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    ""We Base the Most Important Decisions of Our Lives on Smell""

    <em>Haaretz</em> interviews Prof. Noam Sobel about his intensive research into the sense of smell, which - it turns out - informs every area of our lives, from what we eat to whom we love. Among other innovative studies, he is investigating whether odors can help people trust robots and whether smell is involved in repeated miscarriages.

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    Hey Kids, Try these Glasses to Simulate Feeling High

    <em>Haaretz</em> visits the Weizmann Institute's campus, where an interactive exhibition on how our brains work is underway. While the Institute has a globally renowned neuroscience department, the exhibit – ""Work Your Brain!"" – involves a great deal more play than work.

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    Israeli Biologists Rebuke Facebook, Apple for Suggesting Female Workers Freeze Eggs

    Much has been made about companies offering to pay for women employees to freeze their eggs. But is this even realistic or healthy? As <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> reports, two of the Weizmann Institute's leading scientists, Profs. Michal Neeman and Nava Dekel, have ""strong"" objections to the offer, saying that while it is laudable to encourage women to succeed, they shouldn't have to pay such a high price.

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    Five Business Values from Girl Scouts

    As the Girl Scouts visit Science House for a business mentoring program, Rita J. King reflects on the core values that make the organization a perennial success. The Scouts also created personal videos for the American Committee's Tomorrow Lab project, which encourages people to get involved in science for the benefit of humanity.

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    Illuminating Jewish Life in a Muslim Empire

    Weizmann is analyzing a religious text found with hundreds of 1,000-year-old documents in a cave in war-torn northern Afghanistan. The papers reveal ""new details about the cultural, economic, and religious life of a thriving but little understood Jewish society"" within the 11th-century Muslim empire.

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    Rapid Fire: Ancient Blaze Leveled City in Three Hours

    About 3,000 years ago, the legendary city of Tel Megiddo burned. Now, as LiveScience reports, new research by Weizmann archaeologists reveals that the city, made primarily from mud bricks, burned in just two to three hours. The research also reveals ""how fires affected other settlements,"" as mud bricks account for as much as 90% of standing architecture.

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    Why Boosting Your Immune System Is Important for Your Brain's Health

    Good Housekeeping covers Prof. Michal Schwartz's game-changing research showing that a healthy immune system helps protect our brains. As her new book explains, she discovered that the immune system plays a previously unknown, crucial role in several diseases, and may even ""help cure Alzheimer's, depression, Parkinson's, and more.""

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    RSA: Panel calls NSA access to encryption keys a bad idea

    The government wants ""back door"" access to encryption keys – for the sake of security. Cryptographers who design the keys, and much of the public, think this is a bad idea – for the sake of privacy. At the 2015 RSA conference, Weizmann's Prof. Adi Shamir (the ""S"" in RSA) and others talk about security, ransomware, and whether safety is possible.

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    Why Do We Like What We Like? Israeli Study Suggests Answers

    Dr. Alex Pine, a postdoc in cognitive neuroscience at the Weizmann Institute, conducted a study – overseen by Prof. Yadin Dudai – on people's preferences, influencing those likes and dislikes via conditioning, using techniques like those Ivan Pavlov famously used with his dogs. As <em>The Times of Israel</em> reports, the scientists think their methods could help treat addictions and phobias more effectively.

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