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A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God by Alister McGrath- Part 2 Introduction and Chapter 1- Approaching Einstein: The Wonder of Nature

A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God by Alister McGrath- Part 2 Introduction and Chapter 1- Approaching Einstein: The Wonder of Nature We are reviewing Alister McGrath’s new book, “A Theory of Everything (That Matters): A Brief Guide to Einstein, Relativity, and His Surprising Thoughts on God”.  McGrath says, “Albert Einstein remains the world’s favorite genius.  He has appeared on the cover of Time magazine no fewer th...
Tags: England, New York, China, Germany, Russia, Israel, Religion, America, Oxford, Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Time Magazine, American Museum of Natural History, Oxford University, Times, Princeton


Why Are Academics Ignoring Iran’s Colonialism?

Academics today are obsessed with colonization, empire, and cultural hegemony, along with postcolonialism, ethnic studies, and intersectionality. Scholarship in many fields has come to be dominated by hegemony-fighting, indigenous-supporting anti-imperialists who attack anyone who disagrees with them. When a journal called Third World Quarterly published an article in 2017 about the benefits of colonialism, the uproar from the social-justice professors led to the article’s being withdrawn and 15...
Tags: News, California, Iraq, Israel, Iran, Syria, Middle East, New Orleans, Columbia University, Al Jazeera, Yemen, UC Berkeley, Lebanon, Hezbollah, Saddam Hussein, Arab Spring


Researchers develop new technology to inhibit the development of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and their partners at Bar Ilan University have developed new technology to inhibit the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Tags: Health, Bar Ilan University, Technion Israel Institute of Technology


Israeli PM rejects conspiracy claim in Rabin’s assassination

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is rejecting an Israeli professor’s claim that the country’s former leader Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated as part of a conspiracy and that his convicted killed is innocent. Bar-Ilan University Professor Mordechai Kedar claimed on Tuesday at a rally in support of Netanyahu that Yigal Amir did not kill […]
Tags: News, Jerusalem, Nation, Benjamin Netanyahu, Netanyahu, Rabin, Yitzhak Rabin, Bar Ilan University, Mordechai Kedar, Yigal Amir


Gut bacteria and pregnancy

Researchers from Bar-Ilan University have found that with pregnancy there is a change in the composition of gut bacteria in women. This could be associated with the changing hormonal status they speculate. The results of their study titled, “Progesterone Increases Bifidobacterium Relative Abundance during Late Pregnancy,” were published in the latest issue of the journal Cell Reports.
Tags: Health, Bar Ilan University


Sleep is a brain-repair mechanism, new study proves

Scientists Lior Appelbaum and David Zada in Israel publish new proof that sleep serves to help our brains repair damage. Their study, published in the journal Nature, used genetically engineering transparent zebrafish with colorful chemical tags attached to chromosomes in their neurons, and found that chromosomes constantly change shape to repair DNA damage, but move twice as much during sleep as when awake. “I think this is one of the key reasons we need to sleep,” said Lior Appelbaum from B...
Tags: Post, Science, News, Israel, Neuroscience, Brain, Appelbaum, Bar Ilan University, Picks, Lior Appelbaum, David Zada


Sleep Helps To Repair Damaged DNA In Neurons, Scientists Find

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientists have discovered that broken DNA builds up in brain cells in the daytime and repair work reverses the damage only during sleep. For an act so universal, sleep has enormous benefits. Found in organisms from flies to worms and jellyfish, it restores the body and helps learning and memory. But despite extensive research, the purpose of sleep is still mysterious. Lior Appelbaum from Bar-Ilan University and his student, David Zada, reas...
Tags: Appelbaum, Bar Ilan University, Lior Appelbaum, David Zada


Mosaic-like gene deletion and duplication pattern shaping the immune system discovered

A team of researchers from Bar-Ilan University has developed a computational tool for analyzing genetic changes related to the immune system. With this new development, the onset of many autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and celiac disease, infectious diseases, such as hepatitis C and flu, and various forms of cancer may be predicted.
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Fiber sensors may leave the jacket on

Commercially-available fibers can also be protected by a jacket made of polyimide. The specific material was originally proposed for protecting the fiber at high temperatures. However, recent studies have demonstrated that the polyimide coating also provides transmission of ultrasound. The consequences are significant: researchers at Bar-Ilan University report in a new article that they are now able to perform opto-mechanical sensing and analysis of media that lie outside protected fibers, which...
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Parental CPTSD increases transmission of trauma to offspring of Tutsi genocide survivors

