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  • Frank Salt Real Estate’s AGM reception

    A vibrant reception immediately followed Frank Salt’s annual general conference, which was held at the AX The Palace in Sliema. Celebrations were the order of the day to mark the company’s 50th year. Frank Salt Real Estate staff mingled and...

  • Rapper Owen Leuellen wows students

    Believe in yourself and chase your dreams was rapper Owen Leuellen’s message this morning to students attending St Joseph Primary School in Sliema. Malta’s X-Factor runner-up took to the stage, then visited students in their classrooms while...

  • Mapfre Group presents gift to blood donors

    Mapfre Group presents gift to blood donors

    During January, 16 employees from both Mapfre Middlesea and Mapfre MSV Life donated blood to the National Blood Transfusion Unit. The scope of this initiative was to ensure that those in need of a blood transfusion would have a sustainable and...

  • Malta supports global campaign offering Pope Francis $1 million to go vegan for Lent

    Veggy Malta has joined a major global campaign backed by a host of celebrities, environmentalists and scientists, which is calling on Pope Francis to go vegan for Lent to help fight climate change with diet change. In return, Million Dollar Vegan...

  • Westin Dragonara Resort receives Green Key award

    Westin Dragonara Resort receives Green Key award

    The Westin Dragonara Resort has received its official Green Key certification, achieving yet another standard of excellence. As positive environmental credentials are becoming more important to travellers when trying to decide on a place to stay,...

  • Maltese will soon come to your favourite device

    Maltese will soon come to your favourite device

    Deep underground in the halls of the University of Malta, scientists and engineers are scrambling to teach an artificial brain the spoken Maltese language. They call it Project MASRI, which stands for ‘Maltese Automatic Speech Recognition’ – a...

  • Myth debunked: Allergy myths

    Myth debunked: Allergy myths

    Many are waiting for winter to be over. With the coming of spring, allergy season will be upon us. One problem many people have is distinguishing allergies from common colds. While colds are caused by viruses and last between four and seven days,...

  • Photo of the week - March 3, 2019

    Photo of the week - March 3, 2019

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table, the European Chemical Society unveiled a new periodic table which includes an overview of which scarcely available chemical elements are found in mobile phones. The presentation highlighted the...

  • Maths teacher draws praise for holding student's baby during class

    Maths teacher draws praise for holding student's baby during class

    A mathematics teacher who offered to hold a student’s baby child during class so that she could “take good notes” has drawn praise from across the world after a photo of him went viral. Maths teacher Nathan Alexander made the offer when one of his...

  • When numbers count

    When numbers count

    I am reminded of a BBC UK comedy series of some years ago, where the lead character was a work-shy drunk. He was sitting in his armchair waiting for the National Lottery numbers to be drawn. His longsuffering wife of many years turns to him and...

  • Missing objects at the fringe of the solar system puzzle astronomers

    Missing objects at the fringe of the solar system puzzle astronomers

    In the dimly lit spaces of our solar system beyond Neptune’s orbit lies the Kuiper Belt. This a region between about 35 and 50 times further from the sun than the Earth, populated by icy bodies so sparsely distributed that they never had the...

  • 100 years of storms, and all bar one in October

    100 years of storms, and all bar one in October

    Last weekend’s storm, which may be regarded as the worst storm to affect Malta since 1982, is the only one which did not happen in October, reports Eddie Attard. Storms are created by a combination of low and high pressure that can create winds...

  • How long before we break the two-hour barrier in the men's marathon?

    How long before we break the two-hour barrier in the men's marathon?

    What can you do with 99 seconds? Check your e-mail? Fire off a tweet? Walk 100 metres? For current men’s marathon world-record holder, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, 99 seconds is all that stands between him and the sub two-hour (or “sub-2”) marathon...

  • Can robots ever have a true sense of self?

    Can robots ever have a true sense of self?

    Having a sense of self lies at the heart of what it means to be human. Without it, we couldn’t navigate, interact, empathise or ultimately survive in an ever-changing, complex world of others. We need a sense of self when we are taking action, but...

  • Why Corbyn's second referendum announcement changes everything

    Why Corbyn's second referendum announcement changes everything

    Qualified, tempered, cautious. As ever with Jeremy Corbyn and Europe, his announcement that the Labour Party would support a new public vote on Brexit is not straightforward. Yes, Labour would support a new vote, but only after it has put a motion...

  • ‘Raising young people to question is a good idea’

    Philosophers tend to be very smart and creative thinkers. Research shows that philosophy graduates, along with physics graduates, are among the smartest people, Stephen Law tells Simonne Pace. Philosophy encourages us to take a step back and ask...

  • UK students dropping foreign languages en masse: study

    UK students dropping foreign languages en masse: study

    The number of British children taking foreign language classes has nearly halved since 2000, a BBC analysis showed on Wednesday, with those learning French and German down nearly two-thirds. The study was published with the island nation preparing...

  • Four Maltese Jesuits react to each of the new universal apostolic preferences

    Promoting discernment and the spiritual exercises Fr Tony Calleja SJ We are in transition from a sociological Christianity to faith as a personal choice and commitment to Christ. Ignatian spirituality is centred on Christ and a deep personal...

  • Jesuit Order announces preferred direction for their mission worldwide for the next 10 years

    Jesuit Order announces preferred direction for their mission worldwide for the next 10 years

    Pope Francis last week approved the four ‘Universal Apostolic Preferences’ that will be taken up by Jesuits worldwide for the next 10 years. These highlight areas where Jesuits will offer their attention and resources. Unlike other religious...

  • Online shopping algorithms are colluding to keep prices high

    Online shopping algorithms are colluding to keep prices high

    Have you ever searched for a product online in the morning and gone back to look at it again in the evening only to find the price has changed? In which case you may have been subject to the retailer’s pricing algorithm. Traditionally when...