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  • Online portal for car owners, buyers

    Online portal for car owners, buyers

    The one-stop-shop concept of Motors Inc. Ltd – importers of vehicle brands of Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Hyundai, Iveco, Jeep, Kia and Opel – is now online at motorsinc.com.mt. The comprehensive digital platform offers users a...

  • Pet owners more likely to find ticks on themselves

    Pet owners more likely to find ticks on themselves

    Having a pet dog or cat more than doubles the odds that humans will find a tick on themselves, and that could raise the risk of contracting Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases, researchers say. “Ticks can transmit disease to people and...

  • Naxxar house shortlisted for World Architecture awards

    Naxxar house shortlisted for World Architecture awards

    Villa Castro in Naxxar, a project by Architecture Project in collaboration with Jens Bruenslow, has been shortlisted in this year’s World Architecture Festival Awards, New & Old - Completed Buildings category. There are 16 other buildings in the...

  • Nasty parental divorce ‘could leave mark on immune system’

    Nasty parental divorce ‘could  leave mark on immune system’

    Children whose parents separate and are not on speaking terms may be more vulnerable to catching colds as adults than children whose parents stay together or go through an amicable break-up, research suggests. “There is evidence that children...

  • High sugar intake in pregnancy may increase allergies risk in children

    High sugar intake in pregnancy may increase allergies risk in children

    Mothers-to-be with too much of a sweet tooth may increase the risk of asthma and allergies in their children, research suggests. High levels of sugar consumption during pregnancy doubled the chances of a child developing allergic asthma, the study...

  • Dirty water use puts nearly a billion at risk – study

    Dirty water use puts nearly  a billion at risk – study

    Untreated waste water from cities is used to irrigate 50 per cent more farmland worldwide than previously thought, leaving some 885 million people exposed to the risk of diseases, including diarrhoea and cholera, a study revealed. Crops covering...

  • Mineral water can be calorie-free calcium source

    Mineral water can be calorie-free calcium source

    Instead of drinking milk or taking supplements to get adequate amounts of calcium, calcium-rich mineral water is an equally good source, researchers say. “The special feature of mineral water as a source of calcium is as a calorie-free alternative...

  • Audi convertible used by Diana set to be auctioned

    Audi convertible used by Diana set to be auctioned

    A dark green convertible Audi used by Diana, Princess of Wales, is expected to fetch up to £80,000 at auction. Diana was loaned the A4 Cabriolet 2.3E for personal use as a family car in 1994 and ferried Princes William and Harry around in it...

  • Big pharma is banking on AI to speed up drug discovery

    Big pharma is banking on AI to speed up drug discovery

    The world's leading drug companies are turning to artificial intelligence to improve the hit-and-miss business of finding new medicines, with GlaxoSmithKline unveiling a new $43 million deal in the field yesterday. Other pharmaceutical giants...

  • Historic chapel flowing with beauty and legends

    Historic chapel flowing with beauty and legends

    Between the villages of Siġġiewi, Rabat and Dingli there is a hamlet called “tal-Fawwara”. Its name is derived from an old spring, known for the generosity of its flowing water. This picturesque area still retains a lot of its natural beauty not...

  • Hope in two faiths rests on charity

    Hope in two faiths rests on charity

    Couples preparing to say ‘yes’ to an interfaith marriage need to understand how their community will view the marriage – and decide how important that is to them A religious marriage isn’t just about the wedding ceremony but also about the...

  • When the Inquisitor and the Grand Master clashed over a young lady

    When the Inquisitor and the Grand Master clashed over a young lady

    Early in 1702, the young – and hot-bloodied – Fabritio Muxi could no longer suppress his suspicion that his sister was carrying on an ‘improper friendship’ with a knight of Malta – with the support and encouragement of their mother, no less. He...

  • Protect yourselves during a heat wave

    Protect yourselves during a heat wave

    Most of us enjoy the warm, sunny weather the Maltese Islands characteristically offer during the summer months. However, during a heat wave, when temperatures remain abnormally high day after day, serious health problems can happen and sometimes...

  • A touch of Brazilian and Italian spirit

    A touch of Brazilian and Italian spirit

    Ipanema, Brazil’s hottest flip flop brand, presents the most stylish designs every season, with a large range of flip flops, sandals and wedges available in many colours and finishes. Brazil is a nation of vibrant colours, natural beauty, great...

  • Eco-friendly fashion in Kiev

    Eco-friendly fashion in Kiev

    World-famous French eco-designer Isagus Toche displayed her latest fashion creations from recycled materials in Kiev, Ukraine. The runway featured models wearing unusual but exciting and brightly coloured ‘outfits’ made out of recycled items. The...

  • Spotlight on: Luke Azzopardi

    Spotlight on: Luke Azzopardi

    The next designer I chose to focus on for our spotlight series is couturier and curator Luke Azzopardi. Known for his whimsical gowns and his visually stimulating shows, Azzopardi’s latest project is his curatorship of the exhibition The...

  • Some paradoxes of infinity

    Some paradoxes of infinity

    We have rules of arithmetic and algebra that help us manipulate numbers, and we also have gut feelings, or intuitions, about numbers. It is clear, for example, that if we have a collection S of points, and add some more points to get a larger...

  • Sun protection for face, sensitive areas

    Sun protection for face, sensitive areas

    When premature skin ageing is at stake, Solar Care, Yon-Ka’s suncare products, will provide one with optimal UV protection, while promoting a long-lasting glow. The treatment products are rich in hydrating fruit extracts, naturally vitamin-filled...

  • Myth Debunked: (Un)Expected Outcomes

    Suppose a (fair) coin has been tossed 20 times. The first 10 tosses came up heads, then seven tosses came up tails, and three tosses came up heads. What is the probability that the next toss is heads? You might think that there should be little or...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    A photo of the German mathematician Georg Cantor, mentioned in the Did You Know? section. Cantor formulated set theory, a fundamental theory in mathematics. Photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/georg_cantor Right: A representation of the first few...

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