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2 de Julho de 2018.

A different perspective

“Din Matamoro” is a Galician painter that was born in the city of Vigo “Painting is a worthy way of being in the world, a trade that makes you free and opens ways to the imagination” , these were the words of a proud artist from our nowadays society after have being selected in the “Real Academia Galega de Belas Artes” with all the effort and work that had supposed to him. The life of a common painter of nowadays can be hard, but I have someone close in my family that has taught me that with effort and desire you can make your position in this world is whatever you want. Eduardo Matamoro Irago, more recognized in Galicia as […]
30 de Junho de 2018.

Sonda japonesa chega a asteróide

O grande objectivo desta missão é a recolha de amostras do asteróide Ryugu para o estudo da origem e evolução do nosso sistema solar. Em japonês, a palavra “hayabusa” significa “falcão”. Hayabusa 2 é também o nome da sonda da Agência Japonesa de Exploração Aeroespacial (Jaxa) que chegou ao asteróide Ryugu esta quarta-feira. Lá, vai recolher amostras desse asteróide para o estudo da origem e evolução do sistema solar. Nesse momento, este “falcão” espacial está a cerca de 20 quilómetros do seu destino final, entrando em órbita do asteróide. A Hayabusa 2 partiu em direcção ao Ryugu em Dezembro de 2014. O grande objectivo é descer até à superfície do asteróide, recolher amostras e trazê-las para a Terra. Para quê? […]
30 de Junho de 2018.

Maruja Mallo

Maruja Mallo was first and foremost free. When you think about a famous painter from Spain all the names that come out are masculine. The reason why is not because there are not female Spanish painters, it is because history is not giving them the recognition that they deserve. I am really far from being an art expert, but I know how women have to face challenges due to gender biases, from finding difficulty in training to selling their work and gaining recognition. Maruja Mallo is one of the women that fight for her own place in the world of art of the twentieth century to become one of the most representative figures of the Generation of 27 and one […]
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 […]
3 de Agosto de 2018.

Travel around the coast

Something that a lot of people do in the summer in Madeira. The most popular way to travel is to rent a car and split the cost, making it quite cheap transportation. However it can be hard to drive in the mountains, and if you don’t have a great car and a lot of people you can get stuck on a hill. A bus is also an option, somehow they can easily drive on even the smallest and steepest roads, but it can be quite expensive to get a ticket. The last option is to ask for a lift on the road. It is actually pretty safe here so there is no problem with doing that, and it is free. […]
30 de Julho de 2018.

Prepare your Summer

Open your eyes to catch all the beauty of Madeira A French guy in Funchal will give you, this month, some tips to prepare your summer, as you’re coming soon in Madeira Island. Take what you want, but just know that some little mistakes are hidden! To begin, Madeira is a very cold Island, because It’s climate is very fresh. That’s why people always need to have and/or to wear a pullover, some waterproof sneakers, a pair of short trousers, and a waterproof sun hat. However, if you like to go to the beach, you’ll enjoy coming to Madeira, so don’t forget to bring with you your swimsuit and to buy a ticket for Porto Santo, it will worth it! To go […]
27 de Julho de 2018.

Madeira in the summer

The way there doesn’t even seem long because of the nice views. If I would have to describe the perfect summer day in Madeira, it would be something like this. Waking up before the sun is up, taking breakfast with me and going by car to Pico do Areeiro with a group of friends. There we would sit on the second highest point of Madeira and eat breakfast while watching the sunrise. After that, we would drive down the mountain through the beautiful Madeiran forest. Next stop would be Santana. There we would go visit the Madeira theme park. Of course, the park is pretty touristic, but spending a few hours there with friends could be fun. Seeing the typical […]
24 de Julho de 2018.

Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço

There you can see huge cliffs reaching out of the sea. This eastern peninsula of the island is from volcanic origins, it consists mostly basalt stone but also limestone sediment formations. Because of the pretty dry climate and the exposure to northern winds, there is low vegetation. It looks very different from the other parts of the island and this is what makes it so special. A nice fact is that the name of the vereda comes from the name of João Gonçalves Zarco’s caravel, São Lourenço. Zarco was one of the three discoverers of Madeira. For me, this walk is definitely one that you NEED to do when you are in Madeira, it’s one of the most beautiful walks […]
21 de Julho de 2018.

How not waste a summer in Madeira

Let me give you some non-qualified tips for the months to come. To be honest, I have not been in Madeira during the hottest months of summer. My experience started in September what I would still call summer due to the heat. Madeira is very versatile and full of possible activities. That is the reason why I love this island. People who love the sea have several options to explore the Atlantic Ocean. Snorkeling and scuba diving let you discover the biodiversity of the sea dwellers. But not everyone likes to dive in the dark and deep ocean and some rather stay above the surface of the water, at least with their heads. There are still enough activities, such as […]
19 de Julho de 2018.

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh: of the most famous artists of the 19th century. This fame is not only because his art, but also because of his life. He was born in 1853, in a village near the Belgian border. When starting adulthood he did not really know what to do. He first became a schoolteacher, then a book salesman, studied theology and became a preacher in a coal mine. He did not really do well in all these jobs and got fired for all of them. Eventually, his brother Theo convinced Vincent to become an artist after seeing the sketches he made. He moved around in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Paris before eventually moving to the village of Arles in France, […]