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  • Discarded refugee clothing used in Canterbury Cathedral exhibition

    Discarded refugee clothing used in Canterbury Cathedral exhibition

    Artwork created using the clothing of refugees and suspended in mid-air has been placed in a cathedral to highlight their suffering. Suspended by Arabella Dorman is a collection of hundreds of items of refugee clothing found mainly on beaches on...

  • How you type on your smart phone can reveal your age

    How you type on your smart phone can reveal your age

    When computers hit the mainstream, the older guy in the office would always be sniggered at when bashing away on his QWERTY keyboard, only using his two index fingers to type. To the amusement of his younger, tech-savvy colleagues, he would almost...

  • How 21 artists graffitied one man's property, made it famous, sued him when he knocked it down and won $6.7m

    How 21 artists graffitied one man's property, made it famous, sued him when he knocked it down and won $6.7m

    Nigel Morris/Flickr, CC BY-SA   It’s an extraordinary tale with a whiff of Banksy about it, although surprisingly, he was not involved. In a landmark ruling, 21 New York street artists have sued and won US$6.7m in damages from the owner of a...

  • Nature in a bite

    Nature in a bite

    Julianne Ponan, 28, is anaphylactic, meaning she suffers from a serious allergic reaction. One of her main issues was struggling to find any allergen free snack bars which are healthy but also taste good. With her passion and drive to change...

  • Film company shines light on taboo subjects

    Film company shines  light on taboo subjects

    Mike Tabone, a young doctor who set up a maverick film company five years ago, talks to Simonne Pace about the creativity behind this exciting venture and its latest production, Cancer Warriors. Five years ago, a bunch of creative minds got...

  • Intriguing stories behind John Wilson Carmichael’s The Grand Harbour of Malta from the Corradino Point painting

    Intriguing stories behind John Wilson Carmichael’s The Grand Harbour of Malta from the Corradino Point painting

    A few months ago, I had the good fortune to view an oil painting that had just been cleaned and conserved. The painting, in its ornate carved and gilded frame, is splendid; it depicts an early morning view of the Grand Harbour; however, in...

  • Kids need fun during exams

    Kids need fun during exams

    After dry January, or ‘Veganuary’, depending which generation you form part of, parents of school-going children enter February dragging their heels. A colleague of mine recently remarked that the phenomenon of shouldering the responsibility of...

  • 2018: the Year of Multimodality

    2018: the Year of Multimodality

    Change is coming to transportation and some early adopters have already been, or are currently, testing innovative technologies within the transport sector. These technologies are set to change the way we plan and pay for our journey and how we...

  • Myth debunked

    In practical terms, there isn’t any road – narrow or wide – that can’t be made safe and attractive for cycling. The solutions aren’t always politically simple, but physical space is rarely an insurmountable problem. It is true that some roads may...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    This drone is designed using an origami-inspired structure that makes it light and at the same time capable to deliver packages of 500 grams for distances of up to 2km. It is intended to be used in real life search and rescue situations and can be...

  • The Year of the Dog ushered in with style

    The Year of the Dog ushered in with style

    Hundreds joined the Chinese community at the Mediterranean Conference Centre to usher in the Year of the Dog, which is being celebrated worldwide today, with festivities in Asia continuing for around two weeks. The Chinese New Year celebration in...

  • Will the EuroMillions €151 million jackpot be won in Malta tonight?

    Will the EuroMillions €151 million jackpot be won in Malta tonight?

    The EuroMillions €151 million jackpot is still up for grabs and now that there is the possibility to bet online from Malta, it is easy to try your luck at the jackpot. Curious how you can try your luck? Place your bet in three simple steps: - Go...

  • Traditional Ħadd in-Nies spearheads Lent pilgrimages

    Traditional Ħadd in-Nies  spearheads Lent pilgrimages

    Charles Meilaq takes a look at the history of the popular Żabbar pilgrimage which has drawn devotees of Our Lady of Graces from all over Malta for centuries. Archbishop Emeritus Paul Cremona, in the absence of Archbishop Charles Scicluna who will...

  • Why it can be difficult to celebrate love

    Why it can be difficult to celebrate love

    Lots of people celebrated love on Wednesday, but not all of those in same-sex, interracial or reconstituted relationships could express affection in public because of antagonism from society, their in-laws or even their children. These realities...

  • Why we value diamond rings and other Valentine's Day gifts

    Why we value diamond rings and other Valentine's Day gifts

    According to an American Express report, more than six million US couples are expected to get engaged on Valentine’s Day. Pexels   “Diamonds are a girls best friend”, so the saying goes. These shiny rocks are durable and pricey. And on...

  • Butterflies are free

    Butterflies are free

    Malta rarely features in the grand scheme of things. But Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination sent shockwaves and resonated across the world. Two Frenchwomen felt their lives were so affected by this brutal killing that they wanted to pay...

  • ‘Carnival is part of who we are’

    ‘Carnival is part of who we are’

    Carnival this year attracted a record number of participants in the dancing competitions, with more than 20 companies and 15 dance schools taking part. Marvic Aquilina, 41, said she loved dancing in carnival and had been taking part ever since she...

  • Having a tattoo of your lover's name has been a bad idea for hundreds of years

    Having a tattoo of your lover's name has been a bad idea for hundreds of years

    Every Valentine’s Day we are reminded about the importance of showing our commitment to our lovers – whether we are married to them or not. For some people this might mean getting a tattoo of their lover’s name (or initials). No figures are...

  • Racism forced me out of my native Malta without one of my daughters

    Racism forced me out of my native Malta without one of my daughters

    You cannot explain Africa. To visit is to have all senses overwhelmed in one breath. Cattle bells ring on street corners and sunset-red dust scatters from taxis hurtling past. Women swathed in rainbow-coloured cloth sway with baskets of fish atop...

  • Citrus fruits, scurvy and the origins of the Sicilian mafia

    Citrus fruits, scurvy and the origins of the Sicilian mafia

    Petr Jilek via Shutterstock   The Sicilian mafia is arguably one of the most famous – or infamous – institutions in the Western world. After its first appearance in Sicily in the 1870s it soon infiltrated the economic and political spheres of...