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  • Pokémon challenge at Bay Street shopping complex

    Pokémon challenge at Bay Street shopping complex

    Pokémon hunters are invading Bay Street shopping complex! The shopping complex is offering Pokémon Go gamers the chance to win prizes by simply locating all the Pokémon hidden around the complex and snapping a picture of them for a chance to...

  • Putting ‘paws’ in ‘positive’

    Putting ‘paws’ in ‘positive’

    They say that a dog is a man’s best friend. But let’s generalise a bit here. It’s not just dogs. And friendship is not limited to men. In return for our love and care, all animals respond with affection – they don’t judge us and, in moments of...

  • Prince Harry regrets not talking sooner about Diana's death

    Prince Harry regrets not talking sooner about Diana's death

    Britain's Prince Harry has spoken about how he regrets not talking sooner about the impact of the death of his mother, Princess Diana. Diana died in a car crash in Paris in 1997, when Harry was 12 and his brother Prince William was 15. Harry, now...

  • First baby with Zika-related birth defect born in New York City

    First baby with Zika-related birth defect born in New York City

    New York City has reported its first case of a baby born with the birth defect microcephaly related to exposure to the Zika virus, health officials said. New York City Department of Health officials said the baby's mother was infected after...

  • Alcohol now linked to seven types of cancer

    Alcohol now linked to seven types of cancer

    There is strong evidence that alcohol causes seven types of cancer and probably others, a review has concluded. A study of existing research found strong evidence of a direct, harmful effect of drinking, even though scientists are unsure of the...

  • TV noise can hinder toddlers picking up new words

    TV noise can hinder toddlers picking up new words

    Background noise from the radio or TV can make it harder for toddlers to learn new words, research suggests. Scientists conducted experiments in which children aged around two were taught new words while hearing soft or loud background...

  • Extreme sitting may lead to increased heart risk disease

    Being sedentary, at least in moderation, is unlikely to cause heart disease, according to a new review of past research. Based on their analysis, researchers conclude that only very high levels of sedentary time – more than 10 hours per day – are...

  • Argentine women protest over shaming of public breastfeeding

    Argentine women protest over shaming of public breastfeeding

    Mothers in Buenos Aires come out in defence of the right to breast-feed in public after a woman was threatened with arrest for breast-feeding in public.   22-year-old Costanza Santos was threatened with arrest for breast-feeding her...

  • Prescription for high blood pressure

    Prescription for high blood pressure

    How common is it that one walks into the gym suffering from high blood pressure? How often has a client been referred by a general practitioner to start an exercise programme to lower their blood pressure? Are we aware that stress has the tendency...

  • Can you hear me?

    Can you hear me?

    Hearing loss can have many causes. There is no doubt that age-related hearing loss is the most common human auditory disorder, affecting about 40 per cent of those over the age of 75, worldwide (J. Am. Geriatr. Soc., 1995). However, hearing loss...

  • Some of the things we need fixing

    Some of the things we need fixing

    While eagerly awaiting the start of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games in just under two weeks’ time, I'm always attentive to updates I catch on TV or elsewhere. If you’re close by and utter the words, “the Olympics,” then as long as I’m in earshot...

  • Community set up to provide lifestyle guidance

    The increase in obesity levels has been somewhat alarming in the past few years – sedentary lifestyles and lack of guidance on how to create a good work-life balance are major contributing factors to this issue. With this in mind the...

  • Between faith and culture: the new museum at St John’s Co-Cathedral

    Between faith and culture: the new museum at St John’s Co-Cathedral

    The Foundation of St John’s Co-Cathedral has embarked on building its new museum. This flagship project will recast the ageing display of the Co-Cathedral’s treasures. The museum will set the tone for what promises to be a primary exhibition of...

  • The failed Italian motor torpedo boat attack on Grand Harbour

    The failed Italian motor torpedo boat attack on Grand Harbour

    The Grand Harbour breakwater was the main target of an attack by Italian motor torpedo boats on July 26, 1941, by the Decima Flottiglia Mezzi d’Assalto (MAS), the 10th Assault Vehicle Flotilla, a commando frogmen unit of the Regia Marina (Italian...

  • The Carmelites in Santa Venera

    The Carmelites will celebrate the feast day of Santa Venera next Sunday. Devotion towards St Venera dates back many years in Malta. It suffices to mention that in Rabat there are catacombs dedicated to this saint, who according to tradition came...

  • Keeping children safe online

    Keeping children safe online

    The internet has connected us with the rest of the world in a way that we never imagined. It is a marvellous tool, offering children and young people an endless amount of information, entertainment and communication opportunities. Like all tools,...

  • Myth debunked: Can lightning strike the same place twice?

    Myth debunked: Can lightning strike the same place twice?

    The old saying that ‘lightning never strikes the same place twice’ is a myth that any veteran storm observer or researcher has seen nature defy. Lightning can strike any location more than once. In fact, given enough time, it is actually inevitable.

  • Reaching for the stars

    Reaching for the stars

    The ambitious Square KilometRE Array (SKA) project has started to bear fruit. Despite being only a quarter of its final size, the MeerKAT radio telescope under construction in the Karoo region in South Africa has already delivered a fresh...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    A montage of the MeerKat radio telescope’s First Light image with four zoomed-in insets – the two panels to the right show distant galaxies with massive black holes at their centres; at lower left is a galaxy approximately 200m light years away...

  • Prince George is three - new pictures issued

    Prince George is three - new pictures issued

    New pictures showing Prince George at play on a swing and with the family dog Lupo have been released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to mark their son's third birthday. William and Kate thanked well-wishers for messages of support they have...

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