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  • Scientists weigh up stratospheric sunlight barrier to curb warming

    Scientists weigh up stratospheric sunlight barrier to curb warming

    Spraying sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth to slow global warming could be "remarkably inexpensive", costing about $2.25 billion a year over a 15-year period, according to a study by US scientists. Some researchers say the geo-engineering...

  • The boy who bit Picasso

    The boy who bit Picasso

    British photographer Antony Penrose has many fond memories of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, including an amusing episode in which he bit him during play. He relates this anecdote and other experiences to Stephanie Fsadni. Many people know Pablo...

  • Pig out? Asia gets a taste of climate-friendly 'pork'

    Pig out? Asia gets a taste of climate-friendly 'pork'

    It's Friday afternoon at the Venetian Macao hotel's Portofino restaurant, and on the terrace a handful of chefs in white uniforms are preparing the casino hub's famous pork chop bun for waiting guests. But today, the bun has a difference. As...

  • Literary evening with Charles Casha

    A literary evening with Charles Casha (pictured) at 7pm at the Żabbar Sanctuary Museum today will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the author’s first publication. The author will be interviewed by Maria Camilleri about his experiences as author...

  • Stress makes bisexual women most likely to abuse deadly opioids

    Stress makes bisexual women most likely to abuse deadly opioids

    Bisexual women in the United States are most likely to abuse opioids due to stress and stigma, scientists said, with 14% reporting misuse of drug prescriptions in the last year. The New York University School of Medicine found past-year misuse of...

  • Maltese observe Nato exercise

    Maltese observe Nato exercise

    Joe Ciliberti and Brendon Attard were invited to attend and observe Nato manoeuvres held during the Nato exercise Trident Juncture 2018 at Norwegian Air Base Bodø, situated just north of the Arctic Circle and 1,300 kilometres from the capital, Oslo.

  • Millions left behind as diabetes drives surge in insulin demand

    Millions left behind as diabetes drives surge in insulin demand

    A global diabetes epidemic is fuelling record demand for insulin but tens of millions will not get the injections they need unless there is a dramatic improvement in access and affordability, a new study concluded on Wednesday. Diabetes - which...

  • Magic of diamonds

    Magic of diamonds

    The Earth’s most extravagant and strongest natural creation has captivated since the beginning of human history. The word diamond is derived from the ancient Greek word αδάμας (adámas), which means "unbreakable", "untamed", thus it has always been...

  • Impressions of a trip to China

    Impressions of a trip to China

    The impression that a trip to Fujian province, organised by the China Cultural Centre in Malta, left on Sunday Times of Malta editor Mark Wood was that of a country keen to reach out to other nations and share the richness of its culture. “Now...

  • Can artificial intelligence improve maps for land conservation?

    Can artificial intelligence improve maps for land conservation?

    In December 2016, environmental group Chesapeake Conservancy unveiled one of the largest, high-resolution land-cover maps made in the United States. It analysed every square metre of satellite data in the 207 cities and counties that touch the...

  • Deadly air pollution shortens lives by nearly 2 years - researchers

    Deadly air pollution shortens lives by nearly 2 years - researchers

    Air pollution, caused largely by burning fossil fuels, is cutting global life expectancy by an average of 1.8 years per person, making it the world's top killer, researchers said on Monday. The tiny particles ingested from polluted air shorten...

  • Seeking investment for future growth

    It’s never easy to know which companies to invest in or what direction the market is taking, but sometimes looking at performance trends can help. Servicing 500 clients in its first five years of operation is a good indicator that your money is in...

  • Good reads for young bookworms

    You blink and all of sudden your baby is a teenager. Where has your little cherub gone? This is where babies’ albums come in. It is important to cherish the exciting moments of a baby’s first year, because they are incredibly special. There are...

  • A politically-active Mabel Strickland

    After Duminku Mintoff, Eddie Fenech Adami, Herbert Ganado, Mgr Victor Grech and Fr Hilary Tagliaferro, it is now Mabel Striockland’s turn. Horizons’ volume Mabel Strickland bejn storja u miti: Ġabra ta’ kitbiet, edited by Sergio Grech, focuses on...

  • In the realm of human rights

    Human rights laws are related directly to human existence and human betterment, something Kevin Aquilina has been studying and reflecting upon for more than 30 years. The Department of Media, Communications and Technology Law at the Faculty of...

  • Some trees of Malta

    A new and updated book about Maltese trees could not have come at a more opportune moment. Trees have been in the news almost every week and almost always for the wrong reasons. Overdevelopment, upgrading of the road network and accident...

  • Read through…

    Fleeting memoirs In his small collection of fleeting memoirs, Charles Flores spotlights the post-war generation that left its mark on the modern history pages of most European countries, not least Malta, with an accent on the epoch-making events...

  • Gozo’s most mysterious and sensational trial 80 years ago

    Gozo’s most mysterious and sensational trial 80 years ago

    Without any doubt, the most mysterious and sensational murder in Gozo was that of Ċikku Caruana. On July 15, 1938, at about 8am, Caruana, a 38-year-old cabman, drove his horse to the blacksmith Michael Angelo Grech and asked him to examine his...

  • Easy chicken dishes

    The ultimate weeknight dinner, chicken recipes will never get boring. Whether it’s grilled, sautéed, baked or roasted, chicken is extremely versatile. Here are a few ideas from Myrecipes.com Chicken and Cashews This top tender chicken with an...

  • In the City

    In the City

    EmiliaValletta Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 It is all terribly straightfor-ward here. At Emilia, a casual trattoria in Merchants Street, the concept is a simple one – a limited, unelaborated menu based solely on...