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  • More women land top jobs

    More women land top jobs

    Women have conquered the working world and are increasingly found in senior positions. Three smart women entrepreneurs tell Simonne Pace their journey to the top has given them both the personal and career satisfaction they were looking for. For...

  • Myth debunked: Intelligence means consciousness

    Myth debunked: Intelligence means consciousness

    The main thing AI is known for is intelligence, but due to miscommunication and misunderstanding, many feel that it results in the development of a consciousness. However, this is far from the truth. Roman Yampolskiy, director of the CyberSecurity...

  • The speech age

    The speech age

    Researchers at MIT have developed a new approach to training speech recognition systems that does not depend on transcriptions – as is the current model. Instead, their system analyses correspondences between images and spoken descriptions of...

  • Photo of the Week

    Photo of  the Week

    When you hear a sound you perceive vibrations in the air produced by the sound’s source. Millions of hair cells (pictured in green) lining the inner ear detect these vibrations. Each cell has tiny hair-like projections that vibrate along with the...

  • More personalities who sought refuge in Malta

    More personalities who sought refuge in Malta

    During the British period and right up to the present, Malta continued to serve as a sanctuary to several personalities who were being pursued by the authorities for various reasons. One of the most significant crimes of the 19th century was the...

  • A daughter's tribute to a green finger

    A daughter's tribute to a green finger

    Carmen Chetcuti has retired after 16 years of cultivating endemic and indigenous plants at the Gaia Foundation. Her daughter Graziella pays tribute to her work. After 16 years of hard work, patience and love, Carmen Chetcuti has retired, leaving...

  • How well do you know your teen?

    How well do you know your teen?

    Psychologist Joshua Aquilina, who works with adolescents at the Junior College, says parents can forge a strong relationship with their children mainly by listening to them and understanding them. Simonne Pace learns that it takes more than a...

  • Canine gastritis: upset stomach

    Canine gastritis: upset stomach

    This week I received a phone call asking me to attend to a sick dog at its home. Having heard what the problem was, I urged the owners to bring their dog to the clinic since this was one of those cases where a house call simply would not provide...

  • Myth Debunked: Do humans have extraordinarily large brains?

    Myth Debunked: Do humans have extraordinarily large brains?

    Humans can do incredible things. They have language, literature, art, science and have even changed the planet’s evolution. We normally think that all of these achievements must be linked to our exceptional brains. We must have the largest, most...

  • Malta’s newest insect

    Malta’s newest insect

    Insects make the world go round. They pollinate flowers and crops yet gobble them up at the same time. There are over one million species worldwide with 6,000 to 8,000 of them found on the Maltese Islands. Among those, David Mifsud (Institute of...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Scientists have gone “rogue”. In response to the Trump administration placing restrictions on government funded agencies and scientists engaging with the public many twitter media accounts have added “rogue” versions to resist. The movement harks...

  • Pink free with The Sunday Times

    Pink free with The Sunday Times

    Spina bifida can be a debilitating condition, but sometimes, ill health is more detrimental to the mind than the body, as the sensitive story of a young woman shows in the January issue of Pink. Out with The Sunday Times of Malta tomorrow, the...

  • Girls see themselves less talented than boys by age of six - study

    Girls see themselves less talented than boys by age of six - study

    Girls assimilate stereotypes associating brilliance with men rather than women by the time they are six, potentially limiting their aspirations and impacting their future careers, scientists have said. Tests on young children in the United States...

  • Fugitives who escaped to Malta

    Fugitives who escaped to Malta

    Throughout history, Malta has served as a refuge and safe haven for many who had fallen foul of the law, or who were being pursued and persecuted for various other reasons in their home country. From the pre-Christian era right up to the present,...

  • Shining a light on some patrons of photographer Leandro Preziosi

    Shining a light on some patrons of photographer Leandro Preziosi

    Early photography in Malta is receiving well deserved scrutiny. One of the earliest Maltese pioneers of photography worthy of serious research was Leandro Preziosi (1820-1869), younger brother of the better known watercolourist Count Amadeo...

  • Weight-loss ‘no-nos’ are all on display in new TV reality show

    Weight-loss ‘no-nos’ are all on display in new TV reality show

    The long-awaited Revenge Body with Khloé Kardashian pilot, aired January 13 on E! Network after its announcement in 2015, has had an audience split ever since its premier. Revenge Body features two struggling individuals looking to lose weight to...

  • Myth debunked: You’ve got the memory of a goldfish!

    Myth debunked: You’ve got the memory of a goldfish!

    Are you quite forgetful? Have you ever used the term having the memory of a goldfish? Well if you have, you are not being all that scientifically correct. This also depends whether one is talking about the working memory or the attention span. Let...

  • On a science journey

    On a science journey

    Whether you’re a science student, graduate, academic or simply interested in the local flora and fauna, one can easily take part in collecting data. This is exciting news for science enthusiasts who would like to contribute to updating the...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    This photo is of the Maltese Freshwater Crab (Il-Qabru in Maltese) and is endemic to the Maltese Islands. This was taken in Baħrija at the bottom of the valley near the freshwater spring. Il-Qabru lives where there is a permanent source of...

  • Euthanasia debate stems from our failure to deal with end-of-life care, says bioethics expert

    Euthanasia debate stems from our failure to deal with end-of-life care, says bioethics expert

    The introduction of euthanasia would show a failure of humanity to deal with dying people, says bioethics expert Pierre Mallia. He spoke to Simonne Pace about a research project with a profoundly important aim: to make the end of life comfortable...

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