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  • Why do so many people believe in psychic powers?

    Why do so many people believe in psychic powers?

    Mind reading and the ability to predict the future are not skills people generally associate with the human race. Yet, research shows many people genuinely believe in the existence of psychic powers. You would think that instances of proven...

  • More than love: Chris and Moira, 25 years on

    More than love: Chris and Moira, 25 years on

    Life for Chris Scicluna and Moira Stafrace has been a roller-coaster ride of emotions, excitement and surprises. The couple, who won Malta’s Song for Europe festival 25 years ago and are still together, share bits and pieces of their amazing...

  • So you went vegan in January – now what?

    So you went vegan in January – now what?

    Many people will have had their fill of cheese, chocolate and meat over Christmas and have felt much more energised after going vegan in January (an event known as Veganuary). This invigorating feeling is largely due to the increase in fruit,...

  • Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults

    Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults

    A sharp increase in obesity-linked cancers among young adults in the United States could foreshadow a reversal in the overall decline in cancer mortality, researchers warned Monday. In a sweeping study covering two-thirds of the US population,...

  • Leonardo da Vinci: 500 years after his death his genius shines as bright as ever

    Leonardo da Vinci: 500 years after his death his genius shines as bright as ever

    Old masters rarely come more venerable (and venerated) and instantly recognisable than Leonardo da Vinci. But to think of Leonardo as an Old Master – with all its connotations of being staid, traditional, somehow old-fashioned and boring – is to...

  • Global experts call for earlier cancer detection

    Global experts call for earlier cancer detection

    Today’s World Cancer Day, led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), aims to inspire and encourage action from individuals, the health community and governments to improve public awareness and access to early detection, screening...

  • Birds of paradise in Malta

    Birds of paradise in Malta

    On February 5, 1862, the P & O Steamship Euxine left Alexandria bound for Marseilles, with a stopover in Malta. On board was a special and unusual cargo in the charge of one Alfred Russel Wallace, identified simply on the passenger list as “Mr...

  • The Beatles reborn

    The Beatles reborn

    What do Prince Charles and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall, have in common with Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Oprah Winfrey and Bill Gates? They have all been to Rishikesh and probably Liverpool too. Fifty years ago, The Beatles went to India to...

  • An Unforketable experience

    An Unforketable experience

    The Fork and CorkTelgha Tas-Saqqajja, MdinaTel: 7904 7043 Food: 8/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 I’ll take any excuse to dine out. Not that I don’t enjoy cooking, far from it. More often than not my home plays host to almost...

  • Stop victim blaming

    Stop victim blaming

    I have been watching the documentary Surviving R. Kelly in slack-jawed horror. Here sits a man who has been accused of multiple underage sex crimes over a period of over 30 years and yet, although everyone from his brothers to his managers to the...

  • The Alfred Christian case

    The Alfred  Christian case

    On February 27, 1909, Alfred Christian, the manager and owner of an English bank, appeared before the Court of Judicial Police charged with having, at Valletta, repeatedly committed acts that offend morals and modesty in a place exposed to public...

  • To the rhythm of the waves

    Charles Bezzina: Mar-Ritmi tal-Baħar: a collection of poemsSelf-published, 2018 A poet is unquestionably a dreamer, and poetry is essentially human and elemental. Despite the prevailing atmosphere of a chaotic world that seems to no longer know...

  • Sashay, all the way

    Sashay, all the way

    It was not just about the music. Like anything that involves showbiz, fashion took a big slice of the social media hype that grew around X-Factor Malta in the runup to the show finale last week. Judges and singers brought their fashion A Game and...

  • Cholesterol, fat and sugar

    Cholesterol, fat and sugar

    In the second of his two-part article examining what may be the biggest controversy in modern medical history, Albert Cilia-Vincenti shows how recommendations for a balanced healthy diet are based on outdated science. Doctors and nutritionists...

  • 'Inkjet' solar panels poised to revolutionise green energy

    'Inkjet' solar panels poised to revolutionise green energy

    What if one day all buildings could be equipped with windows and facades that satisfy the structure's every energy need, whether rain or shine? That sustainability dream is today one step closer to becoming a reality thanks to Polish physicist and...

  • ANCHOVY. Bash goes viral

    ANCHOVY. Bash goes viral

    One week has passed since the ANCHOVY.’s invite-only bash took place, with over 300 friends joining an afternoon filled with tech, deep house, networking and great food. The bash featured culinary highlights by renowned chef Adam Demanuele, candy...

  • Staff loyalty rewards scheme launched

    Staff loyalty rewards scheme launched

    Prohealth has rolled out an internal programme that rewards staff loyalty and celebrates its employees’ achievements within the company. The scheme was implemented in December 2018 during the Christmas office party, where employees who have worked...

  • Pepsi-Cola brings Uefa Champions League Trophy to Malta

    The public will have a unique opportunity to view and have their picture taken with the prestigious Uefa Champions League trophy during an event which will be held on Saturday between 10.30am and 2pm at The Point Shopping Mall in Sliema. Brought...

  • San Anton School’s charity Christmas cards raise €1,800 for Puttinu Cares

    San Anton School’s charity Christmas cards raise €1,800 for Puttinu Cares

    Students who had designed San Anton School’s Charity Christmas Cards recently presented the proceeds from the sale of their cards, amounting to €1,800, to Dr Andrew Decelis, a representative of Puttinu Cares. The students’ artwork was selected in...

  • New Horizons – reaching further again

    New Horizons – reaching further again

    The curiosity inciting exploration of the unknown has long been ingrained in our species’ genetic make-up, egging us to seek knowledge of what lies beyond the horizons we call home. Once we had conquered the ability to explore most of our planet’s...