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 […]

Continue Reading

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. […]

Continue Reading

An important step in the battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria

A mechanism through which “good” viruses kill “bad” bacteria and block their reproduction Researchers at Tel Aviv University discovered a process by which a “good” virus selectively destroys the DNA of “bad” bacteria, thereby stopping its reproduction. The discovery may assist in the development of treatments against antibiotic-resistant bacteria that cause infectious diseases. The paper […]

Continue Reading