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    Science Tips, August 2014

    Three updates from the labs of the Weizmann Institute: a new technique identifies the exact DNA sequences involved in regulating the fate of blood stem cells; theorizing that tiny black holes ate their way to becoming massive quasars; nanocubes can self-assemble into beautiful, complex structures.

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    A Multiple-Impact Origin for the Moon

    While the predominant theory for the Moon's existence was a single, massive impact with Earth, our satellite's origins were still mysterious. Now, complex computer simulations by Prof. Oded Aharonson show that the more likely explanation is multiple impacts of varying sizes that produced many moonlets; over time, these joined to form the Moon we know today.|

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    Science Tips, November 2014

    Three updates from the labs of the Weizmann Institute: at last, water on Mars explained; identifying an unusual zinc-pump mechanism that may be faulty in Alzheimer's disease; and finding that microbes that breathe sulfur prefer it to be light.

  • After the Collapse

    Scientists from the Weizmann Institute and San Diego State University have witnessed the biggest star explosion ever. Their findings support long-held theories about gigantic stars and black holes.

  • The Watery Birth of Stars

    Weizmann Institute scientists simulated the physical and chemical conditions in interstellar clouds, providing experimental evidence that the billions of stars in our universe began with water.

  • 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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    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.