Tag: Israel

NASA's Lunar Retroreflector Array Experiment May Have Survived Crash of Israel's Beresheet Moon Lander

An additional NASA payload may have survived the crash of Israel's Beresheet moon lander on April 11, scientists said. The payload contained the Lunar Retroreflector Array experiment.

Space April 18, 2019

Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Crashes Into The Moon, Fails To Make History

Israel failed to make history as the first nation to send a privately funded spacecraft to the moon. The robotic vehicle Beresheet crashed into the lunar surface instead of making a soft landing.

Space April 11, 2019

Israel Now 7th Nation To Orbit The Moon With Beresheet Spacecraft's Successful Lunar Capture Maneuver

Israel succeeded in being the seventh nation to send a space vehicle to orbit the moon. The lunar capture moved the mission one step closer to its ultimate goal of landing on the surface.

Space April 5, 2019

World's Longest Salt Cave Discovered Near The Dead Sea In Israel

The salt cave near the Dead Sea is so far the longest salt cave in the world. Most salt caves do not exceed 10 kilometers, but the Malham Cave is over 6 miles (10 kilometers) in length.

Earth/Environment March 30, 2019

Israeli Spacecraft Beresheet Captures Video Of Sunrise On Earth

Since its launch, the unmanned Israeli spacecraft Beresheet has snapped several images from outer space including a selfie with the Earth. It recently captured an amazing view of the sunrise.

Space March 27, 2019

Israeli Moon Mission Beresheet Encounters Technical Glitches On Its Way To The Lunar Surface

Israel's first moon mission encountered a technical glitch on its journey toward the lunar surface. The spacecraft missed a scheduled maneuver because the computer rebooted on its own.

Space February 27, 2019

Israel Moon Mission: What Are The Objectives Of World's First Privately Funded Lunar Mission?

Israel will join the ranks of United States, China, and Russia if Beresheet successfully lands on the lunar surface. What are the scientific missions and the objectives behind the first privately funded mission to the moon?

Space February 23, 2019

Israel's Beresheet Spacecraft Is Ready For First Privately Funded Launch To Moon

Israel's Beresheet is ready for its scheduled launch in February. It is set to launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, and is expected to reach the moon about eight weeks after the launch.

Space February 2, 2019

Israeli Scientists Add Final Touches To Lunar Spacecraft

SpaceX moved the launch on Israel's first moon lander from December to February. The company did not provide an explanation, but officials of SpaceIL on Monday added a time capsule to the spacecraft.

Space December 18, 2018

Israel To Launch First Moon Mission This Year

Israel will launch its first lunar mission in December. The spacecraft will land on the moon in February 2019. What are the objectives of this moon mission?

Space July 10, 2018

3,000-Year-Old Sculpted Head Found In Ancient Israel City Depicts Biblical King

A sculpture found in an ancient city in Israel could be depicting King Hazael of Aram-Damascus, King Ahab of Israel, or King Ethbaal of Tyre although there are other candidates. What hinted scholars the figurine represents royalty?

Ancient June 10, 2018

Human Migration Rewritten? Oldest Known Human Fossil Outside Africa Discovered In Israel

The oldest early human fossil out of Africa has been discovered in a cave in Israel. Is it about time to rewrite the traditional 'out of Africa' theory?

Ancient January 27, 2018

Dead Sea Scrolls History: Why The Latest Discovery Is The Most Important In 60 Years

The discovery of a cave site that housed the Dead Sea scrolls has revived the discourse on the religious and historic importance of the ancient scrolls. The excavation team found some storage jars and fragments of wrapping materials at the cave.

Feature | Science February 10, 2017

Bronze Age 'Thinker': Ancient Clay Figurine Seated On Top Of Ceramic Jug Discovered In Israel

Archaeologists and students in Israel have discovered a clay figurine of a seated person appearing to be in deep thought. The statuette is 3,800 years old and is seated on top of a ceramic vessel.

