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  • Parallel Existences at Valletta Contemporary

  • Villa Bologna launches new organic and artisan shop – first of its kind in Malta

    Villa Bologna launches new organic and artisan shop – first of its kind in Malta

    Villa Bologna, one of Malta’s finest baroque villas known for its architectural importance and extensive gardens, is marking another milestone in its history by launching a new ‘bottega shopping’ concept – integrating organic products and...

  • Let’s open up research

    Let’s open up research

    Imagine Malta in 20 years’ time. The government has invested heavily in research, solved the transport issue, developed sustainably, has active, informed citizens and turned the islands into the innovation hub of the Mediterranean. A tall order,...

  • Myth debunked: Malta is too small to produce aNobel Laureate

    Malta is too small to generate its own ideas. Malta can adopt ideas from abroad to excel. Malta cannot produce a Nobel Laureate. These three statements have one thing in common: they are wrong. To prove this let’s look at other countries. Iceland...

  • Classic car double

    Classic car double

    This 1929 Ford A model Roadster Type 40 B, owned by James Armeni, won the pre-war category of the Malta Classic Concours D’Elegance held on October 12 in Mdina Cathedral square prior to the Mdina Grand Prix. It was Armeni’s second win with the car...

  • Photo of the week - October 21, 2018

    Photo of the week - October 21, 2018

    Anja Kranjc Horvat and Tomasz Ruszkowski performed their science show ‘Lost in Translation’ to some adoring masses, covering them with smoke rings. They were part of over 50 events taking part in the Science in the City festival that thrilled over...

  • A celebration of women, by women

    A celebration of women, by women

    Women denotes not one, but many – a group of individuals, each with their own distinct voice, their own unique self. Calvin Klein draws inspiration from the multifaceted identity of femininity today – from the empowered reality of modern women and...

  • Three nights of murder mystery and good food

    Three nights of murder mystery and good food

    The Carob Tree at Spinola Park, in collaboration with Studio 18 and The Pod, will be presenting one of the most unique dining experiences – The Carob Tree Murder Mystery. Those attending the event, which is being held on October 29, 30 and 31, can...

  • The bacteria that live in and on us

    The bacteria that live in and on us

    Hand washing is an effective way to help prevent the spread of bacteria. rawpixel/unsplash   Bacteria are everywhere, including in and on our bodies. There are estimated to be as many bacteria in a human body as there are human cells. Much like...

  • Murder mystery dinner

    Murder mystery dinner

    The Carob Tree at Spinola Park in collaboration with Studio 18 and The Pod, will be presenting one of the most unique dining experiences in Malta. Those attending the event can look forward to an interactive evening of entertainment and mystery...

  • Watch: After the storms... the video

    Watch: After the storms... the video

    A time-lapse video showing storms enveloping Malta is the first of its kind for the country, according to a Maltese 'storm chaser'.  Entitled 'Unleashed - Storms in Malta', Fredrick Muscat said his intention was to give a snapshot of...

  • We're doing drug trials wrong – here's how to fix it

    We're doing drug trials wrong – here's how to fix it

    By the age of 65, at least half of us will suffer from two or more long-term diseases. And the chance of having multi-morbidity, as it is known, increases with age. Only 9 per cent of people with coronary heart disease have no other condition. The...

  • St Elmo tour for Middle Sea Race

    St Elmo tour for Middle Sea Race

    A guided tour of Fort St Elmo while following the start of the Middle Sea Race is being organised tomorrow, starting at 9am. The tour will focus on the history of the fort in relation to its strategic location, particularly as the guardian of the...

  • Beer crisis: climate change could cause a global barley shortage

    Beer crisis: climate change could cause a global barley shortage

    The price of beer could double under unchecked climate change, as droughts and extreme temperatures cause barley yields to drop. That’s one conclusion of research we recently published in Nature Plants. We first became curious about barley, and...

  • Drop in Australia HIV sparks call for greater drug roll-out

    Drop in Australia HIV sparks call for greater drug roll-out

    HIV transmission rates among gay and bisexual men fell by almost a third in the Australian state of New South Wales following the wide-scale introduction of a daily anti-HIV drug, sparking calls for other health authorities to follow...

  • Reaching out to schools with professional learning

    Reaching out to schools with professional learning

    The Faculty of Education has a long-standing history in teacher education. Over the past 40 years, it has contributed significantly to develop the professional learning of educators at all levels – from learning support educators to those in or...

  • India: why collecting water turns millions of women into second-class citizens

    India: why collecting water turns millions of women into second-class citizens

    A family in India needs fresh water. But this family can’t just turn on a tap. Instead, the women in the household must walk to fetch it, sometimes travelling miles carrying plastic or earthenware pots, possibly with a child or two in tow, to the...

  • Waste not: Squeezing new life out of Italy's dirty diapers

    Waste not: Squeezing new life out of Italy's dirty diapers

    A joint venture between Procter & Gamble  and Italian healthcare group Angelini is working to create a sustainable recycling loop that would allow dirty diapers to be turned into plastic bottle caps and viscose clothing. More than 20 million...

  • Are two parents better than one? Yes, but only if you're a burying beetle

    Are two parents better than one? Yes, but only if you're a burying beetle

    Parenting behaviour varies greatly across the animal kingdom. In most mammals, only mothers look after the young, and in most fishes, only fathers look after the young. When it comes to birds, mothers and fathers usually work together to build a...

  • Red cabbages have almost three times as many types of protein as humans

    Red cabbages have almost three times as many types of protein as humans

    We humans are top of the evolutionary tree, the most complex organisms that have ever lived on Earth in five billion years. Right? One way we might actually prove our biological complexity is to look at the number of different proteins that our...