Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Av 24, 5774

Life thrives in all sorts of hostile environments, including the extreme salinity of the Dead Sea. A team of scientists has uncovered a strategy that helps a plant-like, microscopic alga to happily proliferate in such inhospitable surroundings - and their findings have unexpectedly shed light on the working of human kidneys. Over the years, a number of Weizmann Institute scientists...
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Six months after it opened, Berlin's Jewish memorial has become something of an icon
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Ben G. Frank, JE Feature
Berlin likes to pride itself on the fact that it's not just the capital of Germany, but the capital of Europe. Most visitors concur: Berlin possesses the ingredients to become the European cultural capital, if it isn't already. After all, 170 museums, three opera houses, eight orchestras and 17 theaters, as well as 300 communal and private galleries, and more...
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Cosmetic surgery graduates to a new style and look
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Ongoing advances in plastic-surgery treatments and techniques, notably the latest trends in non- and less-invasive procedures, are being put to good use by area plastic surgeons. "Non-invasive treatments offer quicker healing, less expense and less downtime," said Bruce Genter, M.D., FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience in the field, and founder and medical director...
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A century after the birth of Viktor E. Frankl - who spent three years in four Nazi deaths camps, and used his experiences to transform psychotherapy into a discipline that encouraged patients to resist despair and embrace life - proponents of his ideas are using his approach for everything from treating terminally-ill cancer patients to improving workplace dynamics. This was...
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Wired
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Michael Trantas
Now that the word "disaster" has become a topic of daily conversation, let's spend a few minutes discussing the advantages of data-recovery services. The devastation caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita (not to mention the more recent Wilma) have had a serious impact on businesses in the Gulf Coast region. Floodwaters have destroyed homes and entire communities, and the impact...
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