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  • Myth debunked: Intelligent people don’t believe fake news

    Myth debunked: Intelligent people don’t believe fake news

    Vaccines cause autism, Obama doesn’t show his birth certificate because he is not American, Muslims cheered when the Twin towers fell, are all fake news propogated by Donald Trump and his cronies, and we all know them to be fake news. We are...

  • Photo of the week - April 28, 2019

    Photo of the week - April 28, 2019

    Explorers captured a video of this bizarre gelatinous creature recently in the Java Trench, Indian Ocean.

  • Air Malta announces Ibiza schedule

    Air Malta announces Ibiza schedule

    Air Malta will start operating a twice-weekly scheduled service every Tuesday and Friday to the Balearic island of Ibiza, well known for its lively nightlife. The seasonal summer programme will apply from August 16 to September 10. Air Malta’s...

  • Students place first at dance competition in Lithuania

    Students place first at dance competition in Lithuania

    Students from the Academy of Dance Arts recently won first place in Street Art 2019, an international dance competition, in Lithuania. The students were awarded first place in free dance formation and third in street dance formation in the Juniors...

  • Message to the EU: stop fuelling devastation in the Amazon

    Message to the EU: stop fuelling devastation in the Amazon

    The effects of European consumption are being felt in Brazil, driving disastrous deforestation and violence. But the destruction can end if the European Union demands higher environmental standards on Brazilian goods. Hundreds of scientists and...

  • Measles: myths and misconceptions

    Measles: myths and misconceptions

    To coincide with European Immunisation Week, marked across Europe between April 24 and 30, Charmaine Gauci writes about the importance of vaccination for people’s health and well-being. Vaccination, one of the best public health tools acquired...

  • How did the moon end up where it is?

    How did the moon end up where it is?

    Nearly 50 years since man first walked on the moon, the human race is once more pushing forward with attempts to land on the Earth’s satellite. This year alone, China has landed a robotic spacecraft on the far side of the moon, while India is...

  • Wine and cheese feast

    Wine and cheese feast

    Cheese and wine festivals usually turn into a little piece of heaven for cheese and wine lovers aiming to satisfy their love for good things in life. Great cheeses from around the world, preserves, wine and crackers to pair will converge upon...

  • Trump tells Americans measles vaccination 'so important'

    Trump tells Americans measles vaccination 'so important'

    President Donald Trump on Friday urged Americans to get vaccinated against measles as an outbreak spread across the country, reaching the highest number of cases since 2000. "Vaccinations are so important," Trump told reporters at the White House.

  • Parkinson's: four unusual signs you may be at risk

    Parkinson's: four unusual signs you may be at risk

    Do you move around a lot during your sleep? Or have you lost your sense of smell? New insights into Parkinson’s disease suggest that these might be the early signs of changes in the brain that mean you are at greater risk of developing...

  • Pets: is it ethical to keep them?

    Pets: is it ethical to keep them?

    According to the UK veterinary charity The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), half of Britons own a pet. Many of these owners view the 11.1 million cats, 8.9 million dogs, and 1 million rabbits sharing their homes as family members. But...

  • Tropical forest the size of England destroyed in 2018

    Tropical forest the size of England destroyed in 2018

    Last year humanity destroyed an expanse of tropical forest nearly the size of England, the fourth largest decline since global satellite data become available in 2001, researchers reported Thursday. The pace of the loss is staggering - the...

  • Antibiotics: beneficial side effects are starting to come to light

    Antibiotics: beneficial side effects are starting to come to light

    The discovery of antibiotics in the 1920s has contributed to longer and healthier lives, and they are now being used more widely than ever before. The main reason that antibiotics are prescribed is to kill bacterial infections. They are usually...

  • Striving for happiness could be making you unhappy: find your own path

    Striving for happiness could be making you unhappy: find your own path

    Happiness is big business, with sales of self-help books in the UK reaching record levels in the past year. Perhaps that’s because happiness is no longer the birthright of the elite. Just half a century ago, psychologist Warner Wilson seemed to...

  • EasyJet bans peanuts on flights

    EasyJet bans peanuts on flights

    British airline easyJet has stopped selling peanuts and will remove all nuts from inflight foods, it said Thursday, to protect passengers with allergies. The no-frills carrier said passengers will also be asked not to eat nuts on board if fellow...

  • Nuclear weapons might save the world from an asteroid strike

    Nuclear weapons might save the world from an asteroid strike

    The schlocky 1998 Bruce Willis movie Armageddon was the highest grossing film of that year. The blockbuster saw a master oil driller (Willis) and an unlikely crew of misfits place a nuclear bomb inside a giant asteroid heading for Earth, blow it...

  • Feel like time is flying? Here's how to slow it down

    Feel like time is flying? Here's how to slow it down

    Sometimes it seems as if life is passing us by. When we are children, time ambles by, with endless car journeys and summer holidays which seem to last forever. But as adults, time seems to speed up at a frightening rate, with Christmas and...

  • The girna: abandoned heritage

    The girna: abandoned heritage

    The girna or Maltese corbelled stone hut, an important feature of the local landscape, is slowly and sadly disappearing. These structures, located mainly in the northern part of Malta, provided shelter to farmers and herdsmen or their livestock in...

  • Speak your mind: brain implant translates thought to speech

    Speak your mind: brain implant translates thought to speech

    People unable to communicate due to injury or brain damage may one day speak again, after scientists on Thursday unveiled a revolutionary implant that decodes words directly from a person's thoughts. Several neurological conditions can ruin a...

  • EU curbs trans fats from 2021 to boost heart health

    EU curbs trans fats from 2021 to boost heart health

    The EU adopted a regulation on Wednesday to curb trans fat amounts in products like snack food as part of efforts to fight heart disease and strokes in Europe. Industrially-produced trans-fatty acids, like margarine and some hardened vegetable...