L.: Stalks of bread wheat  Right: Aphids on a stalk of wheat

Ben-Gurion University plant biologist is figuring out how wild wheat protects itself from insects

Wheat is a staple crop that provides 20% of the world population’s caloric and human protein intake. Although wheat is essential for human and...

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Left and middle: Impact of the extreme heatwave and drought of summer 2018, as compared to summer 2017, on fields around the town of Slagelse in Zealand, Denmark (photo: European Space Agency; CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO). Right: Danish maize field in July 2018 (photo: Janne Hansen; CC BY-NC 4.0).

BGU, Hebrew U.: Desert regions may better inform the future of global temperate zones driven by climate change

According to NASA, nineteen of the hottest years have occurred since 2000, with 2016 and 2020 tied for the hottest ever on record. This...

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Setting a methane bubble alight  Photo Prof. Orit Sivan

Permafrost: how much methane is being produced and released into the atmosphere

Considerable amounts of methane, one of the major greenhouse gases, are sequestered in sediment under the permafrost surrounding the Artic Circle. However, global warming...

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Dr. Karina Golberg

BGU: a phytochemical derived from broccoli be the answer to antibiotic resistant pathogens

Antibiotic resistant bacterial pathogens are increasingly playing a role in rising illness and preventing wound healing, especially in hospitals. While more and more pathogens...

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Highly magnified star Earendel. The collection of yellow-looking galaxies form the massive galaxy-cluster lens that magnifies background objects lying behind it. The inset shows the highly magnified red galaxy, host to Earendel, stretched into an arc due to lensing, and the highly magnified star is marked with a white arrow.  CREDITS:  SCIENCE: NASA, ESA, Brian Welch (JHU), Dan Coe (STScI)  IMAGE PROCESSING: NASA, ESA, Alyssa Pagan (STScI)

(Français) Johns Hopkins U. et BGU : record battu, Hubble repère Earendel, l’étoile la plus éloignée jamais vue

In a collaboration including researchers from Ben-Gurion University, the Hubble Space Telescope has established an extraordinary new benchmark: detecting the light of a star...

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Dr. Keren Agay-Shay

BIU (Israel): Consistent links between high and low temperatures and low birth weight

An Israeli nation-wide study of more than 600,000 births, led by a researcher at Bar-Ilan University’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, reveals consistent links between...

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Self-organization of plants in spatial patterns. Stripe pattern of Acacia trees (photo BGU)

BGU Proposes Utilizing Ecosystem Complexity to Mitigate Ecosystem Response to Climate Extremes

Climate change and the prospect of more frequent and intense climate extremes, such as prolonged droughts, threaten many services that plant communities provide to...

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Some of the range-restricted evolutionary unique species. The Red ruffed lemur (photo credit: Charles J Sharp), Madagascar fish eagle (photo credit: Anjajavy le Lodge), Hula painted frog (photo credit: Gopal Murali - own image), and Chinese Crocodile Lizard (photo credit: Holger Krisp). All images from Wikimedia Commons.

Ben Gurion University: Unique Rare Species Face Grave Dangers Due to Human Action

“In our age of the ‘sixth mass extinction’, our daily activities are causing hundreds and thousands of species to be lost forever. To turn...

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