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  • The origins of Malta’s Medical School – December 19, 1676

    The origins of Malta’s Medical School – December 19, 1676

    Although the Jesuit College of higher education had existed in Valletta since the last decade of the 16th century, for a number of years there was as yet no Maltese university or medical school wherein Maltese students could be prepared locally...

  • Francesco Gesualdo – Malta’s protestant martyr or fake news?

    Francesco Gesualdo – Malta’s        protestant martyr or fake news?

    Malta can boast of only one shining Protestant martyr, a man who paid with his life, a rare steadfastness in upholding his religious principles, an almost solitary voice who knew the risks of defying the Roman Catholic majority in Malta in the...

  • My favourite Chrıstmas photo

    My favourite Chrıstmas photo

    The festive season is one of the most-snapped times of the year and we love looking back on memories of Christmas past. Jo Caruana asks three well-known faces to pick their favourite shot of the season. ‘Painful, happy memory’ Nicholas de Piro...

  • Multitasking between devices is associated with poorer attention and memory

    Multitasking between devices is associated with poorer attention and memory

    How many times have you sat down to watch TV or a movie, only to immediately shift your attention to your smartphone or tablet? Known as “media multitasking”, this phenomenon is so common that an estimated 178m US adults regularly use another...

  • Salvo Grima Foundation hosts Service Dog graduation ceremony

    Salvo Grima Foundation hosts Service Dog graduation ceremony

    A unique celebration took place in Marsa recently as a young Golden Retriever – Quincy – formally graduated as a fully-fledged Service Dog in the presence of her trainers and sponsors. The graduation ceremony marked the end of an intensive...

  • Understanding how medicines work in pulmonary disease

    Understanding how medicines work in pulmonary disease

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease, which is mainly caused by the inhalation of noxious particles, the major one being cigarette smoke. Enhanced chronic airway inflammation leads to restricted airflow to the...

  • Christmas feel for Sliema

    Christmas feel for Sliema

    Over 60 businesses in Sliema got together with the local council to give the town’s shopping precinct a festive feel with a new set of Christmas lights. Seen here, from left, are David Soler,  Plaza Centres plc; Julie Roberts, Townsquare Sliema...

  • Myth Debunked: Video gaming myths

    Christmas is getting closer, and one good present that makes a child jubilant is a video game.  Especially if parents spend time playing with them. Here are some video game myths to dispel. Video games make you violent. Video games have been...

  • Restaurant awards ceremony at the Radisson Blu Golden Sands

  • Main Street Shopping Complex invests in local community

    This Christmas, Main Street Shopping Complex will once again create a magical atmosphere around Paola’s square with the setting up of a 12 metre-high Christmas tree that will illuminate the square until January. The tree, together with various...

  • Photo of the week - December 16, 2018

    The Lockheed SR-71 ‘Blackbird’ is a long-range, Mach 3+ strategic reconnaissance aircraft that was operated by the United States Air Force. It was developed as a black project from the Lockheed A-12 reconnaissance aircraft in the 1960s by Lockheed...

  • Home not alone

    Home not alone

    In the coming days, everyone around you will seem a tad more pleasant than usual. Even work will feel more tolerable when compared to the rest of the year. It’s a time when everything tends to sound and look better. There are still a few days...

  • Weird & wonderful

    Weird & wonderful

    Glistening Christmas lights, shiny ornaments, tinsel – the decorating stage of the festive season truly knows no bounds. What about eccentric decorations, like radishes perhaps? Even though we’re not used to seeing decorations that would seem...

  • Has consumerism taken over Christmas?

    Has consumerism taken over Christmas?

    Christmas is a time of cheer – and shopping. For some, the commercialisation of this festive period – from column inches about Christmas adverts to the appearance of gifts and merchandise on shelves three months before – eats into the spirit of...

  • The San Lawrenz Christmas pageant: fifty years on

    The San Lawrenz Christmas pageant: fifty years on

    The small village of San Lawrenz is this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Christmas pageant, held annually on Christmas Eve. The pageant has evolved during the years taking a prominent place in Gozo’s Christmas festival...

  • Italian Mafia activities are actively expanding abroad

    Italian Mafia activities are actively expanding abroad

    Members of the Italian mafia like to travel abroad – not necessarily for pleasure, but to make money. And the harm they are doing to European economies is often underplayed, trivialised or ignored. Organised crime groups are good at exploiting...

  • Dreaming of a green Christmas

    Dreaming of a green Christmas

    Christmas is thought to be the most wonderful time of the year, what with all the time spent with family, the days off from work and school, the ample food and flowing drink, panto and of course all the presents under the tree. The Christmas...

  • 'Ingenious' fix for Japan's empty houses - homes for single moms

    'Ingenious' fix for Japan's empty houses - homes for single moms

    A Japanese charity that turns empty homes into housing for single mothers has won a major international award, drawing attention to the stigma and challenges that such women face in the wealthy nation. Little Ones, based in Tokyo, was named a...

  • Miss Universe's first transgender contestant revels in being role model

    Miss Universe's first transgender contestant revels in being role model

    Like many other contestants at the Miss Universe beauty pageant, Angela Ponce grew up watching the glitzy spectacle on television, dreaming of representing her country one day. This year, her wish has come true, with Ponce making history as the...

  • Geminids meteor shower on Thursday: What to look out for

    Geminids meteor shower on Thursday: What to look out for

    The Geminids meteor shower peaks on the mornings of Thursday and Friday, – but if you look up any time there’s a clear night sky up until December 17, you might just catch a glimpse of a Geminid meteor. The Geminids shower is unusual as it is one...