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  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    This network represents only part of the connections between IP addresses in the internet, illustrating the vast amount of digital communication that is changing the way we interact. Photo: Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

  • Tales of Għar Dalam

    Tales of Għar Dalam

    Ruben Abela, structural projects manager at Heritage Malta, tells Ronald Cassar about a new initiative to promote Għar Dalam as a prime historical cave after it was declared a Natura 2000 site. Heritage Malta has embarked on a plan to increase...

  • Victory gives team new energy

    Victory gives team new energy

    A Maltese team has won the PowerUp! regional final in Greece with an innovative start-up. This can pave the way for further developments in the energy sector, Daniel Buhagiar from FLASC team tells Simonne Pace. A Maltese company, made up of a...

  • No wave energy on the horizon

    No wave energy on the horizon

    Joseph Grech looks into the viability of wave energy for Malta but finds the technology is ‘not mature yet’ despite substantial research and investment. Despite commercially viable wave energy technology having been “on the verge of breakthrough”...

  • 70 facts about the Queen's seventy years of marriage

    70 facts about the Queen's seventy years of marriage

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrate 70 years of marriage next week. They were married on November 20, 1947 at Westminster Abbey. Here are 70 facts to mark the 70 years of their marriage. 1. The Queen is the first British...

  • Cannabis is 'a means to have control over myself and my well-being'

    Cannabis is 'a means to have control over myself and my well-being'

    As more voices join in towards the proper legalisation of cannabis, Johnathan Cilia, co-founder of pre-legalisation NGO ReLeaf, speaks to some of the main local exponents. During a recent event, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat recently said that...

  • Commemorating an ‘act of love’ towards the Lasallian Brothers

    Commemorating an ‘act of love’ towards the Lasallian Brothers

    Brother Robert Schieler, FSC, to unveil plaque on 50th anniversary of monument in honour of St John Baptist de la Salle during his first pastoral visit to Malta Fifty years ago, students at De La Salle College, who were preparing to enter HM...

  • How to help children cope with shocking news

    How to help children cope with shocking news

    Talking to children about horrible news is difficult. As adults we are frequently shocked by such news. Many of us would remember for instance the exact place we were in when we heard about 9/11 or the 2004 Indian Ocean Boxing Day tsunami. Closer...

  • The Victoria Lines revisited

    The Victoria Lines revisited

    The Victoria Lines are a set of fortifications built between 1870 and 1899. They consist of four principal forts, a number of other gun batteries and a continuous infantry line that connects them together to form a 12-kilometre-long defensive line...

  • Is the business world ready to create a sustainable earth?

    Is the business world ready to create a sustainable earth?

    Public pressure and legislation has affected the way that businesses operate. Generating monetary gain and profit to its shareholders was the main aim of traditional business models. This narrative has shifted towards a business model that still...

  • Myth Debunked: Women’s periods sync when spending a lot of time together?

    Myth Debunked: Women’s periods sync when spending a lot of time together?

    It’s been a common saying, that women who spend a lot of time together end up sharing not just the same space but also their periods. The origins of this might have been due to a study conducted way back in the 1970s in the highly influential...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Thatch is one of the oldest building materials known. It is a good insulator and can be easily harvested. Thatched roofs were once used in Europe; however, due to improved transport and availability, other materials were favoured. Recently in the...

  • 'It took me 13 years to come out'

    'It took me 13 years to come out'

    “There was always something in my mind that told me I wasn't like other kids but, in all honesty, I could never put my finger on it.” Sasha Debono is describing her journey, which started around age 13, to identify as a female. Today, the pre-op...

  • History is served

    History is served

    The above title may seem to be the subject of an Agatha Christie whodunnit but it actually refers to a real crime that happened in Malta in 1724. Yosanne Vella, an associate professor at the University of Malta and history and social studies...

  • Divorce papers signed by Elvis Presley to go under the hammer

    Divorce papers signed by Elvis Presley to go under the hammer

    Divorce papers signed by Elvis Presley and his former wife Priscilla are expected to fetch up to £25,000 when they go up for auction. The papers, from August 15 1972, have been signed three times by Elvis and four times by Priscilla as well as by...

  • Eye Spy with Times of Malta today

    Eye Spy with Times of Malta today

        Eye Spy, the children's Times of Malta supplement is out today. This week it lays particular emphasis on smart toy choices for Christmas; the children's art's festival ŻiguŻajg; the May the Force be with You – Science Meets Star Wars event at...

  • 2017 will be among three hottest years on record - UN

    2017 will be among three hottest years on record - UN

    Updated 2.30pm This year will be among the three hottest on record, the United Nations said tody as almost 200 countries began talks in Germany to bolster a global climate accord that the United States plans to quit. Temperatures this year would...

  • Do yourself a favour: get more organised

    Do yourself a favour: get more organised

    Trawling through the numerous family-orientated social media groups, Crysta Darmanin says the main concerns on parents’ minds at the moment seem to be staying on top of their family’s busy autumn schedule and spicing up boring school lunches. Very...

  • Malta’s worst naval disaster

    Malta’s worst naval disaster

    HMS Louvain was built as in 1897 by the Earle Company in Hull, UK. It was initially named SS Dresden and operated as an English passenger ship up until 1915. In that year, the Royal Navy renamed the ship HMS Louvain and used it mainly as an armed...

  • Inverse problems

    Inverse problems

    “Back to their source the holy rivers turn their tide. Order and the universe are being reversed…” (Euripides, Medea) Most of the time, when people find out I am a mathematician, they are intrigued to hear that mathematics is not a static, dead...