Archives for January, 2011

Two Ounces of Prevention

Two recent papers to come out of the Weizmann Institute have possible medical applications — one in preventing pregnancy, the other in preventing the deadly effects of nerve gas. The first might give pause to those among us who are “believers” in antioxidants. It seems that those “nasty” molecules they eliminate — reactive oxygen species…

Women’s Tears a Turn-Off

Did Israeli singer-songwriter Arik Einstein know something that scientists didn’t when he released the song “When You Cry You’re Not So Pretty” back in 1969? Prof. Noam Sobel and his team of the Weizmann Institute of Science have now shown that merely sniffing a woman’s tears – even when the crying woman is not present…