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  • 'I no longer see her as my baby with Down Syndrome'

    'I no longer see her as my baby with Down Syndrome'

    Children with Down syndrome go on to live happy, healthy and successful lives. Yet, outdated notions of the condition still persist, says Sandra Borg, whose daughter was born with the condition. One in 100, said the gynaecologist, those were my...

  • Greenwashing: corporate tree planting generates goodwill but may sometimes harm the planet

    Greenwashing: corporate tree planting generates goodwill but may sometimes harm the planet

    Trees do a lot more for us than you probably think. Their roots prevent soil from eroding, their canopies provide shade and their leaves decompose into nutrients for crops, which feed livestock. Trees provide homes for a diverse range of wildlife...

  • UK food giants to halve waste by 2030

    UK food giants to halve waste by 2030

    Major supermarkets, food manufacturers and restaurants on Tuesday backed a drive to halve Britain's food waste by 2030 and save the nation at least £10 billion a year. Tesco, Nestle and Coca-Cola were among at least 70 leading companies to sign up...

  • Remembering Fr George Grima, a year after his death

    Remembering Fr George Grima, a year after his death

    Probably few people have not heard of Fr George Grima, who was so active in promoting the Jesus in Thy Neighbour (Gesù fil-Proxxmu) missionary movement that he founded. Through his movement, and with the help and generosity of the Maltese and...

  • Farmer who helped save thousands of hectares of dry land wins 'alternative Nobel prize'

    Farmer who helped save thousands of hectares of dry land wins 'alternative Nobel prize'

    A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularised an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the winners of Sweden's "alternative Nobel prize", announced on Monday. Yacouba Sawadogo shared this year's award with three Saudi human...

  • Safeguarding our nation’s paper treasures

    Safeguarding our nation’s paper treasures

    As a stunning new photographic exhibition by Alex Attard gets set to go on show next month, ANABEL ATTARD explores its fascinating inspiration: the little-known Notarial Archives.  Ever heard of the Notarial Archives in Valletta? Perhaps not. I’ll...

  • Voomquest fuelled by Enemed takes on Chioggia

    Voomquest fuelled by Enemed takes on Chioggia

    Voomquest’s first effort to take their powerboat championship overseas brought them to the seaside town of Chioggia, Venice, Italy. The Grand Prix of Italy Trofeo Citta di Chioggia had a fantastic follow-up to its first day with a testing session...

  • Closing the digital gender gap would fight gender inequality - EESC

    Closing the digital gender gap would fight gender inequality - EESC

    The digital gender gap was a consequence of discrimination against women, which starts in early childhood, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has stressed. In its exploratory opinion on the digital gender gap, drafted at the...

  • Lessons in Life in #Forty

    Lessons in Life in #Forty

    KRISTINA CASSAR DOWLING talks to JONATHAN SHAW about his new book #Forty in what turns out to be the intriguing back story to a life lesson.  Age. It’s only a matter of time till we all blow out our next birthday cake candles; close our eyes...

  • Vegan dogs: should canines go meat free?

    Vegan dogs: should canines go meat free?

    Over the last 10 years, it’s estimated there has been a 360 per cent rise in veganism in Britain – around 542,000 people have “gone vegan”. As a nation of animal lovers, with around 44 per cent of homes owning a pet – and somewhere in the region...

  • Preserving puffins

    Preserving puffins

    Birdlife Malta together with Salina Nature Reserve will be hosting the next in their series of nature meet-ups, this time with a focus on the plight of puffins. The talk will shed light on the behaviour and characteristics of these pelagic...

  • Remembering Mgr John Sladden on the centenary of his birth

    Remembering Mgr John Sladden on the centenary of his birth

    “My life does not have any other purpose than to be with you all day, to rejoice and to weep with you. Every hour of the day I ponder how to give a hand to each and every one of you. Today, the parish of Senglea became my sole world. Whether in a...

  • Gozitan history in the making: 1,000 issues of Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex

    Gozitan history in the making: 1,000 issues of Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex

    Considering the notion of double-insularity and the fact that from various perspectives, Gozo has been and is still considered by some as the backwater of the main island of Malta, the island of the three hills, as it has been dubbed, has fared...

  • If science be the food of love, play on

    If science be the food of love, play on

    From War of the Worlds to Frankenstien to Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo, science has always been a hot topic in literature, theatre and film. Science in the City, which takes place on Friday from 6pm, continues this tradition by putting up short...

  • When computers see

    When computers see

    Have you ever paused for a moment and counted the number of cameras you actually own and use? It is fine, you may do so now.  This probably ranges from digital cameras to webcams and cameras which are built-in your mobile phone and tablet. Even...

  • Myth Debunked: UUWWWEEE

    Myth Debunked: UUWWWEEE

    You can easily recognise new parents at the Breastfeeding Clinic at the Mater Dei Hospital. They are the ones looking exhausted, but with still enough energy to flash a beam of pride. This week, after having one of our own, we dispel some...

  • Photo of the week - September 23, 2018

    Photo of the week - September 23, 2018

    A paddle-nosed lobster (Ċkala in Maltese) found in the vicinity of Blue Grotto, Qrendi, at a depth of about eight metres. Send your local, science-related pictures to us on sci-sunday@um.edu.mt.

  • State of the art: can robots be Rembrandts?

    State of the art: can robots be Rembrandts?

    A French collective of artist-entrepreneurs are creating fine art using a computer algorithm, with one of their creations to be auctioned by Christie's. Lucy Fielder reports for Reuters.

  • Aboriginal people lived in Australia's desert interior 50,000 years ago

    Aboriginal people lived in Australia's desert interior 50,000 years ago

    Karnatukul during excavation in 2014, note the square holes dug below the rock walls.. Peter Veth, Author provided   New evidence shows that people have lived inland in Western Australia for more than 50,000 years. That’s 10,000 years earlier...

  • What's your name again? How often do we forget stuff?

    What's your name again? How often do we forget stuff?

    A new acquaintance needs to be reminded of your name while you are having a conversation. A colleague forgets your plan to meet for coffee and schedules a conflicting meeting. A friend books a table for the two of you at a restaurant but it slips...