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The age of the Hebrew Bible has long been a controversial topic. In this comprehensive new study, FBF alumni Ronald Hendel and Jan Joosten make a crucial intervention in this debate, using historical linguistics as the key to dating biblical texts.

FBF 2017 grantees Lori Lubin (UC Davis) and Olivier Le Fèvre (Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille, CNRS, CNES) led the international team of astronomers who identified the largest galaxy proto-supercluster to be found in the early Universe. Known as "Hyperion," the massive structure was located using the VIMOS Ultra-Deep Survey tool of the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, through complex data analysis techniques developed at UC Davis. Read the full press release.

What can magnetism do for 2D materials science? Lots, suggest FBF '07 grantees Jeffrey Long (Chemistry, UC Berkeley) and Rodolphe Clérac (Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal, Université de Bordeaux), showing how magnetic interactions in metal-organic structures can be applied to design novel 2D materials and porous 3D frameworks. Check out their results in the Nature Research Chemistry Community blog, and in the Nature Chemistry journal.