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16 de Janeiro de 2020.

Thomas Rӧhler

From no one to the best one! On 30 September 1991, Thomas Rӧhler was born as a normal boy with a big dream: he wants to join the Olympic Games one day. He grows up in Jena, a beautiful little city in the middle of Germany. Here he was going to a sports school and has done some different athletic disciplines, like high jumping. In 2009 at the age of 17, he took a decision, which would change his whole life: he starts javelin throw. In this year, his personal was 52.96 meters. He trains a lot because he started to love this discipline and thought, that this could be his possibility to come closer to his dream of the […]
15 de Janeiro de 2020.

Educação ambiental nas escolas

Conselho Nacional de Educação propõe mudanças na abordagem que é feita nas escolas à educação ambiental. Partindo do pressuposto de que a despolitização da discussão dos problemas ambientais não é só um exercício artificial, como também uma forma de desvalorizar esta problemática enquanto “questão cívica”, o Conselho Nacional de Educação (CNE) exorta a que se admita “a inevitabilidade de uma dimensão política da educação ambiental” que é proposta nas escolas. Numa recomendação que foi agora divulgada, aquele órgão de consulta do Parlamento e do Governo frisa que na Estratégia Nacional para a Educação Ambiental 2020, lançada pelo Governo em 2017, “a expressão ‘política’ parece apenas referir-se aos decisores e às medidas do lado do Estado, não sugerindo explicitamente a existência […]
14 de Janeiro de 2020.

Marcel Hirscher

He is considered by many to be the best alpine skier in history – he is a true winner. Born in 1989 in Annaberg Bei Salzburg he grew up as the son of two ski instructors. He graduated from a special ski high school in 2007 and made his World Cup debut in March of the same year. He competed primarily in slalom and giant slalom, but he was also occasionally successful in combined and super G. His first victory was in December 2009 in the giant slalom of Val d’Isere, France. The three-time Junior World Champion contested 245 World Cup races, won 68 World Cup victories and became a two-time Olympic champion, five-time individual world champion and two-time World […]
13 de Janeiro de 2020.

Divisão celular e o cancro

Trabalho de investigação durou seis anos. Acaba de ser identificado um novo mecanismo utilizado pelas células que, ao garantir a correcta distribuição dos cromossomas durante a divisão celular, evita o desenvolvimento de anomalias associadas ao cancro. A descoberta é de investigadores do Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S), no Porto. Em entrevista à agência Lusa, o investigador Carlos Conde, explicou que o estudo, publicado na revista científica Journal of Cell Biology, destinava-se a “perceber como é que as células, quando se dividem, transmitem correctamente o material genético”. “Queríamos identificar os mecanismos moleculares que garantem que, quando as células se dividem, a separação do material genético ocorre de forma correcta”, disse o investigador do grupo Divisão Celular e Estabilidade […]
12 de Janeiro de 2020.

A small country does wonders

Tina Weirather (born 24 May 1989) is a Liechtensteiner World Cup alpine ski racer. She won a bronze medal in Super-G for Liechtenstein at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Tina born and grew up in Liechtenstein. She is the daughter of Harti Weirather of Austria and Hanni Wenzel of Liechtenstein which are both former World Cup ski racers. So she started skiing very early and enjoyed it like their parents. With the age of 15 she took part FIS-races, later with age 16 she made her World Cup debut in October 2005. It was a giant slalom but she didn´t qualified for the second race. Weirather competed in two events at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, and […]
11 de Janeiro de 2020.

FCT aumenta bolsas de Doutoramento

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia estima que, em 2020, haverá mais bolseiros a fazer o doutoramento. O valor das bolsas de investigação financiadas pela Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) aumentou 6% em relação a 2019, anunciou a FCT que estima que este ano as bolsas de doutoramento em curso ultrapassem as sete mil. Este ano, os bolseiros voltam a ter um aumento do seu rendimento mensal e a FCT estima que os bolseiros de doutoramento passem dos cerca de 5500 para mais de sete mil, revela a instituição na sua página oficial. O valor das bolsas “foi actualizado a partir de 1 de Janeiro de 2020, tendo como referência a actualização da Retribuição Mínima Mensal […]
10 de Janeiro de 2020.

