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  • Say no to straws to save planet

    KFC Malta have championed the No Straws Movement following the roll-out of the campaign at KFC Singapore. As from this month, Malta will no longer serve the plastic lid and straw with drinks. The exception to this policy is for take-away and...

  • 50 years of Big Mac

    50 years of Big Mac

    The Big Mac is celebrating its 50th anniversary and in those 50 years it’s become universally recognised for its craveable and delicious two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame seed bun. So much so,...

  • Research check: does drinking coffee help you live longer?

    Research check: does drinking coffee help you live longer?

    The study contains some good news for people who drink a lot of coffee. StudioByTheSea/Shutterstock   There’s only one thing better than a hot cup of coffee in the morning: a new research paper telling you your daily habit is good for your health.

  • ‘If women network, they’ll take over’

    ‘If women network, they’ll take over’

    In her 50 years in the industry, television pioneer Gloria Mizzi has interviewed hundreds of women from all walks of life. She talks about the talent she unearthed, the poverty that still exists, and how women need to believe in themselves. As...

  • The age of Tinder

    The age of Tinder

    It’s been around for a while, and more and more Maltese have started using it. So why are people still loathe to make the ‘confession’ that they are into online dating? Victor Paul Borg shares his experiences. I met a highly-qualified psychologist...

  • Want to save the planet? Move to Wales

    Want to save the planet? Move to Wales

    Fighting climate change is much more than a day job for Chris Vernon and Erica Thompson. It is their entire way of life. They are part of a groundbreaking Welsh government scheme under which people get to circumvent tight planning rules so long as...

  • Cashing in on DNA: race on to unlock value in genetic data

    Cashing in on DNA: race on to unlock value in genetic data

    How much is your DNA worth? As millions of people pay for home tests to check on ancestry or health risks, genetic data is becoming an increasingly valuable resource for drugmakers, triggering a race to create a DNA marketplace. GlaxoSmithKline's...

  • Malta’s little-known Sangiovese

    Malta’s little-known Sangiovese

    Malta is thirsting for more wine made from locally-grown varieties. Of the many dark-skinned possibilities, Sangiovese is one of the least explored grapes and yet it has a lot to offer. Sangiovese was shyly introduced to the archipelago’s...

  • Making the news

    Making the news

    Finding a cafe that serves a versatile, current menu in a relaxed setting in the busy Sliema surrounding is a rarity. And finding one that tops it up with near perfect service and a superb happy hour is pretty much what going out should be all...

  • WHO warns there may be no vaccine option for new Ebola outbreak

    WHO warns there may be no vaccine option for new Ebola outbreak

    It may be impossible to use a vaccine to tackle Democratic Republic of Congo's new Ebola outbreak, which has spread over dozens of kilometres and may have begun in May, a senior World Health Organisation official said on Thursday. Officials have...

  • Everyday plastics emit greenhouse gases, scientists say

    Everyday plastics emit greenhouse gases, scientists say

    Plastic used in everyday objects from bottles to packaging emit greenhouse gases when exposed to sunlight, according to a study released on Wednesday, as global concern about its impact on the world's oceans grows. Plastic pollution has come under...

  • British business helping women prisoners rebuild lives

    British business helping women prisoners rebuild lives

    As Rita neared the end of a 10-year jail sentence for money laundering, her first thought was getting back her four children - and finding a way to support them. Enter Shine, an innovative business in northern England that provides job...

  • 'Superbugs' are becoming resistant to alcohol disinfectants

    'Superbugs' are becoming resistant to alcohol disinfectants

    Multidrug-resistant "superbugs" that can cause dangerous infections in hospitals are becoming increasingly resistant to alcohol-based hand sanitizers and disinfectants designed to hold them at bay, scientists said. In a study of what the...

  • The lifesaving power of gratitude

    The lifesaving power of gratitude

    An attitude of gratitude may relieve stress, which in turn may lead to better health. michaelhelm/Shutterstock.com Gratitude may be more beneficial than we commonly suppose. One recent study asked subjects to write a note of thanks to someone and...

  • Leaving a better legacy

    Leaving a better legacy

    Today marks Earth Overshoot Day, the day when the planet has overshot its ecological budget. For the last five months of 2018, we will be in a natural resources overdraft.  While we can argue about the precise date, the broad reality is that it...

  • Rare blue diamonds may be Earth's deepest secret

    Rare blue diamonds may be Earth's deepest secret

    The Hope Diamond, a rare blue diamond that is one of the world's most famous jewels, has had a complicated history, passing through the hands of monarchs and bankers and heiresses and thieves before landing for all to see at a Washington...

  • Healthy BMI when you're young could safeguard your heart for later life

    Healthy BMI when you're young could safeguard your heart for later life

    Your body mass index (BMI) indicates whether you are within a healthy weight range based on your height. Having a higher BMI – meaning more weight relative to height – can increase your risk of developing heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.

  • Are we alone?

    Are we alone?

    US F/A-18 footage of a UFO (circled in red). Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Parzival191919, CC BY-NC-SA Are we alone? Unfortunately, neither of the answers feel satisfactory. To be alone in this vast universe...

  • Japan scientists to use 'reprogrammed' stem cells to fight Parkinson's

    Japan scientists to use 'reprogrammed' stem cells to fight Parkinson's

    Japanese scientists said on Monday they will start clinical trials next month on a treatment for Parkinson's disease, transplanting "reprogrammed" stem cells into brains, seeking a breakthrough in treating the neurodegenerative...

  • A former slave is running for office in Mauritania

    A former slave is running for office in Mauritania

    Born into slavery and kept as a servant for 30 years, Haby Mint Rabah is now running for parliament in Mauritania to fight for freedom in a nation with one of the world's worst slavery rates. Rabah's candidacy is a first for the West African...