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5 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Afinal…. Je suis neandertal

Pela primeira vez, conseguiu-se observar de forma consistente ADN neandertal em populações africanas. Quem somos? E que passado carregamos? Estas questões estão constantemente a ser feitas quando se estuda o ADN humano. Desta vez, ao usarem um novo método computacional para detectar ancestralidade neandertal no genoma de humanos modernos (a nossa espécie), uma equipa de cientistas dos Estados Unidos observou pela primeira vez, de forma robusta, que os africanos têm ancestralidade neandertal no seu ADN. Também se verificou que os europeus e os asiáticos têm níveis de ancestralidade neandertal mais parecidos entre si do que aquilo que se julgava. Antes de mais, façamos as apresentações. Os neandertais são um grupo de humanos que surgiu há cerca de 400 mil anos […]
4 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Deixar de fumar reverte mutações

Estudo publicado na revista Nature revela que há um conjunto de células dos brônquios que recupera até níveis normais de mutações quando uma pessoa deixa de fumar. Parece que nem tudo está perdido ou danificado para sempre para um viciado em tabaco. Um estudo publicado na última edição da revista Nature mostra que abandonar o absurdo risco de fumar pode ser o suficiente para reverter danos nas células no pulmão. Aparentemente, há um conjunto de células que pode recuperar até aos níveis normais de mutações quando (e se) uma pessoa deixa de fumar. A conclusão é baseada num estudo que envolveu a análise de biópsias do tecido de 16 pessoas e um total de 632 perfis genéticos de células do […]
3 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Wavvyboi: The future of German RnB 

Wavvyboi never writes happy songs. The native of Liechtenstein exposes his feelings with music, shrouded in jazz chords and oppressive bass. The Liechtensteiner’s career started early.  At the age of twelve, he started taking piano lessons with Stefan Frommelt.  Frommelt quickly became his mentor and taught him to produce his own music. First of all, he played in some alternative bands and started releasing covers on SoundCloud.  For example, he adapted the song “3. Stock “by AnnenMayKantereit and made it his very own, a quiet piano version. Shortly afterward, Wavvyboi released his first own tracks.  For “12 am in the city”, he picked a YouTube Bryson Tiller Type beat by David Wud and transformed his feelings into melodies on the […]
2 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Supercomputador em Évora

O radiotelescópio SKA é transcontinental e as suas antenas para escutar o Universo ficarão espalhadas por África e pela Oceânia. O supercomputador Oblivion, com desempenho equivalente à combinação de mais de mil computadores, vai funcionar em Évora, associado ao projecto do futuro maior radiotelescópio do mundo e disponível também para a comunidade científica e empresas, foi revelado esta quinta-feira. Esse radiotelescópio é o SKA (Square Kilometre Array). “É uma máquina potente, com nós de computação, de gestão e de armazenamento. E podemos dizer que tem uma performance equivalente a 1200 computadores pessoais a funcionarem em conjunto”, destacou à agência Lusa o astrofísico Miguel Avillez, coordenador do Oblivion. A máquina, instalada no Data Center da DECSIS, no Parque Industrial e Tecnológico […]
1 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Materia: an impressive life

Marten Laciny is not just known as a rapper with the name Marteria or Marsimoto. Before this time, he had also other promising careers. At a young age, he discovered that he was a talented football player. He played for the youth team of F.C. Hansa Rostock, where he was born. Also, he played in the U-17 squad of the German national football team.  During a trip to New York City, he was discovered by a model scout. Because of this, he gave up his emerging football career in favor of his model career in the USA. He picked up model assignments all over the world and worked for Diesel and Hugo Boss.  However, he moved away from the model […]
31 de Janeiro de 2020.

Campeonato Nacional Universitário

A Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira vai participar, no próximo dia 1 de Fevereiro, nos Campeonatos Nacionais Universitários na modalidade de Duatlo. A nossa participação irá contar com a presença de dois atletas, de clubes distintos: Francisco Luís, de 21 anos, é estudante do 3.º ano do curso de Educação Física e Desporto e atleta do Clube Naval do Funchal. A sua paixão pelo desporto surge desde muito cedo, sendo que em 2016, conseguiu alcançar a 8.ª posição no Campeonato do Mundo de Duatlo. No mundo do triatlo, o Francisco já alcançou muitas proezas sendo que já foi Campeão Nacional de Duatlo e Aquatlo, inclusive já se sagrou por 2 vezes Campeão da Europa de Biatle. As suas vitórias […]
31 de Janeiro de 2020.

Reino Unido sai hoje da UE

Uma hora antes da meia-noite de sexta-feira, o Reino Unido passa a ser considerado um país terceiro em relação aos 27. O resto de 2020 será passado a negociar a futura parceria entre Londres e Bruxelas. O Conselho Europeu aprovou a conclusão do acordo do “Brexit”, em nome da União Europeia, na reunião desta quinta-feira, depois de o Parlamento Europeu ter dado o seu consentimento no plenário no dia anterior. O caminho está livre para a saída do Reino Unido da UE na sexta-feira. A saída concretiza-se à meia-noite em Bruxelas (23h em Lisboa e Londres), num processo que desafia o grande projecto de unidade europeia pós-II Guerra Mundial. Este acordo cobre áreas como os direitos dos cidadãos, pagamentos, protocolos […]
30 de Janeiro de 2020.

