Aid to the Church in Need... five years on

The fifth anniversary of the setting up of the Malta office of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) will be marked by...

Francesco Galea, the first Maltese photographer

I enjoyed Giovanni Bonello’s article in The Sunday Times of Malta of February 10, and its accompanying...

Victoria Regina et Imperatrix – 200 years from her birth

At 4.14am on May 24, 1819, at Kensington Palace on the outskirts of London, a little girl called Alexandrina...

Billboard baloney

I think it was former premier of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev who once said that politicians are the same...

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Summer is coming

Winter is over, and the famous winter season constellations that come with it have all but disappeared from our...

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Myth debunked: Do I need a telescope to take photos of the night sky?

Not really. In fact, this is one of the most common misconceptions about ob­serving and imaging the night...

Photo of the week - May 19, 2019

The Lagoon and Trifid nebulae, imaged by Maltese astrophotographer Michael Galea.

Synergix Group marks 25th anniversary

Synergix Group celebrated its 25th anniversary with an event at Giardini Lambrosa in Rabat, during which guests...

Race to the moon

Apollo 10 served as a dress rehearsal to landing on the moon 50 years ago, recalls Gordon Caruana Dingli.

New laws of robotics needed to tackle AI

Decades after Isaac Asimov first wrote his laws for robots, their ever-expanding role in our lives requires a...

Wandering Earth: rocket scientist explains how we could move our planet

Scale of power needed would be overwhelming - but perhaps possible

Is a war coming between the US and Iran?

Both countries say no, but it could come by default

Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation

They account for 3.8% of greenhouse gas emissions

Scientists unearth 'most bird-like' dinosaur ever found

Researchers in Germany have unearthed a new species of flying dinosaur that flapped its wings like a raven and...

Artists’ dialogue leads to multimedia exhibition

A shared interest in ‘objectness’ or the state of being an object was the starting point of an...

Of islands and privilege

Gozo is known for a number of things – among others – the lush green fields, the crystal clear...

Saint John Baptist De La Salle: pioneer of modern education

John Baptist De La Salle is a source of inspiration for many educators around the world, providing them with...

The Bible’s irrelevance in Malta at the time of the Knights

There is, so far, absolutely no confirmation in Maltese records that the Holy Scriptures were ever printed or...

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Unbearable silliness of being racist

There has been no bigger blemish in modern European history than World War II. The suffering that was endured by...

East meets West

First ever Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine Forum in Malta