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13 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions in The Netherlands

The traditions are getting more and more commercialized. People from the Netherlands are proud of their traditions but most of all it is just about earning money In general, we really don’t celebrate Christmas as a big tradition in the Netherlands. Of course, we decorate our houses and city streets with a lot of lights. And most of the people do also have a nice Christmas tree at home and spend Christmas dinner together, but that’s all. No presents underneath the Christmas tree or the belief in Santa Claus. Carnival is quite big in the Netherlands and especially in the southern provinces. The names of the cities change to some funny traditional names. Through the whole year, people prepare the […]
10 de Maio de 2019.

Diagnostico do Alzheimer

O projecto de investigação quer fazer o cruzamento da análise cerebral, genética e social dos doentes com Alzheimer. A ideia é criar uma ferramenta que cruza a informação dos genes com a actividade eléctrica cerebral de doentes de Alzheimer, a fim de ajudar no diagnóstico precoce desta e de outras doenças neurodegenerativas. Para tal, é preciso unir esforços, que não conhecem fronteiras. É precisamente esta máxima que junta o instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto (Ipatimup), especialista na análise genética, e o grupo de Engenharia Biomédica da Universidade de Valladolid, em Espanha, mestre na análise de electroencefalogramas no projecto AD-EEGWA, que integra o programa de cooperação Interreg V-A Espanha-Portugal. “A Alzheimer é uma doença com muitos […]
10 de Maio de 2019.

Lots of traditions in Austria

Carnival donuts, “Osterbock” and Christmas cookies In Austria, we have lots of traditions throughout the year and for every festivity, there’s a special kind of food. We love to get together and have delicious meals. From the first day of carnival (the 11th of November) onwards, you can buy our delicious carnival donuts called “Faschingskrapfen” at the bakeries and in supermarkets. Round pieces of dough, pretty similar to donuts without a hole, that are fried in oil, filled with apricot jam and covered with powdered sugar. We serve them at the carnival parties or parades, where they give them out to the best costumes. The next big traditional festival we have is Easter. It’s especially the week before Easter Sunday […]
8 de Maio de 2019.

Sismos ao largo da costa portuguesa

Geólogos ainda procuram na costa portuguesa a origem do sismo de 1755. A procura pela resolução do enigma da fonte do terramoto de 1755 levou um investigador português a confirmar uma anomalia na crosta terrestre ao largo da costa portuguesa que pode explicar por que ocorrem sismos violentos numa zona aparentemente calma. João Duarte, da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, disse à agência Lusa que, a confirmar-se, a descoberta muda a percepção sobre o risco sísmico ao largo da costa portuguesa, que vem de uma zona chamada “planície abissal da Ferradura”, situada a 250 quilómetros a sudoeste do cabo de São Vicente. “É o local de início de um processo de subducção, em que uma placa cai por […]
8 de Maio de 2019.

(Inter)national traditions

Dutch people do not celebrate Christmas as much as their neighbors Many holidays are celebrated worldwide and while the holidays might be international, every country has its own traditions. In the Netherlands, Easter is usually only celebrated by children who excitedly explore their gardens in the hope of finding sweets and chocolates and getting a glimpse of the Easter bunny. While Christmas is a holiday that is very popular in many western countries, Dutch people do not celebrate it as much as their neighboring countries. The streets are decorated with many lights, Christmas trees are sold and many gifts are bought. But most of these gifts are unwrapped on the 5th of December instead of the 25th. In the Netherlands […]
7 de Maio de 2019.

Espécies em risco de extinção

Relatório divulgado esta segunda-feira mostra um impacto das alterações climáticas sem precedentes. Será o mais triste marco na miserável história dos danos causados pela civilização moderna no mundo natural Não há boas notícias no relatório apresentado esta segunda-feira por 145 cientistas de 50 países e que foi aprovado por 130 países. As actividades humanas e, consequentemente, as alterações climáticas, estão a ter um impacto brutal e sem precedentes no meio natural. Nunca a destruição foi tanta e tão rápida. O relatório divulgado pela Plataforma Intergovernamental de Política de Ciência sobre Biodiversidade e Serviços do Ecossistema (IPBES, na sigla em inglês) refere que há hoje um milhão de espécies em risco de extinção. E, avisam os cientistas, só uma rápida e […]
6 de Maio de 2019.

Traditions in Austria

Fake Christmas trees and a lack of snow. Christmas 2018 will always be a curious memory for me. Since Christmas is always associated with snow and beautifully decorated Christmas trees, this year Christmas on Madeira was quite different from what I’m used to. In Austria, the main celebration of Christmas takes place at the 24th, whereas here the people care more about the 25th. Usually, we buy a Christmas tree around the 22nd and decorate it on the 24th. Afterward, we go to church, eat some Fondue and receive presents. To be honest, nothing too special. My favorite Christmas habit is called “Christbaum loben” it if a funny thing to do and works as follows. After you served your time […]
4 de Maio de 2019.

