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  • The Pink Tea Garden

    The Pink Tea Garden

    The Pink Tea Garden, a Times of Malta wellness event, the first of its kind, in collaboration with Tettiera, was held on Friday in the idyllic setting of Vincent Eco Estate in Mġarr, gathering under a blue sky all things good, healthy, wholesome,...

  • Gender equality - improved work-life balance crucial

    Gender equality - improved work-life balance crucial

    A fertility rate of about 2.1 is needed for a population to remain stable according to Eurostat estimates. In 2017 Malta’s rate stood at 1.26 births – the lowest in the EU 28 member states. The total fertility rate in the European Union stood at...

  • Mother of 3-DNA baby praises new fertility treatment

    Mother of 3-DNA baby praises new fertility treatment

    The Greek mother of the first baby born using DNA from three people on Friday praised the revolutionary technique that helped her conceive - and thanked the mystery woman who donated her egg. Under the terms of the treatment, she was not allowed...

  • Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO

    Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO

    The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 750 people, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Friday, ahead of a key review on the severity of the epidemic.  WHO's latest toll for the outbreak declared in eastern...

  • Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change

    Liveable cities rankings: how a global enterprise is influencing urban change

    Every year, the world’s most “liveable” cities are celebrated, in city rankings published by Mercer, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Monocle Magazine. Global institutions including UN Habitat and the OECD are also joining consultancies, media...

  • Sense of taste changes as we age

    Sense of taste changes as we age

    Taste is a complex phenomenon. We do not experience the sensation through a single sense (as we would when we see something using our sense of sight, for example) but rather it is made up of the five senses working together to allow us to...

  • Three ways pollution can be turned into something useful

    Three ways pollution can be turned into something useful

    Solving environmental problems usually just means cleaning up the mess people have made. But scientists are increasingly interested in creating something valuable from pollution. “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, as they say, and...

  • Crude oil touted as health cure in Azerbaijan

    Crude oil touted as health cure in Azerbaijan

    Immersed up to her neck in a dark viscous liquid, Sulfiya smiles in delight, confident that the fetid substance will cure her painful condition. Sulfiya, a Russian woman in her 60s, has travelled to Azerbaijan's north-western city of Naftalan in...

  • WikiLeaks set 21st century model for cyber-leak journalism

    WikiLeaks set 21st century model for cyber-leak journalism

    Using cryptography and virtual drop boxes, Julian Assange's WikiLeaks created a revolutionary new model for media to lure massive digitized leaks from whistleblowers, exposing everything from US military secrets to wealthy tax-dodgers' illicit...

  • First black hole photo confirms Einstein's theory of relativity

    First black hole photo confirms Einstein's theory of relativity

    Black holes are long-time superstars of science fiction. But their Hollywood fame is a little strange given that no-one has ever actually seen one – at least, until now. If you needed to see to believe, then thank the Event Horizon Telescope...

  • Mysterious museum shows how humans have modified nature

    Mysterious museum shows how humans have modified nature

    Humans have shaped aspects of the living world to suit themselves throughout their history. We’ve domesticated plants and animals for food, security and companionship for tens of thousand of years, ensuring early civilisations could survive,...

  • Push to cure hepatitis B, a neglected disease

    Push to cure hepatitis B, a neglected disease

    A coalition of researchers, health organisations and patient groups on Wednesday launched an ambitious campaign to cure hepatitis B, a disease that kills twice as many people as malaria but gets far less attention. "Inexplicably, despite the huge...

  • Quality tap water in the pipeline

    Quality tap water in  the pipeline

    Opening a tap is as easy as the proverbial counting to three. Actually, it is probably easier, as a quick turn of the tap gives us access to water for cooking, washing and drinking. Water is not only a precious commodity, but a human right, as...

  • A shot of truth: the MMR vaccine and the conspiracies that dog it

    A shot of truth: the MMR vaccine and the conspiracies that dog it

    It was 1992 when the floodgates of immunisation conspiracy theories opened. Gastroentologist Andrew Wakefield had suggested that the MMR vaccine was linked to autism in children. The detriment caused by that since-discredited claim remains more...

  • Electric bikes can boost older people's mental performance and well-being

    Electric bikes can boost older people's mental performance and well-being

    Getting on your bicycle can give you an enormous sense of freedom and enjoyment. It can increase your independence and knowledge of the local area, and improve your access to the natural (or urban) environment. It can also be highly nostalgic –...

  • Why Jeremy Corbyn secretly hopes his Brexit talks with Theresa May will fail

    Why Jeremy Corbyn secretly hopes his Brexit talks with Theresa May will fail

    There is a slight problem with Labour’s attempt to blame Theresa May’s obstinacy for the likely failure of talks between the Conservatives and Labour on how to end the Brexit deadlock: the prime minister has compromised on almost everything. May’s...

  • Let’s get reading

    Let’s get reading

    What is a school if it does not promote a love of reading? San Andrea School, in the limits of Żebbiegħ, has always taken books and reading seriously.  Evidence of this is the annual Book Week during which a flurry of book-related activities take...

  • Online tool encourages healthy weight gain during pregnancy

    Online tool encourages healthy weight gain during pregnancy

    Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of obesity in both mothers and babies. To avoid dangerous gestational weight gain, it is important to identify effective tools for behavior change. A new study appearing in the Journal of...

  • Facebook enhances memorialised user accounts

    Facebook enhances memorialised user accounts

    Facebook on Tuesday improved features of social network accounts kept as memorials to deceased members of the online community. Memorialised accounts are intended to serve as venues for friends and family to share memories and thoughts of those...

  • New York mandates vaccine to contain Brooklyn measles outbreak

    New York mandates vaccine to contain Brooklyn measles outbreak

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a public health emergency in parts of Brooklyn on Tuesday, ordering all residents to be vaccinated to contain a measles outbreak concentrated in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community. The order concerns all...