Ancient November 25, 2016

The Dead Sea Is Dying: World’s Saltiest Salt Lake Shrinking 3 Feet Every Year, Says Environmental Group

The Dead Sea is dying fast with water levels plunging every year. According to an eco group, the Dead Sea has fallen more than 80 feet since the year 2000, and its salinity is also increasing alarmingly.

Earth/Environment November 24, 2016

Newly Discovered Philistine Cemetery Sheds Light On Biblical Enemy Of Ancient Israelites

Archeologists finally discovered a Philistine cemetery after 30 years of excavation. The graveyard may solve mysteries of how Goliath's people — Israelites' Biblical enemy — were laid to rest.

Ancient July 12, 2016

Facebook Sued For $1B By Relatives Of Terrorist Victims For Facilitating The Deadly Attacks

Relatives of victims killed in terrorist attacks have filed a lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly facilitating the incidents. The lawsuit comes a week after Israel's Minister of Internal Security called the social network a 'monster.'

Business Tech July 12, 2016

A Monster? Facebook Rebuts Israel's Accusations That It Sabotages Work Of Israeli Police And Abets Terrorism

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook's string of bad press continues. This time, the Israeli security minister is calling the social network out for allegedly "sabotaging" the effort of the country's police.

Internet July 5, 2016

Israeli Minister Calls Facebook A 'Monster' Over Its Abusive Content Removal Policies

Israel's Minister of Internal Security, Gilad Erdan, called Facebook a 'monster' in a television interview. He accused the social network and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg of not doing enough to prevent the spread of violence on the platform.

Internet July 5, 2016

Archeologists Discover Oldest Glass Factory In Israel

Israeli archeologists have discovered the oldest glass factory in the country, shattering notions about glassmaking in the region. The ancient glass kilns offer significant evidence of ancient Judea's link to the Roman Empire.

April 13, 2016

Google, Facebook, eBay And Other Tech Companies Now Required To Pay Value Added Tax, Income Tax In Israel

Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay and every other foreign company that does business over the Internet in Israel are now required to pay value added tax and income tax under new guidelines set by the Tax Authority.

Business April 13, 2016

Wolves And Hyenas Strike Alliance In Struggle For Survival In Negev Desert

Hyenas and wolves in the Nagev Desert of Israel have struck an alliance, hunting together in packs. What could be driving this unusual behavior?

Animals March 18, 2016

Middle Bronze Age Winery Found In Israel Palace

Excavations in Israel revealed for the first time an ancient winery in a Middle Bronze Age palace. The winery showed how ruling families strengthened their power during that era via splendid banquets of exquisite wine and choice cuts of goat and sheep meat.

Animals March 9, 2016

Latest Snowden Leak Reveals NSA, GCHQ Hacked Israeli Drones

Latest leakage information by Edward Snowden shows footages of Israeli drones over Gaza strip. British and United States spy agencies surveyed drones for military purposes from Israel.

FUTURE TECH February 1, 2016

Facebook's Israel HQ Vandalized As Protest Against Offensive Content

The headquarters of Facebook in Israel, located in the city of Tel Aviv, was vandalized by political activist Rotem Gez. He was protesting the presence of posts and pages on the social network that incite violence against Israelis.

Business October 19, 2015

Microsoft Reportedly Snags Israeli Cloud Security Company Adallom For $320 Million

After acquiring Aorato for an alleged $200 million in November 2014, Microsoft has now snagged Israeli cloud security start-up Adallom for a reported $320 million.

Deals July 20, 2015

Israel-Backed Spyware Found At Hotels Hosting Iran Nuclear Talks

Highly advanced malware has been found in the systems of three hotels that were used to host Iran nuclear talks. The malware, dubbed Duqu 2.0, was first found and tracked by Kaspersky Labs after itself being targeted by the virus. It has also been linked to the Israeli government.

Business June 11, 2015

Kids Born To Older Parents And Teen Moms At Higher Risk Of Autism

A new study delves into the effects of parental age to the autism rates of children all over the world. Researchers find that the risk of children having autism is higher if they are born to older parents or teen moms.

