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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 night skies. Summer is coming, and with it comes a different observing window to the cosmos. As it has been doing for the past 4.6...

  • 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 sky. While very helpful and necessary for certain types of astrophotography, telescopes are not always a necessity and can even be a...

  • Photo of the week - May 19, 2019

    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 marks 25th anniversary

    Synergix Group celebrated its 25th anniversary with an event at Giardini Lambrosa in Rabat, during which guests were shown some of the company’s latest innovations in the entertainment industry. The event kicked off with a cocktail reception by...

  • Race to the moon

    Race to the moon

    During the 1960s there was a space race between the US and the USSR. President John Kennedy had challenged the US to land a man on the moon and return him safely to the earth before the end of the decade. This year will be the 50th anniversary of...

  • New laws of robotics needed to tackle AI

    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 radical new set of rules, legal and AI expert Frank Pasquale warned on Thursday. The world has changed since sci-fi author Asimov in 1942...

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

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

    In the Chinese science fiction film The Wandering Earth, recently released on Netflix, humanity attempts to change the Earth’s orbit using enormous thrusters in order to escape the expanding sun – and prevent a collision with Jupiter. The scenario...

  • Is a war coming between the US and Iran?

    Is a war coming between the US and Iran?

    You can’t say the world wasn’t warned. In February, US National Security Adviser John Bolton — a leading proponent of the disastrous 2003 Iraq War — sent a video message to Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, 40 years after the creation...

  • Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation

    Plastic warms the planet twice as much as aviation

    We’re all too aware of the consequences of plastics in the oceans and on land. However, beyond the visible pollution of our once pristine habitats, plastics are having a grave impact on the climate too. Newly published research calculates that...

  • Scientists unearth 'most bird-like' dinosaur ever found

    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 could hold vital clues as to how modern-day birds evolved from their reptilian ancestors. For more than a century and a half since its...

  • Artists’ dialogue leads to multimedia exhibition

    Artists’ dialogue leads to multimedia exhibition

    A shared interest in ‘objectness’ or the state of being an object was the starting point of an intimate dialogue between three international artists who met at a month-long residency programme in Reykjavik, Iceland. The informal exchanges that...

  • Of islands and privilege

    Of islands  and privilege

    Gozo is known for a number of things – among others – the lush green fields, the crystal clear beaches and mouthwatering ravioli with ġbejniet. For litigation lawyers, however, Gozo is synonymous with the giving of the master of all pleas, that of...

  • Saint John Baptist De La Salle: pioneer of modern education

    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 insight into the way education should be imparted to youth and to children with different needs. This he did especially through the...

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

    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 widely circulated in Malta during the rule of the Order of St John, in their original languages, in the Latin Vulgate edition, or in...

  • 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 so many did not only lay the foundations for the structure of the European Union of today but it indelibly defined Europe and its...

  • East meets West

    East meets West

    The academic forum aims to foster academic communication between Chinese and Western medicine in Malta, to further promote traditional Chinese medicine therapies, and to improve the level of understanding and academic exchanges between Chinese and...

  • Rivers of ice

    Rivers of ice

    Our planet earth is made up of a myriad of landscapes from lush green areas to barren deserts. One of the most beautiful sites that humans can experience are rivers of ice, or rather glaciers. Most of the world’s glacial ice is typically found in...

  • Myth debunked: Antibiotics kill a virus

    Myth debunked: Antibiotics kill a virus

    A virus is a microscopic parasite that is generally much smaller than bacteria and is not able to survive or reproduce outside of a host body. Viruses are so small that the measles virus is about eight times smaller than E.coli bacteria. Another...

  • Photo of the week - May 12, 2019

    Photo of the week - May 12, 2019

    Seen here is the Perito Moreno glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is growing instead of shrinking. This glacier is found in Los Glaciaros National Park in Argentina, which is home to many natural wonders. It is a Unesco...

  • Golf in the sun

    Golf in the sun

    It was a perfectly sunny day for the seventh edition of the Homes of Quality Golf Tournament, organised in collaboration with the Royal Malta Golf Club. Finley Gratil, 16, clinched the winning title, scoring 80 points in aggregate over two...