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    The Science of Crying

    <em>Time</em> reports on research that investigates why we cry – or don't. Humans are the only animals that cry for emotional reasons, and scientists across the world are investigating the phenomenon, including the Weizmann Institute's Prof. Noam Sobel. His finding that women's tears may inhibit sexual arousal in men garnered global headlines.

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    The Many-Moons Theory

    <em>The New Yorker</em>'s Alan Burdick reports on the recent findings from Prof. Oded Aharonson's lab, which revealed that our moon was likely formed by multiple collisions, rather than the single-impact theory that prevails today.

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    Six Israeli Professors Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    Profs. Tamar Flash and Shimon Ullman are among six Israelis elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As <em>The Jerusalem Post</em> says, the Weizmann scientists are in the ""236th class of distinguished members in the academy, which includes some of the world's most accomplished scholars, scientists, artists, business and philanthropic leaders.

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    Rock Stars of Cryptography Debate the Apple-Versus-FBI Case

    As <em>Popular Science</em> reports, the hot topic at this year's RSA conference was whether Apple should give the FBI back-door access to a terrorist's phone. The Weizmann Institute's Prof. Adi Shamir, the ""S"" in RSA (RSA is also the algorithm that first enabled secure online communication) sided with the FBI – unlike many in the cryptography community.

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    When You Finally Figure It Out

    Young entrepreneur Rebecca Perl writes about her path from typical teen to biotech pioneer. At Camp Inc., which teaches kids business skills, she and some friends had the idea of creating an app to help diabetics manage their disease. American Committee CEO Marshall S. Levin, a speaker at Camp, connected her with Weizmann scientists who could help.

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    Researchers Are Building a Tear Bank to Better Understand Why We Weep

    Prof. Noam Sobel, who notably found that women's tears reduce testosterone in men, has found a way to preserve and store tears. As <em>Scientific American</em> reports, he is building a cryogenic ""tear bank,"" which will allow researchers worldwide to study the difference between emotional and nonemotional tears, whether tears affect appetite, and more.

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    Bauhaus Beauties

    Tel Aviv is home to ""the world's greatest collection of Bauhaus and International Style buildings,"" reports the WSJ, thanks to the 1930s influx of modernist architects fleeing anti-Semitism. The Weizmann House, built on the Institute's campus for Vera and Chaim Weizmann, is considered by many to be Israel's single finest example.

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