Science

Science confirms: The healing power of touch is real

New study shows that couples' breathing and heart rates sync up, and pain decreases, when they hold hands.

Failure is not the great learning tool we all think it is

Conventional wisdom has always said that failure is a great teacher. Science may say otherwise.

How well do you know your Nobel Prize history?

Test your IQ and see if you're worthy of being nominated!

Fighting a life-threatening disease with … shrimp?

Researchers are working in Nigeria to help curb the spread of a potentially deadly parasite. And it all starts with a tiny, bug-eyed crustacean.

Are you ready for the International Physics Olympiad?

The 50th edition of the competition takes place in Tel Aviv this July. Test your IQ with some sample questions.

Stephen Hawking's prediction confirmed, thanks to lab-created black hole

Scientists in Israel combined gravity with quantum physics in groundbreaking experiment.

How a solar eclipse proved that Einstein was right

100 years ago this month, the theory of relativity was confirmed, and Einstein became famous overnight.

Women snore, too – they just don't admit it

But why? A new study explores the reason that women's snoring goes largely underreported.

$100 million grant lets students study STEM for free in this country

Meet a graduate of Harvard and Stanford who is now working on his third degree at the Technion.

This doctor saves lives through organ transplants – and he's also a world-class dancer

Dorry Segev is revolutionizing the transplant process by allowing HIV patients to receive organs. But that's just his day job.

The secret to keeping cool during the NCAA basketball tournament – just take a breath

A new study reveals how inhaling before a task can help improve performance.

6 Israeli women who are changing the world

In honor of International Women's Day, we salute the women who teach and inspire us every day.

Rethink everything you know about global warming

New research shows that scientists have massively underestimated the effects of air pollution.

Think you know how to make decisions? Think again

New study says our rushes to judgment are making it harder for us to take in all the facts. But it's not always a bad thing.

Expert reveals secret to keeping New Year's resolutions

Following this technique is scientifically proven to make you stick with them longer.