise from top left: Elinor Roizman, Yael Elfenbaum and Eyal Heyne Galli, Itamar Biran, Walter Bingham, Inna Braverman and Orly Wahba.

Here are the Israelis we’re glad we met this year

Olympians, survivors, mavericks and clowns all made our 2018 list of the most inspirational people.

Paragliding over patchwork fields

Patches of blue, orange, green and red adorn this valley in Israel.

If it’s one thing, it’s another: 9 handy doubled-up devices that will improve your life

These ingenious gadgets turn traditional technology on its head. Twice.

7 things you can stuff into a pita that aren't falafel

It's a pocket full of taste explosion.

A coral farming lab that grows … bones?

Coral grown to treat human bone injuries is the health sector's newest commodity.

5 invigorating bike tours that will motivate you to start cycling

Bike tours are an exciting way to globe-trot, whether you're an avid cyclist or a beginner.

Dead Sea electronic music rave hosts Paul Oakenfold

20,000 concert fans set to party at the lowest point on Earth.

Farm animal sanctuaries provide refuge for homeless livestock

Horses, donkeys, goats, roosters and more find rest and relaxation at these shelters around the world.

Sunlight filters through a forest of cyclamen flowers

A meadow of cyclamen flowers blankets the floor of this wooded area in northern Israel.

Researchers make inroads toward a cure for the flu

Viruses aren't easy to defeat, but scientists are taking creative approaches from multiple angles.

Scientists use facial recognition technology to find your next pet

How a bunch of ones and zeros can help you find your new best friend.

From Cape May to Eilat Bay, birding unites enthusiasts

Both New Jersey and the entire country of Israel are about the same size; and both happen to be happily situated among migratory routes for hundreds of bird species.

A smart tattoo implanted under your skin? Meet the next wave in wearables

A San Francisco design house says it'll happen in 5 years. Here's how.

Crepuscular rays shine over Mount Carmel's breathtaking vista

The rolling hills of northern Israel are aglow with sunlight in this amazing photo.

11 of the weirdest ice cream flavors from around the globe

I scream, you scream, we all scream for squid ink ice cream?

Richard Gere film about homelessness wins award

Creative camera work bolsters Gere's intimate portrayal of street life. And no, he's not actually homeless.