The American chemist who shared the Nobel Prize for chemistry previously won Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize.
Nobel Prize winner Arieh Warshel left Israel because he couldn’t get tenure at a prestigious institute — a potent illustration of the brain drain affecting science and research in teh Jewish State.
Three Jewish scientists won the Nobel Prize for chemistry for using computer programs to simulate complex chemical processes — boosting progress from drugs to solar energy.
Biochemist Robert Lefkowitz was sound asleep when the Nobel Prize people called to tell him he won for chemistry. Luckily, his wife elbowed him awake.
Israel will be trying to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records next week. Of course, Israel is often seen as a place of extremes, but this attempt at record-breaking has nothing to do with the usual political headlines or social disagreements.
Israeli researchers look poised to make nightclubs safer. They have developed a sensor that detects date rape drugs in drinks.