Science

Want good sex? Donate to Dr. Ruth's scholarship fund

The famed sex therapist made a cheeky promise upon learning she's getting an honorary degree from Israel's Ben-Gurion University.

Expert reveals secret to keeping New Year's resolutions

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

Scientists believe that plants scream when they’re stressed

One experiment showed a plant that let out a distress call when its stem was cut.

When daydreaming becomes a disorder

The professor who discovered maladaptive daydreaming says the condition sometimes begins as a means of coping with depression, loneliness and social anxiety.

Israeli startup succeeds where Theranos failed

FDA approves use of a toaster-sized machine that can conduct a complex blood test with a simple finger prick.

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.