Dead Sea Scrolls: Researchers Use DNA Testing on Tiny Parchment Fragments to Unlock Their Secrets

In the decades since the Dead Sea Scrolls were first found in and near the Qumran Caves in the Judaean Desert, many of the manuscripts have been deciphered through painstaking examination and analysis. A large number of fragments have remained mysteries, however. Recently, Israeli researchers applied advanced DNA testing techniques to analyze the tiny pieces…

Israeli Researchers Turn Water Into Powerful Antiviral Disinfectant to Sanitize Surfaces

Research chemists at Israel’s Bar Ilan University, in Ramat Gan, have developed a technique that converts plain water into a disinfectant solution effective against bacteria and viruses (including corona-type viruses) on a wide range of surfaces. The disinfectant, which passed hospital tests in Israel, received a patent in 2019. In addition to being efficacious, the…