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The Jewish Inventor of the Atomic Bomb

By On January 19, 2017

With all the recent bluster about nuclear armament, it might be wise to check in with the inventor of the bomb itself, the Jewish American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer, born in… Read More

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The Nazi Gravesite in the Heart of the Amazon

By On January 5, 2017

Deep inside the Brazilian Amazon there’s a curious site: A swastika-bearing cross marking a Nazi grave, inscribed: “Joseph Greiner died here of fever on Jan. 2, 1936, in the service of German… Read More

How Israel’s National Library Got a Hold of Sir Isaac Newton’s Papers
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How Israel’s National Library Got a Hold of Sir Isaac Newton’s Papers

By On January 27, 2016

After Sir Isaac Newton died in 1727, his papers were given to the University of Cambridge. Valuing his scientific manuscripts most, the university eventually decided to auction off what was left—Newton’s manuscripts… Read More

The Next Darwin is this 33-Year-Old Jewish Biophysicist
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The Next Darwin Is a Jew Named Jeremy England

By On October 26, 2015

Question: What does the Talmud have in common with the laws of thermodynamics and natural selection? Answer: Jeremy England, 33-year-old assistant professor at MIT, who is a Harvard grad, Rhodes Scholar, modern… Read More

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The Israeli-American Obsessed With Lying

By On June 4, 2015

“The bigger brain, the larger the capacity to lie.” This is from a psychiatrist at Duke Institute. He says it kindly, nonjudgmentally, and yet, it’s haunting. (Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies… Read More

The Nobel-Winning Scientist Who Wouldn't Let the Nazis Keep Her Down
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The Nobel-Winning Scientist Who Wouldn’t Let the Nazis Keep Her Down

By On May 15, 2015

Born in Turin, in northwestern Italy, on April 22, 1909, Rita Levi-Montalcini had began her research on nerve cells at the University of Turin. But after being banned from the university in… Read More

How Jewish Actress Hedy Lamarr Paved the Way for WiFi
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How Jewish Actress Hedy Lamarr Paved the Way for Wi-Fi

By On May 1, 2015

  When one thinks of the Jewish screen siren Hedy Lamarr, images of wireless technology do not exactly come to mind. More than likely one thinks about her starring roles in Tortilla… Read More

The Amazing New Molecule Shaped Like a Jewish Star
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The Amazing New Molecule Shaped Like a Jewish Star

By On October 13, 2014

Even Isaac Asimov couldn’t dream this up. A team of University of Manchester chemists led by Professor David Leigh have invented a molecular shape that looks exactly like the Magen David – the Star of David – which could, if… Read More

Rube Goldberg is an Adjective
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Rube Goldberg is an Adjective

By On August 27, 2014

Do you need to change a flat tire? Perhaps wipe your mouth without using your hands? Are you one of those people who likes to make simple tasks as complicated as possible? Then you… Read More

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The Israeli Who Put Your Virus Under the Microscope

By On February 28, 2014

Picture a scientist studying viruses. You probably envision someone in a white lab coat staring at vials, working with centrifuges, and peering into microscopes. But what if they are studying computer viruses? Who figures… Read More

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Smells, and Other Signs of Love

By On July 19, 2012

Scientists believe that there has been an evolutionary decline in the human sense of smell. Perhaps it was more potent back when people were hunters and gatherers–but these days, our olfactory sense is good for… Read More

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