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris, is a Scottish musician, DJ, producer, and songwriter. Born in 1984 as Adam Wiles, he changed his name to Calvin Harris for his music career. Calvin Harris was born in Dumfries, Scotland and after leaving the high school he worked odd jobs in a supermarket and a fish processing factory. He worked these jobs so that someday he could afford the DJ equipment he needed to begin his music career.  At 18 Harris released two songs and then moved to London to learn from the thriving music scene there. He only realized one song while living in London and eventually he was forced to return to Dumfries due to a lack of jobs and money.  Once In Dumfries […]
29 de Janeiro de 2020.

Francisco Furtado, o naturalista

Quem era Francisco de Arruda Furtado? Um naturalista açoriano que investigou moluscos e divulgou nos Açores a teoria da evolução de Charles Darwin, com quem trocou cartas. Para a maioria das pessoas que ouviram falar de Francisco de Arruda Furtado (1854-1887), este é o naturalista açoriano que trocou cartas com Charles Darwin. Mas Francisco de Arruda Furtado foi muito mais do isso. Sem formação científica, dedicou-se à investigação de moluscos terrestres e foi um grande divulgador de ciência. Quem estudou o seu percurso, diz que é uma figura ímpar na ciência nacional e até internacional do seu tempo. Nascido em Ponta Delgada, Francisco de Arruda Furtado veio a frequentar o Liceu Nacional de Ponta Delgada. Aqui, do que se conhece […]
28 de Janeiro de 2020.

The Cranberries

I have decided to write about the famous Irish rock group, ‘The Cranberries’, for my text this month. It all started back in the mid-1980s when Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler decided to form a band in their garage, inspired by bands such as The Smiths and The Cure. They struggled to find a lead singer until they came across Dolores O’Riordan who they described as ‘quiet as a mouse’ but when she started singing they were ‘blown away’. There was no question that they had found their fourth band member. As songwriters, Noel and Dolores gelled immediately however they never were in the same room while they both wrote songs. For the first two years, they wrote […]
3 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions in Finland

Finnish traditions are very different from many other countries! Christmas traditions in Finland Finland is the home of Santa Claus and Christmas Land. That is one reason why Christmas in Finland can be truly memorable especially for visitors. Finnish traditions are also very different from many other countries and regions in the world. They have some similarities with neighboring Scandinavian countries and some traditions are shared among other Christian households around the world. The first Sunday in December is called the First Advent and it is the start for the Finnish Christmas season. Many children – and why not adults also – use advent calendars for counting down the days until Christmas Eve. Those calendars come in many forms from […]
1 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions of Vorarlberg

Church services start at around six in the morning. Christmas and Advent is a very special and important time at my home. Winter is coming, the skiing season starts and it might snow a little. On the first of December, the Advent starts and every child is allowed to open the first door of their Advent calendar. Another tradition is the Advent wreath, it is a circle made of fir branches and with four candles on top. The last four Sundays before Christmas one candle is lit, and so on until Christmas day, when finally all four candles burn. Another typical thing is Rorate. These are church services which start at around six in the morning and end with breakfast […]
29 de Abril de 2019.

Christmas in Silesia, Poland

We celebrate it a bit differently than in the rest of the country. Christmas in Poland is a very special time. But in Silesia, the region where I was born and raised and where all my family lives, we celebrate it a bit differently than in the rest of the country. The most important day is Christmas Eve on the 24th of December. At my home, the preparations start early in the morning when all of the women (me, my mother and my grandmother) start cooking dishes for the dinner, bake cakes and make makówki – my favorite Christmas sweet dish made of poppyseed, nuts, and bread. When the kids spot the first star in the sky, the whole family […]
26 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in the Basque Country

The comparison with the Nordic Santa Claus was inevitable. Christmas Traditions: Olentzero Olentzero is a character from the Basque Christmas tradition. He is a mythological collier that brings Christmas gifts to homes in the Basque Country, on both sides of the Pyrenees. Olentzero is represented as a thick man, unkempt, stained with coal. His main characteristic is that he lives isolated from the society dedicated to making charcoal in the forest, enjoying eating and drinking well and every winter he goes down from the mountains to the villages. The most widespread hypothesis is that the origin of Olentzero predates the Christianization of Navarre and that the character of Olentzero must be located within the celebrations of the winter solstice. There […]
24 de Abril de 2019.

A Europe of Traditions

The Traditions of Christmas, Carnival, and Easter in Germany. In my home country, Christmas time starts with the 1st of December, children receive “Adventskalender”, a calendar made mostly out of chocolates, which are used as a count down until Christmas Eve. This period is called the time of advent, from Latin adventus meaning arrival. Each Sunday during these four weeks is especially important, as, on these Sundays of Advent, we are lighting up one candle after another on our Advent wreath, until at the end, there are 4 candles lit: the sign that Christmas has come. On the 6th of December, we celebrate Saint Nicolaus day, in the night from the 5th to the 6th, children put out their boots […]
22 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in Holland

Everybody goes out on the streets and wears orange. The traditions of Christmas Santa is not a prominent figure in the traditional Holland Christmas celebration. Instead, children look forward to the arrival of St. Nicholas in November. St. Nicholas wears red bishop’s robes and is accompanied by a helper who is known as Zwarte Piet or Black Peter. Children are told that St. Nicholas and Black Peter spend the year writing down good and bad behaviors in a large book and preparing a list of presents that they will give the Dutch children who have been well behaved. If children have been bad, however, they are told that Black Peter will chase them with a stick! In Holland, presents are […]