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  • Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing

    Stone in South African cave boasts oldest-known human drawing

    A small stone flake marked with intersecting lines of red ochre pigment some 73,000 years ago that was found in a cave on South Africa's southern coast represents what archaeologists on Wednesday called the oldest-known example of human...

  • Watch: The man with keys to KITT, General Lee and other classic TV cars

    Watch: The man with keys to KITT, General Lee and other classic TV cars

    As a teenager, Jesmond Caruana would religiously watch Knight Rider, dreaming of one day owning a KITT – an artificially intelligent and nearly indestructible car like the one driven by Michael Knight. Three decades later his dream came true, and...

  • Seeing food wasted makes us mad – but should it?

    Seeing food wasted makes us mad – but should it?

    There is currently a grand consensus of academics, policymakers and food campaign groups that “something must be done” to reduce food wastage. Malnutrition is real, but so too is the obesity crisis. But when everyone agrees, you can afford to be a...

  • Vertical farming sounds fantastic - until you consider its energy use

    Vertical farming sounds fantastic - until you consider its energy use

    A company in Scotland has unveiled what it claims is arguably the world’s most technically advanced indoor farm. Intelligent Growth Solutions’ vertical farm uses artificial intelligence and specially designed power and communication technologies.

  • Why do people talk politics online? Because they don't care what you think

    Why do people talk politics online? Because they don't care what you think

    Wading into a political debate online can be a minefield. Search any comment section or thread on a social media site, and you’re likely to come across some pretty strong views. But that’s not necessarily just the nature of the debate. It could...

  • ‘I’m going to end it right now, tell me why I shouldn’t’

    ‘I’m going to end it right now, tell me why I shouldn’t’

    As the world unites to mark Suicide Prevention Day on Monday, Malta will see the first phase of a National Suicide Prevention Policy being implemented – the enhancement of the National Suicide Crisis Line. Health professionals hope it will help...

  • Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara

    Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara

    Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is an important and necessary step towards averting climate change. However, in our efforts to go green, we also need to be mindful of other consequences, both intended and unintended – and that...

  • Public lecture at Central Bank

    Professor Nicholas Barr will deliver a lecture on ‘Welfare state – necessity not luxury’ tomorrow at 11am at the Central Bank of Malta. The lecture will outline four sets of reasons why countries have a welfare state: to address market failures,...

  • From the Customs House to Imgherbeb Point (Part 2)

    From the Customs House to Imgherbeb Point (Part 2)

    It took the Order of St John 246 years to build a proper customs house on partly reclaimed land which included Porto Pidocchio. The first block was laid in the sea in 1774. The architect was Giuseppe Bonnici, a pupil of Giovanni Barbara; both men...

  • More wartime newspaper snippets from 1918

    More wartime newspaper snippets from 1918

    Col. Achille Samut awarded CB In the New Year’s Honours List, Colonel Achille Samut, CMG, AOD, who was serving with a British Expeditionary Force, received the award of Companion (CB). POW Karl Friedrich Max von Muller sent to Holland In January...

  • Launch of the Marcy Foundation

    Launch of the Marcy Foundation

    Tenor Cliff Zammit Stevens officially launched the Marcy Foundation on August 22, in memory of his mother Marcelline, who passed away last year. It was held at the Skyhigh Lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel, St Julian’s. The foundation will work...

  • Awards, scholarships for flamenco students

    Awards, scholarships for flamenco students

    Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco recently celebrated the end of its scholastic year with its annual fiesta held at Bottegin Palazzo Xara in Rabat. As in previous years all members of the academy and members of Alegria Dance Company had reason to...

  • Brain control

    Brain control

    It may seem more at home in the realms of a sci-fi movie, however the ability to control objects with your mind may be closer to reality than you think. Dr Tracey Camilleri, co-ordinator of the BrainApp project, and her team are working to make...

  • Myth debunked: The human eye is designed

    The human eye is imperfect. Blood vessels run over our retina (which light needs to reach for us to see). Those vessels can lead to problems. Our retina can also detach, our eye ball grows imperfectly and needs glasses to see properly. So how did...

  • Photo of the week - September 9, 2018

    Photo of the week - September 9, 2018

    Liquid nitrogen (-196 degrees Celsius) makes the air and dust in the flask become colder forming clouds. Picture from last year’s Science in the City. This year the same team will be performing a new science show called Standing on the Shoulders...

  • No time for moral equivalence

    No time for moral equivalence

    Some have argued that Malta had no business taking part in World War II, almost suggesting it would not have mattered who emerged victorious Seventy-five years ago, in September 1943, the Italian Fleet surrendered in Malta. Footage from British...

  • Victory Day at Fort St Angelo

    Victory Day at Fort St Angelo

    On the occasion of Victory Day, Heritage Malta will be opening Fort St Angelo in Vittoriosa at the reduced admission fee of €2 per person. Upper Fort St Angelo, managed directly by the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, will also be...

  • Space mission is on

    Space mission is on

    Esplora Interactive Science Centre and STEAM Summer School are hosting Escape Malta, an immersive role-play game with live actors, today from 9.30am to 2.30pm at the science museum in Kalkara. The game is about something disastrous occurring on a...

  • Ex-Manchester United players in Malta for Valletta 2018

    On Sunday, more than 12 Manchester United ex-players will be in Malta to play an exhibition match against current local title-holders Valletta FC at the Centenary Stadium, Ta’ Qali. The Valletta FC vs Manchester Reds Legends XI Exhibition Match is...

  • An event unlike any other coming to Malta

    An event unlike any other coming to Malta

    Get ready, because the EuroMillions Superdraw is coming to Malta. In just three weeks, one of the world’s largest and most exciting lottery events will be happening and it’s open to players in Malta. The EuroMillions Superdraw is set to take place...