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Report from IDAHO conference

May
17

by Ramon Casha, deputy chairman, MHA

On Thursday I attended the IDAHO forum - International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, held in Malta.

The conference included updates on the unfolding situation in many countries in regard to equal rights for LGBTI people. I'm proud to say that Malta registered the greatest improvement in this area, followed by Montenegro, but the positive developments in many countries were offset by major setbacks in others, including Uganda, Sudan, Nigeria, as well as Russia and other countries in Eastern Europe.

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The Science of Contrails

Apr
21

In recent weeks, there have been some people expressing concern over what they believe to be dangerous “chemtrails” in the sky. Chemtrails are claimed to be white trails of chemicals sprayed by aircraft as they pass overhead, either to somehow affect people on the ground, or, in a more recent variation of this idea, to control the weather – but what does science say?

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Civil Unions bill passes

Apr
15

It was smiling faces all round and rainbows everywhere as the speaker called out the result - the bill has passed. The new Civil Unions bill gives same-sex (or opposite sex) couples the right to get a civil union which will have the same legal rights as marriage, including adoption.

Several more photos are in our Facebook page.

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The Placebo Effect, Double-Blind Tests and Why Most “Alternative Medicine” is bunk

Mar
19

On any given day on Facebook, you are likely to see several graphics claiming incredible health benefits for some exotic plant, or claiming that some “alternative medicine” procedure can do everything that normal medicine can do but better. Very often these are accompanied by claims of people who tried them and testified to their efficacy. So how come medical professionals insist that they don’t work?<--break->


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Ethics Education in Malta - Information Seminar

Jan
29

Roger TirazonaOn Saturday 25th January, the University of Malta and the Ministry of Education and Employment, presented the plans and provisory suggestions to offer an Ethics Course for students who choose not to take the current Religious Education offered in schools.

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You can help scientific research

Jan
22

Do you want to help in important scientific research without lifting a finger (much) and even with no scientific experience or training?

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Mandela passes the torch to us

Dec
06

The Malta Humanist Association wishes to show its appreciation for Nelson Mandela, a man whose life was a beautiful inspiration for millions.

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