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  • Myth Debunked: Blind as a bat?

    We’ve all heard the common saying ‘blind as a bat’ but how blind, actually, are bats? Well, not very. It turns out bats can see almost as well as, and sometimes better than, us humans. Although some do prefer navigating with their ears. The myth...

  • Deep and captivating fragrance

    Deep and  captivating  fragrance

    A sleek and graceful reinterpre-tation of the original Van Cleef & Arpels First fragrance, So First is a deep and captivating eau de parfum. Inspired by the snowflake earrings from the White Diamond high collection, this fragrance opens with the...

  • Photo of the week - July 29, 2018

    Photo of the week - July 29, 2018

    Scientists have found the remains of a 100-million-year old baby snake preserved in amber. It lived before the time of T-rex – making it the world’s oldest baby snake fossil.

  • Masculinity and elegance

    Masculinity and elegance

    This woody aromatic leathery fragrance boasts top notes of clary sage to strike a balance between freshness and refined texture. The tonic transparency of bergamot brings a breath of fresh air and contrasts with the spicy warmth of black pepper.

  • Britain moves closer to legalising medicinal use of cannabis

    Britain moves closer to legalising medicinal use of cannabis

    Britain moved a step closer to legalising the medicinal use of cannabis after a report concluded there are benefits for patients as the government reviews the rules to allow drugs derived from the banned plant. Professor Sally Davies, chief...

  • Total eclipse of the moon

    Total eclipse of the moon

    Eclipses have posed a sense of mystery and wonder since the very first humans that roamed Earth. They were also considered a bad omen, a sign of gloom and doom in ancient cultures, such as the Maya’s. An eclipse of the moon is a rare phenomenon...

  • Blood moon: lunar eclipse myths from around the world

    Blood moon: lunar eclipse myths from around the world

    Millions of people will have the opportunity to see a lunar eclipse – an event popularly known in the media as a “blood moon” – on Friday July 27. Visible for most of the world – only North America and Greenland are expected to miss out – it’s set...

  • Delicata wines shine bright under a Sicilian sky

    Delicata wines shine bright under a Sicilian sky

    A selection of four wines by Malta’s award-winning Delicata winery was recently showcased at the Scirocco Wine Fest in Gibellina, Sicily. Gibellina is a town in the Belice valley east of Marsala, dotted with outdoor avant-garde art installations...

  • Hospitality all the way at Delicata’s Wine Fest

    “Roll out the red carpet whenever you can” the Delicata team must have been thinking as this year’s 17th edition of the winery’s Classic Wine Festival sees the introduction of a priority lane facility for festival revellers. Indeed, while the cash...

  • Heat-related deaths in Britain set to treble by 2050

    Heat-related deaths in Britain set to treble by 2050

    Premature deaths from heatwaves in Britain could more than treble to around 7,000 a year by mid-century if the government does not take action, a committee of lawmakers said on Thursday. The warning is topical as Britain swelters in a heatwave,...

  • Could technology clean the oceans of plastic?

    Could technology clean the oceans of plastic?

    Our oceans are threatened by three major challenges: climate change, overfishing and pollution. Plastic pollution is of growing concern, and has gained international attention from governments, media and large sections of the public, partly...

  • Vanilla villainy eats away at Madagascar's sweet reputation

    Vanilla villainy eats away at Madagascar's sweet reputation

    Soaring global prices of vanilla should have been good news for Jao Nasaina, a 58-year-old farmer of the luxury spice on the northeast tip of Madagascar. Instead, it has brought poverty, stress and sleepless nights patrolling his little patch of...

  • Five stereotypes about older workers debunked

    Five stereotypes about older workers debunked

    Legislation to outlaw discrimination on the basis of age was first introduced in the UK in 2006. It was designed to protect people of all ages from discrimination, but older workers are more likely to be adversely affected by age-related stereotypes.

  • Cannoli, crema e caffè

    Cannoli, crema e caffè

    Sicily is the go-to destination for most of us when in need of a quick break. Yet, somehow, few of us manage to go beyond the obvious sightseeing and shopping points to discover the more hidden attributes. Think tranquil resorts, a wealth of...

  • Diabetes: the good news and the bad news – and what next for the future

    Diabetes: the good news and the bad news – and what next for the future

    Alarming stories about the diabetes epidemic that threatens millions of lives – and the NHS itself – have become commonplace, and with good reason. Around 4.6m people in the UK are living with diabetes while a further 12.3m are at increased risk...

  • Breakthrough could end animal testing in carcinogen research

    Breakthrough could end animal testing in carcinogen research

    Animal testing has been at the heart of chemical safety assessments since the 1970s. Looking at the most recent figures, in 2011, more than a million animals were used to test whether chemicals would be harmful to humans in Europe alone. While in...

  • GSK's two-drug HIV treatment proves itself in key tests

    GSK's two-drug HIV treatment proves itself in key tests

    GlaxoSmithKline's simple two-drug treatment for HIV works as well as standard triple therapy, even in people with relatively high levels of the virus that causes AIDS, clinical study results presented on Tuesday showed. Doctors and investors alike...

  • Death: why children should be taught about it in school

    Death: why children should be taught about it in school

    Have you ever thought about how you’d like your funeral to be? Or what dying might feel like? Or what should happen to your body? If you’re anything like the majority of people living in the Western world, chances are you haven’t given much...

  • Virtual reality games could help young patients­ with cancer treatment

    Virtual reality games could help young patients­ with cancer treatment

    Virtual reality games could be used in hospitals to help children deal with the pain of cancer treatment, artificial intelligence lecturer Alexiei Dingli believes. International studies have confirmed that virtual reality has a strong effect on...

  • Down the culinary trail

    Down the culinary trail

    Just like a woman can make a man fall in love with her by cooking him good meals, Germany is putting all its exquisite traditional and regional food and drink on the table to lure visitors. Ray Bugeja had a good taste of it. The baroque church of...