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  • Mali farmers fight drought with hybrid crops

    Mali farmers fight drought with hybrid crops

    Last year, when drought hit in the middle of the growing season in his region of southern Mali, Baba Berthé lost his entire two-hectare maize crop. "I harvested nothing at all," remembers the white-robed farmer with a greying goatee. But disaster...

  • More experiments may help explore what works in conservation

    More experiments may help explore what works in conservation

    All over the world, countless conservation projects are taking place, attempting to achieve aims from reducing habitat loss, to restoring populations of threatened species. However there is growing awareness that conservationists have not always...

  • National conference on corporate social responsibility

    National conference on corporate social responsibility

    The Tumas Fenech Foundation for Education in Journalism, in association with the President’s Foundation for the Well-Being of Society (PFWS), is organising a national conference on ‘CSR: business, journalism and society’, at San Anton Palace,...

  • How to keep your pet happy during thunderstorms - and fireworks

    How to keep your pet happy during thunderstorms - and fireworks

    Fireworks are a brilliant way to celebrate special occasions such as New Year’s Eve and Guy Fawkes Night, as well as big sporting events and independence days – right? Not if you happen to be an animal. All animals, domesticated and wild, are...

  • Two different approaches to conservation and restoration

    Two different approaches to     conservation and restoration

    Fiona Vella follows the meticulous process involved in the restoration and conservation of two sets of antique religious statues that will soon be on display at Heritage Malta’s new museum of art, MUŻA. “You should have seen the miserable state of...

  • Wilfred Owen 100 years on: poet gave voice to a generation of doomed youth

    Wilfred Owen 100 years on: poet gave voice to a generation of doomed youth

    For many people, most of what they know about the futility, sacrifice and tragedy of World War I, they learned through reading the poetry of Wilfred Owen. But what they may not be aware of is how close the Armistice was when Owen was killed at the...

  • Sir Ralph Abercromby: no peace in rest

    Sir Ralph Abercromby:  no peace in rest

    Fate can be a fickle mistress, smiling upon some people and frowning upon others; even war heroes suffering similar deaths can sometimes be lionised or more often forgotten for no apparent reason. Take, for example, those two arch-enemies of...

  • Malta becomes independent

    Malta becomes independent

    Joseph M. Pirotta:Fortress Colony: THE FINAL ACT 1945-64, Vol. IV, 1961-1964, Midsea Books, 1,187 pp., 2018.  The MLP-Church dispute continued after the 1962 election, although several attempts were made at a rapprochement between the two sides,...

  • Of feasts and saints

    Of feasts and saints

    When a saint descends to earth to observe how his feast is celebrated in Malta, he is shocked and soon finds the rest of the town against him. His only ally is a small boy. Festa tal-Qaddisin is a new social comedy about feasts, with the inclusion...

  • Mobility research for better cities

    Mobility research for better cities

    Mobility supports many of our activities, whether they are basic ones such as going to work or to school, or whether they are for leisure. All this mobility has a significant impact on our quality of life as access to basic needs outside our homes...

  • Myth debunked: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Myth debunked: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

    We have all been through it, that rusty feeling in the morning.  The alarm clock blares its wake-up call, but we still need at least another hour in bed.  Make that two or three when you think about the rain in Msida and traffic in Marsa.  Here we...

  • Photo of the week - November 4, 2018

    Captain Kevin Oprey may look like he is standing on water in front of the Queen Mary 2, but he is actually perched atop the ship’s bulbous bow, a bulb-shaped design feature on the front of the ship that reduces drag. The photos were taken recently...

  • Dress down day in pink

    Dress down day in pink

    Employees of the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) held an extra dress-down day with staff wearing pink to help raise awareness about breast cancer prevention, research and equipment. The employees collected funds to support this initiative.

  • Party in aid of cancer research

    A fundraising party in aid of cancer research is being held on Friday from 8pm at Villa Arrigo, Naxxar. The party, a throwback to the 60s and 70s and featuring a live band and DJ, is being held through the University of Malta Research, Innovation...

  • MMTA hosts congress, tournament

    MMTA hosts congress, tournament

    The Maltese Medical Tennis Association recently hosted the 48th Congress & Tournament of the World Medical Tennis Society. The scientific sessions and bulk of tennis fixtures took place at the Marsa Sports Club with the support of the Vittoriosa...

  • Funds raised for breast cancer research

    Funds raised for breast cancer research

    Frank Salt Real Estate organised a dress down day, where all members of staff were encouraged to participate by wearing a pink item of clothing as part of the national campaign in aid of Pink October Malta. Almost €600 were raised and donated to...

  • How to keep your pet happy during thunderstorms and fireworks

    How to keep your pet happy during thunderstorms and fireworks

    Fireworks are a brilliant way to celebrate special occasions such as New Year’s Eve and Guy Fawkes Night, as well as big sporting events and independence days – right? Not if you happen to be an animal. All animals, domesticated and wild, are...

  • From old to new

    A global trend is seeking to discourage the throwaway culture. Stephanie Fsadni learns how rubbish can be turned into functional and valuable objects through upcycling. As the world scrambles to find ways and means to safeguard the environment,...

  • Costume culture

    Costume culture

    From beautiful frill dresses to heavy steampunk helmets, the art of costume making varies widely and leaves observable the sheer ingenuity that some people have for bringing the realm of fiction into a tangible reality. Cosplay, a portmanteau of...

  • Underwater wonders

    Underwater wonders

    Thirty-four divers participated in the 13th edition of the Blue Dolphin of Malta International Underwater Photography Competition, which was organised last month by the Federation of Underwater Activities Malta (FUAM) with the assistance of the...