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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, […]
18 de Julho de 2018.

Terapia genética pré-natal

Experiência em ratinhos demonstrou que é possível activar o gene que produz uma enzima que não está presente nas pessoas com doença de Gaucher, que é rara e nas suas formas mais graves pode ser fatal. Uma equipa de cientistas conseguiu, numa experiência com ratinhos, evitar o desenvolvimento da forma mais grave da doença de Gaucher através de uma intervenção pré-natal. Os cientistas usaram um vírus para conseguir chegar até ao cérebro dos ratinhos ainda em gestação e “acordar” um gene que produz a enzima que não está presente nas pessoas que sofrem desta doença rara. O artigo foi publicado na última edição da revista Nature Medicine. A doença de Gaucher é uma doença genética e autossómica recessiva, ou seja, […]
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.

“O primeiro grande” dinossauro

Ingentia prima foi o nome dado à nova espécie de saurópodes descoberta na Argentina – expressão em latim para “o primeiro grande” –, que veio revolucionar as teorias sobre a evolução destes animais. Foram descobertos novos fósseis de saurópodes em San Juan, no Oeste da Argentina, que revelaram que os dinossauros gigantes apareceram na Terra cerca de 30 milhões de anos antes do que se pensava anteriormente. Um estudo de uma equipa de investigadores argentinos, intitulado Uma tendência inicial para o gigantismo em dinossauros sauropodomorfos do Triásico, publicado nesta segunda-feira na revista Nature Ecology & Evolution, analisou fósseis de uma nova espécie de saurópodes (os conhecidos dinossauros herbívoros quadrúpedes, de longo pescoço e cauda e crânio pequeno), descobertos em 2015 […]
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.

Rinoceronte-branco extinto?

Equipa internacional de cientistas produziu o primeiro embrião híbrido de rinoceronte-branco no laboratório. O objectivo é implantar um embrião numa “barriga de aluguer”, esperar pelo sucesso da gravidez de 16 meses, e ter uma primeira cria daqui a cerca de três anos. Que se saiba, restam apenas duas fêmeas, mãe e filha, da subespécie de rinoceronte-branco-do-norte na Terra. Na tentativa de manter este precioso animal entre nós, uma equipa de cientistas está há vários anos a trabalhar no laboratório, recorrendo às mais recentes técnicas de procriação medicamente assistida e da investigação na área de células estaminais. Para já, segundo um artigo publicado na última edição da revista Nature Communications, conseguiram produzir o primeiro embrião híbrido, com ovócitos do rinoceronte-branco-do-sul e […]
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.

Chumbada a abolição de touradas

Projecto do PAN foi chumbado com os votos contra do PS, PSD e CDS, mas teve o voto a favor de oito socialistas e de um social-democrata e a abstenção de outros 12. O respeito pela liberdade e pela tradição foi o principal argumento de PS, PSD, CDS e PCP para votar contra a proposta do PAN (Pessoas Animais Natureza) para abolir as touradas. O BE votou a favor (à excepção do deputado Carlos Matias) mas não deixou de criticar o projecto do PAN por não prever as consequências de uma eventual aplicação da proibição. Ao lado do BE e do PAN estiveram oito deputados do PS, entre eles, Ana Passos, Luís Graça, Diogo Leão, Tiago Barbosa Ribeiro, Rosa Albernaz e Carla […]
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. […]
5 de Fevereiro de 2018.

Primeira nevada

Ver pela primeira vez os flocos de neve a caírem desde os céus, é de uma magicalidade imensa. Quando nascemos numa ilha um tanto tropical, temos sempre aquele pequeno desejo de ver neve pela primeira vez bem como de a sentirmos. É tão bonito ver os pequenos flocos de neve a descerem pelos céus, numa fluidez imensa e, a caírem nos demais objectos que encontram pelo caminho. Estes flocos de neve pintalgarão todas as ruas e ruelas, árvores e arbustos, casas e casario, é bonito ver tudo coloreado de branco, algo que nos transmite uma calma intensa e uma paz emersa. Andar na neve é das situações mais cómicas de sempre, nunca sabemos onde nem como podemos escorregar, pois cria-se […]
2 de Fevereiro de 2018.

Experiência incomparável

O SVE é um projecto fascinante que permite fazer voluntariado noutro país e crescer como ser humano. Eu tive conhecimento do Serviço Voluntário Europeu (SVE) quando estudava na universidade e a minha melhor amiga fez um projecto de SVE em Espanha e, a partir desse momento, a minha curiosidade sobre esta oportunidade desenvolveu-se. Com o final dos meus estudos, decidi que queria ter uma experiência diferente e o que a União Europeia nos proporciona e financia, era o que eu precisava. Iniciei a minha busca por projectos em Itália, país que já tinha visitado e que tinha despertado um interesse particular em mim devido à sua vasta cultura, as suas magníficas cidades e paisagens, a excelente comida e a semelhança […]
2 de Fevereiro de 2018.

We are all one big family

You can learn a lot about different cultures, traditional cuisine and how to rid yourself of stereotypes. Living in a student residence can be annoying, especially when it is overloaded with people or for example the kitchen on the ground floor does not work and all students start to use the one on your floor. But despite all the noise, lack of privacy and a rare state of cleanliness in the kitchen I really appreciate my experience of living in our volunteer and student community. We can always share our experiences and learn from each other and count on each other. On one hand you become more social and open-minded but on the other hand you learn how to enjoy […]
23 de Janeiro de 2018.

Hiking together

What if we all (volunteers, Erasmus students, international students and madeiran students) could go hiking together? This idea has stuck in my head since long time. It would be so perfect to have the possibility to go out in the nature, not depending on when and where the few public buses could drive you at the weekend. There are just a few options to gain this freedom of self-determined hiking. Renting a car together with friends, going with a friend who has a car or hitchhike. Although every of these options has its benefits the disadvantages are highly considerable, especially when you want to hike with more than 5 people. So as I heard about the guided nature walks Aauma […]
20 de Janeiro de 2018.

Island Oddities

The strange case of the Principality of Pontinha. Due to their isolated nature, island nations tend to exhibit a heightened sense of the bizarre. I am well aware of this from my home country, with its Byzantine cultural norms and eccentric Monarchy. Madeira is no different, a notable example being the existence of the Principality of Pontinha. Founded by the now Dom Renato Barros I, a former art teacher, Pontinha is a micronation based around an islet on Funchal’s harbour. It was purchased for just shy of £20,000 from the Blandy family, who had themselves purchased the land from the city of Funchal in order to fund a redevelopment of the port in 1903. Barros himself has speculated that if […]
19 de Janeiro de 2018.

A French Guy in Funchal: The Sequel

My time here on Madeira Island stays very nice, tiring but increasingly interesting. Let’s talk about another subject than food, that is to say food, and two famous pastries in all Portugal! My pleasure, shared I’m pretty sure by many other people, is eating pastries, all bakeries Portuguese have! And the one I could go for from France to Portugal by foot or even by swimming to enjoy is definitely “Pastéis de nata”. This is a little eggs flan tartlet, sold in other countries in a sad way in supermarkets when It’s not artisanal. Indeed I tasted it in France just before coming to Madeira and to Portugal, and that wasn’t such a nice moment. Because when It’s industrial you […]