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5 de Janeiro de 2020.

Vegetais cozidos com 170 mil anos

Ao todo, numa gruta da África do Sul, descobriram-se 55 rizomas carbonizados inteiros e 30 fragmentados. No território da actual África do Sul, há 170 mil anos, os humanos anatomicamente modernos cozinhavam vegetais nas fogueiras. Esta é a conclusão de uma equipa internacional de cientistas anunciada num artigo esta sexta-feira na revista científica Science e surge a partir da descoberta de pequenos rizomas carbonizados – caules subterrâneos mais ou menos paralelos à superfície do solo – na gruta de Border, na África do Sul. Esta é assim a prova directa mais antiga de vegetais cozinhados pelos humanos modernos. “Estava a escavar nas antigas fogueiras da gruta de Border [nos montes Libombos, na fronteira entre a África do Sul e a […]
4 de Janeiro de 2020.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray is a Scottish tennis player, a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion and former world No. 1. Born in Glasgow on the 15th of May 2987, tennis ran in Murray’s blood already. His mother, Judy Murray, held several Scottish titles and then became a coach, coaching Andy and his older brother Jamie until their professional careers became too demanding. Starting tennis at 3 years old, by 5 he had participated in his first tournament and by 8 he was competing with adults. By 2004, at the age of 17, he had become the world’s No. 1 Junior tennis player after he won the U.S. Open Junior title and was also named Young Sports […]
3 de Janeiro de 2020.

Recorde de domínios .pt na internet

Número de registos activos é cerca de um terço do total. O domínio de Internet .pt tem vindo a crescer todos os anos e atingiu em 2019 um novo recorde de registos, com 121.359 endereços registados ao longo dos últimos doze meses, o que significou um crescimento de 10% face a 2018. Ao todo, há actualmente 1.210.661 domínios .pt registados. “O crescimento do .pt nos últimos anos reflecte uma cada vez maior projecção nacional no mundo digital”, referiu, em comunicado, Luisa Gueifão, a presidente da Associação DNS.pt, que gere o domínio português. “Em 2020 continuaremos a apostar em ações de inclusão digital e de desenvolvimento das competências digitais dos portugueses, na segurança física e digital também através da implementação do […]
2 de Janeiro de 2020.

Conor McGregor

This month I will do my monthly text on Conor McGregor as he is one of the most famous sportspeople of Ireland right now. Conor Anthony McGregor was born to parents Tony and Margaret McGregor on July 14, 1988, in Dublin, Ireland. He rose from a tough neighborhood in Crumlin to become the biggest star in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). Conor enjoyed playing football as a child but later turned to box as an outlet for his aggression. He was a member of the Crumlin Boxing Club from the age of 11-17 where he also won a Dublin championship there. In his later teen years he worked as a plumber but left to pursue his dream of […]
31 de Dezembro de 2019.

Muitos artigos mas poucas patentes

A “maior fragilidade” da investigação em saúde em Portugal é a falta de transferência do conhecimento para empresas e hospitais, alertou esta segunda-feira Manuel Sobrinho Simões, que há 30 anos fundou o Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto. “Continuamos a ser excessivamente investigadores. A maior fragilidade da investigação em saúde é a translação do conhecimento. Falta a dinâmica das empresas e dos hospitais na procura pelos institutos”, salientou. Sobrinho Simões, que falava à agência Lusa a propósito do 30.º aniversário do Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto (Ipatimup), marcado durante este ano por várias iniciativas, admitiu que a “falta de translação” existente na área de investigação em saúde é “um defeito do […]
31 de Dezembro de 2019.

Polish sportswoman

One of the most famous sportswomen in Poland is Anna Lewandowska. People have been practicing sports since forever. Well, not all people as women were not allowed to watch or participate in the Olympic Games in ancient Greece. The first modern Games did not allow women to compete either. In 1928, women were prohibited from running more than 200 meters, extensive running supposedly caused premature aging. Fortunately, now in 2016 women have been competing in nearly all sport disciplines for a very long time now, despite all the obstacles they have had to face. One of the most famous sportswomen in Poland is Anna Lewandowska. She is not only famous for being the wife of a famous Polish footballer Robert […]
30 de Dezembro de 2019.

Recuperação da camada de ozono

Se continuar a ser lançado CFC 11 para a atmosfera de forma contínua, isso pode contribuir para o atraso da recuperação da camada de ozono durante mais de uma década. Em 2018, verificou-se que a taxa de declínio do clorofluorocarboneto (CFC) 11 tinha abrandado 50% desde 2012, o que significava que esta substância proibida em todo o mundo estava a ser lançada na atmosfera. Já este ano, confirmou-se que essas emissões vinham sobretudo de duas províncias chinesas: Shandong e Hebei. Agora, uma equipa de cientistas do Reino Unido e dos Estados Unidos simulou o que acontecerá se o CFC 11 continuar a ser lançado. Num artigo científico publicado na revista científica Nature Communications, refere-se que a recuperação da camada de […]
29 de Dezembro de 2019.

Aleksander Doba

A Polish kayaker has known primarily for his long voyages crossing the ocean Aleksander Doba (born 9 September 1946) is a Polish kayaker known primarily for his long voyages crossing oceans. In 2010 and again in 2013 he kayaked across the Atlantic Ocean westward under his own power. The two voyages were the longest open-water kayak voyages ever made. He was named 2014 Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. In 2017 he completed an eastward kayaking trip across the Atlantic. Doba was the first person to paddle a 7-meter sea kayak across the Atlantic ocean, a voyage that spanned 5394 kilometers. Doba’s first voyage from Senegal to Brazil in 2010 set a record for the longest open-water crossing ever […]
28 de Dezembro de 2019.

