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22 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in Holland

Everybody goes out on the streets and wears orange. The traditions of Christmas Santa is not a prominent figure in the traditional Holland Christmas celebration. Instead, children look forward to the arrival of St. Nicholas in November. St. Nicholas wears red bishop’s robes and is accompanied by a helper who is known as Zwarte Piet or Black Peter. Children are told that St. Nicholas and Black Peter spend the year writing down good and bad behaviors in a large book and preparing a list of presents that they will give the Dutch children who have been well behaved. If children have been bad, however, they are told that Black Peter will chase them with a stick! In Holland, presents are […]
22 de Abril de 2019.

Mecanismo para manter a pele jovem

Experiências na pele da cauda de ratinhos, que partilha muitas características com a pele humana, permitiram clarificar a competição celular na pele e identificar compostos que podem contribuir para novas soluções anti-envelhecimento. Um estudo publicado na revista Nature demonstra que a competição entre células estaminais, impulsionada por uma proteína específica de colagénio, é fundamental para manter a pele “jovem” e também para o seu envelhecimento com o tempo. O estudo, em ratinhos, identifica ainda compostos que podem contribuir para novas soluções anti-envelhecimento da pele humana. A pele envelhecida é mais fina, mais frágil e é caracterizada por uma cicatrização mais lenta das feridas, assim como reduzidos reservatórios de células específicas da pele, como os queratinócitos e melanócitos. O fenómeno da […]
19 de Abril de 2019.

Important holidays during the year

Poland is a country in which traditions and religious holidays are still very strongly cultivated. Two of the most important during the year are, of course, Christmas and Easter. Christmas days are family time. The celebration begins with supper on December 24, when the first star hits the sky. It is a symbolic reference to the Star of Bethlehem announcing the birth of Jesus. Before sitting down to the dinner, family share pieces of a wafer and everyone is wishing each other all the best for Christmas and New Year. This custom is a reference to the Last Supper and the sharing of bread. On the table should appear the traditional 12 dishes, under the table there is hay, and […]
18 de Abril de 2019.

Primeira molécula de sempre

Primeira molécula de sempre formada no universo detetada pela primeira vez no espaço O hidro-hélio surgiu numa temperatura de 3.700 graus Celsius, milhares de anos após o Big Bang. É a primeira molécula de sempre formada no universo e foi detetada numa nébula a três mil anos luz. O mais antigo tipo de molécula foi detetado pela primeira vez de sempre no espaço, revelou esta quarta-feira a equipa de cientistas responsável pelo estudo. A molécula HeH+ surgiu milhares de anos após o Big Bang e trata-se assim da primeira molécula de sempre a ser formada, no início do universo. A molécula, com carga positiva e conhecida como hidro-hélio, terá tido um papel determinante no começo do universo. O hidro-hélio surgiu […]
17 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in my country

The traditions in Liechtenstein are very similar to the rest of Europe. Our Christmas traditions start on the first Sunday of December. We light a candle on that day and spend the day with our family and some people go to church. The following Sunday we light another candle and so on until the fourth Sunday of the month. On the 24th of December, a lot of people go to church and spend the day with family. Most people have a family dinner and also open the presents on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day a lot of people usually spend the evening/day with the extended family. During the following days, everyone visits other families and friends. Carnival is the biggest […]
16 de Abril de 2019.

(Micro)plásticos e poluição

A cientista britânica Imogen Napper procura origens invulgares dos plásticos nos oceanos. O seu trabalho já contribuiu para a proibição de microesferas no Reino Unido. Imogen Napper tem apenas 27 anos mas as suas investigações sobre microplásticos já fizeram a diferença. Ao mostrar que uma embalagem de um produto cosmético pode ter quase três milhões de microesferas, influenciou a proibição destas pequenas partículas de plástico no Reino Unido. Noutro estudo, mostrou que durante uma lavagem de roupa na máquina podem ser libertadas mais de 700 mil microfibras, que irão parar ao ambiente. Por detectar plástico em sítios onde não são logo visíveis, é considerada uma detective dos plásticos. A investigadora britânica cresceu em Bristol e desde a infância que frequenta […]
15 de Abril de 2019.

Celebrations

How to celebrate Carnival, Easter or Christmas in Germany. In Germany, the carnival season starts already at the 11th of November and ends months later at Ash Wednesday, which means that our season is much longer than in most of the other countries. However, there is a lot to experience during this time and most of the people are crazy about this season of the year. On the 11th of November, different villages and cities present their carnival prince of the season and celebrate the beginning of carnival with performances and music. From the beginning of January, you can visit lots of different carnival events, where dancing groups or well-known carnival bands perform traditional carnival dances and carnival-live-music. Everyone is […]
13 de Abril de 2019.

