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  • East meets West

    East meets West

    The academic forum aims to foster academic communication between Chinese and Western medicine in Malta, to further promote traditional Chinese medicine therapies, and to improve the level of understanding and academic exchanges between Chinese and...

  • Breastfed kids ‘less likely to get fat’

    Breastfed kids ‘less likely to get fat’

    Breastfed babies are less prone to develop childhood obesity, new research by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has found. The study looked at the data of almost 30,000 children from 22 countries partici­pating in the World Health Organi­sation...

  • Rivers of ice

    Rivers of ice

    Our planet earth is made up of a myriad of landscapes from lush green areas to barren deserts. One of the most beautiful sites that humans can experience are rivers of ice, or rather glaciers. Most of the world’s glacial ice is typically found in...

  • Myth debunked: Antibiotics kill a virus

    Myth debunked: Antibiotics kill a virus

    A virus is a microscopic parasite that is generally much smaller than bacteria and is not able to survive or reproduce outside of a host body. Viruses are so small that the measles virus is about eight times smaller than E.coli bacteria. Another...

  • Photo of the week - May 12, 2019

    Photo of the week - May 12, 2019

    Seen here is the Perito Moreno glacier, one of the only glaciers in the world that is growing instead of shrinking. This glacier is found in Los Glaciaros National Park in Argentina, which is home to many natural wonders. It is a Unesco...

  • Golf in the sun

    Golf in the sun

    It was a perfectly sunny day for the seventh edition of the Homes of Quality Golf Tournament, organised in collaboration with the Royal Malta Golf Club. Finley Gratil, 16, clinched the winning title, scoring 80 points in aggregate over two...

  • Marsovin: 100 years in photos

    Marsovin: 100 years in   photos

    Marsovin has just celebrated its 100th anniversary. Considered a major milestone for any winery, this landmark highlights just how resilient its foundations were and how forward-thinking the family behind it has been. Jo Caruana takes a walk down...

  • Cisk Strong wins silver at International Brewing Awards

    Cisk Strong wins silver at International Brewing Awards

    Cisk Strong Premium Lager, brewed by Farsons Brewery, has been named a silver medal winner in the International Strong Beer category at the International Brewing Awards 2019. This latest accolade brings the number of awards garnered by the Farsons...

  • Contact with nature is helping infectious diseases to spread

    Contact with nature is helping infectious diseases to spread

    Some of the world’s most notorious infections – including Lyme disease, rabies, and Ebola come from zoonotic diseases. These illnesses are caused by pathogens (bacteria, viruses, or other parasitic organisms) which can be passed from animals to...

  • Curtain falls on Vienna AIDS ball after 26 years

    Curtain falls on Vienna AIDS ball after 26 years

    One of the world's biggest AIDS charity events, Vienna's Life Ball, will be held for the last time in June, the organiser said Friday. Gery Keszler said the progress achieved in fighting AIDS over the 26 years since the ball's inception meant it...

  • Deep blue sea

    Deep blue sea

    With summer just around the corner, Għar Lapsi is already attracting swimmers in its clear, bluish green sea. Photo: Mark Zammit Cordina

  • From lawyer to mother, from wannabe nun to MEP candidate

    From lawyer to mother, from wannabe nun to MEP candidate

    We’re right in the middle of a full blown political campaign and amid all the messages hitting our screens, this mother’s day greeting from MEP candidate Roselyn Borg Knight might be the most heart-warming and significant message you’ll see...

  • Want to cut air pollution? You might need to keep your engine on

    Want to cut air pollution? You might need to keep your engine on

    Air pollution may have fallen since the 1970s, but it remains a major health risk in the UK. More than 2.6m schoolchildren nationwide are exposed to dangerous levels. Exposure to toxic gases and particulate matter shortens the lives of more than...

  • Rising cinema ticket prices may be deterring many people

    Rising cinema ticket prices may be deterring many people

    The UK cinema association announced late in 2018 that movie admissions were on course to hit 176m for the year, 6m more than in 2017 and the highest since the 1970s when blockbusters such as Star Wars and Jaws had people queuing round the block.

  • Anger linked to illness in old age

    Anger linked to illness in old age

    Not all negative emotions are necessarily bad. In fact, they can direct your behaviour in useful ways. If you’re stuck in traffic and running late, anger with the situation might motivate you to find an alternative route, which will then relieve...

  • Russians turn to sex coaches to overcome Soviet-era taboos

    Russians turn to sex coaches to overcome Soviet-era taboos

    Surrounded by erotic toys, half a dozen women of all ages sit in a central Moscow basement facing a whiteboard as a sex coach trains them in speaking openly about their sexual desires. "I finally want to know what it's like to be a satisfied...

  • Hospital ship plies turbulent waters of Colombia's Pacific coast

    Hospital ship plies turbulent waters of Colombia's Pacific coast

    As a white ship chugs through the muddy waters of the San Juan River, pirogues from the jungle glide toward it almost reverently, bringing their sick to healers they liken to angels. For hundreds of miles along Colombia's Pacific coast, with its...

  • Lunar tunnel engineers excited by boring Moon colonies

    Lunar tunnel engineers excited by boring Moon colonies

    As space agencies prepare to return humans to the Moon, top engineers are racing to design a tunnel boring machine capable of digging underground colonies for the first lunar inhabitants. "Space is becoming a passion for a lot of people again.

  • Watch: Britain's answer to 'King Tut's tomb' found on roadside

    Watch: Britain's answer to 'King Tut's tomb' found on roadside

    Excited archeologists on Thursday hailed an ancient burial site found on the side of a road near a pub and a budget supermarket as Britain's answer to the tomb of Egypt's King Tutankhamun. The small bump on a patch of grass in the county of Essex...

  • Denver first US city to decriminalise 'magic mushrooms'

    Denver first US city to decriminalise 'magic mushrooms'

    Denver on Wednesday became the first US city to decriminalise psychedelic mushrooms, as voters approved a ballot initiative by a razor thin margin. The new ordinance loosens restrictions on the personal use and possession of psilocybin mushrooms,...