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Children of Chernobyl start new lives in Israel

Photo by Chabad’s children of Chernobyl Twenty-five children from the Chernobyl area have arrived in Israel to begin their lives anew. The latest airlift by Chabad’s Children of Chernobyl charity comes as the world marked the 25th anniversary of the …

Getty Images pays $20m for PicScout

Israeli start-up PicScout, a leader in image copyright solutions, has agreed to be bought out by one of the world’s biggest stock photo agencies, Getty Images. The deal is said to be worth $20 million. This is the second big …

Funtactix signs deal with Warner Music Group

Two months after Israeli games developer Funtactix signed an agreement to create Web-based virtual worlds for Paramount Pictures, the highly-innovative company has now reached a similar deal with Warner Music Group.Financial details were not disclosed.Funtactix plans to create avatar-based online …

Better Place to start electric car sales this summer

Better Place to start electric car sales this summer

Better Place will begin selling electric cars in Israel this summer according to a report in Israeli newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, today. The electric car infrastructure company founded by Shai Agassi, has reportedly closed its visitor’s center near Tel Aviv and …

Helping the world breathe

An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from asthma, and about 250,000 deaths are attributed to the disease. In the US alone 34.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with the illness, an inflammatory disorder of the airways, which causes attacks …

Israel’s top 10 tourist sites

Masada became the most visited pay-to-enter tourist site in 2010, climbing above the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo and the Ramat Gan Safari Park, according to Dun & Bradstreet Israel. Last year, some 762,992 people visited Masada, the ancient fortification near the …

Programming regret into our computers

Israeli computer scientists are aiming to give computers ‘hindsight’ to help them more accurately predict the future, and Internet search giant Google is footing the bill. The 20-man project, led by Prof. Yishay Mansour of Tel Aviv University and Prof. …

Don’t let that memory slip away!

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot discovered that they could erase entire memories in rats just by blocking a protein called PKMzeta in the rodents’ brains. Now, in research published in the international weekly journal Science, these …