Diminuição de alunos no 1.º ciclo

Dados da Direcção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação indicam que há menos cinco mil alunos nas escolas públicas do continente. Queda na natalidade e subida da emigração justificam diminuição neste ano lectivo. É a maior quebra dos últimos três anos no número de inscritos do 1.º ciclo de escolaridade (crianças entre os seis e nove anos) e basta fazer contas para se constatar que este é mais um dos efeitos dos anos da troika. Os dados agora divulgados pela Direcção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciência ainda são provisórios, mas no essencial pouco mudarão. E o que eles dão a ver é que por comparação a 2017/2018 houve uma diminuição de cerca de cinco mil alunos nas escolas públicas do 1.º ciclo do continente. O total de inscritos neste […]
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 […]
2 de Maio de 2019.

Primeiros humanos a viver no mundo

Análise a uma mandíbula com 160 mil anos sugere que os denisovanos (espécie humana extinta) foram os primeiros humanos a viver no tecto do mundo, como é conhecido o planalto do Tibete. É a primeira vez que se descobre o fóssil de um denisovano fora da Sibéria. Uma mandíbula com 160 mil anos encontrada numa gruta no planalto do Tibete pertencia a um denisovano, uma espécie humana já extinta. É a principal conclusão de um estudo publicado esta quinta-feira na revista científica Nature. Como é o fóssil mais antigo de um humano descoberto nesta região, isto significa que os primeiros humanos a viver no tecto do mundo foram os denisovanos. Sugere-se ainda que esta espécie humana se adaptou a grandes […]
1 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Joseph Stalin’s “gift” to Poles

It has 44 floors, 3,288 rooms and the mysterious underground The Palace of Culture and Science is located in the center city centre of Warsaw and it is the main landmark. The building was erected as a ‘gift of the Soviet people for the Polish nation’. It is said that originator of the project was Joseph Stalin. Various concepts were considered, but it was known that for propaganda reasons it must be the central point of the city. Setting the height of the building, of course took place with the participation of architects from the Soviet Union. They stood on the other side of the Vistula river, and a plane with a balloon was flying over the planned site, rising […]
28 de Janeiro de 2019.

The Parliament Building in Vaduz

The Parliament Building of Liechtenstein is on the Peter-Kaiser square in the city center of Vaduz. The Government’s building is right next to it on the Peter-Kaiser square. Together with the Government building, the national archive and the parliament form the government district in Vaduz. The Government building was constructed between 1903 and 1905 according to plans drawn by the Viennese architect Gustav Ritter von Neumannt. The state parliament decided to hold a contest for the project of the parliament building. The architect Hansjörg Göritz won said contest with his plans in the year 2000. They started with the construction of the building in 2002 and then had the opening of the new parliament building on the 15th of February […]
28 de Janeiro de 2019.

Células produtoras de mielina

Investigador português coordenou investigação sobre um conjunto de células que pode ter um papel importante na progressão da doença e que pode ser útil para novas abordagens terapêuticas. O alvo já tinha sido escolhido. O que se pretendia era investigar o papel de um conjunto específico de células, os oligodendrócitos, na progressão e origem da esclerose múltipla. Depois de um trabalho que usou o modelo do ratinho, Gonçalo Castelo Branco, investigador português no Instituto Karolinska, em Estocolmo, na Suécia, publicou um novo artigo na revista Nature sobre os resultados obtidos após a análise de amostras post mortem de cérebros de pacientes com esclerose múltipla. Desta vez, a investigação revela a diversidade das populações de oligodendrócitos numa nova perspectiva que poderá […]
26 de Janeiro de 2019.

Lil´kleine and Ronnie Flex

They conquered the world of the fourteen years old minds Lil’kleine and Ronnie Flex conquered the world of the fourteen years old minds and replace their thoughts of coke and chips for alcohol and drugs. If you want to chill, there is not a problem, because I will come. And of course, I never come alone, because I will always have alcohol and drugs with me. The controversial text wherein they mention that all teens say yes to MDMA is a search for the borders. They decided to cross that border in a mixture between pop and hip-hop. This song was the beginning of their bank accounts overloading with money. Nothing is too crazy. While Ronnie Flex focused more on […]
24 de Janeiro de 2019.

The Castle of Vaduz

The palace and official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein The castle of Vaduz (formerly known as Hohenliechtenstein) is the palace and official residence of the Prince of Liechtenstein. The castle gave its name to the town of Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, which it overlooks from an adjacent hilltop. It was built in the 12th century by the counts of Werdenberg-Sargans, who were also the former owners of the castle. In the Swabian war of 1499, the castle was burned by the Swiss Confederacy. The castle was expanded by Count Caspar of Hohenems. The Princely Family of Liechtenstein acquired Vaduz Castle in 1712 when it purchased the Countship of Vaduz. At this time, Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, combined […]
23 de Janeiro de 2019.

Alain Bashung

Alain Bashung : French rocker and even more Today I will write about one of the most famous French rocker and songwriter: Alain Bashung. Alain Bashung is born in 1947 in Paris, he will become a very famous songwriter and singer in France. The Beginnings of his career was difficult. His first success was in 1980 with the song « Gaby oh Gaby » which became a breakthrough success, with more than a million copies sold. After this, he makes a lot of albums, some of them are really a success, and some the others stay more confidential like « Play blessures » made with Serge Gainsbourg. The 90’s will be for Bashung the moment of mainstream success. He made a […]