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31 de Agosto de 2019.

Joseph Conrad

A Polish-British writer, most famous for Heart of Darkness (1899). Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski is known rather as Joseph Conrad which is a combination of his two names. He went to Marseilles as a seventeen-year-old boy to work as a sailor. When he returned from his voyages to the Caribbean and South America, he had troubles with his citizenship, as a resident of the Russian Empire, he was obligated to do military service. Without permission from the Russian authorities to serve on French ships, Joseph fell into debts and consequently he attempted to commit suicide. Later on, he went to Great Britain and began serving in the British merchant navy. After a few years, he received the rank of captain […]
29 de Agosto de 2019.

Half open curtains

I’ll talk about the Belgian writer Herman Brusselmans. Why him? To reply in his own style: because this dickpick is probably the most f*cking interesting choice of them all. That’s right. I didn’t choose him because his oeuvre is close to my heart. Neither his high pitched literary style. Still, he is one of the greatest writers of Belgium. How did this come to be? Well, to start with, he is (unlike many colleagues) in front of the media. He keeps himself in the picture through talk shows and columns, where he likes to mock other celebrities and comments on certain situations. This provocative talk is also very typical for his books. The overall style elements are a Highly autobiographical […]
27 de Agosto de 2019.

Gerwin van der Werf

The Writing Teacher Gerwin van der Werf is not a name that many non-Dutch people know nor are able to pronounce properly. Not a lot of Dutch people know him or his work either. He is not a famous writer of literature that creates complex novels with hidden themes and multiple meanings but he is one of the greatest Dutch writers. He has written four novels, Gewapende Man (2010), Wild (2011), Luchtvissers (2013) en Een Onbarmhartig Pad (2018). Apart from being a writer, he is also a music teacher at the high school I went to in the Netherlands. He is a teacher full of energy, full of empathy for his students and with a great sense of humor. He […]
25 de Agosto de 2019.

Erwin Kräutler

An Austro-Brazilian Roman Catholic bishop and also a writer. Erwin Kräutler was born 1939 in Koblach Austria where he grew up as the eldest of six children. In 1980 he was appointed coadjutor prelate of Xingu, the largest diocese in Brazil in terms of area. Upon the resignation of Erich Kräutler, who was his uncle, he became Prelate of Xingu in September 1981. Between 1983 and 1991 and since 2006 he served as President of the Indigenous Missionary Council of the Brazilian Catholic church. Since the 1980s he has helped secure the inclusion of indigenous peoples’ rights into the Brazilian constitution. Especially in the resistance to the Belo Monte dam project, he played an important role. In his book “Mein […]
23 de Agosto de 2019.

Andrzej Sapkowski

The man who created The Witcher. Andrzej Sapkowski was born on 20th March 1948 in Łódź and has lived there until now. He is the second most popular Polish author of fantasy books, which books have been translated into other languages. His literary career started in 1986 with publishing his fantasy story “The Witcher” in Polish monthly magazine “Fantastic”. It was his debut, and then the short story was developed for 5 books saga about The Witcher. Besides this, he published many other fantasy books, however, “The Witcher” is the one, which brought him big fame, not only because of the book. If you don’t know the book, there is a high possibility that you know the game with the […]
21 de Agosto de 2019.

Beyond reality

Giorgio de Chirico and his metaphysical painting as a breath of fresh air in a grey set. Beyond the empirical sensorial experience there is something else, a thin layer that is not above reality, neither below, behind or inside, but lives “within” it. These two layers influence themselves, and sometimes our limits break, so that we can taste a slice of this alternative world. Giorgio de Chirico, father of Italian metaphysical painting, didn’t try to express anything really new. Since humanity became capable of being aware of itself, it had to face the supernatural, it had to deal with those elements that fly away from our sight, which can sometimes be essential for our being, if not life changing. Is […]
19 de Agosto de 2019.

Witkacy – an interwar artist

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz was a Polish writer and painter, commonly known as Witkacy. Witkacy was born on the 24th February 1885 in Warsaw. His father-Stanisław Witkiewicz was a painter, art critic, architect and prose writer. To distinguish from his famous father, he had called himself Witkacy, combining his second name with the last name. He spent his childhood and youth in Zakopane, growing up surrounded by an artistic bohemia. He made his debut as a painter in 1901 in Zakopane, where he had presented his two landscape paintings. Witkacy started his study in the Academy of Fine Arts in 1903 in Krakow. He travelled to Italy, France and Germany several times. After the outbreak of World War One he went […]
16 de Agosto de 2019.

Sonia Delaunay

Her art is remarkable, especially the first period of her work with this kind of cubism, it is even more astonishing if you keep in mind that this was painted before the art of Mondrian. Born in 1885 in Ukraine, Sophia (her first name) will spend her childhood in St. Petersburg then in Germany with her uncle. She studied art and drawing in Karlsruhe in Germany until 1905. At this time she decided to move on to Paris. In Paris she studied art at the Académie de La Palette and spent a lot of time in art galleries. Her work was influenced by the Fauve movement and the Post-impressionist of Henri Rousseau or Van Gogh. After a first marriage of […]
15 de Agosto de 2019.

Voto antecipado dos alunos do ES

Eleição para a Assembleia Legislativa da Região Autónoma da Madeira – 22 de setembro de 2019 Nos termos do artigo 84.º, n.º 2, da Lei Orgânica n.º 1/2006, de 13 de fevereiro, alterada e republicda pela Lei Orgânica n.º 1/2009, de 19 de janeiro, podem votar antecipadamente na eleição da Assembleia Legislativa da Região Autónoma da Madeira: “os estudantes do ensino superior recenseados na Região e a estudar no continente ou na Região Autónoma dos Açores”, que se encontrem inscritos no recenseamento eleitoral da Região Autónoma da Madeira. Para o efeito, disponibilizamos abaixo os documentos necessários para que os estudantes possam consultar: Artigo 84.º – Voto antecipado; Artigo 87.º – Modo de exercício de voto por estudantes; Requerimento para voto […]
14 de Agosto de 2019.

