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  • Hitting it big time

    Hitting it big time

    George Caruana, better known in the music world as Tony Carr, celebrates his 91st birthday today. He was born in Valletta in 1927 and spent his early years mingling with musicians and other people who worked in the bars in Strait Street, or The...

  • Humble pomegranate seed provides clue to how Yemen's war fuels hunger

    Humble pomegranate seed provides clue to how Yemen's war fuels hunger

    The tiny, red pomegranate seed may not look like much but it helps explain why Yemen's civil war has brought millions of people to the brink of famine. Pomegranate exports were a key source of income for people in Saada in northwest Yemen, a...

  • Keeping the spirit of maritime aviation alive

    Keeping the spirit of  maritime aviation alive

    A local association is trying to revive the popularity of seaplanes, the powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing in water. Its president, Jonathan Galea, tells Stephanie Fsadni that Malta could provide an ideal operations...

  • Honouring a dedicated priest: Mgr Prof. Arturo Bonnici

    Honouring a dedicated priest:    Mgr Prof. Arturo Bonnici

    Born in Senglea on December 17, 1903, Arturo Bonnici was the second child of Vincenzo and Elvira née Griscti. After his secondary education education at the Lyceum, Valletta, Arturo joined the Faculty of Arts at the Royal University of Malta in...

  • Maltese elderly migrants’ celebration in Sydney

    Maltese Elderly Thanksgiving Day in Sydney recently marked a significant milestone, its 25th anniversary. To many in Malta this has no tangible meaning. Not so to the hundreds of senior citizens who attended the celebration in Sydney. The...

  • Süleyman the Magnificent and other Ottoman Great Siege protagonists... after Malta 

    It is said that Süleyman the Magnificent was extremely angry at the outcome of the Malta campaign in 1565. Defeat was something he had never taken into consideration. He had not taken into account the fact that Mustafa and his supposedly mighty...

  • Sun Lab launches new brands

  • Parallel Existences at Valletta Contemporary

  • Let’s open up research

    Let’s open up research

    Imagine Malta in 20 years’ time. The government has invested heavily in research, solved the transport issue, developed sustainably, has active, informed citizens and turned the islands into the innovation hub of the Mediterranean. A tall order,...

  • Myth debunked: Malta is too small to produce aNobel Laureate

    Malta is too small to generate its own ideas. Malta can adopt ideas from abroad to excel. Malta cannot produce a Nobel Laureate. These three statements have one thing in common: they are wrong. To prove this let’s look at other countries. Iceland...

  • Classic car double

    Classic car double

    This 1929 Ford A model Roadster Type 40 B, owned by James Armeni, won the pre-war category of the Malta Classic Concours D’Elegance held on October 12 in Mdina Cathedral square prior to the Mdina Grand Prix. It was Armeni’s second win with the car...

  • Photo of the week - October 21, 2018

    Photo of the week - October 21, 2018

    Anja Kranjc Horvat and Tomasz Ruszkowski performed their science show ‘Lost in Translation’ to some adoring masses, covering them with smoke rings. They were part of over 50 events taking part in the Science in the City festival that thrilled over...

  • Murder mystery dinner

    Murder mystery dinner

    The Carob Tree at Spinola Park in collaboration with Studio 18 and The Pod, will be presenting one of the most unique dining experiences in Malta. Those attending the event can look forward to an interactive evening of entertainment and mystery...

  • Watch: After the storms... the video

    Watch: After the storms... the video

    A time-lapse video showing storms enveloping Malta is the first of its kind for the country, according to a Maltese 'storm chaser'.  Entitled 'Unleashed - Storms in Malta', Fredrick Muscat said his intention was to give a snapshot of...

  • St Elmo tour for Middle Sea Race

    St Elmo tour for Middle Sea Race

    A guided tour of Fort St Elmo while following the start of the Middle Sea Race is being organised tomorrow, starting at 9am. The tour will focus on the history of the fort in relation to its strategic location, particularly as the guardian of the...

  • Beer crisis: climate change could cause a global barley shortage

    Beer crisis: climate change could cause a global barley shortage

    The price of beer could double under unchecked climate change, as droughts and extreme temperatures cause barley yields to drop. That’s one conclusion of research we recently published in Nature Plants. We first became curious about barley, and...

  • Reaching out to schools with professional learning

    Reaching out to schools with professional learning

    The Faculty of Education has a long-standing history in teacher education. Over the past 40 years, it has contributed significantly to develop the professional learning of educators at all levels – from learning support educators to those in or...

  • India: why collecting water turns millions of women into second-class citizens

    India: why collecting water turns millions of women into second-class citizens

    A family in India needs fresh water. But this family can’t just turn on a tap. Instead, the women in the household must walk to fetch it, sometimes travelling miles carrying plastic or earthenware pots, possibly with a child or two in tow, to the...

  • Waste not: Squeezing new life out of Italy's dirty diapers

    Waste not: Squeezing new life out of Italy's dirty diapers

    A joint venture between Procter & Gamble  and Italian healthcare group Angelini is working to create a sustainable recycling loop that would allow dirty diapers to be turned into plastic bottle caps and viscose clothing. More than 20 million...

  • Are two parents better than one? Yes, but only if you're a burying beetle

    Are two parents better than one? Yes, but only if you're a burying beetle

    Parenting behaviour varies greatly across the animal kingdom. In most mammals, only mothers look after the young, and in most fishes, only fathers look after the young. When it comes to birds, mothers and fathers usually work together to build a...