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  • New fragrance Mr Burberry launched

    New fragrance Mr Burberry launched

        A new fragrance, Mr Burberry has been launched by Burberry. Inspired by Burberry’s iconic black trench coat and by London, the T fragrance captures the essence of London, a city of great contrasts and contradictions – traditional yet...

  • Winning the cup

    Winning the cup

    If you hear the sounds of plastic cups slapping table tops as children stack them into pyramids – first constructing them, them collapsing them, one cup inside the other, as fast as humanly possible – then you are witnessing a game which is taking...

  • Spotting head traumas better

    Spotting head traumas better

    Blood test can take the guesswork out of identifying brain concussions easily without having to undergo CT scans that expose patients to radiation A simple blood test can detect whether or not someone has suffered a concussion, scientists have...

  • New technique ‘can determine if a cancer therapy is effective’

    Cancer patients could one day be able to know whether their chemo-therapy has worked in“real time”. Scientists are honing in on a technique which can assess the effectiveness of the cancer treatment in as little as eight hours after...

  • Blood test developed to detect concussions

    A new blood test might be available to reduce the use of CT scans, which expose patients to radiations, making doctors reluctant to use them on all patients, especially when it comes to children or elderly, according to scientists. Many diagnoses...

  • Love is in the armpit

    Love is in the armpit

    Love at first whiff is the idea behind Smell Dating, a New York matchmaking service that promises to help single people sniff out their perfect match by breathing in the odours from dirty T-shirts. Artist Tega Brain, who teaches at New York’s...

  • A vegetarian world would be healthier, cooler, richer

    A vegetarian world would be healthier, cooler, richer

    By eating less meat and more fruit and vegetables, the world could avoid several million deaths per year by 2050, cut planet-warming emissions substantially, and save billions of dollars annually in healthcare costs and climate damage, researchers...

  • Donald Trump’s 2016 bid has echoes of reality TV

    Donald Trump’s 2016 bid has echoes of reality TV

    Donald Trump had come to a run-down New York City apartment on an autumn day in 2003 to tape a scene for his new reality television show, The Apprentice. Suddenly, one of the contestants cried out in surprise. The young woman, Omarosa Manigault,...

  • Why World Motoring Heritage Year reminds us about horses

    Why World Motoring Heritage Year reminds us about horses

    Stephen Zerafa draws parallels between the dramatic shift in transport at the end of the 19th century when horses were replaced by cars and today’s shift towards autonomous, more environment-friendly cars. He says that while new car technologies...

  • Holy Week and Easter in a Maltese maritime city

    Holy Week and Easter in a Maltese maritime city

    Senglea, located on a promontory and nestled in the Grand Harbour at the head of a peninsula, is Malta’s smallest locality with an area of less than a square mile. The original town was built during the time of the Knights of St John in the 16th...

  • The Albrecht Durer Collection at the Mdina Cathedral Museum

    The Albrecht Durer Collection at the Mdina Cathedral Museum

    The Cathedral Museum in Mdina and its archives fully deserves its proud reputation of being a ‘crossroad of faith and culture’, epitomising the actual function of a church museum. This prestigious museum, which will soon mark its 50th anniversary,...

  • Ġanni Bonnici artworks in philately

    Ġanni Bonnici artworks in philately

    The Anzac Memorial at Argotti Botanical Gardens in Floriana, designed by the Maltese sculptor Ġanni Bonnici, features on an Australia Post prepaid postal stationery envelope, issued in May 2015, and designed by Sharon Rodziewicz from the Australia...

  • My cat is infested with maggots!

    My cat is infested with maggots!

    Last week, I had one of those cases that never ceases to impress me. My patient was Missy, a petite, five-year-old female Persian. Missy had an infestation of maggots. The term maggot is commonly used to describe the immature stage of various...

  • Tinker, Maker: How to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew

    Tinker, Maker: How to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew

    One of the most frustrating things that can happen in your life is settling down to a lovely view with a chilled Chablis as the sun sets… only to realise the corkscrew is still at home. There are many ways to solve this problem. A solution lies in...

  • Walking benefits are much greater

    Walking benefits are much greater

    It’s a fitting time to talk about walking. While our favourite musical representative gears up to walk on Swedish waters and perhaps pull off an even greater miracle than the title of her artistic offering describes, the rest of us continue our...

  • Upgrade your DNA… soon

    Upgrade your DNA… soon

    The stuff of life is DNA. A simple four letter code written by chemicals that work like a book. Read a DNA chapter and instead of your favourite sonnet, a brain cell is produced or a blue eye. When it works, DNA makes a human being from a single...

  • A look at pain relief and cancer support

    Having a stiff or painful neck can cause discomfort all day. Acupuncture and the Alexander Technique (which helps improve posture) are both more successful at reducing chronic neck pain than standard treatments, according to a new study. Both...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Histological tissue section from a sample of lung squamous carcinoma. Credit: NCI cancergenome.nih.gov

  • Many studies about alcohol consumption benefits flawed

    A new study has poured cold water on the idea that moderate alcohol consumption is healthy. Many people enjoy a glass of wine with dinner happily believing that they are reducing the risk of heart disease and helping themselves to live longer. But...

  • Women more heavily impacted by Alzheimer’s disease

    Women more heavily impacted by Alzheimer’s disease

    Alzheimer’s disease has a worse effect on women than men, researchers have said. Women with Alzheimer’s have poorer cognitive abilities than men at the same stage of the disease, the study has found. Researchers from the University of...

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