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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” […]
10 de Abril de 2019.

Princess Sisi of Austria

Very popular with the Austrian people. Sisi was born on Christmas Eve in 1837 as the second daughter of Duke Maximilian and Duchess Ludovika in Bavaria, Germany. In 1853 she met her cousin Emperor Franz Joseph, who was going to marry her sister Helene. Franz Joseph of Austria fell in love with Sisi immediately and decided to marry her instead of her sister. They married, when Sisi was 16 years old. The marriage did not work out: Sisi was an independent girl and totally unprepared for the strict protocol at court, an ambitious stepmother and a busy husband who struggled to fight revolutionary and separatist tendencies in the Habsburg Empire. The court society of Vienna was making fun of her, […]
8 de Abril de 2019.

Maria Theresa

She became Empress of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The 13/05/1717 was a day Austrian history will never forget, it was the day the one and only female Empress in the Habsburg dynasty ever was born. Even at the young age of 23, she became Empress of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. She occupied this position for 40 years. Actually, to clarify, officially her husband Franz Stephan the First was the Emperor, but she actively ruled the empire. Franz Stephan was only in charge of the Austrian finances. Maria Theresa is most known for making education compulsory but also establishing the potato as staple which was a great service for the Austrian society. The “Mrs. Emperor”, as she was called by the Austrians, was […]
5 de Abril de 2019.

The second Queen of the Netherlands

Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Oranje-Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg and Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld. Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina was the queen of the Netherlands between the 4th of September 1948 and 30th of April 1980 and was married to Prince Bernhard van Lippe-Biesterfeld. Together they had four daughters called Beatrix, Irene, Margriet, and Christina. In 2004 she died at the age of 94. An interesting story about Queen Juliana is that at the age of 19 she had to find her husband to secure the throne. The requirements were that the man should be Protestant, a foreigner and to be part of a Royal House that had ruled at least until 1918. The mother of Juliana, called Wilhelmina, used […]
3 de Abril de 2019.

Wladyslaw III of Poland

According to a Portuguese legend, the Polish king didn’t die in Varna but he settled in Madeira. Wladyslaw Warnenczyk was King of Poland, Hungary, and Croatia until his death at the age of 20, at the Battle of Varna in 1444. He was the first-born son of Wladyslaw Jagiello who was the founder of the Jagiellonian dynasty. The battle of Varna was a decisive Ottoman victory over the crusader alliance, led by Wladyslaw Warnenczyk and John Hunyadi-voivode of Transylvania, a leading Hungarian military and political figure. The young king was killed while personally leading his own 500-strong royal Polish heavy cavalry company to directly attack the Sultan who was protected by the guard cavalry and formidable Janissary infantry. The Janissaries […]
1 de Abril de 2019.

The golden age of Poland

Zygmunt moved Poland’s capital from Cracow to Warsaw “The Golden Age of Poland” occurred during the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally, the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the largest and most populous countries in Europe at that time. In its largest territorial extent, the Commonwealth covered almost 1 million square km and sustained a multi-ethnic population of 11 million. Religious freedom was guaranteed by the Warsaw Confederation in 1537, which made the country one of the most tolerant. Another interesting fact is that between 1573–1795, kings to the Polish throne were selected in so-called “free elections”, disrespecting the rule of dynastic succession. The first free election took place after the last monarch of Jagiellonian dynasty died […]
29 de Março de 2019.

Henry II of France

The twenty-fifth Capetian King of France and the son of Francis I. He is the perfect representative of the figure of a French Renaissance monarch. Indeed, under his reign (from 1547 to 1559), a lot of great writers had the opportunity to enrich the classical literature of the country. We can think for example at Montaigne, Ronsard, Du Bellay and many more. It is also at that time that the new creative and artistic movement of La Pleiade emerged. When Henry was very young, he was made the prisoner of Emperor Charles Quint, being exchanged for his father’s freedom. He is released four years later. At the age of fourteen, he is married to Catherine of Medicis with who he […]