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30 de Julho de 2019.

Dos CTESP às licenciaturas

Quase dois terços dos alunos que entram nas formações de dois anos prosseguem estudos, mas estas tinham sido pensadas como “via rápida” de acesso ao mercado de trabalho. Os cursos técnicos superiores profissionais (Ctesp) estão a tornar-se numa via de acesso alternativa às licenciaturas. Estas formações de dois anos foram criadas para serem uma “via rápida” para colocar pessoas com formação superior no mercado de trabalho, mas quase dois terços dos diplomados está a continuar os seus estudos. Os dados recolhidos junto das instituições de ensino superior mostram que 65% das pessoas que concluíram um Ctesp em 2016/17 inscreveu-se numa licenciatura no ano seguinte. A realidade é diferente de instituição para instituição. Por exemplo, todos os diplomados da Escola Superior […]
29 de Julho de 2019.

Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich, born on the 5th of September 1774, was a German Romantic landscape painter of the 19th century and is, nowadays, regarded as the most important German artist of his generation. His best-known paintings consist of allegorical landscapes, featuring contemplative figures, silhouettes against night skies, fog, barren trees, as well as Gothic ruins. His chosen subjects prove his interest in the contemplation of nature and his emotional approach towards nature. This approach was highly influenced by the social current in his time, a society which grew disillusioned to the materialism of past generations and sought sense in the focus of spirituality, expressed through images of the natural, “divine” world. While Friedrich’s master pieces brought him great renown early […]
29 de Julho de 2019.

Desmascarado mecanismo do cancro

Mecanismo dá pistas sobre uma maneira de impedir que as células cancerosas matem as células normais, o que pode vir a contribuir para o desenvolvimento de novas terapias contra o cancro. As células cancerosas são perspicazes: arranjaram uma forma inteligente de enganar as suas vizinhas saudáveis. Como? Fazem-nas pensar que já são perdedoras e depois eliminam-nas. Uma equipa com cientistas do Centro Champalimaud, em Lisboa, conseguiu topar a artimanha das células cancerosas. Num artigo publicado na última edição da revista Nature, revela-se que tudo acontece graças a uma proteína. Além disso, combinou-se a quimioterapia e o bloqueio da expressão dessa proteína em ratinhos e verificou-se que o tumor se reduzia muito mais ou, nalguns casos, se eliminava completamente. Apesar de […]
26 de Julho de 2019.

Pioneer in a world of abstract art

Using simple elements like horizontal and vertical lines and primary colours Piet Mondrian created pieces that have been discussed by many people. Even though his last works are abstract, he has not always been an abstract painter. His arts career started shortly after primary school. From this moment he started taking art classes and had many different teachers. After failing a qualification test for an arts school because of the subject ‘anatomy’, Mondrian started to focus on the painting of landscapes. In the following years his painting style was influenced by other painters like Van Gogh and Matisse. His style shifted from realistic to more expressive, his lines became harsher and colours more dramatic. This change in style became even […]
25 de Julho de 2019.

Base de dados de produtos ibéricos

Composição fenólica de quase uma centena de produtos já foi recolhida em projecto luso-espanhol. O projecto Iberphenol dispôs de 2,2 milhões de euros para o desenvolvimento de uma rede de investigação ibérica que está a criar uma base de dados com a composição fenólica de produtos de Portugal e Espanha, como o vinho, azeite e frutas. Os compostos fenólicos, constituintes naturais das plantas, são particularmente importantes em frutas, hortícolas ou plantas aromáticas e a sua identificação e quantificação revelam informações importantes a respeito da qualidade dos alimentos e dos potenciais benefícios que os mesmos podem exercer na saúde. “O principal objectivo do projecto é evidenciar a qualidade dos produtos portugueses e espanhóis com base na constituição dos produtos fenólicos”, afirmou […]
24 de Julho de 2019.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born in 1864 near Toulouse (Albi) in the South of France. He was from an aristocratic family. As he was very young, it appeared that Toulouse was suffering from a congenital illness due to his parents being closely related genetically. In such a wealthy family it was very common to marry between first cousins in order to protect the patrimony. This illness known as Pycnodysostosis (nowadays commonly called Toulouse-Lautrec syndrome) weakened his bones. Because of two serious horse-riding accidents, his legs stopped growing, letting him for the rest of his life with the legs of a child. Unable to pursue his original equestrian passion, he started to take art lessons. At the time of his arrival […]
23 de Julho de 2019.

Aventuras no mundo do Unicode

O Consórcio Unicode tem como objectivo definir um código para cada uma das letras, números e outros símbolos de cada um dos sistemas de escrita do mundo. Emojis incluídos. Para a grande maioria das pessoas, 🙂 já não é suficiente. É preciso uma carinha amarela a rir até às lágrimas. Os emojis fazem parte dos teclados virtuais dos telemóveis e tornaram-se omnipresentes nas conversas online. Há emojis para copos de cervejas, flamingos e beringelas (que, pelo seu desenho, passaram a ser um símbolo fálico). Nesta semana, a líder do CDS, Assunção Cristas, partilhou no Instagram uma fotomontagem com quatro penteados diferentes, pedindo aos seguidores que a ajudassem a escolher. A pergunta foi acompanhada por dois emojis sorridentes e um emoji […]
22 de Julho de 2019.

Wojciech Fangor

Polish painter, graphic and poster designer from the 20th Century, one of the co-founders of the Polish School of Posters. Wojciech Fangor was born on 15th November 1922 in Warsaw, nowadays he is mostly associated with op-art, however he started with paintings in socialist realism style. One of the most famous of his painting from this time is “Korean Mother”, currently placed in National Museum in Warsaw. He learnt  art from Tadeusz Pruszkowski and Felicjan Kowarski, in 1946 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. After the death of Stalin, he left the convention of social realism and he focused more on poster design. Together with Stanisław Zamecznik he represented the first environment in Poland “Studium przestrzeni”. […]
22 de Julho de 2019.

Ibuprofeno como um anticancerígeno?

Trabalho do Instituto Ricardo Jorge revela efeitos anticancerígenos do medicamento anti-inflamatório. O anti-inflamatório ibuprofeno tem efeitos anticancerígenos sobretudo no cancro do colón, inibindo o crescimento de células malignas, revela uma investigação do Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA). Investigadores do INSA, associados ao Instituto de Biossistemas e Ciências Integrativas da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, descreveram uma nova perspectiva sobre os efeitos anticancerígenos do ibuprofeno, que foi publicada na revista European Medical Journal. De acordo com a investigação, este medicamento anti-inflamatório de uso comum impede as células cancerígenas de produzirem variantes tumorigénicas de certas proteínas. O uso prolongado de medicamentos anti-inflamatórios não-esteroides (AINE), como por exemplo o ibuprofeno ou a aspirina, já foi anteriormente associado a […]
19 de Julho de 2019.

The italian Genius

Leonardo da Vinci is one of the main reasons why I am proud of being Italian. He was a world-class artist due to his predisposition for arts and sciences and for the results achieved in both artistic and scientific fields thanks to his ingenuity and talent. He was borned in 1452 and he started his career in a famous artistic Emporium in Florence where he could train his natural skills in painting activities and in sculpturing. His talent was rapidly recognised by the noble and powerful family of Medici, which attract the artist to his court and start commissioning some of his paintings. After that period, Leonardo was sent to Milan where he discovered a stimulating context that allowed him […]
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 […]