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12 de Março de 2020.

The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace

I wanted to introduce to you a special monument from France, not a very well-known one. The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace is a National Monument since 1969. It is the work of one man: Ferdinand Cheval, a simple postman of the countryside. The Palace is in the middle of a garden in the city of Hauterives (Drôme department). During one of his daily country rounds, he found a strange stone and started to dream. His thoughts brought him to imagine an odd Palace. If nature can sculpt stones, why can’t a postman become an architect? It took him 33 years to finish it (1879-1912). There is no particular logic behind the aspect of the architecture, it is only the reflection […]
11 de Março de 2020.

Chove ferro num planeta longínquo

A “pequena distância” que separa este planeta da sua estrela faz com que este se torne tão quente que as moléculas se separam em átomos, com os metais, tais como o ferro, a evaporarem-se para a11 atmosfera. Uma equipa internacional, em colaboração com investigadores do Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), conseguiu caracterizar a atmosfera de um exoplaneta, tendo detectado aquilo que acreditam ser “uma chuva de ferro”. O estudo, publicado hoje na revista Nature, conseguiu caracterizar a atmosfera do exoplaneta WASP-76b, através de uma combinação entre o Very Large Telescope (VLT) do Observatório Europeu do Sul e do espectrógrafo ESPRESSO. O ESPRESSO, instrumento que foi concebido para procurar planetas do tipo terrestre em torno de estrelas do […]
10 de Março de 2020.

Vatnsberinn

A monument to Iceland’s working women Vatnsberinn [‘The Water Carrier’] is a modernist statue located in downtown Reykjavík. It is the work of Ásmundur Sveinsson, completed during winter 1936-1937 while the artist was a resident in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ásmundur (1893-1982) was a pioneering sculptor from Kolsstaðir, in the west of Iceland. His workshop and house form part of the Reykjavík Art Museum today. The monument is an ode to Ásmundur’s childhood in rural Iceland, where he witnessed the women there carrying large pales of water to their homes day in, day out. At the turn of the twentieth century, Iceland was an almost entirely rural country, only just witnessing the beginnings of urban and industrial development. In the first half […]
9 de Março de 2020.

Tartarugas e o cheiro do plástico

As tartarugas ingerem plástico no oceano porque o confundem com comida. Agora, viu-se que isso acontece não só pelo aspecto do plástico, mas também pelo seu cheiro no oceano.09 Basta uma semana para plásticos à deriva no oceano ficarem revestidos de algas e microrganismos e ganharem assim um cheirinho que pode confundir-se com comida para tartarugas. Estes répteis não conseguem resistir e acabam por comer esse plástico. Esta é a principal conclusão de um estudo publicado esta segunda-feira na revista científica Current Biology. De acordo com a equipa de cientistas que assina o artigo, esta é a primeira demonstração de que o odor dos plásticos no oceano pode levar os animais a ingeri-los. São muitas as imagens que já vimos […]
8 de Março de 2020.

Berlin’s Symbol of Unity 

The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most important monuments in today’s Berlin with over two hundred years of history. Throughout its existence, it has been often a site for major historical events. Currently, this 18th-century neoclassical monument is considered as a symbol of turbulent German history as well as European unity and peace.  The building is located in the western part of the city and it faces Pariser Platz, regarded as one of the city’s most attractive squares. It is the entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees, which led directly to the royal City Palace. It was designed by the German artist Carl Gotthard Langhans and was built from 1788 to 1791. It was […]
6 de Março de 2020.

Festung Hohensalzburg

The name of my hometown “Salzburg” originates from two different events. “Salz” because of the highly relevant salt trade hundreds of years ago, and “Burg” due to the fortress I am going to write about today, which is located directly in the middle of the city. The fortress was built in the year 1077 and nowadays is one of the most important landmarks of Salzburg. Without it our city would look completely different and the atmosphere would not be the same anymore. It was built on the small city mountain called “Mönchsberg”, where people like to go to calm down and relax. From up there, you have a gorgeous view over the whole old town and all its monuments, churches […]
5 de Março de 2020.

1 em 5 crianças em risco de pobreza

Valores registados por Portugal têm vindo a diminuir e estão ligeiramente abaixo da média da União Europeia. Ainda assim, percentagem é superior à dos adultos e dos idosos. Em 2018, mais de um quinto (21,9%) dos menores de 18 anos encontravam-se em risco de pobreza ou exclusão social, em Portugal. O valor está ligeiramente abaixo da média da União Europeia (23,4%). Os dados são do Eurostat e foram divulgados nesta quinta-feira. A percentagem de crianças portuguesas em risco de pobreza ou exclusão social tem vindo a recuar nos últimos anos. De acordo com os dados do gabinete oficial de estatísticas da UE, em 2015 a percentagem era de 29,6%, desceu para os 27% em 2016 e para os 24,2% em […]
4 de Março de 2020.

