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  • Myth debunked: Are stars in constellations close to each other?

    Myth debunked: Are stars in constellations close to each other?

    When we look up towards the stars, some constellations have stars appearing very close to each other from our perspective on Earth. Does this necessa­rily mean that these stars are really close to each other in space? Not at all! Constellations...

  • Great unexpectations

    Great unexpectations

    Combining the best craftsmanship with his flair for exquisite detailing, Ted’s jewellery collection is undoubtedly a girl’s best friend. From his tiny dancers, to pave crystals and pearls galore, his sparkle will prove an indispensable addition...

  • Photo of the week - September 30, 2018

    The Milky Way galaxy, photographed on September 1 from Perth, Australia, by a Maltese astronomer.

  • AX Events – feed your dreams

    AX Events – feed your dreams

    AX Events is the latest addition to the AX Group, where the focus will be on high-end catering and event services. For those familiar with the group through its core divisions, AX Construction, AX Hotels and AX Care, will know that it has always...

  • Chanel’s Cleansing Collection: Five textures, five sensations for one cleansing ritual

    Cleansing is a beneficial step, an indispensable daily discipline that leaves no room for compromise when it comes to healthy and radiant skin. In 2018, Chanel renewed its cleansing collection. Dedicated to all women, it is adapted to all skin...

  • Brave against hate

    Brave against hate

    A lot of people have been victims of negativity and criticism on social media. Whatever you do online, there is always somebody ready to criticise. And when hit by unjustified hate, most people take a step back. But hiding and feeling bad about it...

  • Degree in environmental health launched

    Degree in environmental health launched

    A new degree programme will provide candidates with the knowledge, skills and competencies on how to assess, analyse, devise and implement efficient solutions to environmental health issues. MCAST has worked with the Environmental Health...

  • Just because you're thin, doesn't mean you're healthy

    Just because you're thin, doesn't mean you're healthy

    Being thin doesn’t mean you can eat unhealthy foods and get away with it. from www.shutterstock.com   According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 63% of Australian adults are overweight or obese. But it’s much harder to estimate...

  • Urban transformation: shopping by kayak in Denmark's greenest neighbourhoods

    Urban transformation: shopping by kayak in Denmark's greenest neighbourhoods

    Kayaking along canals to pick up your groceries, walking a few minutes to the metro station, or cycling down pedestrianised streets to meet the neighbours: if you want to live in Copenhagen's North Harbour, a car would be obsolete. That, at least,...

  • Celebrating the olive season

    Celebrating the olive season

    The annual event celebrating the olive-picking season and olive pressing, Żejt iż-Żejtun, will be held in Żejtun today and tomorrow.  Organised by the Żejtun local council, the evening will start this evening at 7.30pm with the Bandu (banns or...

  • Hospital privacy curtains may harbour dangerous germs

    Hospital privacy curtains may harbour dangerous germs

    Without timely intervention, privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to new research published in the American Journal of Infection Control, the journal of the...

  • Ageing Japan: Manga comics turn grey, but spirited, along with readers

    Ageing Japan: Manga comics turn grey, but spirited, along with readers

    Japan's greying population is changing the character of its beloved manga comics, spawning a new genre in which the elderly aren't pitiable oldsters but protagonists making discoveries, finding friends and sometimes even having hot sex. Demand for...

  • Author presents debut novel

    James Vella-Bardon, a Sydney-based author who was born and raised in Malta, will this weekend be signing copies of his debut novel The Sheriff’s Catch. The Sheriff’s Catch, which is published by Unbound UK, is a gritty, fast-paced thriller whose...

  • The finer points of wine labels

    The finer points of wine labels

    The eyes have it. As with books and covers, people judge a bottle by its looks and a poorly designed label can be detrimental to a wine’s success. Winemakers obsess over every miniscule detail while they try and craft the perfect wine that...

  • Hey Dude, don't be afraid: McCartney pens book for his grandchildren

    Hey Dude, don't be afraid: McCartney pens book for his grandchildren

    Paul McCartney has written a children's book called "Hey Grandude!", a name the 76-year-old former member of The Beatles says came from one of his grandchildren. "I’ve got eight grandchildren and they’re all beautiful and one day one of them said...

  • Women masons help build stronger homes in quake-hit Nepal

    Women masons help build stronger homes in quake-hit Nepal

    On a recent summer morning, Suntali Rai was busy counting and stacking zinc sheets as she prepared to lay them on the roof of the house she had started building a month earlier. If it didn't rain, she planned to finish the roofing in a couple of...

  • Cricket-farming hops ahead as Kenyans catch superfood bug

    Cricket-farming hops ahead as Kenyans catch superfood bug

    It used to be that two sorts of people in this part of western Kenya ate crickets: the hungry, and singers who believed consuming the chirping insects would improve their voice. Times have changed. In recent years the business of rearing insects...

  • Jail birds: Thailand considers prison for feeding pigeons

    Jail birds: Thailand considers prison for feeding pigeons

    The Thai capital is considering jailing people who feed pigeons in public to try to eliminate the risk of bird flu and other diseases, officials said on Wednesday. The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration is spearheading a campaign to catch pigeons...

  • 'I no longer see her as my baby with Down Syndrome'

    'I no longer see her as my baby with Down Syndrome'

    Children with Down syndrome go on to live happy, healthy and successful lives. Yet, outdated notions of the condition still persist, says Sandra Borg, whose daughter was born with the condition. One in 100, said the gynaecologist, those were my...

  • Greenwashing: corporate tree planting generates goodwill but may sometimes harm the planet

    Greenwashing: corporate tree planting generates goodwill but may sometimes harm the planet

    Trees do a lot more for us than you probably think. Their roots prevent soil from eroding, their canopies provide shade and their leaves decompose into nutrients for crops, which feed livestock. Trees provide homes for a diverse range of wildlife...