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  • Going electric

    Going electric

    Alfa Romeo is breaking into the electric car world revealing the new concept of the Alfa Romeo Tonale compact SUV at the Geneva International Motor Show 2019. The Tonale is the first plug-in hybrid and the first compact utility vehicle by Alfa Romeo.

  • Top in automotive press test-drives

    Top in automotive press test-drives

    On the 10th edition of the Advent Automotive Press Awards, European journalists ranked the international press test-drives of new Citroën C5 Aircross SUV first. For the past decade, the Advent agency, specialised in measuring influence, has held...

  • Low-sugar kids’ yogurt

    Low-sugar kids’ yogurt

    Malta Dairy Products Ltd (MDP), producers of Benna fresh milk and fresh milk products, has an exciting new product in its yogurt range targeted for children – Yummy Kids Yogurt.  As its name implies, this yogurt range is specifically made for a...

  • New heels on the block

    New heels on the block

    Thanks to Aldo Shoes & Accessories, fashionistas can instantly update their daily basics with bold and colourful shoes, handbags and accessories. From blending with muted tones to opting for a playful touch, one can keep scrolling for all the bold...

  • The importance of being quantum

    Quantum-based technologies are making headlines around the world, with researchers reporting teleportation experiments involving satellites, quantum computers on the eve of designing new drugs and quantum cryptography employed for keeping messages...

  • Myth Debunked: Women and men’s brains are different!

    Myth Debunked: Women and men’s brains are different!

    Women are better at multi-tasking, and men are better at parking cars. Women are better at dealing with their emotions; men are good at fixing stuff; this is true for all men and women. Well, not quite. Stereotyping does not stop at distinguishing...

  • Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy now available in Malta

    Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy now available in Malta

    Women produce less of the two sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, as they get older. Many suffer unpleasant or distressing symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, loss of libido, headaches and mood changes. A general practitioner or...

  • Cosmetics collection launch

    Cosmetics collection launch

    Essence and Catrice Cosmetics recently launched their new spring/summer products at Domous Zamittello, Valletta, where guests could experience and sample some of the products from the new collection.

  • Photo of the week - March 31, 2019

    Photo of the week - March 31, 2019

    An international team of scientists, including ones based at the University of Malta, used very stable lasers to detect the microscopic motion of the earth by measuring its effect on the optical fibers owned by Enemalta plc and Melita Ltd, which...

  • St Patrick’s Day celebrated with family and friends

    St Patrick’s Day celebrated with family and friends

    It’s always the luck of the Irish when St Patrick’s Day falls on a weekend and this year this is what happened. The atmosphere in Republic Square, Valletta, on March 17 was a family-friendly one, with people taking part in the celebrations. Every...

  • Maurice Mizzi donates €70,000 to help Cottonera children

    Maurice Mizzi donates €70,000 to help Cottonera children

    On March 18, businessman Maurice Mizzi presented a €70,000 donation to The Spiro Mizzi Foundation. The event took place during Celebration Day at Santa Margerita Primary School in Senglea and was joined by guests of honour, President Marie-Louise...

  • Imagining the future

    Imagining the future

    Kia Motors has revealed its new all-electric concept car, Imagine by Kia, at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. “Automotive design is about capturing the heart and making it beat that bit faster for that bit longer. We believe that there’s...

  • First woman to win Afghan Star reality show to fight Taliban with her music

    First woman to win Afghan Star reality show to fight Taliban with her music

    The first woman to win the Afghan version of American Idol says she will fight the Taliban with her music, embracing a victory rich in symbolism as her country faces an uncertain future. Zahra Elham won the 14th edition of Afghan Star last week,...

  • Home help: Paul Vella on the usefulness of medical devices

    Monitoring blood pressure at home is very crucial in giving both the patient and the caregiver adequate data needed for effective management of diseases such as hypertension. According to Shimbo et al. (2015), home blood pressure measuring is of...

  • Manuscripts tell new story on Senglea’s Christ the Redeemer

    Manuscripts tell new story on Senglea’s Christ the Redeemer

    An analysis of 2,000 pages of newly-discovered manuscripts shed new historical light on one of the most devout statues in Malta, including how its cult status evolved. This emerged during the launch on Wednesday of a new publication titled...

  • US performs first kidney transplant from living donor with HIV

    US performs first kidney transplant from living donor with HIV

    The kidney of a 35-year-old HIV-positive woman has been transplanted into another patient with the virus that causes AIDS, US surgeons announced Thursday, in a major medical breakthrough. The surgeons at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore...

  • Spring bird migration in the Maltese islands

    Spring bird migration in the Maltese islands

    Bird migration is without doubt one of the most spectacular events in a bird’s life. Twice a year, a large number of species undertake a perilous journey thousands of kilometres long from summer to winter quarters and back again. Although spring...

  • Scientists discover how mosquitoes detect human sweat

    Scientists discover how mosquitoes detect human sweat

    Scientists have known for decades that mosquitoes are attracted to the lactic acid contained in human sweat, but in the era before advanced genetics, the precise mechanism had remained a mystery. Now, a team of researchers at Florida International...

  • From outrage to icon: Paris marks 30 years of Louvre's pyramid

    From outrage to icon: Paris marks 30 years of Louvre's pyramid

    It was once decried as an architectural "obscenity", but as the Louvre's glass pyramid turns 30 on Friday, it has become a cherished icon of the French capital. One eminent writer called for revolt in the streets when French president Francois...

  • Legal, but... abortion access under threat in Catholic Croatia

    Legal, but... abortion access under threat in Catholic Croatia

    On paper, abortion has been legal in Croatia for decades. But in practice, it is becoming less available in the largely Catholic country where religious pressure is pushing doctors increasingly to refuse abortions on moral grounds. "Why are...