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  • Teaching, learning and doing good

    Teaching, learning and doing good

    A group of seven committed, passionate and hard-working Maltese volunteers are currently in Lesotho, Africa, where they helped set up a training programme for locals. It’s the peak of winter in the high-altitude mountain kingdom of Lesotho, which...

  • Would doing good one time make you feel better about doing bad the next?

    Would doing good one time make you feel better about doing bad the next?

    We all like to think of ourselves as morally sound individuals. However, in doing so we often assume that morality is static – that we are consistently moral to some extent over time. In reality, research suggests that most of us will behave in...

  • A safe digital space for youths

    A safe digital space for youths

    Digital spaces are a double-edged sword with endless potential for growth as well as posing risks and challenges to gender equality. Now more than ever it is time to invest in youth and create safe spaces for further development, says Renee...

  • The pain of ageing

    The pain of ageing

    More than half of older adults experience some moderate or intense pain on a monthly basis – a fact that has been recorded across the world. Although older adults are very different – which is why ageism is so hurtful – there is a sizeable number...

  • Black day for 261 Squadron – five British fighter pilots disappear

    Black day for 261 Squadron – five British fighter pilots disappear

    Pilot Officer John Southwell was fighting for his life. Tracer shells were streaking by the Hawker Hurricane he was flying. He flung his aircraft in a tight turn in order to try to evade the enemy aircraft that was shooting at him. So tight was...

  • Seeking cures for terrible brain diseases

    Seeking cures for terrible brain diseases

    Proteins are the biological workhorses of the cell responsible for crucial processes that sustain life. To become functionally active, a protein molecule must fold into a complex and precise three-dimensional structure. However, the folding...

  • Jazz king in Malta concert

    Jazz king in Malta concert

    Italy’s king of jazz and soul music Mario Biondi performed at St Elmo in Valletta on August 8. He is seen here with Calypso Radio and Xejk TV presenter Twanny Scerri (right). The concert was organised by Music Hall Events.

  • Myth debunked: OMG it’s a cockroach!

    Myth debunked: OMG it’s a cockroach!

    It is that time of the year again, when a shout in the middle of the night means my wife spotted one of the most nefarious and vicious insects in the kitchen.  But is the cockroach’s reputation and its ability to evoke fear, justified?  Here are...

  • Photo of the week - August 12, 2018

    Photo of the week - August 12, 2018

    Photographer Sean Scott was flying his drone over a large school of bait fish that was attracting whaler sharks and managed to get this shot off a remote West Australian beach.

  • 'Why I had to turn my abusive son in to police'

    'Why I had to turn my abusive son in to police'

    We hear a lot about child abuse, but rarely about parents who are the victims at the hands of their kids. Lara Sierra meets a mother who has been physically assaulted by her son, but has plucked up the courage to report him to the police and share...

  • Gene-editing startups ignite the next 'Frankenfood' fight

    Gene-editing startups ignite the next 'Frankenfood' fight

    In a suburban Minneapolis laboratory, a tiny company that has never turned a profit is poised to beat the world's biggest agriculture firms to market with the next potential breakthrough in genetic engineering - a crop with "edited" DNA. Calyxt...

  • Childhood bullying can cause lifelong psychological damage

    Childhood bullying can cause lifelong psychological damage

    Childhood bullying is so common that it may not seem like a big deal. Up to 35% per cent of people are estimated to have experienced it at some point. By adulthood, we are generally expected to have “got over” it. But the mental health effects of...

  • Other people are having way, way less sex than you think they are

    Other people are having way, way less sex than you think they are

    Research shows we think young people have a lot more sex than they do in reality – and men have a particularly skewed view of the sex lives of young women. As part of Ipsos’ long-running studies on misperceptions, to be released in a new book, The...

  • Watch: Quiet Alessia, 13, absolutely masters the piano

    Watch: Quiet Alessia, 13, absolutely masters the piano

    Moments after lifting her fingers from the piano keys and receiving a round of applause, Alessia Bonnici retyped the piece of music from memory on her laptop. She hit the playback button and beamed at her awestruck audience, who had followed her...

  • When life gives you lemons

    When life gives you lemons

    When Sicilian farmer Rosolini Palazzolo first started growing papayas 11 years ago, hardly any of his neighbours even knew what they were. Now, the southern Italian island famed for its picturesque orange and lemon groves is dotted with the kind...

  • Disabled women and girls are ‘doubly vulnerable’ – aid groups

    Disabled women and girls are ‘doubly vulnerable’ – aid groups

    Women and girls with disabilities are doubly vulnerable in conflict or crisis situations, aid groups warned at a recent global conference on disability in London. An estimated one billion people around the world have a disability according to...

  • A spiritual message of hope

    A spiritual message of hope

    On July 5, Fr Raymond Abdo, the Provincial of the Discalced Carmelite Fathers in Lebanon and counsellor of the Carmelite Sisters in the Holy Land, visited the convent of the Carmelite sisters in Aleppo, Syria. He had this to say about them: “They...

  • Porto Salvo parishioners were ‘mix of different people’

    Porto Salvo parishioners were ‘mix of different people’

    An interesting aspect emerging from the birth certificates study, between 1870 and 1875, at Porto Salvo parish church is that all the details of the children being baptised were recorded, even in cases of unknown fathers or illegitimate...

  • Maltese sailors to take part in international sailing competition

    Maltese sailors to take part in international sailing competition

    Four young Maltese sailors will be taking part in the Meisha Campus Topper Worlds Adventure in Shenzhen, China, between August 14 and 21. The sailors from the Viking Sailing Club – Sean Zahra, Julia Portanier and brother and sister Andrea and...

  • Wedding at Our Lady of Loreto chapel

    Wedding at Our Lady of Loreto chapel

    Married recently at Our Lady of Loreto Chapel in Gwardamanġa were Stephanie Desjardins, daughter of Michael and Mariosa Desjardins, and Mark Tanti, son of Paul and Christine Tanti. Nupital Mass was celebrated by Fr Charles Tabone, OP. Keith Tanti,...