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  • Sitting comfortably at home? You can win a recording-breaking $1.6 billion jackpot

    Sitting comfortably at home? You can win a recording-breaking $1.6 billion jackpot

    Mega Millions, the huge multi-state American lottery, is offering a record jackpot prize of $1.6 billion (€1.4 billion) in its upcoming draw, after last Friday’s drawing produced no winner of the grand prize. The previous record was set by...

  • Growing evidence that noise is bad for your health

    Growing evidence that noise is bad for your health

    The World Health Organisation recently published its latest noise pollution guidelines for Europe. The guidelines recommend outdoor noise levels that should not be exceeded for aircraft, road and rail noise and two new sources: wind turbine and...

  • Hitting it big time

    Hitting it big time

    George Caruana, better known in the music world as Tony Carr, celebrates his 91st birthday today. He was born in Valletta in 1927 and spent his early years mingling with musicians and other people who worked in the bars in Strait Street, or The...

  • Humble pomegranate seed provides clue to how Yemen's war fuels hunger

    Humble pomegranate seed provides clue to how Yemen's war fuels hunger

    The tiny, red pomegranate seed may not look like much but it helps explain why Yemen's civil war has brought millions of people to the brink of famine. Pomegranate exports were a key source of income for people in Saada in northwest Yemen, a...

  • Mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause of Alzheimer's

    Mounting evidence that herpes virus is a cause of Alzheimer's

    More than 30 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease – the most common form of dementia. Unfortunately, there is no cure, only drugs to ease the symptoms. However, my latest review, suggests a way to treat the disease. I found the...

  • Keeping the spirit of maritime aviation alive

    Keeping the spirit of  maritime aviation alive

    A local association is trying to revive the popularity of seaplanes, the powered fixed-wing aircraft capable of taking off and landing in water. Its president, Jonathan Galea, tells Stephanie Fsadni that Malta could provide an ideal operations...

  • 'Polio-like' illness spreads to 22 US states

    'Polio-like' illness spreads to 22 US states

    A sharp spike in cases of pediatric acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is raising red flags with health officials, who despite concerted efforts, haven't identified a cause. Reporting for Reuters, Gavino Garay says AFM, is now affecting young...

  • Escargots. My way!

    Escargots. My way!

    September 20: This afternoon’s two-hour drive north on the A6 Autoroute du Soleil from Lyon airport was quite unremarkable – corn and wheat fields everywhere – until we passed Chalon-sur-Saône. However, as soon as we entered the so-called Côte...

  • Honouring a dedicated priest: Mgr Prof. Arturo Bonnici

    Honouring a dedicated priest:    Mgr Prof. Arturo Bonnici

    Born in Senglea on December 17, 1903, Arturo Bonnici was the second child of Vincenzo and Elvira née Griscti. After his secondary education education at the Lyceum, Valletta, Arturo joined the Faculty of Arts at the Royal University of Malta in...

  • New website for Foodbank Lifeline

    New website for Foodbank Lifeline

    The Foodbank Lifeline Foundation has launched a new website as it gears up to run its second Reverse Advent Calendar campaign this Christmas. The foundation, which distributes urgent food supplies to people in need, was overwhelmed by the success...

  • Constantly recording is leading to us censoring ourselves

    Constantly recording is leading to us censoring ourselves

    There was a Black Mirror episode a few years ago that focused entirely on the concept of memory. The episode took place in a future where each human was implanted with a recording chip. The chip would record every single thing you did during the...

  • Beat the flu through vaccination

    Beat the flu through vaccination

    This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of the largest public health crises in modern history – the 1918 influenza pandemic known as the ‘Spanish flu’. This pandemic reminded the globe that infectious diseases can be devastating, having...

  • Maltese elderly migrants’ celebration in Sydney

    Maltese Elderly Thanksgiving Day in Sydney recently marked a significant milestone, its 25th anniversary. To many in Malta this has no tangible meaning. Not so to the hundreds of senior citizens who attended the celebration in Sydney. The...

  • Süleyman the Magnificent and other Ottoman Great Siege protagonists... after Malta 

    It is said that Süleyman the Magnificent was extremely angry at the outcome of the Malta campaign in 1565. Defeat was something he had never taken into consideration. He had not taken into account the fact that Mustafa and his supposedly mighty...

  • Antojitos 

    Antojitos 

    AvotacoTa’ Xbiex Food: 9/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 9/10 They have let the street in. This is Avotaco of street food fame and food truck mania. They soon realised they had a hit on their hands. And from the success of the...

  • French foie gras makers say they are ready if bird flu returns

    French foie gras makers say they are ready if bird flu returns

    French foie gras makers, still recovering from two severe bird flu crises that ravaged flocks, said on Thursday they would be able to face any new outbreak thanks to strict security measures but prices will remain high to make up for increased...

  • The female angle at this year’s book festival

    This year’s Malta Book Festival will register a rise in female representation, with the festival’s line-up comprising more than 50 per cent of women authors. Representing Malta together with local guests of the likes of Victor Fenech (who won the...

  • Nutritious chocolate drink back in Malta

    Nutritious chocolate drink back in Malta

    In the 1930s – a time when it was hard for families to put nutritious meals on the table and children were not taking in enough vitamins and minerals – a solution was needed. It came in the form of a unique recipe for a nutritious chocolate drink...

  • Sun Lab launches new brands

  • Parallel Existences at Valletta Contemporary