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How do animal embryos take up all the calcium they need to build skeletons, shells or spines?

 Hula painted frog. Image: Frank Glaw

The Hula painted frog is not only not extinct – it is a symbol of hope

 Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto and Prof. Stephen Weiner

A new Israel-German center combines hi-tech science with archaeology

Prof. Stephen Weiner

Prof. Stephen Weiner is the recipient of the Pomerance Award for Scientific Contributions to Archaeology (2012)

Mobile Lab at the Archaeological Site in Tel es Safi
The creation of the Center marks more than five decades of collaboration between the Max Planck Society and the Weizmann...
Scanning electron microscope images of guanine plates from a silver spider. Arrow on top points to sandwich-like structure with amorphous guanine filling between two guanine crystals
A normally dull white material becomes a silvery reflecting surface under the right conditions
Scanning electron microscope image of a sea urchin spine undergoing repair after breakage.


Scientists look to biology to learn how living organisms create the amazing variety of forms and substances...

Prof. Stephen Weiner (sitting, second from left) and Dr. Elisabetta Boaretto (standing, fourth from left) with the international team of researchers
Institute scientists identify the world's oldest pottery


Dr. Ruth Shahack-Gross. Looking for ancient livestock
Microscopic traces of animal dung reveal ancient past