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  • Rescued from South Korea meat market, dogs head for new homes in the US, UK and Canada

    Rescued from South Korea meat market, dogs head for new homes in the US, UK and Canada

    "You're OK, you're OK," Lola Webber, a campaign manager with the Humane Society International (HSI), whispers to a lab-mix puppy, cradling her in a jacket as dozens of dogs bark in nearby cages. The puppy is moved from a rusty cage on a dog-meat...

  • Celebrating 180 years of the P&O-Malta connection

    Celebrating 180 years of the P&O-Malta connection

    P&O Cruises’ Aurora will call at Malta after she leaves Southampton on January 9 for a circumnavigation of the globe. The cruise, which has been described as having been 180 years in the making, will celebrate the foundation of P&O in 1837. Aurora...

  • Help your child excel in life

    Help your child excel in life

    A resilience programme targeted at vulnerable and marginalised children helps foster the skills needed to overcome difficulties and adversity in the real world. Simonne Pace discovers how perseverance can be nurtured. As much as academic...

  • Myth Debunked: Is Pluto a planet?

    What really is a planet? Our solar system is host to thousands of objects ranging from planets to asteroids to comets, and many others. In recent years, however, there’s been a focus on how many planets the solar system contains, eight or nine? On...

  • The accelerating universe: dark energy or new physics?

    The accelerating universe: dark energy or new physics?

    Looking out at the universe we see stars and galaxies, as well as many other less luminous objects, but what’s interesting to cosmologists is how and why they are moving. On small scales such as in the solar system we see planets orbit about the...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    The supermassive black hole Sagittarius A* is seen towards the centre of the photo of our Milky Way galaxy’s galactic core. Taken with NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory satellite the photo reveals a neighbourhood of young massive stars near this...

  • These boxes are nothing to snuff at

    These boxes are nothing to snuff at

    Respect and enthusiasm lie at the core of curating prestigious collections, according to Heike Zech, senior curator of the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Originally from Munich, Dr Zech will be...

  • Brexit eats into Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurants

    Brexit eats into Jamie Oliver's Italian restaurants

    Jamie Oliver is to close six Jamie's Italian restaurants as the celebrity chef is hit by a combination of rising Brexit cost pressures and tough trading. The closures will impact 120 staff, although the company will attempt to place those affected...

  • As the Tritons area is revamped...a glimpse back in time

    As the Tritons area is revamped...a glimpse back in time

    The Department of Information today issued this picture, taken in 1959, when the Tritons Fountain was being set up just outside City Gate in Valletta. The fountain was erected on the site of a section of the fortifications (St Magdalen Ravelin,...

  • Photos worth a thousand words

    Photos worth a thousand words

    A look back: The Times Picture Annual 2016 is a brilliant testimony to the best shots captured in the moment by Allied Newspapers’ photojournalists Matthew Mirabelli, Darrin Zammit Lupi, Chris Sant Fournier, Mark Zammit Cordina and Steve Zammit...

  • Can New Year resolutions ever work?

    Can New Year resolutions ever work?

    Women, more so than men, seem all too familiar with the New Year drill. We verbally commit to no more chocolate, to take the stairs and to rise an hour earlier to hit the gym only to find that by mid-month we lose all motivation. In fact,...

  • WWI newspaper snippets from Malta during 1917

    WWI newspaper snippets from Malta during 1917

    During 1917, while World War I continued cruelly and aggressive­ly on the western and eastern fronts in mainland Europe, the atmos­phere in Malta was gene­rally calm. But the island’s inhabitants were reminded that the country was on a war footing.

  • Hoarding: a siege mentality

    Hoarding: a siege mentality

    We all like collecting knick knacks. Small things that adorn our cabinets. What are sideboards for if not to store such mementos? We have a lifetime of collecting things that make us feel comfortable and secure. Perhaps they remind us of past...

  • If they could talk: pet resolutions

    If they could talk: pet resolutions

    This is the week when many of us take stock of the past year and draw up a list of New Year’s resolutions. But while our pets are oblivious to the fact that one year has come to an end and another is about to kick off, there are a few resolutions...

  • Universities of Malta, Palermo collaborate on research for prevention of balding and treatment for pet tumours

    The University of Malta announced its ongoing research in collaboration with the University of Palermo in the fields of baldness and cancer immunotherapy for pets. Researchers, headed by Prof. Pierre Schembri-Wismayer, are developing a therapeutic...

  • Myth debunked: Doing away with Christmas myths

    Myth debunked: Doing away with Christmas myths

    While Christmas is over, myths regarding Christmas (Xmas?) still float around during the festive season. We are eager to dispel such myths. If you believe in Father Christmas, let this warning act as a spoiler alert! Jesus was born on December 25.

  • So long, thanks for all the fish!

    So long, thanks for all the fish!

    It is that time of the year again, for brief introspection and a long list of unattainable resolutions. In this vein, we would like to review the weekly science tidbits 2016 brought to you through this page. We have had a fair bit of physics pieces.

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    ‘Premature baby receiving light therapy’ by David Bishop at the Royal Free Hospital. This newborn baby was born prematurely and has jaundice, a common condition that turns the skin and eyes yellow. The baby is being treated by being placed under...

  • Shedding light on a 10,000-hour labour of love

    Shedding light on a 10,000-hour labour of love

    Projected on the façade of the Grandmaster’s Palace, A Tale of Strings took over 10,000 hours to complete. Marija Schranz goes behind-the-scenes. The Grandmaster’s Palace in Valletta has been given a Christmas makeover thanks to Mcast students who...

  • Right on cue

    Right on cue

    Legendary professional snooker and pool player Tony Drago has been challenging local snooker enthusiasts to a game at their local social club on Sunday mornings. Ronald Cassar finds the right angle. Social clubs across the island organised a...

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