Life June 10, 2015

Ancient Cult Sites, Symbols Found In Israel's Eilat Mountains

Male and female symbols of fertility, death found at cult sites in Israel's Negev Desert. Findings suggests ritual activities including sacrifices at sites, researchers say.

February 11, 2015

55000-Year-Old Skull Suggests Human and Neanderthal Interbreeding Began in Israel

The 55,000 year-old Manot skull that was discovered in a cave in western Galilee in Israel is giving hints as to when and where the interbreeding between humans and the Neanderthals occurred.

Animals January 29, 2015

Ancient Bracelet with Menorah Depictions Discovered in Israel

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient glass bracelet decorated with menorahs, perfectly aligning with the spirit of the season. The artifact was found in what is believed to be an old settlement site in Israel.

Animals December 27, 2014

Archaeologists Discover 65-Ft Long Corridor Leading to King Herod's Herodium Hilltop Palace

Corridor with arches along its length was build as an entryway to King Herod's palace, but evidence shows it was little used, Israeli archaeologists say. Excavations at the West Bank site have been criticized by Palestinian authorities.

Arts & Culture December 22, 2014

Humans Began Using Fire 350000 Years Ago, Israeli Cave Study Reveals

Learning how to create fire on purpose to aid man's survival is an important milestone in human history. Now, archaeologists revealed when this happened.

Animals December 15, 2014

Cult complex dating back to pre-Jesus era, unearthed in Israel

The Canaanite storm god Baal may have been worshiped at the 3,300 year old cult complex discovered at the archeological site Tel Burna in Israel. Other artifacts found at the site suggest the occurrence of sacrificial rituals.

Animals October 15, 2014

Ancient cult complex discovered in Israel: Ritual sacrifices for storm god?

Researchers discovered an ancient cult complex in Israel. The site may have been used to make religious sacrifices to Baal, the Canaanites' storm god.

Society October 14, 2014

NSA shared American's private data with Israel's military: Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden has shared with the world new information of things the NSA has done in the past. The former contractor claims the NSA willingly shared personal information of Americans with Israel routinely.

Internet September 20, 2014

Stone monument in Israel discovered: It’s massive and older than Stonehenge

Ido Wachtel, an archaeology graduate student, discovered something amazing hiding in plain sight: a massive stone monument in Israel. The structure was previously considered part of a wall.

Animals September 17, 2014

Discovery of crescent-shaped 5000-year old huge monument in Galilee excites archaeologists

An ancient monument in Israel was once thought to be the walls of an ancient city. New research suggests it may have served a different purpose.

Animals September 17, 2014

Oldest known wine cellar shows Canaanites partied in style

A new study has been published about wine from a Canaanite wine cellar discovered last year.

Life August 27, 2014

Copper awl discovered in ancient grave is oldest metal object found in Middle East

A 6,000-year-old copper awl, discovered in a grave, reveals secrets of an ancient society.

August 24, 2014

All you need to know about the Gaza conflict in one animated map

This six-minute animated map of the Gaza Strip and Israel gives you all the information you need to better understand the current political and military situation in the Middle-East.

Internet Culture August 7, 2014

2,000-year-old money box with 114 bronze coins found in Israel: Report

We're not certain what 114 bronze coins could have bought 2,000 years ago, but we'd like to believe it is a lot. The person who lost this money box was probably in tears, but that's if he survived the great revolt.

Earth/Environment August 7, 2014

Google pulls 'Bomb Gaza' game from the Play Store

Google has just taken down the controversial "Bomb Gaza" mobile game from the Play Store. The company pulled the app due to protests from Internet users.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 5, 2014

Google nukes 'Bomb Gaza' game out of app store...for obvious reasons

Google has taken down Bomb Gaza from its Play Store, along with several other games that turn the serious conflict into entertainment. The ongoing Israeli-Palestine conflict has left Gaza in ruins after several bombing incidents.

Apps/Software August 5, 2014

Gaza war photo nearly moves ISS astronaut to tears: 'My saddest photo yet'

Astronaut aboard space station captures and tweets image of the ongoing conflict in Gaza. He describes seeing flying rockets and explosions.

Space July 28, 2014

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