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  • Scientists find new fat clues in human poo

    Scientists find new fat clues in human poo

    Scientists in Britain have found a new link between the diversity of bacteria in human poo - the human fecal microbiome - and levels of harmful types of body fat. In research that may help explain why excessive weight problems and obesity tend to...

  • Giving babies eggs, nuts early ‘may avert allergies’

    Giving babies eggs, nuts early ‘may avert allergies’

    Infants who get a taste of eggs and peanuts starting when they’re as young as four months old may have a lower risk of developing allergies to those foods than babies who try them later, a research review suggests. With eggs, giving babies that...

  • Counting two, three or more

    Counting two, three or more

    Becoming a parent requires careful planning, more so in the case of multiple births, says parent coach and senior social worker Steve Libreri Having children is a unique experience. It is even more unique when the parents are expecting...

  • GM enzymes used in household products ‘are potent allergens’

    GM enzymes used in household products ‘are potent allergens’

    Genetically modified enzymes that are used in a wide range of household products are “potent allergens”, experts have said. New products should be assessed for their “allergenicity”, researchers said after they found that exposure to such enzymes...

  • A seating revolution

    The Lexus Kinetic Seat Concept makes its world debut at the 2016 Paris Motor Show, with a revolutionary radical fibre net construction that re-evaluates the principles of car seat occupancy. In humans, the spine acts to stabilise the head. It...

  • French flair

    French flair

    The fourth generation Mégane is the most evolutionary update Renault has ever given to its family hatchback. And it shows because first impressions are, well, impressive. The body is quite stunning – it certainly photographs well but in real life,...

  • Launch pad for innovation and creativity

    Launch pad for innovation and creativity

    The iconic Ford Fiesta small car has inspired a wide variety of quirky concept vehicles during 40 years of production. Since the first Ford Fiesta was assembled in May 1976 more than 17 million of the iconic small car have been built for customers...

  • Blown away

    Blown away

    Mercedes-AMG is blowing even more fresh air into the AMG GT family. Shortly after the world premiere of the AMG GT R, the sports car and performance brand from Affalterbach is presenting two exciting roadster variants of the two-seater sports...

  • Increasing efficiency

    Increasing efficiency

    Audi has put a new topcoat paint shop into operation at its plant in Ingolstadt. Board of management member for production Prof. Dr Hubert Waltl opened the 12,000-square-metre building together with plant director Albert Mayer and group works...

  • Ready to race

    Ready to race

    Jaguar has taken the wraps off its new electric motorsport future, revealing its Formula E team’s official name, vision, title sponsor, driver line-up and electric racing livery. From this October, Panasonic Jaguar Racing will compete in the third...

  • A fast record

    A fast record

    A specially-tuned Volkswagen Beetle has set a new speed record at the World of Speed event that has long been a tradition at Lake Bonneville in Utah, USA. The Beetle LSR (Land Speed Record) with a turbocharged 2.0-litre direct-injection engine...

  • A new urban and off-road experience

    A new urban and off-road experience

    Seat presents the Ateca X-Perience with a unique stand concept bringing innovation to the international Paris Motorshow with a 4D experience. The Ateca X-Perience is a demonstration that Seat can surpass any limit, with a different interpretation...

  • The Italian job

    The Italian job

    Cars were always a very important aspect in Simon Saliba’s life, and from an early age, he displayed a natural inclination towards Italian vehicles. Although his father Saviour was a fanatic about Ford cars, and had a Ford Anglia de Luxe which the...

  • The railway as a public enterprise (1891-1931)

    The railway as a public enterprise (1891-1931)

    The story of the railway as a public entity would not be complete without reference to the man who engineered its transition from a bankrupt enterprise to a government department, and who eventually read the signs of the times and closed it...

  • Young Gun

    Young Gun

    Honda’s new CBR300R will is not only a practical and affordable transport solution, it’s also fun. The 286cc single-cylinder Honda looks like a mini supersports bike. The design, colour scheme and the ‘CBR’ emblazoned on the fairing give this A2...

  • Coffee, classical music and vitamin deficiency

    Coffee, classical music and vitamin deficiency

    After a bad night’s sleep the tendency is to drink coffee in the morning to help you wake up. The same happens the next night, and the next and the next.  However, the stimulating effects of coffee seem to stop working after the third bad night of...

  • Renewable energy on water

    Renewable energy on water

    A research team from the Department of Industrial Electrical Power Conversion at the University of Malta has designed and built a solar catamaran. This shows the viability of renewable energy and water transport, Prof. Joseph Cilia from the...

  • ‘Social stories alleviate anxiety’

    ‘Social stories alleviate anxiety’

    A social story is just what it sounds like – a very short story that teaches a child what to expect in a social situation and how to behave appropriately. Social stories were first introduced in 1991 by Carol Gray to help teach social skills to...

  • The benefits of laughing fits

    The benefits of laughing fits

    For some, assuming a healthier and more physically active lifestyle might be considered such an impossibility that it is almost laughable. If you currently scoff at the prospect of donning sports gear and hitting the gym or promenades to lift...

  • A dog’s nose: wet or dry?

    A dog’s nose: wet or dry?

    This week, I was asked one of those enduring questions all vets get. The patient was a six-month-old female English pointer named Molly. Molly had orange and white markings with a beautiful high nose that is characteristic of her breed. Molly’s...

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