Beethoven Memorial

Ludwig van Beethoven was a german composer and pianist. He remains one of the most recognized and influential musicians of this period (classic and romantic), and is considered to be one of the greatest composers of all time. His exact birth date is not known,  but he was baptized on the 17th of December  1770 in Bonn. He probably inherited his musical talent from his father and grandfather, because both of them already sang in the electory choir. His father was really ambitious and wanted him to become a “wunderkind“. Since the age of 4 he needs to play the piano. He was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and later on he worked with Christian Gottlob Neefe, a […]
3 de Março de 2020.

Combater o vírus da desinformação

O infecciologista Jaime Nina diz aos seus alunos que há “a epidemia do novo coronavírus e a epidemia de histeria à volta do novo coronavírus”. Ao mesmo tempo que tenta conter o alastrar da epidemia do novo coronavírus (Covid-19), a Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) empenha-se no combate ao vírus da desinformação que já designado como “infodemic” (infodemia em tradução à letra). O esforço compreende-se: a epidemia global de informações falsas ou pouco rigorosas que se espalha a um ritmo vertiginoso sobretudo através das redes sociais coloca um problema sério para a saúde pública. “Sabemos que cada surto será acompanhado por uma espécie de tsunami de informação, mas no meio desta informação há sempre desinformação, rumores”, sublinha à The Lancet […]
2 de Março de 2020.

Burg Gutenberg

An ancient castle from another time Gutenberg Castle (Burg Gutenberg) is a preserved castle in the town of Balzers (southern-most town of Liechtenstein). Gutenberg is one of the five castles of the principality and one of two that have survived preserved until the present day. Unlike Vaduz Castle in Vaduz, Gutenberg Castle does not serve as a residence of the princely family of Liechtenstein and is open to the general public as a museum. The castle lies on a hill near the center of Balzers and is accessible via a street and road known as “Burgweg“. Gutenberg Castle initially was being constructed as a medieval church and cemetery on a hilltop. In the early 12th century, the cemetery was canceled […]
7 de Outubro de 2019.

Europe’s impact

A lot is happening in the world right now that can make or break our future and the future of generations yet to come: climate change, wars, natural disasters, overpopulation, starvation. None of these issues can be made undone but we can strive to solve them before they get worse and worse. The European Union plays a big part in this and in shaping the future for not only Europe and its citizens but also the rest of the world. The European Parliament makes a lot of important decisions about issues like the ones listed earlier. To some it may seem like they have no influence on these issues as an individual but that is not true at all. One […]
5 de Outubro de 2019.

My grandchildren’s Europe

The question we are going to ask ourselves today is: how can we contribute to create a bright European future for our grandchildren? In order to answer that question we have to look at the current state of affairs. Every generation has historically dealt with its own challenges. In a couple thousand years we’ve moved from hunting-and gathering tribes to a high functioning society with all kinds of ingenious systems (i.e. agriculture) which supports our lifestyle. Especially in the last couple of centuries our species made enormous leaps in all kinds of fields, in a staggering and accelerating pace. Thanks to technology we’re more globally connected than ever. We’ve gained so many insights and knowledge. But, all that will just […]
3 de Outubro de 2019.

A Europe for my grandchildren

When I read about the topic for this month’s article, at first I was a bit overwhelmed. What can I as a single person contribute to the European Union? How can I help to preserve the values of this uniting project?  And then, after second thoughts, I realized: yes, even my young generation can do a lot to guarantee that there will also be a Europe for our grandchildren. Let’s start with something that is going to happen this month – the European elections. On the 26th of May we have the chance to vote for the European Parliament and indirectly for our all future. Each one of us can decide which party he or she wants to support with […]
1 de Outubro de 2019.

The European project in the future

The future of the European Project depends on our acts now. As a young European citizen who has already participated in projects provided by the European Union, I know that the best way to support the European Project growth is taking part in diversified programmes such as studying abroad, voluntary service or any kinds of internships. These experiences give a new perspective for the future of young people. Mobility does not pose any difficulties anymore because it is a part of the projects mentioned above. Moreover, we are eager to apply for jobs abroad, to travel and stay in touch with all the people we have  met along our way. All the connections between the people and the sense of […]
29 de Setembro de 2019.

Freedom is participation!

As european citizens, we all have the responsibility to take care of the EU and contribute to its success, development and improvement.  The EU is not only an International Organization of States, it is a political and economical union based on the common interests, necessities, rights and obligations of all their citizens. It has been created to generate services and to manage and solve common problems of the European States in order to offer better life conditions to the citizens of this geopolitical area.  For this reason, the europeans have inherited the duty to participate actively towards the growth of the EU.  We are required to exercise our rights such as voting in the EU elections, to invest in its […]
27 de Setembro de 2019.

Citizen of the EU

I’m proud and happy to be part of EU. Finland joined the EU in 1995 together with Sweden and Austria. It gives me so many opportunities, one of them, which I’m experiencing right now: the European voluntary service. What can I do to help the EU to survive and grow better? An obvious way is voting. It’s important to vote in your own country’s elections, and in EU elections. Decisions and changes made in one country might lead to other countries making the same kind of changes, in better direction. What I really like about EU, is that the borders are open. It makes travelling easy, and motivates me to travel more and see the world. That’s how EU brings […]