The Malta Independent 24 January 2017, Tuesday


Flabby heart keeps pumping with squeeze from robotic sleeve

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 16:30 Last update: about 3 hours ago

Scientists are developing a robotic sleeve that can encase a flabby diseased heart and gently squeeze to keep it pumping. So far it's been tested only in animals, improving blood flow in pigs....

Armani as furry wrapper-in-chief for Milan menswear season

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 16:18 Last update: about 4 hours ago

There have been lots of warm fuzzies on the Milan runway this season: shaggy fur, furry footwear, thick knits, big gloves, droopy caps, face-framing neck-warmers. All useful for hunkering down in...

It's all good: Any exercise cuts risk of death, study finds

Saturday, 21 January 2017, 16:26 Last update: about 7 days ago

Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more...

Diet Res-Illusions: Tips from the pros on how to lose weight

Friday, 20 January 2017, 16:25 Last update: about 7 days ago

We make 'em, we break 'em. New Year's diet resolutions fall like needles on Christmas trees as January goes on. Genes can work against us. Metabolism, too. But a food behavior researcher has tested a...

Rumpled iconoclast

Friday, 20 January 2017, 16:13 Last update: about 7 days ago

Marni has taken a rumpled, colorful turn. The new Marni man, as imagined by creative director Francesco Risso in his debut season, is something of a light-hearted vagabond. The brand's heritage...

Cells dripped into the brain help man fight a deadly cancer

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 16:24 Last update: about 7 days ago

A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease - another...

For 1st time, CoverGirl ads feature woman wearing a hijab

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 16:10 Last update: about 7 days ago

CoverGirl is featuring a woman wearing a hijab in its advertising for the first time in the makeup line's history. Beauty blogger Nura Afia is featured wearing the traditional Muslim head...

Software Support for Tax Fraud Experts

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 10:24 Last update: about 5 days ago

Fraud is a major challenge in any financial system, not least of which is that of taxation. Typically, tax fraud has been addressed by having teams of fraud experts auditing cases individually. Given...

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