Nearly 25 years after the genocide against the Tutsi of Rwanda took the lives of up to one million victims, the offspring of Tutsi survivors, who weren't even born at the time, are among those most affected by trauma, according to a new study published by researchers at Bar-Ilan University, in collaboration with a Rwandan therapist and genocide survivor.
Tags: Science, Rwanda, Tutsi, Bar Ilan University


Early evidence of use of a bit on domestic donkeys found in the Near East

(PLOS) Donkeys may have worn bits as early as the third millennium BCE, long before the introduction of horses in the ancient Near East, according to a study published May 16, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Haskel Greenfield from University of Manitoba, Canada, Aren Maeir from Bar-Ilan University, and colleagues.
Tags: PLOS ONE, Near East, Bar Ilan University, Haskel Greenfield, University of Manitoba Canada Aren Maeir


New evidence pertaining to expansion of the kingdom of David and Solomon uncovered

Over the last 25 years many scholars have questioned the existence of the kingdom of David and Solomon, which was supposed to have existed in the 10th century BCE. Now researchers from Bar-Ilan University in Israel have uncovered new evidence that supports the existence of Israel's united monarchy and indicate that the Kingdom extended beyond Jerusalem's vicinity.
Tags: Kingdom, Israel, Jerusalem, David, Solomon, Bar Ilan University


New link between sleep arousals and body temperature may also be connected to SIDS

What is the origin of these arousals? Scientists from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, together with colleagues from Boston University, have discovered that brief arousals are probably triggered by the intrinsic electrical noise from wake-promoting neurons (WPN) in the brain. Their research reveals a previously unrecognized neurophysiological mechanism that links sleep arousals with temperature regulation, and may also provide an important new link between temperature and Sudden Infant Death Syndr...
Tags: Israel, Boston University, Bar Ilan University


Male fruit flies like sex and alcohol

Researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel have found that male fruit flies (Drosophilia melanogaster) enjoy ejaculation and sex and are also keen on alcohol consumption. The results of this novel study that shows that sexual gratification is preserved across species was published in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology this week.
Tags: Health, Israel, Bar Ilan University, Current Biology


Orthodox Rabbi declares cloned pork kosher

Yummy! Cloned meat is not subject to the same dietary restrictions as normal, factory farmed pork says Rabbi Yuval Cherlow of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization. Via JTA: A prominent Orthodox rabbi in Israel said that meat from a genetically cloned pig would be kosher for consumption by Jews, including when eaten with dairy products. Rabbi Yuval Cherlow told Ynet in an interview published Wednesday that cloned meat is not subject to the rules that apply to the consumption of regular meat. ...
Tags: Post, News, Israel, Kosher, Bar Ilan University, TZOHAR Rabbinical Organization, Talmud, Bacon Is Gods Great Joke On Jews, Yuval Cherlow, Tzohar Rabbinical Organization Via JTA, Cherlow


Forging a quantum leap in quantum communication

The major drawback of quantum communication today is the slow speed of data transfer, which is limited by the speed at which the parties can perform quantum measurements. Researchers at Bar-Ilan University have devised a method that overcomes this
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Following ISIS captivity, Yazidi women suffering from high percentage of C-PTSD

From what long-term psychological effects are Yazidi women suffering after being captured, raped, beaten, and locked away by ISIS? A comprehensive study led by Bar-Ilan University researchers has shown that a very high percentage of these women were suffering from C-PTSD in addition to others with PTSD. Furthermore, victims with C-PTSD showed greater sensitivity to post-ISIS conditions. The team intends to launch a program to train Kurdish mental health workers how to treat the disorder.
Tags: Isis, Science, Bar Ilan University


The Amazing Judges Joining us for Techstars Global Startup Weekend

We are honored to support the largest celebration of entrepreneurship in the world, Global Entrepreneurship Week. We will hold over 200 events, in over 60 cities this year over in just two weekends! As part of the celebration, Techstars Global Startup Weekend comes with a Regional and Global Showcase, with prizes from Google, Amazon, .CO, and more. Local winners from each event have the opportunity to submit their startup and our regional judges will select the best team regionally. Region...
Tags: Google, Startups, Mit, Afghanistan, David, Pakistan, Chile, Gaza, Aws, Brad Feld, Silicon Valley, Judges, Ba, Midwest, Mary, Board of Trustees


Bar-Ilan University Scientists Effectively Disrupt Communication Between Parasites That Spread Disease

A new intervention developed by Bar-Ilan University scientists to tamper with parasites' communication system may lead to the development of drugs to treat, and prevent the spread of, devastating diseases such as African sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis and Chagas' disease.
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Scientists effectively disrupt communication between parasites that spread disease

