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  • Nigerian pop star visits President

    Nigerian pop star visits President

    Nigerian pop star and multi award-winning artist Peter ‘Mr P’ Okoye and the president of the Nigerian Maltese Association, Henry Ekezie, paid a courtesy visit to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at San Anton Palace. Mr P shared his journey as...

  • Malta national water polo team to sport Paul & Shark

    The Maltese water polo national team will be wearing Paul & Shark at this year’s 33rd LEN European Championships being held in Barcelona until July 28. This was revealed by Diane Izzo, CEO of DIZZ Group. The latter is the largest company in retail...

  • Malta remains role model in EU for LGBT inclusivity

    Malta remains role model in EU for LGBT inclusivity

    Malta has been a top-scorer in some of this year’s results in LGBT rights studies. The island – often described as ‘gay-friendly’ – has always been seen to strive towards greater inclusivity for all ages, races and genders, through multiple forms...

  • Summer wine festival

    Summer wine festival

    This weekend, Marsovin will be holding the 11th edition of their summer wine festival at Hastings Garden in Valletta. The event hosts several performers on each evening, as well as a vast selection of over 30 certified D.O.K. and I.Ġ.T. quality...

  • Cutting through the hype about medical cannabis

    Cutting through the hype about medical cannabis

    There’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that Cannabidiol (CBD) oil – a concentrated oily extract made from cannabis – can help treat a variety of ailments. It’s said to help with everything from epileptic seizures to opioid addiction, PTSD to...

  • Red sky at night: understanding the science of beautiful sunsets

    Red sky at night: understanding the science of beautiful sunsets

    “A red sky at night is a shepherd’s delight! A red sky in the morning is a shepherd’s warning.” Perhaps this saying came to mind if you caught a spectacular sunrise or sunset recently. Since biblical times and probably before, proverbs and...

  • Fighting global warming, one cow belch at a time

    Fighting global warming, one cow belch at a time

    From New Zealand to the United States and Kenya to Colombia, scientists are on a mission to fight global warming by making livestock less gassy. Livestock are responsible for about 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the...

  • Back with more beer: the Farsons Beer Festival

    Back with more beer: the Farsons Beer Festival

    The Farsons Beer Festival, a highly anticipated fixture in the local summer calendar, is back from Thursday, July 26 to Saturday, August 4 at Ta’ Qali National Park. With free entrance, a wide choice of local and international award-winning beers,...

  • A healthy dose of happiness: with health benefits as well

    A healthy dose of happiness: with health benefits as well

    Laughter is indeed the best medicine and is used by practitioners to allow the elderly, as well as dementia patients, the necessary space to let go, gain confidence and create a more comfortable space. In the July issue of Senior Times, Malta’s...

  • Men with same-sex partners 28 times more likely to get HIV - UN

    Men with same-sex partners 28 times more likely to get HIV - UN

    Men with same-sex sexual partners are 28 times more likely to contract HIV than their heterosexual counterparts despite a radical reduction in new infections among gay men in Western countries, a UN report said on Wednesday. The overall annual...

  • Food festival in Mdina

    Mdina will be hosting the fourth edition of the Malta International Food Festival, four days of gastronomical alfresco eating, drinking, culture and history. During this festival, patrons can indulge in freshly-prepared food, desserts and surprises.

  • Omega 3 supplements don't protect against heart disease, new review finds

    Omega 3 supplements don't protect against heart disease, new review finds

    Many people take a daily omega 3 supplement in the belief that it is good for their heart. But our latest research, a systematic review of 79 clinical trials, found no evidence for this belief. We examined the effects of omega 3 on heart disease...

  • Breakthrough 'world first' melanoma blood test developed

    Breakthrough 'world first' melanoma blood test developed

    Australian researchers said Wednesday they have developed a blood test for melanoma in its early stages, calling it a "world first" breakthrough that could save many lives. The scientists, from Edith Cowan University, said the new test could help...

  • A Maltese Gothic tale

    A Maltese Gothic tale

    A local company is producing a short film after winning the Malta Literary Short Film Contest 2018. Stephanie Fsadni gets the lowdown on the making of Camilla. As Hollywood bemoans the lack of female protagonists in the film industry, a local...

  • Humans are to blame for the rise in dangerous viral infections

    Humans are to blame for the rise in dangerous viral infections

    Today, we hear about dangerous viral infections around the world on a regular basis. Social media and internet access may be an obvious explanation for their seeming increase. But it doesn’t just seem this way. The number of viruses and the...

  • A legacy of leadership

    A legacy of leadership

    Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 is marking 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela – July 18, 1918. The centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and to follow his call to “make of the world a better place”. The Nelson...

  • UK ethics body says gene-edited babies may be 'morally permissible'

    UK ethics body says gene-edited babies may be 'morally permissible'

    The use of gene editing technologies to alter the DNA of human embryos could be morally permissible as long as the science and its impact on society is carefully considered, a British ethics panel said on Tuesday. Experts from the UK's Nuffield...

  • Young hope and the money anchor

    Young hope and the money anchor

    Four local teenage sailors have launched a campaign on local crowdfunding platform Zaar to raise funds that would enable them to compete in the 2018 Optimist World Championships as Team Malta. The young boys, Richard Schultheis, Saul Vassallo,...

  • The Carmelites celebrate 600 years of service in Malta

    The Carmelites celebrate  600 years of service in Malta

    This year is a special year for the Carmelites as they are celebrating 600 years since their advent to Malta. On May 7, 1892, the Maltese Carmelite Province was founded previously forming part of the Sicilian Province named after Saint Angelo and...

  • Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

    Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

    More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration to keep them cool and to preserve food and medicines as global warming brings more high temperatures, a study showed on Monday. More electricity demand for...