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  • Murder mystery dinner

    Murder mystery dinner

    The Carob Tree at Spinola Park in collaboration with Studio 18 and The Pod, will be presenting one of the most unique dining experiences in Malta. Those attending the event can look forward to an interactive evening of entertainment and mystery...

  • Watch: After the storms... the video

    Watch: After the storms... the video

    A time-lapse video showing storms enveloping Malta is the first of its kind for the country, according to a Maltese 'storm chaser'.  Entitled 'Unleashed - Storms in Malta', Fredrick Muscat said his intention was to give a snapshot of...

  • St Elmo tour for Middle Sea Race

    St Elmo tour for Middle Sea Race

    A guided tour of Fort St Elmo while following the start of the Middle Sea Race is being organised tomorrow, starting at 9am. The tour will focus on the history of the fort in relation to its strategic location, particularly as the guardian of the...

  • Beer crisis: climate change could cause a global barley shortage

    Beer crisis: climate change could cause a global barley shortage

    The price of beer could double under unchecked climate change, as droughts and extreme temperatures cause barley yields to drop. That’s one conclusion of research we recently published in Nature Plants. We first became curious about barley, and...

  • Reaching out to schools with professional learning

    Reaching out to schools with professional learning

    The Faculty of Education has a long-standing history in teacher education. Over the past 40 years, it has contributed significantly to develop the professional learning of educators at all levels – from learning support educators to those in or...

  • India: why collecting water turns millions of women into second-class citizens

    India: why collecting water turns millions of women into second-class citizens

    A family in India needs fresh water. But this family can’t just turn on a tap. Instead, the women in the household must walk to fetch it, sometimes travelling miles carrying plastic or earthenware pots, possibly with a child or two in tow, to the...

  • Waste not: Squeezing new life out of Italy's dirty diapers

    Waste not: Squeezing new life out of Italy's dirty diapers

    A joint venture between Procter & Gamble  and Italian healthcare group Angelini is working to create a sustainable recycling loop that would allow dirty diapers to be turned into plastic bottle caps and viscose clothing. More than 20 million...

  • Are two parents better than one? Yes, but only if you're a burying beetle

    Are two parents better than one? Yes, but only if you're a burying beetle

    Parenting behaviour varies greatly across the animal kingdom. In most mammals, only mothers look after the young, and in most fishes, only fathers look after the young. When it comes to birds, mothers and fathers usually work together to build a...

  • Author becomes an open book

    Author becomes an open book

    As a child James Vella Bardon had always wanted to write a stand-alone novel. He tells Stephanie Fsadni he never dreamt he’d be promoting a pentalogy. A Maltese-born author is currently toasting to his hard-fought success: not only did his debut...

  • Daphne was our friend - here's how we remember her

    Daphne was our friend - here's how we remember her

    On the first anniversary of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination, Samira Jamil gathers family and friends from far afield to honour her memory, while others continue to try and annihilate it, showing readers a side to...

  • NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here's why that's a brilliant idea

    NASA wants to send humans to Venus – here's why that's a brilliant idea

    Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs. In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Natural History Museum were soliciting...

  • Presentation on cancer control

    Presentation on cancer control

    A presentation by David Saliba on the body’s natural defence mechanism against cancer cells, entitled ‘White blood cell communication’, will be held tomorrow at 7.30pm. The presentation is part of Malta Café Scientifique, a series of informal...

  • Causes of world hunger

    Causes of world hunger

    On World Food Day, Colm Regan explores 10 myths about the causes of world hunger. Among others, he finds that there does not seem to be a global shortage of food and that women’s rights play an important role. There simply isn’t enough food in the...

  • Did you know that leading 16th century author was a courtesan?

    Did you know that leading 16th century author was a courtesan?

    A 12th-century queen consort, patron and politician, Eleanor d’Aquitaine, is credited with having invented the built-in fireplace after she found Northern France too cold for her liking. And Veronica Franco, a Venetian courtesan tried for...

  • Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?

    Should vegans avoid avocados and almonds?

    A video recently doing the rounds on Facebook included a segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI. The video asks which of avocados, almonds, melon, kiwi or butternut squash are suitable for vegans. The answer, at least according to QI, is none of...

  • Touch, but not see

    Touch, but not see

    Tactile, a Valletta 2018 exhibition featuring 12 concealed sculptures intended to never be seen, aims to reverse any preconceived notions of the ‘normal’ process of perceiving visual art exclusively through sight. Set up at the University’s...

  • Malta and the Battle of Lepanto – October 7, 1571

    Malta and the Battle of Lepanto – October 7, 1571

    On September 16, 1571, a combined Christian fleet sailed from Messina in Sicily to seek out its Muslim counterpart. Prayers were offered by people who feared their culture, religion and perhaps their very lives depended on the fleet’s success. The...

  • Will March be the last time we move the clock?

    Will March be the last time we move the clock?

    The EU is moving very fast on the question of daylight savings time, promising to have a definite decision early next year. By the end of March 2019, if a consensus is reached to abolish the seasonal clock change, it will be up to each country to...

  • Independence Day marked in Dubai

    Independence Day marked in Dubai

    Malta’s Independence Day was celebrated in Dubai with a visit by a high-level delegation headed by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and including ministers Carmelo Abela and Ian Borg and parliamentary secretary Chris Agius. This coincided with...

  • Car sharing goes to Science in the City

    Car sharing goes to Science in the City

    GoTo, which will next month roll out its first national car-sharing fleet of electric cars, took part in this year’s edition of Science in the City, in Valletta, where it had the chance to explain the technology behind this new service. This €8...