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  • Would doing good one time make you feel better about doing bad the next?

    Would doing good one time make you feel better about doing bad the next?

    We all like to think of ourselves as morally sound individuals. However, in doing so we often assume that morality is static – that we are consistently moral to some extent over time. In reality, research suggests that most of us will behave in...

  • People with dementia are vulnerable to financial abuse

    People with dementia are vulnerable to financial abuse

    When most of us go online to our internet banking account and set up a direct debit to pay a bill, we probably do it swiftly without much thought. But in reality it’s not that easy. In fact, there are a lot of complex processes involved in how we...

  • A safe digital space for youths

    A safe digital space for youths

    Digital spaces are a double-edged sword with endless potential for growth as well as posing risks and challenges to gender equality. Now more than ever it is time to invest in youth and create safe spaces for further development, says Renee...

  • Ageing in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

    Ageing in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

    The ability to reverse ageing is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but in our latest experiment, we have reversed the ageing of human cells, which could provide the basis for future...

  • Wines and starry evenings

    Wines and starry evenings

    Marsovin is holding its annual event Marnisi Under the Stars – The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast today and tomorrow at the Marnisi Estate in Marsaxlokk, from 7.30pm onwards. As the event name suggests, the winery will be celebrating the start of...

  • The pain of ageing

    The pain of ageing

    More than half of older adults experience some moderate or intense pain on a monthly basis – a fact that has been recorded across the world. Although older adults are very different – which is why ageism is so hurtful – there is a sizeable number...

  • Lacklustre

    Lacklustre

    Vecchia NapoliSalini Resort,Salina Bay Food: 6/10Location: 9/10Service: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 Photographing your food makes it taste better. There’s some science for you – only I think it’s bogus. Research suggests that taking the time to...

  • Dinosaurs in Maltese

    How many dinosaur names can you list at the top of your head? If your answer is “Err, um, T-rex… and, um, err” then we know that you are over the age of 30. Ask the same question to a child and he or she will be able to rattle off the scientific...

  • The struggle between good and evil

    Alfred Massa: L-Istar Tal-ImgħoddiHorizons, 2018. Alfred Massa’s name is now very familiar with all of those who love the traditional Maltese novel. Massa himself has dedicated many years of his life contributing to this genre of literature, as an...

  • Tribute to Josef Kalleja

    Titled Peripheral Alternatives to Rodin in Modern European Sculpture, a publication that focuses on Josef Kalleja’s works, edited by Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci and Nikki Petroni, has just been launched by Horizons.  Kalleya is considered to be one...

  • Is it wrong to be financially dependent?

    Is it wrong to be financially dependent?

    I recently met someone whom I hadn’t seen for almost a decade. When we were catching up and talking about what we had been up to for the past 10 years, she looked very uncomfortable when I asked her what she did for a living. Not wanting to pry, I...

  • Black day for 261 Squadron – five British fighter pilots disappear

    Black day for 261 Squadron – five British fighter pilots disappear

    Pilot Officer John Southwell was fighting for his life. Tracer shells were streaking by the Hawker Hurricane he was flying. He flung his aircraft in a tight turn in order to try to evade the enemy aircraft that was shooting at him. So tight was...

  • Stay safe, healthy this summer

    Stay safe, healthy this summer

    Many people look forward to summer for holidays, longer days, travelling and spending time outside. For children summer means time off, no homework, new crafts and hobbies and lots of friends to play with. For adults, it means more relaxation from...

  • Of detectives and maternal love

    Clare Azzopardi: Castillo Merlin Publishers, 2018 Clare Azzopardi has already established herself as an author of fiction with her short stories  (her Kulħadd ħalla isem warajh volume of stories was particularly outstanding and has also been...

  • Portrait of Syracuse

    Portrait of Syracuse

    Piazza Duomo is the place to dunk. Surrounded by baroque showpiece masterpieces, Tina showed me how to dip my brioche in my granita. Tina Santacroce studied ‘Behavioural Sciences’ at Melbourne’s Lafogue University before emigrating with her...

  • KFC Malta launches the famous Double Down

    KFC Malta launches the famous Double Down

    KFC Malta has launched the Double Down, one of KFC’s most successful sandwiches. Previously only available in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada and the UK, the Double Down has finally hit Malta’s shores for a limited time only. If you love...

  • Seeking cures for terrible brain diseases

    Seeking cures for terrible brain diseases

    Proteins are the biological workhorses of the cell responsible for crucial processes that sustain life. To become functionally active, a protein molecule must fold into a complex and precise three-dimensional structure. However, the folding...

  • Jazz king in Malta concert

    Jazz king in Malta concert

    Italy’s king of jazz and soul music Mario Biondi performed at St Elmo in Valletta on August 8. He is seen here with Calypso Radio and Xejk TV presenter Twanny Scerri (right). The concert was organised by Music Hall Events.

  • Myth debunked: OMG it’s a cockroach!

    Myth debunked: OMG it’s a cockroach!

    It is that time of the year again, when a shout in the middle of the night means my wife spotted one of the most nefarious and vicious insects in the kitchen.  But is the cockroach’s reputation and its ability to evoke fear, justified?  Here are...

  • Photo of the week - August 12, 2018

    Photo of the week - August 12, 2018

    Photographer Sean Scott was flying his drone over a large school of bait fish that was attracting whaler sharks and managed to get this shot off a remote West Australian beach.