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  • Lija altar boys visit Grand Harbour

    Lija altar boys visit Grand Harbour

    After the feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord celebrated in Lija earlier this month, altar boys from Lija parish were treated to a cultural visit of the Grand Harbour.

  • Water on Mars

    Water on Mars

    Prior to the age of space exploration, the red planet was deemed to almost be like another earth, with telescope observations showing surface features that looked akin to water canals and seasonally changing water bodies. The red planet was...

  • The power to nourish skin

    Certain objects are considered masterpieces not just for their beauty or sophistication, but because they evoke a profound emotion, because they are precious, because they represent a splendid example of innovation, savoir-faire or a philosophy of...

  • Myth Debunked: Does Mars ever appear as big as the moon?

    Myth Debunked: Does Mars ever appear as big as the moon?

    Mars is one of the smaller planets in the solar system, with its diameter measuring around 6,700km at the equator. The distance of Mars from earth varies considerably depending on the positions of the planets in their orbit around the sun. Mars...

  • New skincare brand comes to Malta

    New skincare brand comes to Malta

    Korres is a Greek skincare brand combining science, innovation and nature to create advanced natural formulations that deliver maximum results. Korres’ Golden Krocus is a precious golden serum infused with one-day fresh Greek saffron to...

  • Photo of the week - August 19, 2018

    Photo of the week - August 19, 2018

    An image of Mars taken from Birkirkara on its closest approach to earth since 2003 on July 31. The southern pole region can easily be identified. Taken with a 0.2m telescope by Josef Borg.

  • Understanding the allure of routines

    Understanding the allure of routines

    Former US president Barack Obama famously had a wardrobe full of identical suits. As a world leader, life presents more than enough big decisions – Obama’s reasoning was that it made sense to minimise the complexity of the small decisions. Artists...

  • Is beer actually good for you?

    Is beer actually good for you?

    A recent Daily Mail article announced that: “Beer is officially good for you”. The article claimed that beer “reduces heart risk” and “improves brain health”. Even if “heart risk” sounds a bit vague, the news sounds good. But let’s take a closer...

  • Consuming milk at breakfast lowers blood glucose throughout the day

    Consuming milk at breakfast lowers blood glucose throughout the day

    A change in breakfast routine may provide benefits for the management of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published in the Journal of Dairy Science. Douglas Goff and the team of scientists from the Human Nutraceutical Research Unit at the...

  • Serena Williams learned sister's killer had been freed minutes before worst defeat

    Serena Williams learned sister's killer had been freed minutes before worst defeat

    Tennis star Serena Williams says she found out the man convicted of killing her half-sister had been released from prison minutes before her worst-ever career defeat. The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion suffered the worst defeat of her career,...

  • Up in smoke: is gas or coal the best fuel for your barbecue

    Up in smoke: is gas or coal the best fuel for your barbecue

    The smoky aroma of a barbecue is a familiar smell on warm sunny evenings around the world. But is a barbecue a healthy way to cook? And which type of barbecue – gas or coal – is best to cook on for taste and flavour? With respect to health, there...

  • Teaching, learning and doing good

    Teaching, learning and doing good

    A group of seven committed, passionate and hard-working Maltese volunteers are currently in Lesotho, Africa, where they helped set up a training programme for locals. It’s the peak of winter in the high-altitude mountain kingdom of Lesotho, which...

  • Wearing an ill-fitting bra is bad for our health

    Wearing an ill-fitting bra is bad for our health

    Wearing the wrong size bra is not only uncomfortable, it can cause a range of health problems. Research has shown that a lack of breast support often leads to breast pain, which is reported by 50% of women. An ill-fitting bra that doesn’t give the...

  • Would doing good one time make you feel better about doing bad the next?

    Would doing good one time make you feel better about doing bad the next?

    We all like to think of ourselves as morally sound individuals. However, in doing so we often assume that morality is static – that we are consistently moral to some extent over time. In reality, research suggests that most of us will behave in...

  • People with dementia are vulnerable to financial abuse

    People with dementia are vulnerable to financial abuse

    When most of us go online to our internet banking account and set up a direct debit to pay a bill, we probably do it swiftly without much thought. But in reality it’s not that easy. In fact, there are a lot of complex processes involved in how we...

  • A safe digital space for youths

    A safe digital space for youths

    Digital spaces are a double-edged sword with endless potential for growth as well as posing risks and challenges to gender equality. Now more than ever it is time to invest in youth and create safe spaces for further development, says Renee...

  • Ageing in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

    Ageing in human cells successfully reversed in the lab

    The ability to reverse ageing is something many people would hope to see in their lifetime. This is still a long way from reality, but in our latest experiment, we have reversed the ageing of human cells, which could provide the basis for future...

  • Wines and starry evenings

    Wines and starry evenings

    Marsovin is holding its annual event Marnisi Under the Stars – The Marsovin Grape Harvest Feast today and tomorrow at the Marnisi Estate in Marsaxlokk, from 7.30pm onwards. As the event name suggests, the winery will be celebrating the start of...

  • The pain of ageing

    The pain of ageing

    More than half of older adults experience some moderate or intense pain on a monthly basis – a fact that has been recorded across the world. Although older adults are very different – which is why ageism is so hurtful – there is a sizeable number...

  • Lacklustre

    Lacklustre

    Vecchia NapoliSalini Resort,Salina Bay Food: 6/10Location: 9/10Service: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 Photographing your food makes it taste better. There’s some science for you – only I think it’s bogus. Research suggests that taking the time to...