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  • Launch of new, non-alcoholic, low-calorie beer in Valletta

    Launch of new, non-alcoholic, low-calorie beer in Valletta

    Heineken launched its latest innovation, Heineken 0.0, a non-alcoholic lager brewed with a unique recipe for a distinct balanced taste – and only 69 calories per 33cl bottle. The brand’s iconic green label has been turned blue – the colour...

  • Asian fusion cusine restaurant retains Silver Spoon Award

    Asian fusion cusine restaurant retains Silver Spoon Award

    One of Malta’s top Asian fusion cuisine restaurants, Temptasian, has once again clinched the Silver Spoon award during the WRMC (Wines and Restaurants of Malta.com) Restaurants Quality Recognition Awards gala night. Temptasian is on the ninth...

  • History of survival analysis

    History of survival analysis

    The term ‘survival analysis’ has been used for data involving time to a certain event such as death, onset of a disease or relapse of a condition. The development of survival analysis dates back to the 17th century with the first life table ever...

  • Myth debunked: Hazardous survival myths

    There are several misconceptions about specific survival situations, some of which have been articulated for decades and ingrained in our culture. Although it can be difficult to discriminate bet­ween facts and myths, it is possible, through...

  • Mcast signs CSR agreement with Marigold Foundation

    Mcast signs CSR agreement with Marigold Foundation

    A corporate social responsibility (CSR) agreement was signed last Friday between the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) and the Mari­gold Foundation. The agree­ment was signed at the Institute for Applied Sciences on the...

  • Belair Property opens Mellieħa office

    Belair Property opens Mellieħa office

    Belair Property recently announc­ed the opening of a new office in Triq Sant’ Anna, Mellieħa, to better cater for the island’s northern region. The office and new team are led by director Victoria Spiteri, in partnership with director-partners...

  • Priest celebrates diamond jubilee of ordination

    Priest celebrates diamond jubilee of ordination

    Mgr Arthur Said Pullicino marked his 60th anniversary of his priestly ordination with a solemn concelebrated sung Mass at Stella Maris parish church, Sliema, on March 19, Solemnity of St Joseph. The Jubilate Deo Choir performed during the Mass...

  • Photo of the week - March 24, 2019

    Sir David Cox was born in Birmingham in 1924. He studied mathematics at St John’s College, Cambridge, and obtained his PhD from Leeds University in 1949. In 1955, Cox published his seminal work on the Cox process, where the time-dependent...

  • ‘Crippling periods are not normal’

    ‘Crippling periods are not normal’

    March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. It is being marked in Malta today. Few people have heard of the disease, even though an estimated 176 million women worldwide – one in 10 – suffer from endometriosis. Jennifer Grech finds out more. Scars,...

  • Big gods came after the rise of civilisations - not before

    Big gods came after the rise of civilisations - not before

    When you think of religion, you probably think of a god who rewards the good and punishes the wicked. But the idea of morally-concerned gods is by no means universal. Social scientists have long known that small-scale traditional societies – the...

  • Six simple ways to fill your wardrobe with sustainable clothing

    Six simple ways to fill your wardrobe with sustainable clothing

    The environmental impact of fashion waste is overwhelming. Every year the UK alone sends 350,000 tones of clothing to landfill. And as the majority of garments are made from oil-based materials like polyester – 22.67 tonnes of polyester clothing...

  • Creating a wedding registry with more alternatives

    Creating a wedding registry with more alternatives

    Creating a wedding registry is a fun wedding activity to check off the wedding planning list. Yet the idea of a wedding registry does not appeal to everyone. While planning a wedding most couples are busy coping with their hectic everyday routine...

  • New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

    New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

    Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render them infertile. But sperm freezing is not an option for prepubescent boys, some 30% of whom will become sterile as a result of toxic cancer...

  • ‘We take water for granted’

    ‘We take water for granted’

    Water is very scarce in Malta. We rank among the top five countries having the least amount of renewable water per capita, ahead even of desert countries like Libya. This is attributed to three factors: a small catchment area (the country’s...

  • Study sheds light on one of physics' biggest mysteries

    Study sheds light on one of physics' biggest mysteries

    Why do we exist? This is arguably the most profound question there is and one that may seem completely outside the scope of particle physics. But our new experiment at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has taken us a step closer to figuring it out. To...

  • Back to the future: cassettes launch comeback tour

    Back to the future: cassettes launch comeback tour

    The humble cassette - that tiny little plastic rectangle containing the homemade mixtapes of yesteryear - is back, joining vinyl as a darling of audiophiles who miss side A and side B. But as top musicians including Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber...

  • How the tail of the human sperm could change IVF

    How the tail of the human sperm could change IVF

    Every time a man ejaculates about 55 million sperm are released. This is equivalent to more than six times the entire population of London or New York, and more than twice the population of Shanghai city. But of course, not all of these sperm will...

  • One million expected at blockbuster Paris Tutankhamun show

    One million expected at blockbuster Paris Tutankhamun show

    At least one million people are expected to flock to a "once in a generation" exhibition about the Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun which opens in Paris this weekend. More than 150 treasures from the boy king's tomb - including 60 which have never...

  • Plastic, not so fantastic

    Plastic, not so fantastic

    There are second-long decisions that every person makes in the course of a single day. You rush to the office – late again – and stop for a takeaway espresso. For lunch, you eat a quick salad from a disposable container. On your way home, you stop...

  • A tale of two Delhis: Deadly air exposes rich poor divide

    A tale of two Delhis: Deadly air exposes rich poor divide

    Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most polluted places on earth. But these eco-eateries, offering cleaner air as...