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  • Safety consumption

    Safety consumption

    You wouldn’t keep food in the fridge past its use-by date, so what about the safety kit and essential components of your car? Most of the food we buy comes with a use-by date to make sure it’s at its best and safe to consume. What many drivers may...

  • Small is beautiful… and very quick

    Small is beautiful… and very quick

    The latest incarnation of the hot ST version Ford Fiesta makes a cool statement, declaring that it is king of the pack, a status that is hard to attain and even harder to keep. Ford has always been known for producing good functional vehicles...

  • The magic of two wheels

    The magic of two wheels

    In Malta, many classic car enthusiasts, besides their old vehicle, also profess a love for, and possess, an old motorcycle. For some, the old car came first, followed by the motorcycle. However, others were always motorcycle aficionados, and then...

  • Doodles, and more, at the Notarial Archives

    Doodles, and more, at the Notarial Archives

    Who has never, during a boring lecture, meeting, conference or telephone call, relieved the tedium by doodling – scribbling various pictorial or geometric shapes in the margins of the paper intended for taking notes? The more boring the topic one...

  • A classic car tour of the world

    A classic car tour of the world

    This year Audi Tradition is taking part in more than 20 events in Germany and abroad while also celebrating various anniversaries. It was 80 years ago that the Auto Union Type C racing car with Bernd Rosemeyer behind the wheel won the European...

  • St Aloysius’ College Scout Group marks centenary

    St Aloysius’ College Scout Group marks centenary

    The best thing about turning 100 is feeling like you’re still a 12-year-old. Not many people get to say that, but we certainly do. Ever since its formation in 1916, hundreds of boys have been part of the St Aloysius’ College Scout Group, sharing...

  • Happy people live longer

    Happy people live longer

    In the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s 2015 World Happiness Report, Malta improved its standing as the world’s 37th happiest country, up from 48th place two years earlier. And this is good news because being happy promotes...

  • Happy travelling

    Happy travelling

    Toyota has just launched the new RAV4 Hybrid on the local market. First impressions are that it has the same lines as the rest of the range. Of course, we’re not grumbling here because it looks great. And it has plenty of road presence – our test...

  • Tinker, Maker: Build a soap-powered model boat

    Tinker, Maker: Build a soap-powered model boat

    The surface surrounding a body of liquid water is more than just made of water, it acquires certain properties that differ from the rest of the liquid. One particle property is its surface tension, that is, its tendency to reduce its surface area...

  • The dairy controversy

    The dairy controversy

    There is an ever-growing group of people who, for one reason or another, have excluded dairy products completely from their diet, opting to obtain their calcium from other sources. I cannot say anything about those who opt out for ethical reasons,...

  • A museum on wheels

    A museum on wheels

    Porsche AG’s museum is set for an eventful year on the world’s roads and at the most prestigious classic car events around the globe. The Rolling Museum was out and about beyond the museum walls with over 280 vehicle appearances in 2015. This year...

  • Freshwater at the bottom of the ocean

    Freshwater at the bottom of the ocean

    The global volume of freshwater stored in the seafloor is 500,000 cubic kilometres – a volume larger than that extracted by humans in the past 200 years. To get a better idea of this volume, it is roughly a sixth of the volume of the Mediterranean...

  • Lessening the pain of arthritis

    I am sure you know someone who suffers from arthritis. It may even be you. Arthritis is the biggest cause of disability in the UK and the US. It affects some 10 million British people and 50 million Americans. It is widespread in the western world...

  • Elegant looks, advanced systems and interiors

    Elegant looks, advanced systems and interiors

    The all-new Kia Sportage – the fourth-generation of Kia’s globally-popular compact SUV – features an attractive, all-new interior and exterior design, a host of advanced new technology features and greater quality. The new Kia Sportage compact SUV...

  • Image of the week

    Image of the week

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  • Cocaine use: higher risk of stroke for youngsters

    Cocaine use: higher risk of stroke for youngsters

    Adults, even in their 30s and 40s, may raise their risk of stroke by six-fold every time they use cocaine, a recent US study suggests. Based on a comparison of younger victims of a first stroke, using cocaine in the 24 hours before the event...

  • Molecule could help heal spinal damage

    A molecule that helps broken spinal cords to heal has been identified by British scientists. The discovery of the neuregulin-1 signalling molecule could one day lead to new therapies that aid the self-repair of spinal cords, say the...

  • ‘Lost’ memories wiped out by Alzheimer’s could be revived

    Lost memories banished by Alzheimer’s can in theory be rescued by stimulating nerve cells to grow new connections, a study has shown. The proof-of-concept research, conducted in mice, raises the possibility of future treatments that reverse memory...

  • Angola's yellow fever death toll rises to 158 - WHO

    Angola's yellow fever death toll rises to 158 - WHO

    A yellow fever outbreak in Angola that began late last year has killed 158 people, up from 50 a month ago, as deaths from the disease transmitted by mosquitoes accelerate, a World Health Organisation official said today. There has also been an...

  • Unhealthy environments ‘cause 12.6m deaths a year’

    Unhealthy environments ‘cause 12.6m deaths a year’

    Some 12.6 million people across the globe die every year due to unhealthy environments, according to a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report. Almost one in four of all deaths are due to living or working in unhealthy conditions, accounting...

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