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In neutron stars, protons may do the heavy lifting

Neutron stars are the smallest, densest stars in the universe, born out of the gravitational collapse of extremely massive stars. True to their name, neutron stars are composed almost entirely of neutrons — neutral subatomic particles that have been compressed into a small, incredibly dense celestial package. A new study in Nature suggests that some… Read More

2018 Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival celebrates women in cinema

The Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival — one of the largest and most influential student film festivals in the world, according to CILECT, the International Association of Film and Television Schools — celebrated its 20th edition June 10-16 at the Cinematheque and other Tel Aviv and Jaffa locations. “We focused on women in film,”… Read More

Why diversity programs promoting women and minorities in management fail

A new study published in the Harvard Business Review by Tel Aviv University and Harvard University researchers finds that despite millions of dollars spent to settle discrimination lawsuits over the past two decades, women and minorities have not gained much ground in management in that time period. Organizations are trying to reduce bias using the… Read More

Moderate decline in violent attacks against Jews, but attacks are becoming more brutal

Anti-Semitic violence around the world dropped 9% from 2016 to 2017, but a “dramatic increase” of all other forms of anti-Semitic manifestations, including harassment and hate speech, has raised increasingly “grave concerns among Jews regarding their security and the continuation of communal life,” according to an annual report from Tel Aviv University‘s Kantor Center for… Read More

Antidepressants may prevent hospitalization relapses in bipolar depression patients

Bipolar disorder patients, who comprise 1-4 percent of the population, suffer from chronic mood swings that alternate between “manic” episodes, characterized by inflated energy, self-esteem and risky behavior, and depression, which can take a suicidal turn. A new Tel Aviv University study finds that antidepressant therapy minimizes the incidence of rehospitalization from bipolar depression. “This… Read More

Having a sibling makes you more empathetic, study finds

A new Tel Aviv University study finds that both older and younger siblings positively influence each other’s empathy. Dr. Ella Daniel of TAU’s Jaime and Joan Constantiner School of Education has determined that children whose younger brothers and sisters are kind, warm and supportive grow up to be more empathic than children whose younger siblings… Read More

Search for first stars uncovers “dark matter”

A team of astronomers led by Prof. Judd Bowman of Arizona State University unexpectedly stumbled upon “dark matter,” the most mysterious building block of outer space, while attempting to detect the earliest stars in the universe through radio wave signals, according to a study published this week in Nature. The idea that these signals implicate… Read More

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