A new study reveals the evolutionary reason why women feel colder than men

Finally explained by science: The biological reason for those squabbles over the air conditioning The researchers: “This phenomenon is not unique to humans. In many species of mammals and birds, the females prefer warm places whereas the males prefer cooler temperatures.” The researchers suggest that this is a built-in difference between the temperature sensory systems […]

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The Unique Ability of Seahorses: Among the Ocean’s Slowest Swimmers, Seahorses Snag Prey at Exceptional Speed

Seahorses are considered particularly poor swimmers. However, despite being relatively slow, they are adept at preying on small, quick-moving animals.  In a new study conducted at Tel Aviv University, researchers have succeeded in characterizing the incredible preying capability of seahorses, discovering that they can move their head up at the incredible speed of 0.002 seconds. […]

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Researchers from Tel Aviv University prove for the first time that silent mutations can predict the development of cancer cells

Researchers from the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Zimin Institute for Engineering Solutions Advancing Better Lives at Tel Aviv University have been able to predict both the type of cancer and patients’ survival probability based on silent mutations in cancer genomes – a proof of concept that may well save lives in the future. […]

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Recordings of the magnetic field from 9,000 years ago teach us about the magnetic field today

Burnt archaeological flints enable us to determine the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field during prehistoric periods. Information about the magnetic field in antiquity helps us understand the magnetic field today. Researchers: “the current weakening of the field is a reversible trend; Seven thousand six hundred years ago, the strength of the magnetic field was […]

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