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Ice formation

New research shows that some antifreeze proteins can do both

Cassini image of Saturn

As Cassini reached its final act, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers took part in the last phase of the 20-year mission


An Israeli-German mission to launch a formation of ten tiny satellites that use medically-inspired CT algorithms to answer climate questions wins...

Fragments of phytoplankton outer shell

When viral infection wipes out an algal bloom, fragments may turn airborne, increasing clouds and cooling the surface below

Blood Moon. Image: Thinkstock

Israel is privileged to have “front-row” viewings of a blood moon and the simultaneous alignment of four planets

Jupiter_Juno image. NASA

“Jupiter’s atmosphere is many times greater than anything we have seen before” 

Illustration: Trees in Africa

Planting trees in some surprising places could increase rainfall and lower atmospheric carbon

Raluca Rufu

One of the moons of the planet Neptune is too big, too far out, and rotates in the "wrong" direction

Google Earth map displaying storm tracks in the North Atlantic region

Weizmann Institute of Science research uncovers the internal mechanisms driving storms toward the poles

The south pole of Jupiter is seen from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers) in this enhanced color mosaic of images from NASA's JunoCam. Cyclones up to 600 miles wide (1,000 km) are visible. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles SCOTT BOLTON – 3

Weizmann Institute scientists are leading one of the main experiments on NASA’s Juno space mission, aimed at learning how deep the planet's jet...