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High-Energy Breakfast Could Help Shed Some Extra Weight: Research

High-Energy Breakfast Could Help Shed Some Extra Weight: Research

High-energy breakfast and an average lunch can help reduce extra weight, as per a new research conducted by a research team at Tel Aviv University. The study team added that our metabolism changes throughout the day and a slice of bread during breakfast is less fattening compared to one consumed during evening. Health experts also suggest eating light during evening and more during morning. However, the impact of such changes in the diet is seen over a long term.

Sperm count among Western men on the decline: Study

Sperm count among Western men on the decline: Study

A new study has revealed that sperm counts of men in a number of regions, including North America, New Zealand, Europe and Australia, are plummeting.

A team of researchers led by Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Dr. Hagai Levine examined thousands of previously conducted studies and then carried out a meta-analysis of a total of 185 studies, including 42,935 male participants.

The research team found a 52 per cent decline in sperm concentration. A 59 per cent decline was found in total sperm count over a forty-year period of the analysis that ended in 2011.

Bats Communicate in Different Ways and Vocalize a lot during Information Exchange: Research

Bats Communicate in Different Ways and Vocalize a lot during Information Exchange: Research

Bats communicate and share information in more ways than earlier known to scientists, as per a new research conducted at the Bat Lab for Neuro-Ecology at Tel Aviv University. During their analysis of bat squeaking, the research team found different tones for calls related to food, sleep or mating. The research team said that they still need to decipher many of the signals but they are sure that there are lot of different signals that bats use for communication.

Researchers unveil about charred manuscript having verses from Torah

Researchers unveil about charred manuscript having verses from Torah

Researchers have finally come to know details about an object that looked like a burnt stick kept in storage in Israel. The blackened object has been found to be a text important for Jews as well as Christians.The charred manuscript contains verses from the sacred text known as the Five Books of Moses, also known as the Torah. As per researchers, the text is considered to be the foundation of Judaism and also an important part of the Old Testament.

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Wave-propelled robot has medical applications as well as can enter complex areas for issue assessment

Wave-propelled robot has medical applications as well as can enter complex areas for issue assessment

Engineers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel have developed a new type of robot that can crawl into your stomach and assess you from within. This wave-propelled robot has been as named SAW and it can improve diagnostics in medical services sector. The researchers for the first time have used a wave-like motion to swim, crawl and climb through to pass through sand, grass and gravel. Its top speed is 1.2mph and SAW uses a single motor having no internal spine.

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Early humans ate tortoises as side dish: archeologists discover

Early humans ate tortoises as side dish: archeologists discover

A new archeological discovery at the famous Qesem cave site in Israel revealed that prehistoric cave-dwellers ate tortoises as an appetiser or side dish, the latest edition of the journal Quaternary Science Reviews reported.

A team of researchers discovered tortoise remains in large quantities at the Qesem cave site, which has long been a hotbed for archeological research on ancient humans. The researchers determined that ancient hunter-gatherers used to crack open tortoises and ate them as side dish on top of the large game.

Israeli Archaeologists unearth Royal Seal of Biblical King

Israeli Archaeologists unearth Royal Seal of Biblical King

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a royal seal of a biblical king near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The clay seal, called a bulla, has been unearthed from the Old Testament King Hezekiah.

According to the archaeologists, the discovery is first of its kind linked to an Israel king. The tiny seal with two ankh symbols on each side is about half an inch across. It also has a script reading: ‘Belonging to Hezekiah [son of] Ahaz king of Judah’.

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Archaeologists in Jerusalem Unearth Rare Biblical-Era Seal Impression

Archaeologists in Jerusalem Unearth Rare Biblical-Era Seal Impression

A team of archaeologists has revealed that they successfully excavated a rare seal belonging to biblical-era. The seal discovered in Jerusalem has an impression bearing the name of King Hezekiah.

A team of experts from the Institute of Archaeology in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, led by Dr. Eilat Mazar, said they have found an oval seal impression. The seal’s impression measures about 9.7 by 8.6 mm (0.4 inches by 0.3 inches) and was inscribed on a 3 mm (0.1 inch) thick soft bulla, or piece of clay.

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Breastfeeding Linked to a 19% Lowered Risk of Leukaemia

Breastfeeding Linked to a 19% Lowered Risk of Leukaemia

A review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Paediatrics has established a link between Breastfeeding and lowering of risk of childhood leukaemia by claiming that babies who are breastfed for
6 months or more have a 19% lower risk of the blood cancer compared to babies who are given formula milk or who are breastfed for a shorter period of time.

Colossal Stone discovered in Northern Israel

Colossal Stone discovered in Northern Israel

A colossal stone has been discovered in Northern Israel near the Sea of Galilee. It is believed that stone dates back to Biblical times.

Israeli researchers say if the dating is correct, the colossal structure is older than the Egyptian Pyramids or Stonehenge.

The newly found stone is 492 feet long, 66 feet wide and 23 feet tall and the new stone building is situated about 8 miles from the Galilee Sea. The stone building is believed to be from period between 3050 B.C. and 2650 B.C. based on pottery found in the structure, according to the Business Times UK.

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