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  • How our polarising politics are holding us back

    How our polarising politics are holding us back

    A few days ago I wrote about how the traffic in Malta was a major contributor to stress and a source of frustration for many. It was a social media comment about how roadworks should be better planned and how we need to find a more sustainable way...

  • If science be the food of love, play on

    If science be the food of love, play on

    From War of the Worlds to Frankenstien to Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo, science has always been a hot topic in literature, theatre and film. Science in the City, which takes place on Friday from 6pm, continues this tradition by putting up short...

  • When computers see

    When computers see

    Have you ever paused for a moment and counted the number of cameras you actually own and use? It is fine, you may do so now.  This probably ranges from digital cameras to webcams and cameras which are built-in your mobile phone and tablet. Even...

  • Myth Debunked: UUWWWEEE

    Myth Debunked: UUWWWEEE

    You can easily recognise new parents at the Breastfeeding Clinic at the Mater Dei Hospital. They are the ones looking exhausted, but with still enough energy to flash a beam of pride. This week, after having one of our own, we dispel some...

  • Photo of the week - September 23, 2018

    Photo of the week - September 23, 2018

    A paddle-nosed lobster (Ċkala in Maltese) found in the vicinity of Blue Grotto, Qrendi, at a depth of about eight metres. Send your local, science-related pictures to us on sci-sunday@um.edu.mt.

  • Annual street party offers array of dishes

    Annual street party offers array of dishes

    Guests of AppleCore Foods, clients and partners met for their annual street party. World champions Christian De Rosa and Dan Leicu produced around 200 pizzas and entertained the guests with their freestyle pizza dough shows. Guests enjoyed an...

  • Celebrating heritage through oil festival

    Celebrating heritage through oil festival

    Żejtun will soon be celebrating the start of the olive-picking season and pressing of oil through its annual festival, aptly called Żejt iż-Żejtun – to be held on Saturday – which celebrates a revived rural heritage closely associated with the...

  • All about vibrant colours and refined textures

    All about vibrant colours and refined textures

    Having mined such rich territories as colour, deconstruction and artifice in her nine Chanel beauty collections so far, Lucia Pica considers texture for the autumn/winter 2018 collection. Tapping the emotional depth and visual intensity offered by...

  • M&S autumn/winter collections are cohesive and versatile

    M&S autumn/winter collections are cohesive and versatile

    Marks & Spencer moves into autumn/winter 2018 with a sense of confidence and simplicity, celebrating style and championing quality. Throughout the overall season, there is a subtle synergy, presenting collections that are cohesive and versatile,...

  • Seductive and addictive

    Seductive and addictive

    Boss the Scent Private Accord for him refines the fruity facet of the maninka fruit and adds an accord combining cocoa and mocha. It gives the fragrance a very seductive and addictive feature. Boss the Scent Private Accord for her emphasises the...

  • Jennyfer striped wrap bodysuit

    Jennyfer’s green, red and black-striped wrap bodysuit with long sleeves and a press-stud fastening, at €16.99, is available in stores at Baystreet, St Julian’s and Arka-dia Shopping Centre in Victoria. (Content provided by A. M Mangion Ltd)

  • UK doctors win battle with drug giants over cheaper eye medicine

    UK doctors win battle with drug giants over cheaper eye medicine

    Drug giants Novartis, Bayer and Roche on Friday lost a bid to stop British doctors from recommending a cheaper drug option for people with an eye disease that causes blindness, the High Court in London ruled. A drug industry group said the...

  • State of the art: can robots be Rembrandts?

    State of the art: can robots be Rembrandts?

    A French collective of artist-entrepreneurs are creating fine art using a computer algorithm, with one of their creations to be auctioned by Christie's. Lucy Fielder reports for Reuters.

  • Brave against hate

    Brave against hate

    A lot of people have been victims of negativity and criticism on social media. Whatever you do online, there is always somebody ready to criticise. And when hit by unjustified hate, most people take a step back. But hiding and feeling bad about it...

  • Traditional evening

    The Għasri local council will be hosting ‘Traditions: Wine, Olive Oil and Honey’, an evening of artisanal food and entertainment. Singer Kurt Calleja will serve as master of ceremonies for the evening, which will include entertainment by the San...

  • Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can be very difficult to spot

    Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can be very difficult to spot

    Carbon monoxide (CO), like many gases, cannot be detected by our human senses. We cannot see it, smell it or taste it. But unlike many gases, small amounts are extremely harmful to us. In 2015 (the most recent year for which statistics are...

  • Aboriginal people lived in Australia's desert interior 50,000 years ago

    Aboriginal people lived in Australia's desert interior 50,000 years ago

    Karnatukul during excavation in 2014, note the square holes dug below the rock walls.. Peter Veth, Author provided   New evidence shows that people have lived inland in Western Australia for more than 50,000 years. That’s 10,000 years earlier...

  • Saint James Eye Clinic providing training for ophthalmic surgeons worldwide

    Saint James Eye Clinic providing training for ophthalmic surgeons worldwide

    The Saint James Eye Clinic has been appointed as an approved Carl Zeiss Meditec training facility enabling it to provide training for ophthalmic surgeons worldwide in the field of refractive surgery. Carl Zeiss Meditec is one of the leading...

  • Children who are picky eaters still grow up healthy

    Children who are picky eaters still grow up healthy

    If a standoff over vegetables at dinner is a daily hurdle with your child then good news parents – a picky toddler is still likely to grow up to be a normal weight and height. That’s according to new research from the University of Bristol’s...

  • What's your name again? How often do we forget stuff?

    What's your name again? How often do we forget stuff?

    A new acquaintance needs to be reminded of your name while you are having a conversation. A colleague forgets your plan to meet for coffee and schedules a conflicting meeting. A friend books a table for the two of you at a restaurant but it slips...