Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Israel's Scientists & Soldiers

Hot News from the Land of Milk and Honeys: Abq Jew immediately and profusely apologizes to all those who believe this introductory phrase to be extremely sexist and incredibly inappropriate, and to all those who do not.

Tali Sharot, Scientist

Getting down to business: The Forward has reported that
2 Israelis Make List of World's 'Sexiest Scientists'
MIT Genetics Whiz and London Neuroscientist Have Looks
The Business Insider blog [Meet The Sexiest Scientists Alive] managed to find 50 scientists who are rising stars in their fields of research, as well as being sexy. Two of them are from Israel.
Who are these two Israeli scientists? Abq Jew hears you ask.

One is Tali Sharot, pictured above.  Dr Sharot is
a doctor of psychology and neuroscience who works at University College London. She is considered to be one of the world’s most promising cognitive researchers.

Sharot studies emotion, social interaction, decision making, and memory, specifically how our experience of emotion impacts how we think and behave on a daily basis, and when we suffer from mental illnesses like depression and anxiety.
The other is the astoundingly appropriately-named Uri Laserson,
Uri Laserson, Scientist
from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
Laserson, who holds a Ph.D in biomedical engineering and mathematics from MIT, co-founded Good Start Genetics in 2007, a company that screens parents-to-be for hereditary diseases like cystic fibrosis, which they could pass on to their children.
Business Insider wasn’t the first to notice Laserson, who works today at the Cloudera software company. He also made Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list back in 2011.
Please don't blame Abq Jew (too much) for reporting this news. It's all over the Internet. HaAretz has picked up this story. So have news aggregators (no, they're not all U of Florida alumni),,,, and

Note: A Google Search of The Jerusalem Post for "sexy scientists" turned up - nothing. But the Post did cover the also hot news about Aly Raisman joining ‘Dancing with the Stars’ cast.

And then there's, the official blog of the Israel Defense Forces, as they're know in English.  צה״ל, as Israelis say. Anyway: The IDF Blog has issued a stunning pictorial report on:

Miss Israel 2013: Soldiers and Beauty Queens
Miss Israel 2013: Soldiers and Beauty Queens

They’re paratrooper instructors, Air Force operators, squad instructors and logistic specialists. That’s right – this year, six of 20 nominees for the Miss Israel pageant are IDF soldiers.
To which Abq Jew can only shout:

כּל הכּבוד לצה״ל

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Earn points, get badges and help spread IDF content online. Start your journey through the IDF ranks now!
Yes, the Israel Defense Forces have a new, interactive, online game!
IDF Ranks is an interactive game, directly implemented into all of the IDF’s social platforms allowing YOU to be a virtual part of the IDF. Every action you take — reading, commenting, liking, sharing or even just visiting — will earn you points and help you climb the ladder of IDF Ranks. Specific actions will win you beautiful badges, and one day you might even become the Chief of Staff of IDF Ranks.
With almost no effort at all, Abq Jew has achieved the level of Veteran Private, which (says the IDF) only 62.2% of players (not soldiers) achieve. Mrs Abq Jew is so proud!

Time to get your game on!

1 comment:

Malini Sinha said...

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