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  • Straight into wall of semi-literacy

    Straight into wall of semi-literacy

    It was the word that launched a hundred shrugs of the shoulder where some sort of indignation would have been understandable. A word that no doubt hundreds if not thousands of Maltese people use daily and continue to use even after someone has...

  • Encounters with Malta and Gozo

    Encounters with Malta and Gozo

    Lawrence Pavia: Trevelyan and Fedden: Encounters with Malta and Gozo Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, 2018. Julian Trevelyan and Mary Fedden were not only eminent British artists of the 20th century, but were partners in marriage who through their...

  • NOOS turns one

    NOOS turns one

    Countless were the times my husband had to sit down by a mannequin for a stretch of two hours, and that is without any exaggeration, while our girls and myself – which makes four of us – go around the store picking the styles as we please, trying...

  • Istanbul in a hurry

    Istanbul in a hurry

    Istanbul has been on Maltese travellers’ radar for some time now, and not without reason. No other destination, perhaps, offers to take you so far from home so close to home, to draw you in with its familiarity and excite you with its...

  • What is life?

    Jean Buttigieg: The Human Genome as Common Heritage of Mankind)Ibidem, 2018. The Department of Philosophy (University of Malta) and the Students’ Philosophical Society, recently launched and celebrated Jean Buttigieg’s new publication, titled The...

  • Orchestrating light and controlling matter with optical tweezers

    Orchestrating light and controlling matter with optical tweezers

    Light has always played a crucial part in our lives. Already serving as the basis for a vast amount of technologies in our lives, every major breakthrough in understanding and controlling light enables future technologies. It is for this reason...

  • Myth Debunked: Lightning is only dangerous when it’s raining

    Myth Debunked: Lightning is only dangerous when it’s raining

    The variation of this myth is that lightning is only dangerous in wet conditions. This is not the case since lightning can strike out up to five kilometres outside of a thunderstorm. If you find yourself standing around outdoors during a lightning...

  • Photo of the week - December 9, 2018

    Photo of the week - December 9, 2018

    Researchers at SLAC and Stanford University are developing new accelerator-based technology that aims to speed up cancer radiation therapy by hundreds of times, thus reducing the side effects suffered by patients. It also aims at making related...

  • Resort teams up with health distributor to offer free wellness screening

    Resort teams up with health distributor  to offer free  wellness screening

    Catching early diabetic symptoms, often known as prediabetes, can truly be beneficial in reducing the consequences of uncontrolled diabetes. One of the main reasons why the Westin Dragonara Resort has kept its yearly appointment with Vivian...

  • Reception marks 30th anniversary of Mabel Strickland’s death

    Reception marks 30th anniversary of Mabel Strickland’s death

    On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the death of Mabel Strickland, her nephew, Robert Strickland, and his wife hosted a reception at Villa Parisio in Lija on November 29. The reception was attended by distinguished guests including the...

  • Honorary Consular Corps reception

    Honorary Consular Corps reception

    The Honorary Consular Corps held their annual reception at Villa Arrigo, Naxxar. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and Michael Farrugia, Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, were among the many guests present. Those attending also...

  • Dinner in the Sky Malta wins Best Overall Restaurant

    Dinner in the Sky Malta wins Best Overall Restaurant

    The Definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants Awards ceremony, held at the Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Golden Sands, celebrated the outstanding achievement of Malta and Gozo’s top-rated restaurants – as voted by diners who took part in the Malta &...

  • Lifecycle boosts kidney research at University

    Lifecycle boosts kidney research at University

    Lifecycle (Malta) Foundation donated €25,000 to the University’s Research, Innovation and Development Trust (RIDT) to further the specialised medical programme in kidney research at the University of Malta. The money was initially received by...

  • Costa releases magical Christmas advert

    Costa releases magical Christmas advert

    Costa Coffee has thrown its hat into the ring of Christmas adverts, with a heart-warming ad literally bursting with the magic of Christmas. Set in the cosy Marsaxlokk branch of Costa Coffee, the advert follows the story of a hard-working Costa...

  • Brexit: is it possible to stop it?

    Brexit: is it possible to stop it?

    Stopping Brexit is possible, but it’s complicated. I’m not arguing here that no Brexit is going to happen, only that it is legally and practically possible, and recent events render it slightly more likely. The only way Brexit can be stopped is if...

  • Book signing

    Patricia Salomone will be signing copies of My Pizza and Toffee Apples in the ’50s at Agenda Bookshop in Ta’ l-Ibraġ, just opposite the church tomorrow from 10am to 1.30pm. The book is dedicated to her mother Anna, who was her inspiration, and to...

  • The Climate Clock: Counting down to 1.5℃ quicker than you think

    The Climate Clock: Counting down to 1.5℃ quicker than you think

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5℃ has opened a window to limit global warming to 1.5℃ above pre-industrial levels, but carbon dioxide emissions are projected to increase in 2018 for the...

  • Brand new Medina livery

    Brand new Medina livery

    For its 19th consecutive vintage, Delicata’s boutique range of Medina wines received a new livery that reflects its current standing as a premium quality brand. Don’t expect to see an outrageously different label, though. Already well-established...

  • Hungarian artist dissects politics with wry riffs on iconic paintings

    Hungarian artist dissects politics with wry riffs on iconic paintings

    A Hungarian artist has a new exhibition depicting political leaders in the style of iconic paintings with the aim of shocking viewers and holding a mirror to current times. Bela Marias, or DrMarias, has been painting politicians for about a...

  • More people are experiencing severe food allergies than ever before

    More people are experiencing severe food allergies than ever before

    The recent inquest into the death of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse from anaphylaxis after eating a Pret A Manger baguette she was unaware contained sesame, could lead to a change in labelling legislation. Indeed, a recent investigation found that...