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  • Why we're looking for cancer clues in urine

    Why we're looking for cancer clues in urine

    The human immune system is actually quite good at killing cancer cells. In fact, we believe it does so quite frequently. People who have AIDS or have had an organ transplant have suppressed immune systems and go on to develop cancer more often...

  • Apple's new iPhones a slight notch above the X: reviewers

    Apple's new iPhones a slight notch above the X: reviewers

    The absence of a striking new feature left major tech blogs and newspapers lukewarm on the new XS range of Apple Inc's iPhones in the first batch of reviews on Tuesday, although most praised the improvements to a wide range of standard...

  • Military cemetery revisited

    Military cemetery revisited

    The Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem will be organising a discussion about the history and architecture of Ta’ Braxia cemetery, as part of their Castello Lanzun charity lecture series. Ta’ Braxia was commissioned at the...

  • Sacro Cuor parish, Sliema, celebrates its centenary

    Sacro Cuor parish, Sliema, celebrates its centenary

    Our Lady of the Sacred Heart parish church, Sliema, better known as Sacro Cuor, is this week marking 100 years since it became the second of Sliema’s four parishes on September 24, 1918. It was preceded by the church of Our Lady Star of the Sea...

  • Robotic trousers could help disabled people walk again

    Robotic trousers could help disabled people walk again

    Could the answer to mobility problems one day be as easy as pulling on a pair of trousers? A research team led by Bristol University’s Professor Jonathan Rossiter has recently unveiled a prototype pair of robotic trousers that they hope could help...

  • Fibromyalgia: researchers trying to fathom the causes of this painful condition

    Fibromyalgia: researchers trying to fathom the causes of this painful condition

    Fibromyalgia is something of a mystery. It can’t be detected with scans or blood tests, yet it causes lifelong pain for millions of people. The disease mainly affects women (about 75-90% of cases), causing pain all over the body. Because not all...

  • Tourists not welcome: how to tackle the issue of overtourism

    Tourists not welcome: how to tackle the issue of overtourism

    Nowadays, it’s easy and cheap to reach European destinations. This makes these types of experiences appealing to large numbers of tourists. But when a lot of people are all heading off to the same places, the issue of overtourism arises. This is...

  • Kentucky – the cradle of fast food

    Kentucky – the cradle of fast food

    There were no members of the Buckethead Army changing the guard.  I was the only tourist in the queue and the only one not wearing a tool belt, drill holster or nail and hammer pouch. Or hard hat. We stared up at the menu. As up at a...

  • From the Customs House to Imgherbeb Point (Part 3)

    From the Customs House to Imgherbeb Point (Part 3)

    Hidden and hemmed in between the stores and the bastion wall was a flight of steps that provided a short cut from the Barriera to Porta di Monte. In 1710, nobody could have guessed that Nix Mangiari Steps would acquire quite a reputation in the...

  • An invasion of Malta: military manoeuvres on an island garrison

    An invasion of Malta: military manoeuvres on an island garrison

    On April 7, 1899, an invading naval fleet approached the northern shores of Malta, and having carried out a reconnaissance to select the most suitable landing places, effected a successful invasion of our islands. At 8am that day, two battalions...

  • Nature’s finest work

    Nature’s finest work

    Honey is a one-ingredient recipe made by bees, flowers and mother nature herself. Here are a few recipes, courtesy of Jessico Koslow, made for the US National Honey Board. Honey breakfast cake Makes 2 loaves Ingredients For cake:Butter, enough...

  • Learning to live with arthritis

    Learning to live with arthritis

    We do not know what causes some diseases. These are known as idiopathic diseases, from the Greek idios – ‘one’s own’ – and pathos – ‘suffering’. Very often the words ‘primary’, ‘agnogenic’ or ‘cryptogenic’ are used in clinical notes to describe a...

  • Nothing new at New York Fashion Week

    Nothing new at New York Fashion Week

    I don’t think that there has been any modern mainstream film which has managed to delineate the importance of fashion like The Devil Wears Prada. When the hapless and clueless Andrea Sachs sniggers at Miranda Priestly’s pause over which seemingly...

  • Arty fish and intelligence

    Arty fish and intelligence

    Terrone1, Wilġa StreetMarsaxlokkTel: 2704 2656 Food: 8/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7.5/10 If we are to believe Elon Musk, the single biggest threat to humanity is artificial intelligence. If unchecked, he and other visionaries...

  • Dine for diabetes

    Dine for diabetes

    This year’s Dine 4 Diabetes, the Maltese Diabetes Association’s annual fundraising event, was recently held at the Reef Club, Westin Dragonara Resort, St Julian’s.  The event was attended by around 350 guests from all walks of life. Entertainment...

  • President meets Lifecycle cyclists at San Anton

    President meets Lifecycle cyclists at San Anton

    Twenty-five cyclists from the Foster Clark Lifecycle Challenge cycled for six hours around Malta as part of their very early Sunday morning training for the forthcoming challenge. They stopped briefly at San Anton Palace and were greeted by...

  • From the silly season back to work

    From the silly season back to work

    It feels like the high temperatures are here to stay a while longer, which means we will be splitting our days between the workplace and somewhere in the sun.  Parfois has a selection of accessories to make the transition from the silly season...

  • Malta’s first Rolex Boutique opens

    Malta’s first Rolex Boutique opens

    Edwards Lowell and Rolex have opened a Rolex Boutique, the first of its kind in Malta. Situated in Republic Street, Valletta, the boutique features an innovative use of Rolex’s signature aqua pattern and a handcrafted stucco wall with a depiction...

  • Facilitating speech, language skills in Maltese children via smart devices

    Facilitating speech, language skills in Maltese children via smart devices

    Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is a condition through which children find it challenging to understand or use spoken language. Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are professionals trained to detect and treat this condition as early as...

  • Pretty Bay welcomes Posh

    A third Posh Turkish outlet will be opening in Pretty Bay, Birżebbuġa. Set in this quiet, seaside village, with ample parking near the bus terminus, overlooking the beach, Posh will be the ideal treasure trove for families, friends and...