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt, born in July 1862, is an Austrian painter and one of the most famous representatives of Viennese Art Nouveau. He was born and raised in Vienna, where he lived with his six siblings and his parents. Because of a studentship he was able to study from 1876 until 1883 at the Vienna School of Decorative Arts. After University he opened an independent studio specializing in the execution of mural paintings. His early work had a classical style that was typical of late 19th century academic painting, as can be seen in his murals for the Vienna Burgtheater. In 1897 Klimt´s mature style emerged and he founded the Vienna Sezession, a group of painters who revolted against academic art […]
22 de Janeiro de 2018.

Detecção de oito tipos de cancro

Investigadores apresentam um teste não invasivo que usa a informação de dois biomarcadores: os níveis de proteínas associadas a cancro, bem como a presença de mutações genéticas no sangue. Chama-se CancerSEEK e combina a análise do ADN com a detecção de oito proteínas associadas a oito tipos de cancros. O novo método é apresentado esta sexta-feira na revista Science por uma equipa liderada por cientistas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade Johns Hopkins, em Baltimore, nos EUA. O objectivo deste teste não invasivo, que ainda terá de ser validado para chegar à prática clínica, é conseguir uma detecção precoce de vários cancros e a um baixo custo. Para já, foi usado em mais de mil doentes demonstrando uma sensibilidade que […]
15 de Janeiro de 2018.

Parceria na supercomputação

A aposta dos especialistas será na análise de dados e aplicações para “servir” o Centro de Investigação Internacional do Atlântico (AIR Centre). Este pólo ficará situado na Universidade do Minho. O plano já tinha sido anunciado: o primeiro projecto do Centro Internacional de Investigação do Atlântico (AIR Centre), que deverá ter sede nos Açores, é a instalação de um supercomputador na Universidade do Minho (UM) para a análise de dados científicos e desenvolvimento de novas aplicações em diversas áreas de estudo. Agora, esta sexta-feira, é assinado o protocolo que oficializa a parceria entre o Centro de Computação Avançada do Minho e o Centro de Supercomputação de Barcelona. A nova infra-estrutura de computação será instalada na UM no primeiro trimestre deste […]
8 de Janeiro de 2018.

Revelado como o álcool atinge o ADN

Estudo em ratinhos analisou os danos genéticos provocados por uma substância química que é produzida quando o organismo processa o álcool. Cientista portuguesa participou no artigo publicado na revista Nature. A associação entre o consumo de álcool e um risco aumentado de vários tipos de cancro não é nada de novo. No entanto, ainda há muitos pormenores sobre esta relação e os seus mecanismos por esclarecer. Uma equipa de cientistas do Reino Unido investigou uma das íntimas ligações entre o álcool e o cancro através da análise do ADN em células estaminais. Nas experiências em ratinhos, os cientistas recorreram à administração de etanol nos animais e concluíram que a exposição ao álcool provoca danos genéticos permanentes. O estudo, que conta […]
1 de Janeiro de 2018.

Perfil genético da demência

Equipa coordenada por casal de investigadores portugueses publicou um estudo na revista The Lancet Neurology, que pode ajudar a desenvolver novos fármacos que tenham como alvo os marcadores identificados para a demência dos corpos de Lewy. Chama-se demência dos corpos Lewy e, apesar das muitas semelhanças com a doença de Alzheimer e de Parkinson, não é a mesma coisa. Agora, uma equipa internacional confirmou isso mesmo com trabalho que resultou numa identificação mais precisa do seu perfil genético único que revela alguma das diferenças entre estas doenças neurodegenerativas. O estudo genético envolveu 65 investigadores de 11 países e foi coordenado por investigadores portugueses que trabalham na University College de Londres (UCL). Os corpos de Lewy são agregados de proteínas que […]
25 de Dezembro de 2017.

A IA não entende o Natal

Pelo menos na versão musical, o natal ainda não é bem compreendido pelos programas inteligentes. Uma investigadora americana, Janelle Shane, tentou ensinar um programa de computador a escrever músicas de Natal. Usando um sistema de redes neuronais, em que um computador tenta imitar o sistema de aprendizagem do cérebro humano, a investigadora alimentou o sistema com diversas músicas em língua inglesa de forma a tentar criar uma letra nova que fosse coerente. As primeiras tentativas correram mal, em grande medida devido ao desconhecimento das regras gramaticais (e das próprias palavras) da língua inglesa, tendo o sistema construído estrofes sem sentido: Hart fon the be the he br wong on the stor Christmas br he, or the wang Christ, Christ, on […]
11 de Dezembro de 2017.

Passa muito tempo à frente do ecrã?

Especialistas recomendam ainda a regulação do ar condicionado e a imposição de limites ao uso de dispositivos electrónicos pelas crianças. Regular o ar condicionado e fazer pausas a cada 20 minutos, olhando para longe, são algumas recomendações dos especialistas para compensar as excessivas horas frente ao computador, que apesar de não trazerem lesões permanentes provocam alterações e queixas. “Uma das medidas é seguir a regra dos 20-20-20, ou seja, parar a cada 20 minutos durante 20 segundos e olhar para uma distância de 20 pés, que é cerca de seis metros”, explicou à Lusa Fernando Vaz, responsável pelo grupo de ergoftalmologia da Sociedade Portuguesa de Oftalmologia (SPO). O especialista reconhece que “cada vez mais as pessoas usam computadores, tablets ou […]