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Why You Should Believe Liars When They Say They're Lying
December 16, 2013
Time Magazine -- A BGU study shows that people are more honest than you think, even when they lie. more »


Faculty Profile: Ilan Dinstein and the Biological Causes of Autism
December 10, 2013
Dr. Ilan Dinstein, a young neuroscientist who recently joined BGU's faculty, is establishing Israel's first lab that will focus on diagnosing and treating autism based on the detection of brain abnormalities. more »


Baltimore's Toby Mower is Helping Change the Way Israelis View Addiction
November 22, 2013
Jewish Times -- The Toby Mower Curriculum for the Prevention and Treatment of Addiction at BGU is the first academic program of its kind in Israel. more »


Making China's Desert Bloom
November 20, 2013
BGU's Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research is partnering with a Chinese company to help establish a desert research institute in China's Mongolia province. more »


An Advanced Degree for Psychologists in the Ultra-Orthodox Community
November 19, 2013
BGU is now offering a specialized master's degree program in educational psychology for ultra-Orthodox Jews, in cooperation with Haredi College in Jerusalem. more »


BGU's Water Expertise Sought by Texas
November 18, 2013
Jewish Herald Voice -- Prof. Eilon Adar, director of BGU's Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, recently visited Texas to assist with a possible Texas-based desalinization plant. more »


BGU Inaugurates Support Center for Students with Disabilities
November 18, 2013
The first of its kind at an Israeli university, the Student Support Center offers ongoing support for students with special needs such as learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, and physical and emotional disabilities. more »


Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Help Smokers Quit
November 15, 2013
The Philadelphia Inquirer -- BGU researchers have developed a special helmet that delivers high-frequency magnetic stimulation to the areas of the brain associated with nicotine addiction. more »


A Revolutionary Alternative Fuel Process from BGU
November 14, 2013
The Times of Israel -- A team of BGU researchers, led by Prof. Moti Herskowitz, has discovered a way to produce "green" liquid fuel from hydrogen and carbon dioxide. more »


Faculty Profile: Dr. Warren Brodsky and Music for Safer Driving
November 11, 2013
Israel21C -- BGU's Dr. Warren Brodsky is gaining international attention for his research into how the music young people choose to listen to while driving can be distracting and dangerous. more »

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