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    Blowing in the (Stellar) Wind

    It is theorized that massive stars have lighter elements on the outside, heavier ones at the core, and that there must be a layer where these meet – and where, possibly, nitrogen is formed. Taking measurements just 15 hours after a star exploded in a supernova, astrophysicists found nitrogen – and shed new light on the origins of the universe.

  • Science Tips, August 2007

    Three research updates from the Weizmann Institute of Science: computer simulations that mimic evolution; feeding exploding stars; and revealing the actions of a key player in colorectal cancer.

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  • Science Tips, February 2013

    Three updates from the Weizmann Institute: a pre-explosion signals that a star is about to go supernova; a two-antibody approach for attacking triple-negative breast cancer; and a genetic device, operating independently in bacteria, performs DNA diagnosis.

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    Why Do We See the Man in the Moon?

    The “Man in the Moon“ is actually craters filled with dark volcanic material. Why is this side of the moon the one that is always “looking“ at Earth? Weizmann's Prof. Oded Aharonson and colleagues found the answer.

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    A Day in the Life of Saturn, Revealed

    <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> reports on the successful measurement of a day on Saturn. While this may seem like a relatively unchallenging problem from a physics point of view, the planet's unique attributes required development of a complicated mathematical model by Weizmann's Prof. Yohai Kaspi and Dr. Eli Galanti, with a team from Tel Aviv University.

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    At CERN, God Particle Research at Crossroads

    It's been two years since the elusive Higgs boson went from theory to reality. For 50 years, scientists had chased the Higgs, finally finding it thanks to a massive international effort at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. So – now what? Weizmann's Prof. Eilam Gross and others talk about the continued work to be done.