A gigantic success – Dirk Nowitzki

Following the footsteps of his very sports-minded family, he started to play tennis as well as handball. 2.13 meters, 7 foot or 84 inches – all of these numbers describe the height of Dirk Werner Nowitzki. Born in Würzburg in 1978, he always was a tall child. Following the footsteps of his very sports-minded family, he started to play tennis as well as handball. Being tired of theses sports, he eventually turned to play basketball. At the age of 15, he was spotted by Holger Geschwindner, a German former international Basketball player. He coached him twice a week, being impressed by Nowitzki’s fast progress. After doing well on a national level, he decided to take the next level and try […]
9 de Janeiro de 2020.

Alterações climáticas na Madeira

A especialista alerta que a subida do nível médio do mar promove a erosão de toda a região costeira e uma maior ocorrência de períodos de chuva, que podem depois desenrolar-se em cheias. A ilha da Madeira está “particularmente vulnerável” às alterações climáticas, devido à “maior incidência” de eventos extremos e aos “perigos” associados à subida do nível médio do mar, alertou esta segunda-feira a cientista da ONU Joana Portugal Pereira. “Esta subida do nível médio do mar promove também a erosão de toda a região costeira, eventualmente deslizamentos de terra, e maior ocorrência de períodos de grandes precipitações, que podem depois desenrolar-se em cheias”, explicou Joana Portugal Pereira, numa conferência organizada pela presidência da Assembleia Legislativa da Madeira, no […]
8 de Janeiro de 2020.

Marcel Hirscher

Austrian’s best alpine ski racer of all time. When I first was confronted with the task of writing an article about a famous Austrian Sportswoman / Sportsman, I did not know whom to pick at first. Not that our athletes are “bad” – they just hardly ever find themselves at the international top. Then I remembered Marcel Hirscher – who is not only Austrian but also one of the most successful ski racers of all time. Marcel Hirscher was born on 2 March 1989 in Hallein (Salzburg) as a son of two skiing teachers. While his mother was Dutch, his father came from Austria and together they owned a ski school. Since the age of 15, Marcel Hirscher attended and […]
7 de Janeiro de 2020.

É melhor prevenir que combater

Trabalho defende que os investimentos sejam equilibrados entre o combate e a prevenção. Investigadores de regiões com clima mediterrânico, incluindo de Portugal, concluíram que os investimentos feitos no combate aos incêndios florestais “não resolvem o problema” e vão originar, a curto prazo, fogos “tão intensos” e impossíveis de enfrentar. Estas conclusões constam de uma análise às actuais políticas de gestão de incêndios nas regiões com clima mediterrânico feita por 22 cientistas, quatro dos quais portugueses, e liderada pelo investigador do Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) de Lisboa Francisco Moreira. No trabalhado, publicado esta terça-feira na revista Environmental Research Letters, os investigadores consideram que o destaque dado ao combate dos incêndios florestais nestas regiões está destinado “a falhar os seus objectivos” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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”. […]
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 […]
17 de Julho de 2019.

Elga Sesemann

Elga Charlotte Sesemann was born in 28 of March in Vyborg in Finland. Nowadays, as a matter of fact, Vyborg belongs to Russia. She died in 21 of January 2007 in Helsinki, Finland. Elga was a Finnish painter. She started her art career studying in the Finnish Art Academy in Helsinki 1940-1943 and after that in The Free Art School in Helsinki 1943-1944. She was a prominent expressionist and colourist already in the 1940´s Finland. Instead of a brush she often used a palette knife. Elga Sesemann had her first exhibition in 1943, and her first solo exhibition was in 1945. Her paintings have been exhibited in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and in all major Finnish towns and in Stockholm, […]