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  • Portrait of Syracuse

    Portrait of Syracuse

    Piazza Duomo is the place to dunk. Surrounded by baroque showpiece masterpieces, Tina showed me how to dip my brioche in my granita. Tina Santacroce studied ‘Behavioural Sciences’ at Melbourne’s Lafogue University before emigrating with her...

  • KFC Malta launches the famous Double Down

    KFC Malta launches the famous Double Down

    KFC Malta has launched the Double Down, one of KFC’s most successful sandwiches. Previously only available in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada and the UK, the Double Down has finally hit Malta’s shores for a limited time only. If you love...

  • Seeking cures for terrible brain diseases

    Seeking cures for terrible brain diseases

    Proteins are the biological workhorses of the cell responsible for crucial processes that sustain life. To become functionally active, a protein molecule must fold into a complex and precise three-dimensional structure. However, the folding...

  • Jazz king in Malta concert

    Jazz king in Malta concert

    Italy’s king of jazz and soul music Mario Biondi performed at St Elmo in Valletta on August 8. He is seen here with Calypso Radio and Xejk TV presenter Twanny Scerri (right). The concert was organised by Music Hall Events.

  • Myth debunked: OMG it’s a cockroach!

    Myth debunked: OMG it’s a cockroach!

    It is that time of the year again, when a shout in the middle of the night means my wife spotted one of the most nefarious and vicious insects in the kitchen.  But is the cockroach’s reputation and its ability to evoke fear, justified?  Here are...

  • Photo of the week - August 12, 2018

    Photo of the week - August 12, 2018

    Photographer Sean Scott was flying his drone over a large school of bait fish that was attracting whaler sharks and managed to get this shot off a remote West Australian beach.

  • Summer make-up: playing with colours, textures and effects

    Chanel’s Lucia Pica has unveiled her vision for summer with a mysterious yet audacious glamour – suggesting more than showing – by playing with colours and light layers. The Éclat et Transparence de Chanel collection is inspired by the puzzling...

  • The Villa’s coming home party

    The Villa’s coming home party

    The Villa, the 19th century gem of Le Méridien St Julian’s Hotel & Spa, pulled all the stops for its comeback celebration with sparkling cocktails whipped up by Nori bartenders, and tempting bites prepared by Taro’s kitchen brigade. Alex...

  • Catrice autumn/ winter collection unveiled

    Catrice autumn/ winter collection unveiled

    The Catrice autumn/winter collection was launched by Pharma.MT Ltd, the brand’s local distributor, at Kingsway, Valletta. The event was attended by many guests, including Angelique Skelnik from Cosnova. Catrice unites beauty and fashion. Inspired...

  • Floral-fruity fragrance

    Floral-fruity fragrance

    Éclat de Nuit celebrates the atmosphere and splendour of summer nights with its floral-fruity-oriental composition. Fruity flavours of blackcurrant and red apple open the perfume and develop into heart dominated by Belle de Nuit flower with the...

  • Velvety softness and sparkling sensuality

    Velvety softness and sparkling sensuality

    There’s an aura of playfulness and mystery around Lanvin’s Modern Princess. The bottle embodies the Modern Princess and is enhanced with a peach-pink dress of frosted glass. The box is a play on contrast: infinitely gentle pink accentuated with a...

  • 'Why I had to turn my abusive son in to police'

    'Why I had to turn my abusive son in to police'

    We hear a lot about child abuse, but rarely about parents who are the victims at the hands of their kids. Lara Sierra meets a mother who has been physically assaulted by her son, but has plucked up the courage to report him to the police and share...

  • Other people are having way, way less sex than you think they are

    Other people are having way, way less sex than you think they are

    Shutterstock   Research shows we think young people have a lot more sex than they do in reality – and men have a particularly skewed view of the sex lives of young women. As part of Ipsos’ long-running studies on misperceptions, to be released in...

  • Xewkija square to host Malta International Food Festival

    Xewkija square to host Malta International Food Festival

    A festival featuring various culinary delicacies and cuisines, including Asian, Mediterranean and the best of Gozitan food is being held in Xewkija today and tomorrow. The Gozo edition of the Malta International Food Festival last year attracted...

  • Gene-editing startups ignite the next 'Frankenfood' fight

    Gene-editing startups ignite the next 'Frankenfood' fight

    In a suburban Minneapolis laboratory, a tiny company that has never turned a profit is poised to beat the world's biggest agriculture firms to market with the next potential breakthrough in genetic engineering - a crop with "edited" DNA. Calyxt...

  • Good tidings for Malta’s wine grape harvest

    Good tidings for Malta’s wine grape harvest

    The lush green canopies of grape vines are ready to yield their sweet bounty. Harvest time is here. Out in the vineyards, the smell of ripe grapes is all around. Families and friends come together, as they have done for thousands of years, ready...

  • Delicata Wine Festival continues this weekend

    Since 2002, Emmanuel Delicata Winemaker has commemorated the start of the Maltese wine grape harvest by hosting the winery’s Classic Wine Festival at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta. This year’s 17th edition of the festival started...

  • Vaping: how safe is it?

    Vaping: how safe is it?

    A survey of adolescents carried out by researchers at Coventry University has shown that than less than half of e-cigarette users knew that vape products contain nicotine or that they are addictive, raising the possibility that they could be a...

  • Childhood bullying can cause lifelong psychological damage

    Childhood bullying can cause lifelong psychological damage

    Childhood bullying is so common that it may not seem like a big deal. Up to 35% per cent of people are estimated to have experienced it at some point. By adulthood, we are generally expected to have “got over” it. But the mental health effects of...

  • Other people are having way, way less sex than you think they are

    Other people are having way, way less sex than you think they are

    Research shows we think young people have a lot more sex than they do in reality – and men have a particularly skewed view of the sex lives of young women. As part of Ipsos’ long-running studies on misperceptions, to be released in a new book, The...