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  • Virtual reality games could help young patients­ with cancer treatment

    Virtual reality games could help young patients­ with cancer treatment

    Virtual reality games could be used in hospitals to help children deal with the pain of cancer treatment, artificial intelligence lecturer Alexiei Dingli believes. International studies have confirmed that virtual reality has a strong effect on...

  • On a mission: Professor Cleghorn and the de Meuron Regiment

    On a mission: Professor Cleghorn and the de Meuron Regiment

    During the French Revolutionary Wars (1793-1802) and the Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815), Great Britain embarked on a number of strategies for defeating France and its allies: one was to engage foreign regiments as mercenary forces in the pay of the...

  • Celebrating the arrival in Malta of the Schranz artists’ family in 1818

    Celebrating the arrival in Malta of the Schranz artists’ family in 1818

    John Schranz’s epilogue, the 12th in his series of articles that have appeared in The Sunday Times of Malta over the past 26 months, follows the closure, five days ago, of the Heritage Malta exhibition at Fort St Elmo marking the bicentenary of...

  • Brain technology for independence

    Brain technology for independence

    Individuals with significant physical impairments rely on assistive technology to communicate and control devices within their environment. Any reliable movement or muscle activation that the individual can perform can be used to activate...

  • Myth Debunked: 7 human years equivalent to 1 dog year?

    Every dog owner is aware that dogs age differently than humans; that is that one dog year is equivalent to seven human years. Reality is not as clear and the origins of this myth are quite vague. Some say it was a marketing strategy to educate the...

  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    Recording of brain electrical activity through electroencephalography (EEG). This uses a set of non-invasive electrodes which are held in place through a cap that might require some electrode gel, if at all, and records the brain signals in real...

  • Nigerian pop star visits President

    Nigerian pop star visits President

    Nigerian pop star and multi award-winning artist Peter ‘Mr P’ Okoye and the president of the Nigerian Maltese Association, Henry Ekezie, paid a courtesy visit to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at San Anton Palace. Mr P shared his journey as...

  • Malta national water polo team to sport Paul & Shark

    The Maltese water polo national team will be wearing Paul & Shark at this year’s 33rd LEN European Championships being held in Barcelona until July 28. This was revealed by Diane Izzo, CEO of DIZZ Group. The latter is the largest company in retail...

  • Malta remains role model in EU for LGBT inclusivity

    Malta remains role model in EU for LGBT inclusivity

    Malta has been a top-scorer in some of this year’s results in LGBT rights studies. The island – often described as ‘gay-friendly’ – has always been seen to strive towards greater inclusivity for all ages, races and genders, through multiple forms...

  • Red sky at night: understanding the science of beautiful sunsets

    Red sky at night: understanding the science of beautiful sunsets

    “A red sky at night is a shepherd’s delight! A red sky in the morning is a shepherd’s warning.” Perhaps this saying came to mind if you caught a spectacular sunrise or sunset recently. Since biblical times and probably before, proverbs and...

  • Fighting global warming, one cow belch at a time

    Fighting global warming, one cow belch at a time

    From New Zealand to the United States and Kenya to Colombia, scientists are on a mission to fight global warming by making livestock less gassy. Livestock are responsible for about 14.5 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the...

  • A Maltese Gothic tale

    A Maltese Gothic tale

    A local company is producing a short film after winning the Malta Literary Short Film Contest 2018. Stephanie Fsadni gets the lowdown on the making of Camilla. As Hollywood bemoans the lack of female protagonists in the film industry, a local...

  • A legacy of leadership

    A legacy of leadership

    Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 is marking 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela – July 18, 1918. The centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and to follow his call to “make of the world a better place”. The Nelson...

  • Young hope and the money anchor

    Young hope and the money anchor

    Four local teenage sailors have launched a campaign on local crowdfunding platform Zaar to raise funds that would enable them to compete in the 2018 Optimist World Championships as Team Malta. The young boys, Richard Schultheis, Saul Vassallo,...

  • The Carmelites celebrate 600 years of service in Malta

    The Carmelites celebrate  600 years of service in Malta

    This year is a special year for the Carmelites as they are celebrating 600 years since their advent to Malta. On May 7, 1892, the Maltese Carmelite Province was founded previously forming part of the Sicilian Province named after Saint Angelo and...

  • Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

    Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

    More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration to keep them cool and to preserve food and medicines as global warming brings more high temperatures, a study showed on Monday. More electricity demand for...

  • Mgr Luigi Vella – the priest of the Eucharist

    Mgr Luigi Vella – the priest      of the Eucharist

    It was about four in the afternoon on July 17, 1928 – 90 years ago – when in a house in Victoria, Gozo, a priest lay dying. To those standing by his bedside, in those last hours of his life, he murmured: “I am seeing Father Eymard.” Someone ran...

  • Malta launches search for love ambassador

    Malta launches search for love ambassador

    Berkeley International France, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Malta, the elite matchmaker, has announced it is launching a nationwide search for a new brand ambassador for Berkeley International Malta. The first of its kind in the matchmaking...

  • An exclusive party at Cawnpore Cup

    An exclusive party at Cawnpore Cup

    On June 9, the Malta Polo Club held the most prestigious and final match of the club’s season – the Cawnpore Cup 2018. Gifted to the Malta Polo Club in 1947, the Cawnpore Cup has been held annually with the exception of the war years. The highest...

  • Winner of VW Polo competition

    Winner of VW Polo competition

    Richard Hill is the winner of the Scotts Supermarkets VW Polo competition. He was drawn from among thousands of participants who were given a competition ticket with every €40 spent at any Scotts outlet between March 5 and June 30. He is now the...