Archives for November, 2011

This week’s new Weizmann science stories are on ants and bats. Two different models for investigating human behavior? Yes, but not exactly in the ways you might imagine, and so much more than that. Dr. Ofer Feinerman, the “ant scientist,” is a new member of the Physics Faculty. In his graduate research under Prof. Elisha…

Proteins are strung together from amino acids attached in long chains, one after the other. But for most proteins, this is just the beginning – next they must fold. “Folding” is the general term for the way that a protein strand twists, coils, winds, pleats and creases into an intricate three-dimensional structure. Only then can…

Teachers Get an Education

In this country, as in much of the Western world, we are constantly bemoaning slipping scores in math and science. So here’s a bit of good news: The first 26 science teachers to participate in the Rothschild-Weizmann Program for Excellence in Science Teaching will be receiving their degrees in science education in a few weeks.…