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  • Exalted by sacred art

    Exalted by sacred art

    The parish church of Luqa, which was rebuilt after being completely destroyed in World War II, is undergoing a long and laborious embellishment project, with the latest phase completed and inaugurated last Saturday. The choir (kor in Maltese) has...

  • Greenland ice melts four times faster in a decade: study

    Greenland ice melts four times faster in a decade: study

    Greenland's melting ice, which causes sea levels to rise, disappeared four times faster in 2013 than in 2003 and is noticeable across the Arctic island, not just on glaciers, researchers warned on Tuesday. "While 111 cubic kilometres of ice...

  • Two-thirds of singles in their 20s now live with their parents

    Two-thirds of singles in their 20s now live with their parents

    Gone are the days when living at home in your 20s was seen as an embarrassing sign of arrested development. Today, 63% of single adults between the ages of 20 and 29 live with their parents, as do just over half of 25- to 29-year-olds. This...

  • Is there any point in recycling? Analysing the claims

    Is there any point in recycling? Analysing the claims

    To sort or not to sort, that is the question. Lots of people wonder whether it’s really worth their time and effort to separate, wash and store recyclable materials – especially if it takes more energy to recycle, or if the plastics sent for...

  • There's no Brexit Plan B – this is still Plan May

    There's no Brexit Plan B – this is still Plan May

    In her statement to the House of Commons, the UK prime minister has failed to offer any real clarity on where her government’s Brexit policy is heading. Rather than unveiling a Plan B, she set out Plan May with some procedural bells and...

  • What could the new collider find - and would it be worth the price tag?

    What could the new collider find - and would it be worth the price tag?

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. During its 10 years of operations it has led to remarkable discoveries, including the long sought-after Higgs boson. On January 15, an international...

  • Climate change is making dangerous industries even riskier

    Climate change is making dangerous industries even riskier

    Climate change is already affecting many aspects of our everyday lives, including what we eat, where we live and the buildings we inhabit. And dangerous industries that make our way of life possible, such as agriculture, construction and fishing,...

  • Andrea Vassallo: the self-made brilliant architect

    Andrea Vassallo: the self-made brilliant architect

    On November 7, 1908, the three members of the Examining Board of Engineers and Architects, by secret ballot, recommended to the Governor Sir Harry Fane Grant that a man who had never attended a formal course in architecture, should be granted the...

  • How we model our reality

    How we model our reality

    Older adults tend not to accept change very easily, and that’s because of the model of the world they have created in their brain, explains Mario Garrett. Our brain is the most complex entity in the known universe. There is nothing more complex,...

  • Lija students hold reunion

    Lija students hold reunion

    A reunion was held for Year 6 students (1985) who were together at Lija Primary School. The event, organised by Dorothy Buttigieg following a chat on Facebook, was held at the St Pio X Snack Bar in Lija. Attending were Mario Giordimania, Adriano...

  • Explainable AI

    Explainable AI

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the latest hype, a buzz word that is thrown in any conversation concerning technology. This recent hype came about due to technological advances in the last decade that provided faster computational power, resulting...

  • Myth debunked: Boy or girl?

    Myth debunked: Boy or girl?

    There are several myths surrounding the prediction of whether a pregnant woman will be having a boy or a girl. Some are very well known, while others are not so common. Is there any truth to these myths? And apart from the obvious ultrasound after...

  • Photo of the week - January 20, 2019

    Photo of the week - January 20, 2019

    New research found a direct association between increased ocean warming and increased wave energy. This means that coastal areas will face more climate-related threats and not merely sea level rising.

  • STM Malta’s festive celebration

    STM Malta’s festive celebration

    STM Malta gathered at the Panorama Restaurant for the annual Christmas party. The evening started with a dinner and live music and proceeded with free-flowing drinks and a participating DJ to end the night in style. Managing director Deborah...

  • Frank Salt celebrate in style

    Frank Salt celebrate in style

    The beautiful ballroom of the Hotel Phoenicia in Floriana was the perfect setting to celebrate another year of Frank Salt Real Estate… another year of sales and lets, friendship and success. Colleagues celebrated over a scrumptious lunch, followed...

  • Prizes for National Crib Competition awarded

    Prizes for National Crib Competition awarded

    The award ceremony for the winners of the National Crib Competition by Festivals Malta was held at the Archaeology Museum in Valletta yesterday. Festivals Malta, which falls within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government, held this...

  • Banksy: who should foot the bill to protect his work in public spaces?

    Banksy: who should foot the bill to protect his work in public spaces?

    When a mural by artist Banksy appeared on a garage wall in Port Talbot, the building’s owner, Ian Lewis, had no idea just how many people would want to get a good look at it. The mural has attracted thousands of visitors and Lewis has been keen to...

  • Free public transport is great news for the environment but it's no silver bullet

    Free public transport is great news for the environment but it's no silver bullet

    When Luxembourg announced recently that all public transport in the country will be free from next year, this radical move was received with astonishment. After all, most nations would surely shy away from putting such strain on public finances...

  • Gillette ad isn't anti-men, it's anti-toxic masculinity – and should be welcomed

    Gillette ad isn't anti-men, it's anti-toxic masculinity – and should be welcomed

    Gillette’s new ad – “The best men can be”, which plays on the razor brand’s long-held motto, “The best a man can get” – is powerful and emotional, a carefully-spun narrative about the role models young boys see in their daily lives. It tackles...

  • After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

    After 600 years, night watchman still keeps vigil over Lausanne

    Every evening, the night watchman clambers to the top of the Lausanne cathedral bell tower and gets to work: he shouts out the time each hour, keeping a six-century-old tradition alive. The night watchman, one of the last in Europe, no longer...