Algoritmos e buracos negros

A estudante de doutoramento no MIT liderou a criação de um novo algoritmo para produzir a primeira imagem de um buraco negro. Katie Bouman tem 29 anos e, até há bem pouco tempo, quase nada sabia sobre um dos enigmas “mais entusiasmantes” do universo. “Nem um só algoritmo, nem uma só pessoa fez esta imagem”, salienta a cientista. Katherine Bouman não é astrónoma. Até há seis anos, a cientista de computadores de 29 anos quase nada sabia sobre buracos negros, a não ser que eram um dos enigmas “mais entusiasmantes” do universo. Esta semana foi dado um passo gigante para os conhecer melhor. E, assim, Bouman pôde livrar-se do segredo que guardava: “É tão fantástico poder finalmente dizer ao resto […]
12 de Abril de 2019.

Jadwiga Andegaweńska

Queen or king of Poland? Actually… both. How is this possible? Just look at the story of old Polish monarch from the 14th century. Jadwiga Andegaweńska known also as Queen Jadwiga or Saint Jadwiga was a third daughter of Louis the Great, King of Hungary and Poland, and Elizabeth of Bosnia. She was born between 1373 and 1374. At this time nobody supposed that she will become the King of Poland, as she was the third child and her father had only two thrones to be filled. However, the oldest sister died and that is why the King decided to give the throne of Poland to Jadwiga, especially when Polish people insisted to have their own King. She was crowned […]
11 de Abril de 2019.

Muco abre caminho para antibióticos

A substância viscosa protege os peixes de bactérias, fungos e vírus presentes na água. E pode ter aplicações nos humanos, revela um novo estudo. O muco que torna os peixes escorregadios pode ser fonte de novos antibióticos eficazes contra bactérias multirresistentes, como a Staphylococcus aureus, que provoca infecções graves, defendem investigadores num novo estudo. A substância viscosa protege os peixes de bactérias, fungos e vírus presentes na água aprisionando os microorganismos antes que estes consigam penetrar nos tecidos dos peixes e, de acordo com o estudo, que será apresentado na reunião anual da Sociedade Americana de Química, tem também uma composição rica em polissacarídeos (hidratos de carbono que integram estruturas orgânicas) e peptídeos (biomoléculas que agregam aminoácidos) com propriedades antibacterianas […]
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. […]
4 de Julho de 2018.

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

He made paintings of famous people and social criticism. He borns in Cercedilla, Valencia in 1863 and died, in Madrid, in 1923. When he was two years old his parents died of a cholera epidemic. Her sister Eugenia and he were welcomed by her aunt and her husband who tried to teach him the trade of the locksmith. For the first time, he was studying in “Museo del Prado” and then he traveled to Roma to continue his studies. At that moment, he was painting history pictures, later he was traveled to Paris and he finds the impressive paint. This caused a revolution in his type of painting because he abandoned his style to start painting outdoors. Although formal portraiture […]
2 de Julho de 2018.

A different perspective

“Din Matamoro” is a Galician painter that was born in the city of Vigo “Painting is a worthy way of being in the world, a trade that makes you free and opens ways to the imagination” , these were the words of a proud artist from our nowadays society after have being selected in the “Real Academia Galega de Belas Artes” with all the effort and work that had supposed to him. The life of a common painter of nowadays can be hard, but I have someone close in my family that has taught me that with effort and desire you can make your position in this world is whatever you want. Eduardo Matamoro Irago, more recognized in Galicia as […]
30 de Junho de 2018.

Maruja Mallo

Maruja Mallo was first and foremost free. When you think about a famous painter from Spain all the names that come out are masculine. The reason why is not because there are not female Spanish painters, it is because history is not giving them the recognition that they deserve. I am really far from being an art expert, but I know how women have to face challenges due to gender biases, from finding difficulty in training to selling their work and gaining recognition. Maruja Mallo is one of the women that fight for her own place in the world of art of the twentieth century to become one of the most representative figures of the Generation of 27 and one […]
28 de Junho de 2018.

The art of Open Doors

We cannot pass without admiration for the art in Santa Maria street. More specifically, this project concerns around 200 painted doors which transformed this historic part of the city in open and permanent art gallery. This idea of painting doors emerged in 2010 and it was a result of cooperation between José Maria Zyberchema and João Carlos Abreu, the former Regional Secretary for Economy, Tourism and Culture, the Funchal Municipal Council and two private companies. The project was presented for the first time in an event called PechaKucha by José Maria Montero. After that, on April 2011, in the street of Santa Maria at number 77 the first door was painted by the artist Mark Milewski. It looks like a […]
18 de Junho de 2018.

Statue of Infante Dom Henrique

He is seen as the patron of the Portuguese exploration. Infante Dom Henrique of Portugal (1394-1460), who is most commonly known as Prince Henry the Navigator also held the name of Duke of Viseu. Right at the entrance of the Saint Catherine’s park in Funchal, we can see a bronze statue of Prince Henry, sitting underneath an arch. The statue was created in 1941 but officially inaugurated on 28th of May 1947. It was designed and made by the sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida (1898-1975), who was a striking figure of the 20th-century sculpture art. During the early time of the Portuguese Empire, Prince Henry had an essential part in the maritime discoveries and expansions in the 15th century. Nowadays he […]