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28 de Junho de 2018.

Descoberto gibão já extinto

Denominada Junzi imperialis, a nova espécie de gibão terá desaparecido devido à pressão humana no seu habitat. Uma nova espécie de gibão foi encontrada num sítio inesperado: um túmulo com cerca de 2300 anos no centro da China, que pode ter pertencido à avó de Qin Shihuang, o primeiro imperador da China unificada e que mandou construir a Grande Muralha. A descoberta divulgada esta sexta-feira na revista Science sugere que este gibão possa ter sido o primeiro a desaparecer como resultado directo das actividades humanas. Em 2004, foi escavado um túmulo na província de Shaanxi que, possivelmente pertencia à avó de Qin Shihuang, de seu nome Xia. Lá, encontraram-se vestígios de aves, mamíferos domésticos, leopardo, lince, urso-negro-asiático ou de um […]
28 de Junho de 2018.

The art of Open Doors

We cannot pass without admiration for the art in Santa Maria street. More specifically, this project concerns around 200 painted doors which transformed this historic part of the city in open and permanent art gallery. This idea of painting doors emerged in 2010 and it was a result of cooperation between José Maria Zyberchema and João Carlos Abreu, the former Regional Secretary for Economy, Tourism and Culture, the Funchal Municipal Council and two private companies. The project was presented for the first time in an event called PechaKucha by José Maria Montero. After that, on April 2011, in the street of Santa Maria at number 77 the first door was painted by the artist Mark Milewski. It looks like a […]
20 de Junho de 2018.

Campo hidrotermal em Portugal

É o primeiro campo hidrotermal descoberto numa expedição totalmente portuguesa, liderada pela Fundação Oceano Azul. Localizado entre as Flores e o Faial, está a 570 metros de profundidade. Por cima do complexo do Gigante, um monte submarino literalmente a meio caminho entre as ilhas das Flores e do Faial, deu-se um encontro programado de navios – entre o Santa Maria Manuela e o Almirante Gago Coutinho. Estão a participar numa expedição da Fundação Oceano Azul aos Açores desde o início de Junho, dedicada às ilhas do Corvo e das Flores e a alguns montes submarinos nas redondezas. As novidades chegadas ao Santa Maria Manuela (que partiu na segunda-feira à tarde das Flores) vindas do Almirante Gago Coutinho é que o […]
18 de Junho de 2018.

Statue of Infante Dom Henrique

He is seen as the patron of the Portuguese exploration. Infante Dom Henrique of Portugal (1394-1460), who is most commonly known as Prince Henry the Navigator also held the name of Duke of Viseu. Right at the entrance of the Saint Catherine’s park in Funchal, we can see a bronze statue of Prince Henry, sitting underneath an arch. The statue was created in 1941 but officially inaugurated on 28th of May 1947. It was designed and made by the sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida (1898-1975), who was a striking figure of the 20th-century sculpture art. During the early time of the Portuguese Empire, Prince Henry had an essential part in the maritime discoveries and expansions in the 15th century. Nowadays he […]
18 de Junho de 2018.

LHC com maior Luminosidade

Melhorias no grande acelerador de partículas irão permitir a produção de, pelo menos, 15 milhões de bosões de Higgs por ano. Esta sexta-feira, o Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas (CERN) entrou numa nova fase, que marca o início dos trabalhos de engenharia civil, do Grande Colisor de Hadrões (LHC, na sigla em inglês), seis anos depois deste grande acelerador de partículas resolver um longo enigma ao confirmar a existência do esquivo bosão de Higgs. Esta renovação irá aumentar a “luminosidade” das experiências de colisão de protões do LHC – um anel de 27 quilómetros sob a fronteira da Suíça e de França –, aumentando dez vezes o número de colisões de partículas e produzindo um retrato claro do mundo […]
15 de Junho de 2018.

Estudo questiona quimioterapia

Autores do estudo questionam necessidade do recurso à quimioterapia em dezenas de milhares de casos anuais. O maior estudo alguma vez realizado sobre tratamentos de cancro da mama concluiu que 70% das mulheres com a forma mais comum da doença podem prescindir da quimioterapia sem afectar as suas hipóteses de tratar a doença. Os autores do estudo estimam que cerca de 70 mil doentes, nos Estados Unidos e noutros locais, são submetidos a quimioterapia desnecessariamente todos os anos. No âmbito deste estudo foram realizados testes genéticos a 10.273 mulheres, explica a BBC. Este teste é feito através de uma biópsia numa fase inicial da doença. Neste estudo, os investigadores focaram-se apenas em tumores que ainda não chegaram aos gânglios linfáticos, alimentados por hormonas […]
14 de Junho de 2018.

Municipal Theater: Baltazar Dias

In the 1880´s It became the Theater as we know it today. Hey guys! After telling you my first impressions about the Island, about food, a little bit of Flora and Fauna, about History, and one of the Kings of Portugal, last month you discovered one French author, Antoine de Saint Exupéry, and one of his famous books, Le Petit Prince. For April we are gonna talk about the Municipal Theater of Funchal, Municipal Theater Baltazar Dias or “Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias”. When we speak about the Theater Baltazar Dias of Funchal, we could speak about the Theater La Scala of Milano or about the Theater D.Maria II of Lisbon (Queen of Portugal between 1826 and 1853). As some people […]
13 de Junho de 2018.