A new intervention developed by Bar-Ilan University scientists to tamper with parasites' communication system may lead to the development of drugs to treat, and prevent the spread of, devastating diseases such as African sleeping sickness, leishmaniasis and Chagas' disease.
Tags: Science, Bar Ilan University


Iran Introduces Halal Internet

By Katie Beiter In an effort to “de-Westernize” and maintain control over internet users and the spread of information, the Iranian government has revealed a state-sponsored internet known formally as the National Information Network. This new service, nicknamed the “halal” (lawful) internet, is another ploy by the Iranian state to limit the spread of information into and around Iran. “The network is basically a government effort to create a nationally controlled internet,” Sanam Vakil, an assoc...
Tags: Google, Ecommerce, London, Tel Aviv, Iran, Infrastructure, Islamic Republic of Iran, Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv University, Chatham House, Bar Ilan University


Investor Profile: Heritage Equity Partners / Gotham Angels

Toby Moskovits, Founder & CEO, Heritage Equity Partners / Gotham Angels Toby Moskovits is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Equity Partners. She has spent the past twelve years advising companies across a range of industries and stages on strategic and operational growth strategies. Prior to founding Heritage, Toby served as Managing Director of private equity and venture capital investment activity at Cammeby's Capital Group, a private family-owned firm, where she invested in...
Tags: Israel, Jerusalem, Trends, Digital Media, Heritage, Hawaii, Miami, Toby, Bar Ilan University, Touro College, Meet Angels, San Diego Investor RoundtableMarch, Boston Investor, Angel Investment, Cyota


Where Writers Write: Anthony Michael Morena

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write!   Where Writers Write is a series that features authors as they showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Anthony Michael Morena. Anthony is a writer from New York who l...
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Italian and Israeli physicists confer at Bar-Ilan University

THE ITALIAN delegation poses for a photo with Italian Ambassador to Israel Francesco M. Talo at the conference in Bar-Ilan University this week. . Italian Ambassador to Israel Francesco M. Tal expressed opposition to academic boycotts against Israel and called for the strengthening of scientific cooperation between the two countries, in an address to a conference of senior Italian and Israeli physicists at Bar-Ilan University this week.
Tags: Israel, Bar Ilan University, Francesco M Talo, Francesco M Tal


Senior strategist urges US to make Russia 'pay'

Arutz Sheva recently got the chance to speak with Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute who served as a Middle East expert on the National Security Council under former US President George W. Bush. Doran, who had spoken about "US Policy Towards the Eastern Mediterranean" at a Begin Sadat Center conference at Bar Ilan University focused on Strategic Challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean, elaborated on the threats in the Middle East.
Tags: Russia, US, Middle East, National Security Council, Hudson Institute, Arutz Sheva, Eastern Mediterranean, Bar Ilan University, Michael Doran, George W Bush Doran


'Battle of the Sexes' -- How inhibition of male flower production lets female flowers emerge

In a study published in Science a Bar-Ilan University scientist has shown how the gene that codes for 'androecy' -- a state in which a plant produces male flowers only -- mediates the production of a key plant enzyme that determines whether an early-stage bud will develop into a flower that is wholly male or wholly female. When the level of this enzyme is manipulated within a microscopic bud, it is possible to direct flowers' sexual 'identity' at will.
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InterviewHistorian: 'Netanyahu's Hitler ruckus set records straight'

Dr. Yosef Sharvit, a historian of the Jewish History and Contemporary Judaism department at Bar Ilan University, spoke to Arutz Sheva on Friday about Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's comments on the Holocaust this week that raised a ruckus. in 1941, in a comment that was sharply criticized by his political opponents and the White House which Thursday night condemned his " inflammatory rhetoric ."
Tags: White House, Binyamin Netanyahu, Hitler, Netanyahu, Arutz Sheva, Bar Ilan University, Yosef Sharvit, Contemporary Judaism


Bar-Ilan University bans public celebrations for gay pride month

The National Union of Israeli Students slammed the decision of Bar-Ilan University not to allow public celebrations of Gay Pride Month on campus. The union released an angry statement Tuesday evening, after meeting between Omer Machluf, chairman of the "pride" student group, and Professor Uri Nir, dean of students at the university.
Tags: Bar Ilan University, Ilan University, National Union of Israeli Students, Omer Machluf, Uri Nir


Shh! Don't wake the sleeping virus!

Scientists at Bar-Ilan University report on a novel experimental model that, for the first time, successfully mimics the 'sleeping' and 'waking' of the varicella-zoster virus. Based on neurons generated from human embryonic stem cells, and not requiring the use of experimental animals, the model allows scientists to test drugs and develop therapies to prevent shingles. It may also contribute to the fight against other viruses -- such as herpes and polio -- that target the human nervous system.
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