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The Mass of Human-Made Materials Now Equals the Planet’s Biomass – Weizmann Wonder Wander – News, Features and Discoveries

Earth circa 2020: The mass of all human-produced materials – concrete, steel, asphalt, etc. – has grown to equal the mass of all life on the planet, its biomass. According to a new study at the Weizmann Institute of Science, we are right...

Like Clockwork – Weizmann Wonder Wander – News, Features and Discoveries

Light is a wave or a particle; the body’s cells have machinery; the brain is a computer and the genome is a code. All of these are metaphors – not just metaphors used by science writers to help lay people understand complex phenomena, but...

Prof. Yadin Dudai – Weizmann Wonder Wander – News, Features and Discoveries

Prof. Yadin Dudai – Awards and Appointments, People | Weizmann Wonder Wander – News, Features and Discoveries I would like to receive: ...

Dr. Michal Leskes – Weizmann Wonder Wander – News, Features and Discoveries

Dr. Michal Leskes – Awards and Appointments, People | Weizmann Wonder Wander – News, Features and Discoveries I would like to receive: ...

Chaperones Do the Two-Step – Weizmann Wonder Wander – News, Features and Discoveries

Proteins are the workhorses of the cell, carrying out the vast majority of the tasks required to keep us alive and healthy. But if they are damaged, proteins can form toxic clumps in the brain that are called amyloid fibers, which have been...

Clearing Out Cellular Junkyards May Be Therapeutic – Weizmann Wonder Wander – News, Features and Discoveries

Stress management is a crucial skill – not only for us, but for our cells too. When cells face extremely stressful conditions, they produce tiny, temporary clumps called stress granules that help them cope with heat, cold or other potentially...

Sharing Science – Weizmann Wonder Wander – News, Features and Discoveries

Dr. Lorenz Adlung – a writer, public speaker, and systems biologist from Heidelberg University and the German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany – is conducting his postdoctoral research in the Immunology Department of the Weizmann...

Entering the Cloud “Twilight Zone” – Weizmann Wonder Wander – News, Features and Discoveries

Clouds: We see them as objects with clear-cut shapes and outlines. The satellites that collect cloud data and the climate models built on this data work on this supposition as well. But the line between “cloudy” and “clear” is much hazier...

Staying Together – Weizmann Wonder Wander – News, Features and Discoveries

  Keeping Apart, Staying Together was the theme of this 72nd Annual General Meeting of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Despite the online format, the events were as impressive as ever, featuring talks by the popular...

When Male and Female Brain Connections Break Down Differently – Weizmann Wonder Wander – News, Features and Discoveries

Depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological and psychiatric disorders tend to strike one sex more than the other; and for reasons that remain unknown, they sometimes even produce different symptoms in women and men....