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  • I thought he was murdered: duo meet 76 years after fleeing holocaust as children

    I thought he was murdered: duo meet 76 years after fleeing holocaust as children

    When Alice Gerstel Weit bid an emotional farewell to her family's closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she'd see "Little Simon" Gronowski again. And she has - 76 years later and half a world away from where they separated in...

  • Australia's 'punk turtle' risks being last of the Mohicans

    Australia's 'punk turtle' risks being last of the Mohicans

    Australia's Mary River Turtle - with its green Mohican-style hair and ability to breathe through its genitals - is one of the world's most distinctive reptiles. It is also now officially among the most endangered. The "punk turtle" was this week...

  • Third-class carriage gets first-class restoration

    Third-class carriage gets first-class restoration

    Restorers have managed to save around three quarters of the original parts forming Malta’s only surviving carriage from the Maltese railway system. After decades of neglect and  vandalism, the project to bring the third-class carriage to its...

  • Nestlé aiming at 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

    Nestlé aiming at 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025

    Nestlé has announced its ambition to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or re-usable by 2025. Its vision is that none of its packaging, including plastics, ends up in landfill or as litter.  Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider said, "Plastic waste is one...

  • Finger discovery points to early human dispersals

    Finger discovery points to early human dispersals

    Researchers conducting archaeological fieldwork in the Nefud Desert of Saudi Arabia have discovered a fossilised finger bone of an early member of Homo sapiens. The discovery is the oldest directly dated Homo sapiens fossil outside of Africa and...

  • Zombie slugs could be the answer to gardeners' woes

    Zombie slugs could be the answer to gardeners' woes

    Slugs and snails are the bane of almost every vegetable planting gardener and farmer. Slugs in particular have voracious appetites and are relentless in eating stems, leaves and shoots. No wonder gardeners have sought any means to control the...

  • Limiting global warming could increase wildfire risk

    Limiting global warming could increase wildfire risk

    Artificially altering the climate to limit global warming to 1.5C could increase the risks of wildfires in some areas, new research suggests. While the international community is already aiming to limit global warming to below 2C by reducing...

  • How a red nose turns lawyer into Dr Buzz

    How a red nose turns lawyer into Dr Buzz

    They smile a lot, provoke plenty of fun and mirth, and sometimes cry. Their mission is to ease the stress of suffering children. Claudia Calleja spoke to Dr Buzz, a trained clown for the NGO Dr Klown – and whose day job could not be more...

  • Breaking the taboo

    Breaking the taboo

    Individuals with mental health issues have to combat stigma, criticism and social isolation besides dealing with the actual disease. Gabriel Ellul says that our reaction to mental illness can increase or decrease the burden on affected...

  • When Favray met Von Baldenstein

    When Favray met Von Baldenstein

    The good news is that one of Antoine Favray’s masterpieces is back in Malta, and that there is no bad news to go with it. Quite recently, one of the finer portraits by the finest portrait painter (with Caravaggio) Malta ever hosted, returned to...

  • What on earth is Blockchain?

    What on earth is Blockchain?

    Twenty years ago, many services were revolutionised with the advent of the internet. Then came mobile computing. Now, it seems that the next revolution lies in Blockchain. While the general public could conceive what the internet and mobile...

  • Myth debunked: Bitcoin transactions are anonymous

    There are several misconceptions about Blockchain, Bitcoin and anonymity. To debunk this myth, we need to first look at the difference between Blockchain and Bitcoin. Many think that Blockchain and Bitcoin are the same thing. Blockchain is the...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Millions of colour-coded coordinates were used to build a computer model of the Argentière Glacier, in the French Alps. Hundreds of aerial photos were taken and fed into a software programme that recognises common features. Photos are then...

  • World-famous vlogger threatened in Malta... but watch how he turns it around

    World-famous vlogger threatened in Malta... but watch how he turns it around

      World-famous vlogger Nas Daily was harassed in Malta by a "drunk" man who claimed he was Libyan, but he used the incendiary incident to warn against generalisations of migrants and foreigners.  Nas, a Palestinian-Israeli Muslim, was encountered...

  • Alternative entertainment at Malta's marine park

    Alternative entertainment at Malta's marine park

    Malta's waters already pack plenty of fun. But package it with education and emotion, and the fun factor doubles. Mediterraneo Marine Park in Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq is Malta's only marine park and a leading island attraction with tourists and locals alike.

  • RAF centenary revives Malta bond

    RAF centenary revives Malta bond

    A “formidable bond” was nurtured between the Maltese people and the Royal Air Force, as well as the other British Services, especially during World War II, according to aviation artist and historian Richard Caruana. He was commenting as the RAF...

  • Couple find their daughter after 24-year search in China

    Couple find their daughter after 24-year search in China

    A Chinese couple have found their long-lost daughter after a 24-year-search, according to news reports. Wang Mingqing and his wife Liu Dengying had looked for Qifeng since she disappeared aged three in 1994. The couple were working as fruit...

  • Keep your 'hut' on for this party

    Keep your 'hut' on for this party

    When one of the world’s most sought-after fashion designers decided to celebrate her brand’s 10th anniversary by throwing a huge party, she entrusted a Maltese design agency to translate her vision into reality. Jonathan Mizzi and his team at...

  • A goalkeeper with no feet kicks home a powerful message in Indonesia

    A goalkeeper with no feet kicks home a powerful message in Indonesia

    When Eman Sulaeman begged his parents to let him play football, the couple worried their young son - born with no feet and just one full leg - would be mocked. But two decades later, the 30-year-old Indonesian goalkeeper is wowing crowds at home...

  • Balzan community to commemorate important milestone

    Balzan community to commemorate important milestone

    The 150th anniversary of the processional statue of the Annunciation in Balzan was going to be celebrated this coming Sunday, but research last year revealed that the anniversary actually falls next year. Carmel Bezzina clarifies matters. Our...