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Atamna-Ismaeel reacting to her win. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

The man who sells spiders for strawberries

Bugs are Dr. Shimon Steinberg’s bread and butter. The R&D manager at Israel’s Bio-Bee works to undo the damage of chemical pest control and encourage what nature intended. On the hunt for bugs in Morocco: Dr. Shimon Steinberg inspects strawberries …

Fruit fly fluke

An Israeli scientist’s discovery of TRP channels is making waves worldwide, since these proteins are involved in vision; initiating the sensation of pain, temperature and taste; and even in hereditary neurological diseases. After 15 years of researching a mutant fruit …

Akin to a Nobel win

For the first time, an Israeli professor has been awarded the Fields Medal for Mathematics, said to be the equivalent of a Nobel Prize, by the International Mathematical Union. Indian President Shrimati Pratibha Devisingh Patil awards the Fields Medal for …

A solution to olive your problems

Inspired by biblical descriptions of the health benefits of olive oil, physiologist Dr Shaul Eger has devoted himself to concocting remedies in which it’s a key ingredient. A search for a cure to his own health problems led to a …

Israel’s man on space

It’s men like Dr Zvi Kaplan who are leading Israel, one of only eight nations in the world to launch an indigenous satellite into space, into the billion-dollar space industry. Zvi Kaplan (right), the head of the Israel Space Agency …

Turkey vs Israel? Not when it comes to sailing

Religious and political views get checked at the door when the Turkish sailors show up for practice with their Israeli coach. Picture courtesy of Walter Cooper/US Sailing. Against the odds: Israeli yachtswoman Linur Kliger. When two teams of Turkish sailors …

Balancing the scales for women worldwide

Elected to a second term on the elite UN committee for women’s rights, Israel‘s Ruth Halperin-Kaddari beat the odds stacked seemingly high against her.   A strong belief in the connection between academia and social change: Prof. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari. Doors …

Low-volume girl lives the high-fashion dream

Kibbutz-born fashion designer Lia Kes’s “understated but sophisticated” creations are sold to celebrity clients like Kate Hudson and Chelsea Clinton, and can be found in stores across the US. Clothes to feel comfortable in all day, whatever you do. The …

Prize-winning patience and love

With deep empathy for those who live in anticipation of “the next bad thing,” Rosa Naveh treats psycho trauma with tender loving care.   Rosa Naveh with The Emotional House in Sderot, a quilt composed of patches depicting houses, made …