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  • Major Baden-Powell’s three-year stay in Malta

    Major Baden-Powell’s three-year stay in Malta

    Lord Baden-Powell is probably best known in our islands as the founder of the Boy Scout Movement; a movement that is still immensely popular in Malta and Gozo. While Baden-Powell visited Malta in later life, this article focuses on the three years...

  • Desperate measures for desperate times

    Desperate measures for desperate times

    We have come to realise that being overweight is not just a physical problem but also, increasingly, a psychological and social one that impinges on body image and diminishes self-respect. Considering that three-quarters of people in the so-called...

  • Take steps to boost immunity in winter

    Take steps to boost immunity in winter

    Throughout the year, our body is very busy fighting various pathogens which are circulating. During the winter season, there are various viruses, including the common cold viruses, influenza viruses and noroviruses. Many times, the body manages to...

  • Guarding ourselves from bullies

    Guarding ourselves from bullies

    A few days ago I came across a harrowing article that left me feeling particularly emotional; it outlined how a former child model had been pushed into committing suicide after she was continuously and systematically cyberbullied about everything...

  • A nomad design story

    A nomad design story

    Dazzling in over-embellished signature Dsquared2 cuts, the autumn/winter 2018 collection adds another chapter to the nomad design story conceived by designers Dean and Dan Caten. That narrative is laced with brand heritage: red-and-black check,...

  • Revlon has new global brand ambassador

    Revlon has new global brand ambassador

    Revlon announced Gal Gadot as its new global brand ambassador and launched its new campaign – the embodiment of what it means to live boldly – designed to inspire women to express themselves with passion, optimism, strength and style. Revlon’s...

  • Winter is here, and Orion comes with it

    Winter is here, and Orion comes with it

    It doesn’t take an experienced astronomer to realise that the night sky gradually changes throughout the year. Stars appear to rise four minutes earlier every day, a phenomenon resulting from the Earth’s rotation around the sun. Different parts of...

  • Myth debunked: Is there no gravity in outer space?

    Myth debunked: Is there no gravity in outer space?

    When we think of outer space, we sometimes assume that there is no gravity because we see astronauts floating around aboard spacecraft such as the International Space Station (ISS). While astronauts do, in fact, experience weightlessness in a...

  • Take care of your hands

    Take care of your hands

    What can be found in a woman’s handbag? Keys, a cell phone, a wallet, a signature lipstick… And what else? A hand cream, which she takes out of her bag several times a day. With hands that are constantly busy and ‘challenged’ by frequent washing,...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    The Orion Nebula, shot by Josef Borg through a 0.2m-telescope from Birkirkara.

  • Fresh and lively

    Fresh and lively

    Mont Blanc’s Legend Night has aromatic notes of clary sage and peppermint, enhanced with cool spices (cardamom) and sparkling bergamot, which set the fragrance’s fresh and lively tone. The opening is bright, like the natural radiance of our man aura.

  • Early menopause results in higher risk of heart problems

    Early menopause results in higher risk of heart problems

    Women who go through early menopause are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke, research has shown. A study led by the University of Oxford also found a link between starting periods early, pregnancy complications and hysterectomy with...

  • Take a bow

    Take a bow

    The Astra Theatre is celebrating its jubilee today – 50 glorious years in Republic Street, Victoria. Sixty-one productions later, including double representations in most years since 1978, the institution celebrates its 50th anniversary with a...

  • Long hours taking toll on parents

    Long hours taking toll on parents

    Work is taking a "heavy toll" on parents, affecting their health and family lives, as they struggle to cope with the strain of long hours, a new study reveals. Research by charity Working Families and early years provider Bright Horizons, found...

  • A huge asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, but what danger do smaller ones pose?

    A huge asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, but what danger do smaller ones pose?

    A small asteroid passed relatively close to Earth this month, having been discovered just six days earlier. This might sound scary, but it’s unusual that such an object would actually collide with the Earth. Each year about 50,000 tonnes of...

  • Major breakthrough as new blood test can detect cancer

    Major breakthrough as new blood test can detect cancer

    A newly developed single blood test has the potential to change the way doctors screen for cancer, researchers have said. Scientists at Johns Hopkins University in the US have developed a test that screens for eight common forms of cancer and...

  • Heated debate over sexual orientation questions by doctors

    Heated debate over sexual orientation questions by doctors

    Allowing health professionals to ask patients about their sexual orientation has triggered strong opposing views in the medical community. A GP, speaking to The BMJ, feared it will not help avoid discrimination and raise various issues of...

  • Are men dying out?

    Are men dying out?

    The Y chromosome may be a symbol of masculinity, but it is becoming increasingly clear that it is anything but strong and enduring. Although it carries the “master switch” gene, SRY, that determines whether an embryo will develop as male (XY) or...

  • Researchers call for over 30s to be tested for breast cancer genes

    Researchers call for over 30s to be tested for breast cancer genes

    All British women over the age of 30 should be tested for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations to help save lives and cut costs, new research suggests. Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London said screening...

  • Friendly ear helped more than medical professionals - abuse victim

    Friendly ear helped more than medical professionals - abuse victim

    A woman who was sexually abused for years has said a "friendly listening ear" can help more on the road to recovery than an army of professionals and doctors. Sophie Andrews, 48, said she is living proof that phone calls can save lives after...