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  • Ivory: A natural material reflecting the purification from sin

    Ivory: A natural material reflecting   the purification from sin

    On April 30, 2016, a huge bonfire was set alight in Nairobi where €99 million worth of poached elephant tusks, thought to result from 6,000 illegally slaughtered elephants, went up in flames. Many believe that as long as a legal ivory market...

  • Qormi’s medieval pala d’altare – a plea for its restoration

    Qormi’s medieval pala d’altare – a plea for its restoration

    One of the few existing medieval retables in Malta is a dismembered pala d’altare at the Qormi parish church of St George that dates to approximately the middle of the 15th century. This retable’s four component parts are, however, still extant...

  • Are we what we eat?

    Are we what we eat?

    We know that we do not eat as well as we should. As recently as 2016 an international team of dietary experts published The Healthy Plate – Dietary Guidelines for Maltese Adults. This study defined a simple healthy approach to eating. And the...

  • Restoring art to its former glory

    Restoring art to its former glory

    The science of conservation and restoration provides the chance for society to enjoy various works of art for centuries. As we celebrate Easter today different statues adorn our churches. However, variations in temperature and humidity provide...

  • The new masters of crass

    The new masters of crass

    Founded in 1854, there are few fashion houses that have been able to keep up an untarnished reputation of excellence in the way Louis Vuitton has. Synonymous with quality and luxury, Louis Vuitton bags have always been set apart from their lesser...

  • Myth debunked: Exercise does not work for me!

    Myth debunked: Exercise does not work for me!

    Most people have heard about the importance of exercise and the need to exercise regularly. However, some people claim that exercise doesn’t seem to be doing much to them. Everyone responds to exercise differently. If one had to take a sample of...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Maria Grazia Zenzani and Valentina Lupo during the consolidation intervention of the paint layer carried out under vacuum on an 18th century papier-mâché Neapolitan tondo painting.

  • Summer through nature

    Summer through nature

    Cortefiel has unveiled its spring/summer collection, and nature is the source of inspiration. From large national parks to deserts, the brand introduces garments with different types of prints and pastel colours combined with greys and sand...

  • Moisturising cream with Camellia micro-droplets

    Moisturising cream with Camellia micro-droplets

    Once again, Chanel research has pushed back the limits of microfluidics, launching for the first time in cosmetics a moisturising cream with camellia micro-droplets. Skin is not only perfectly hydrated, but also stronger and more resistant to...

  • Cynergi donates gym equipment to Fondazzjoni Wens

    Cynergi donates gym equipment to Fondazzjoni Wens

    Fondazzjoni Wens held the official opening of its in-house gym at its rehabilitation centre in Hal Far. The new gym features equipment in excellent condition donated by Cynergi Health and Fitness Club. Fondazzjoni Wens’s aim is to enhance the...

  • Heart beats to the rhythm

    Heart beats to the rhythm

    Les Gourmandises de Nina is a fruity floral evocation of a delicately smooth cocktail, offering a wave of colourful, sparkling freshness thanks to essence of Brazilian orange and its lemonade accord. The heart beats to the rhythm of an exquisite...

  • ‘Joie de vivre’ gloss

    ‘Joie de vivre’ gloss

    Chanel has launched Rouge Coco Gloss, developed in collaboration with Lucia Pica, the brand’s global creative make-up and colour designer. A concentrate of ‘joie de vivre’, the gloss is a new delectable formula that mixes together exceptional...

  • Black US babies still more likely to die than white infants

    Black US babies still more likely to die than white infants

    Even as infant mortality rates are declining nationwide, there are some US states where black babies are much more likely to die than white infants, a study suggests. Overall, infant mortality rates decreased 13 percent in the US from 2000 to...

  • Leaning forward while using your phone can cause 'text neck'

    Leaning forward while using your phone can cause 'text neck'

    Spine surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with neck and upper back pain, likely related to poor posture during prolonged smartphone use, according to a recent report. Some patients, particularly young patients who shouldn’t yet have back...

  • More gay, bisexual men with HIV receiving care, disparities remain

    More gay, bisexual men with HIV receiving care, disparities remain

    Gay and bisexual men in the United States who are diagnosed with HIV are promptly receiving the necessary treatments more often than in the past, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Still, black gay...

  • Ask a stranger if you want to pick your most flattering selfie, study shows

    Ask a stranger if you want to pick your most flattering selfie, study shows

    Picking a flattering photo for an online dating or networking site is best left to a stranger, a study has shown. Selfie images people select themselves are less likely to convey a favourable first impression, say psychologists. Previous research...

  • Major marathons may pose life-and-death hazard

    Major marathons may pose life-and-death hazard

    A new study of cities hosting the largest US marathons has found that the odds of dying from acute myocardial infarction (MI) or cardiac arrest jump 13 percent the day the race is run. The authors think that it is because blocked streets and...

  • Robotic leg brace helps partially paralysed put their best foot forward

    Robotic leg brace helps partially paralysed put their best foot forward

    Toyota has introduced a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralysed people walk. The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made up of a motorised mechanical frame that fits on a person's leg from the knee down. Patients can practise...

  • 'Clean eating' fads can be dangerous to your health

    'Clean eating' fads can be dangerous to your health

    Young dieters following "clean eating" regimes that cut out dairy produce face developing osteoporosis in later life, a charity has warned. A National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) survey found four in 10 young adults have tried the fashionable diets...

  • Depression could be linked to a single gene

    Depression could be linked to a single gene

    A gene has been linked to the mental illness which impacts over 300 million people across the globe, according to The Independent.  In a recent study, the genetic makeup of almost 2,000 people in an isolated village in the south west Netherlands...

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