Portugal e Espanha na defesa do mar

Reunião para coordenar o trabalho conjunto sobre o stock ibérico de sardinha e a defesa das espécies de profundidade. Organizações ambientalistas portuguesas e espanholas juntaram-se para terem posições conjuntas perante a União Europeia relacionadas com o mar, como nas quotas de pesca sustentável, lixo marinho, extracção de petróleo ou gestão dos rios comuns. A primeira reunião das 15 organizações não governamentais, oito das quais portuguesas, realizou-se em Lisboa, e visou a coordenação do trabalho conjunto sobre o stock ibérico da sardinha e a defesa das espécies de profundidade, acerca das quais têm já a decorrer uma campanha de sensibilização, como referiu esta segnda-feira Gonçalo Carvalho, da Sciaena. Num encontro com jornalistas, a bordo de um veleiro da organização Ecologistas en […]
11 de Junho de 2018.

Saint John the Evangelist church

The church is built in mannerism and baroque style. The Saint John the Evangelist church, or college church, was built in the seventeenth and eighteenth century after the Jesuits college was built. It is, for me at least, one of the most impressive monuments in Funchal. In the 16th century, the Jesuits came to Madeira. They came to the Island because the island was invaded by French protestant pirates. Jesuits are part of the Society of Jesus, this Catholic order emphasizes on Education. Because of this, the Jesuits were the perfect chosen ones to convert the people in the island. The Jesuits college was built in the sixteenth century under the order of king Sebastian and right after that, the […]
11 de Junho de 2018.

Química e ópera

A viagem por mais de 400 anos de ópera e pelas substâncias que alimentam os seus enredos inspirou o livro “Poções e Paixões: Química e Ópera”, uma obra de divulgação que funde a ciência e a arte, escrita pelo químico João Paulo André. É possível encontrar traços comuns entre uma mulher que prepara charutos e uma aristocrata que, de manhã, recebe uma multidão em sua casa para beber chocolate quente. Estes dois episódios são representados em óperas. A primeira está na ária de entrada da protagonista de Carmen, obra de Georges Bizet estreada em 1875. A segunda encontra-se em O Cavaleiro da Rosa (1911), de Richard Strauss. Mas, olhando mais a fundo as substâncias que chamam a atenção das personagens, […]
18 de Julho de 2018.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

7 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related with travel, accomodations and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, portuguese volunteers and […]
17 de Julho de 2018.

Jan Matejko

Jan Matejko is probably the most known Polish painter. He born in 1838 in Krakow and he specialized in historical and battle paintings. One of his most famous canvas is “The Battle of Grunwald”, painted in 1872–1878. It represents a really important event in Polish history, the victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. It is displayed in the National Museum in Warsaw. His other famous paintings which we can find there are: “Stańczyk” and “The Prussian Homage”, among others. It is worth to mention that Matejko is an author of the 320 or so known oil paintings mainly depicting the most momentous events in Polish […]
13 de Julho de 2018.

Gerhard Richter

The world’s highest paid living artist Gerhard Richter, born 1932 in Dresden, Germany is one of the most famous German painters of all time and called the best living painter by many. He has huge national and international success and won many notable awards again both national and international. His style changed a lot during his long career which he started in the 1950s in East Germany. In 1961 Richter fled with his wife to West Germany, he is said to have burned parts of his paintings before he left. Here he studied art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 1964 he had his first solo exhibition which was the cornerstone for his success. Noteworthy is that Richter is not only […]
11 de Julho de 2018.

Alvar Aalto

He did some really nice pieces of art. We were supposed to write about a painter from our own countries. But to be honest, in Finland, we don’t have any painters who would be really impressive for me or either known world-wide. So I decided to write about Alvar Aalto, an architect and a designer I personally like. Alvar Aalto was born in the 3rd of February 1898 in Kuortane. In 1921 he graduated from Helsinki’s technical academy. During his time in the academy, he took part in the civil war in Finland. After graduating he moved away from the capital city, to Jyväskylä. There he made his own architect office, following the Scandinavian design, which was popular at that time. […]
9 de Julho de 2018.

Karel Appel

The paintings look (a little bit) like child drawings. This man is an internationally renowned Dutch painter, whose paintings look (at least according to critics) like they were painted by a child himself. Also, Karel stated: ´I just mess up something´. Others say this was not completely true, they say there was a big theory behind the paintings. Christiaan Karel Appel was born in 1921 in Amsterdam, he studied there at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. At the academy, he met two other artists with who he became close friends, Corneille and Constant. With these friends and a few others, he founded Cobra in 1948 at an international conference in Paris. This was an international movement of painters and […]
6 de Julho de 2018.

Rembrandt van Rijn

The master among Dutch painters in the Dutch Golden Age. Rembrandt Hamerszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter, etcher, drawer and art collector. He is considered as one of the greatest painters in European art. Besides, he is the most important Dutch painter of the 17th century. This century is also known as the Dutch Golden Age because Dutch art was one of the most acclaimed in the world in that time. Rembrandt manufactured approximately 300 paintings, 300 etchings and 2000 drawings. These works belong to the Baroque style and were influenced by the Caravaggesque style. Both styles find their origin in Italy and are related to strong emotional expressions and extravagancy even though he has never been to Italy. […]