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  • Living your dream, one sleep at a time

    Living your dream, one sleep at a time

    Hästens beds are a dream combining quality, passion and artisanal execution, says Kristina Cassar Dowling. Drifting off into a good night’s sleep is one of the most satisfying sensations you can experience. It doesn’t quite matter if you’re a...

  • Microplastics found a remote corner of the Pyrenees

    Microplastics found a remote corner of the Pyrenees

    Microplastics have been discovered in a remote area of the French Pyrenees mountains. The particles travelled through the atmosphere and were blown into the once pristine region by the wind, according to a new study published in Nature...

  • Type of grass pollen, not count, could be important for allergy sufferers

    Type of grass pollen, not count, could be important for allergy sufferers

    As the winter cold is replaced by warmer temperatures, longer days and an explosion of botanical life, up to 400 million people worldwide will develop allergic reactions to airborne pollen from trees, grasses and weeds. Symptoms will range from...

  • Scientists unveil 'first' 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels

    Scientists unveil 'first' 3D print of heart with human tissue, vessels

    Scientists in Israel unveiled a 3D print of a heart with human tissue and vessels on Monday, calling it a first and a "major medical breakthrough" that advances possibilities for transplants. The heart, about the size of a rabbit's, marked "the...

  • The Passion statues

    The Passion statues

    World War I in 1918 had just ended when the newly appointed parish priest of Żebbuġ, Gozo, Fr Anton Grima, ordered a set of eight statues to be used in the Good Friday procession. The statues were to be done in papier mâché by artist Augustine...

  • Retrial: errors in judgments

    Retrial: errors in judgments

    Our system of legal redress adopts a two-tier structure; cases are first heard before and decided upon by the courts of first instance (such as the Court of Magistrates and the Civil Court, First Hall, in case of civil matters). Thereafter, any...

  • Carlo Darmanin: a pioneer in Good Friday iconography

    Carlo Darmanin: a pioneer in Good Friday iconography

    Our forefathers constantly showed interest and devotion during the pious days commemorating the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. A characteristic feature of Holy Week in Malta is undoubtedly the processions held in Maltese and...

  • Trip down memory lane

    Trip down memory lane

    Tex Mex SouthTriq tat-Trunciera, Marsaxlokk Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 6/10Overall: 7/10 When I was a wee whippersnapper growing up here, eating out was a rare occasion reserved for special events or the very odd “treat yourself”...

  • The Australian historical mission in Malta in 1919

    The Australian historical   mission in Malta in 1919

    In January 1919 the Australian Historical Mission travelled to Turkey by way of Italy and Malta to clarify some of the unresolved questions relating to Australia’s participation in the Gallipoli campaign. The all-Australian mission was headed by...

  • Sugar added to 77% of items

    Sugar added to 77% of items

    Processed foods have taken over most of the food we eat at the expense of those included in healthy nutritional advice. Many of us seem to be removing most of the fresh produce, fruits and vegetables, proteins and fibre from our diets. Along this...

  • My hunt for Rome’s forgotten jewels

    My hunt for Rome’s forgotten jewels

    December 23, 2018: Our late afternoon taxi ride from Ciampino Airport has not left us much time to invent anything special for this evening except to head for a good dinner. Now, as every buongustaio knows, when in Rome, the place to go for a...

  • The cremation conundrum

    The cremation conundrum

    I’m giving everybody prior warning: it’s going to be a thorny one today. With much fanfare, cremation is finally being ushered into the Maltese islands with the blessing of the Archbishop. I am personally somewhat diffident to this event, partly...

  • A truly spirited banquet

    Joseph W. Psaila: Pranzu Statali - Meta Valletta Eighteen Qajmet Il-MejtinBCD Printing Ltd, Victoria Joseph W. Psaila is no newcomer to the literary scene; this is in fact his sixth publication in verse, and those who have enjoyed his...

  • Christian warriors, mortal sinners

    Thomas Freller:The Sword and the Boudoir Midsea Books, Malta, 2018, pp. 384. In the space of a few weeks, two substantial books on the love-life of the knights of Malta have seen the light. The subject is so vast, the surviving documentation so...

  • The tax man will be all over the British royal baby

    The tax man will be all over the British royal baby

    Talk about being born with a silver spoon in your mouth: the royal baby of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will have a particularly glittery one. And US tax authorities will be keen to know how much that utensil is worth. That's because the baby...

  • What happens in Brussels, stays in Brussels

    Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge” (Isaac Asimov). French philosopher...

  • Using the cloud for spreadsheet accounting

    Using the cloud for spreadsheet accounting

    Enterprises have been transferring their data storage and processing to the cloud in an effort to benefit from its economic advantage and service availability. Accountants and, in particular, small business owners, are affected by this trend as...

  • Myth debunked: Dinosaurs today?

    Myth debunked: Dinosaurs today?

    Some people think that the dinosaur extinction happened due to their failure to adapt to the changing environment. In reality, dinosaurs were diverse for more than 100 million years, with fossils found in North and South America, Asia, Europe,...

  • Photo of the week - April 14, 2019

    Photo of the week - April 14, 2019

    A newly identified species of a 150 million-year-old marine crocodile, Cricosaurus bambergensis, has given insights into how a group of ancient animals evolved. The ancestor of today’s crocodiles belonged to a group of animals that developed a...

  • Spring is finally here

    Spring is finally here

    Orsay has just unveiled its latest fashion trends and accessories. Always up to date, the brand offers fashion enthusiasts its uniquely chic highlights, such as dresses and jeans. Orsay’s styles are uncomplicated but varied for every individual look.