Aliens are amongst us! No, not from outer space, although some of them are as weird as anything dreamed up by Hollywood, but from seas other than the Mediterranean. It all started in 1869 with the opening of the Suez Canal which established a link between the eastern Mediterranean and the Red Sea that had not existed for at least 15 million years. This very soon brought an influx of Red Sea species into the Mediterranean in what was almost exclusively a one way process – a phenomenon called, rather inappropriately, ‘Lessepsian migration’.
Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night is Malta’s arts and science festival. We offer a fantastic opportunity for educators, students, scientists and artists to collaborate and get creative. We are a platform for art installations, exhibitions, music, theatre, and performing arts that engage the public with science. We’re looking forward to your participation. Our theme this year is The Brain. Proposals and participation outside this theme will be considered on a case-by-case basis (please get in touch before submission).
Deadline for proposal submission is by midnight 18 February 2016. A Focus Group to discuss ideas and brainstorm projects will be held on the 5 February, 6.30pm, Common Room, University of Malta. The festival will take place on the night of the 30 September 2015. The events should preferably be available for Notte Bianca 2016 the following day.
Xjenza Volume 3, Issue 2 - December 2015
Xjenza is the Journal of the Malta Chamber of Scientists and is published by the Chamber in electronic format. Xjenza is a peer-reviewed, open access international journal. The scope of the journal encompasses research articles, original research reports, reviews, short communications and scientific commentaries in all fields of science.
After receiving a bit of a face lift we are pleased to announce that the second issue in the New Online Series has just been published and currently available as open access. The full Journal can be downloaded here, or you may wish to access individual articles here.
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