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  • World Aids Day: Overcoming the STIgma

    World Aids Day: Overcoming the STIgma

    The World Health Organisation today marks the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day with the theme ‘Know Your Status’. Since 1988, World AIDS Day has been a platform to spread awareness and education about AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome)...

  • Queen of YouTube

    Queen of YouTube

    Having clocked over 19 million views and 236,000 subscribers, vlogger Stella Cini is Malta’s undisputed queen of youtube. here, she talks to Iggy Fenech about life, dealing with social anxiety while being in the spotlight, and the next step in her...

  • Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world's 2nd biggest

    Ebola outbreak in east Congo now world's 2nd biggest

    The current Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo is now the second biggest in history, with 426 confirmed and probable cases, the health ministry said late on Thursday. The epidemic in a volatile part of Democratic Republic of Congo is now only...

  • Are you what you drink?

    Are you what you drink?

    The chic magic of Parisian cafes has long captured our imagination as emblematic of a culturally rich time where creativity is rife and enigmatic conversation is to be had on any corner that can fit a table and two chairs under a street lamp. The...

  • Maltese real estate entrepreneur speaks at the Blockchain Venture Summit in London

    Maltese real estate entrepreneur speaks at the Blockchain Venture Summit in London

    Renowned real estate businessman Douglas Salt, director at Frank Salt Real Estate, attended the exclusive Blockchain Venture Summit which was held at Trafalgar Square in London, UK. He was invited to speak on a panel with Birol Ergüven (Limak...

  • Can you handle the noise?

    Can you handle the noise?

    The theatre scene in Malta is thriving and who other to speak to than Edward Mercieca – legendary actor, talented scriptwriter and key dame in many an FM Panto. Kristina Cassar Dowling discovers more. Meeting with Edward Mercieca – a theatre buff...

  • 'What we're eating is killing us' - global nutrition report

    'What we're eating is killing us' - global nutrition report

    Poor diets are among the top causes of ill health globally, accounting for nearly one in five deaths, according to a study published on Thursday that called on governments and businesses to do more to improve eating habits. Eating unhealthy food,...

  • Resilient politician, intrepid journalist

    Resilient politician,  intrepid journalist

    Mabel Strickland, who died 30 years ago today, will always be remembered for her courage and resilience in the face of adversity, both as a politician and journalist. Two former editors of Allied Newspapers, Victor Aquilina and Laurence Grech,...

  • First book on Maltese orchids

    First book on Maltese orchids

    Orchids of the Maltese Islands, which is being launched today, is described by its author, botanist Stephen Mifsud, as the first book dedicated to Maltese orchids. And considering its 232 pages of information, which are illustrated by over 300 ...

  • Frank Salt Real Estate managers at mega Lisbon Web Summit 2018

    Frank Salt Real Estate managers at mega Lisbon Web Summit 2018

    Two managerial members of staff at Frank Salt Real Estate recently attended the world-famous Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal. Carmen Agius, IT manager and Danica Rosso, marketing manager, were among the 70,000 tech and digital marketing attendees...

  • Furhat, a robot with the human touch, wants to hear your woes

    Furhat, a robot with the human touch, wants to hear your woes

    Furhat tilts his or her head, smiles, exudes empathy and warmth, and encourages us to open up. The robot, a three-dimensional bust with a projection of a human-like face, aims to build on our new-found ease talking to voice assistants like Siri...

  • Luxury lane

    Luxury lane

    Ford’s Vignale sub-brand is a bit of an odd beast. That’s because rather than being a manufacturer in its own right, as Lexus is to Toyota, the Vignale Fords are little more than well-specified trim levels with some unique styling and equipment...

  • What happens to the brain in zero gravity?

    What happens to the brain in zero gravity?

    Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station in 2012. NASA   NASA has made a commitment to send humans to Mars by the 2030s. This is an ambitious goal when you think that a typical round trip will anywhere...

  • Making the most of the city

    Making the most of the city

    Fiat 500X has returned with a new stylish generation after a sweeping upgrade of the popular model, inside and out. The original Italian crossover now has a sportier feel with gorgeous details and the most advanced technology systems for superior...

  • World's first gene-edited babies? Premature, dangerous and irresponsible

    World's first gene-edited babies? Premature, dangerous and irresponsible

    A scientist in China claims to have produced the world’s first genome-edited babies by altering their DNA to increase their resistance to HIV. Aside from the lack of verifiable evidence for this non peer-reviewed claim, this research is premature,...

  • Manure management: A holistic solution under way

    Manure management: A holistic solution under way

    A research project is presently ongoing aimed at developing a holistic solution for the management of manure and slurry from livestock on the Maltese Islands. Although solutions have already been proposed, these focus solely on the liquid manure...

  • Being born working class is bad for your health

    Being born working class is bad for your health

    Social mobility is seen as an essential societal goal – one that occupies most democratic governments. But moving up and down the social ladder can be very stressful, and it is well documented that long-lasting or repeated stress is bad for your...

  • Excelsior

    Excelsior

    My father, Spiru, was a seafaring man, and I was always fascinated by his descriptions of places he had visited in the far reaches of the world in his travels. When I was eight years old, he gave me a small stack of comic books which he brought...

  • Trends that should stay in the noughties

    Trends that should stay in the noughties

    This last week brought with it a photo of an ever youthful-looking Jennifer Lopez wearing one of the worst trends to come out of the noughties: thongs pulled high above low-rise trousers. They were a travesty then and if there were one ghost which...

  • His secret seven

    His secret seven

    Jesmond Zahra is an extremely busy man. By day, he works as a purchasing manager with a leading local company – he is behind a desk and in front of a computer for a lot of the time, dealing with paperwork and phone calls. But in his spare time, he...