DNA em “chiclete” com 5700 anos

Pela primeira vez, os cientistas conseguiram extrair um antigo genoma humano completo a partir de um achado que não era um osso, mas um pequeno pedaço de alcatrão de bétula com 5700 anos. São menos de três centímetros de alcatrão de bétula mastigado por uma mulher há muito, muito tempo, mas foi o suficiente para retirar um genoma humano completo da amostra encontrada no Sul da Dinamarca. A partir deste pedaço de antiga chiclete com 5700 anos os cientistas traçam o retrato provável de uma mulher de pele morena, cabelo escuro e olhos azuis que baptizaram com o nome de Lola. Os resultados da análise revelados na revista Nature Communications fornecem ainda algumas pistas sobre a evolução das bactérias e […]
27 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas in Germany

Silent night, holy night – Christmas in Germany When the air starts smelling like roasted almonds, when the city center is immersed in warm lights and when children start to sing their hearts out on the streets, then you know it`s time for one of the most important German Christmas traditions: The Christmas Market. The idea of this pre-Christmas market originates in the Late Middle Ages when people bought goods to prepare for the cold wintertime. Throughout the years also craftsmen, toymakers and confectioners were allowed to sell their products, contributing to the Christmas market as it is today. Traditionally, the market starts in the last week of November and lasting until Christmas Eve. A very curious thing about this […]
31 de Dezembro de 2019.

Polish sportswoman

One of the most famous sportswomen in Poland is Anna Lewandowska. People have been practicing sports since forever. Well, not all people as women were not allowed to watch or participate in the Olympic Games in ancient Greece. The first modern Games did not allow women to compete either. In 1928, women were prohibited from running more than 200 meters, extensive running supposedly caused premature aging. Fortunately, now in 2016 women have been competing in nearly all sport disciplines for a very long time now, despite all the obstacles they have had to face. One of the most famous sportswomen in Poland is Anna Lewandowska. She is not only famous for being the wife of a famous Polish footballer Robert […]
29 de Dezembro de 2019.

Aleksander Doba

A Polish kayaker has known primarily for his long voyages crossing the ocean Aleksander Doba (born 9 September 1946) is a Polish kayaker known primarily for his long voyages crossing oceans. In 2010 and again in 2013 he kayaked across the Atlantic Ocean westward under his own power. The two voyages were the longest open-water kayak voyages ever made. He was named 2014 Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. In 2017 he completed an eastward kayaking trip across the Atlantic. Doba was the first person to paddle a 7-meter sea kayak across the Atlantic ocean, a voyage that spanned 5394 kilometers. Doba’s first voyage from Senegal to Brazil in 2010 set a record for the longest open-water crossing ever […]
27 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas in Germany

Silent night, holy night – Christmas in Germany When the air starts smelling like roasted almonds, when the city center is immersed in warm lights and when children start to sing their hearts out on the streets, then you know it`s time for one of the most important German Christmas traditions: The Christmas Market. The idea of this pre-Christmas market originates in the Late Middle Ages when people bought goods to prepare for the cold wintertime. Throughout the years also craftsmen, toymakers and confectioners were allowed to sell their products, contributing to the Christmas market as it is today. Traditionally, the market starts in the last week of November and lasting until Christmas Eve. A very curious thing about this […]
25 de Dezembro de 2019.

Time before Christmas in Germany

Some traditions have moved into the background in recent years and others are still very important for the people. Our Christmas starts with the Advent season. It starts four weeks before Christmas day on a Sunday. There we light the first candle from our Advent wreath and every Sunday until Christmas we will light one more candle. So, at Christmas, all four candles will be lit on the Advent wreath. During this time, we have another celebration. On the 6th of December Saint Nicholas visits our houses. He was the bishop of Myra and this is why he has a bishop’s hat and a bishop’s stick. In my hometown, we have this tradition that all girls in the last year […]
23 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas traditions in Ireland

Ireland has a wide number of Christmas traditions steeped in the Gaelic and Catholic heritage of the country. A tradition that was very widespread in the 1970s but which seems to be dying out somewhat and especially in urban areas is the candle in the window. Symbolically the candle represented a welcome to Joseph and Mary as they wandered in search of lodgings. The candle indicated to strangers and especially to the poor that there may be an offering of food in the house within. During the penal times in Ireland Catholic priests were forbidden to perform mass so the candle would also show people passing by that the person in the house was a Catholic believer and mass could […]
20 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas in Scotland

Scottish Christmas traditions are very recent because Christmas did not become a public holiday in Scotland until 1958. In 1640 an act in the Scottish Parliament banned the celebration of Christmas, then called Yule. This was because of the Reformation, which saw the country breaking with the Catholic Church and developing a national Kirk (church) which was influenced by Presbyterian outlooks. The attitudes towards celebrations changed after the Reformation leading to them outlawing the celebration of Christmas festivities. Christmas was, therefore, a quiet affair for many years; which meant that Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) was the biggest festival for the Scottish. Hogmanay includes many traditions such as “first-footing” which is to be the first person to visit a friend after […]