Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.
Environmental reporter Sue Surkes and science and health writer Nathan Jeffay appear on today’s podcast with host Jessica Steinberg.
Jeffay discusses if Israel is in the calm before an intense Omicron storm, and what COVID-19 life looks like right now.
Surkes talks about new Israeli research regarding bat mothers and how they teach their young to navigate.
She also speaks about the Negev becoming part of the world’s first mapping of underground fungal networks, the circulatory and communications systems that link aboveground plants underground.
Discussed articles include: