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28 de Junho de 2018.

Descoberto gibão já extinto

Denominada Junzi imperialis, a nova espécie de gibão terá desaparecido devido à pressão humana no seu habitat. Uma nova espécie de gibão foi encontrada num sítio inesperado: um túmulo com cerca de 2300 anos no centro da China, que pode ter pertencido à avó de Qin Shihuang, o primeiro imperador da China unificada e que mandou construir a Grande Muralha. A descoberta divulgada esta sexta-feira na revista Science sugere que este gibão possa ter sido o primeiro a desaparecer como resultado directo das actividades humanas. Em 2004, foi escavado um túmulo na província de Shaanxi que, possivelmente pertencia à avó de Qin Shihuang, de seu nome Xia. Lá, encontraram-se vestígios de aves, mamíferos domésticos, leopardo, lince, urso-negro-asiático ou de um […]
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 […]
20 de Junho de 2018.

Campo hidrotermal em Portugal

É o primeiro campo hidrotermal descoberto numa expedição totalmente portuguesa, liderada pela Fundação Oceano Azul. Localizado entre as Flores e o Faial, está a 570 metros de profundidade. Por cima do complexo do Gigante, um monte submarino literalmente a meio caminho entre as ilhas das Flores e do Faial, deu-se um encontro programado de navios – entre o Santa Maria Manuela e o Almirante Gago Coutinho. Estão a participar numa expedição da Fundação Oceano Azul aos Açores desde o início de Junho, dedicada às ilhas do Corvo e das Flores e a alguns montes submarinos nas redondezas. As novidades chegadas ao Santa Maria Manuela (que partiu na segunda-feira à tarde das Flores) vindas do Almirante Gago Coutinho é que o […]
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 […]
18 de Junho de 2018.

LHC com maior Luminosidade

Melhorias no grande acelerador de partículas irão permitir a produção de, pelo menos, 15 milhões de bosões de Higgs por ano. Esta sexta-feira, o Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas (CERN) entrou numa nova fase, que marca o início dos trabalhos de engenharia civil, do Grande Colisor de Hadrões (LHC, na sigla em inglês), seis anos depois deste grande acelerador de partículas resolver um longo enigma ao confirmar a existência do esquivo bosão de Higgs. Esta renovação irá aumentar a “luminosidade” das experiências de colisão de protões do LHC – um anel de 27 quilómetros sob a fronteira da Suíça e de França –, aumentando dez vezes o número de colisões de partículas e produzindo um retrato claro do mundo […]
15 de Junho de 2018.

Estudo questiona quimioterapia

Autores do estudo questionam necessidade do recurso à quimioterapia em dezenas de milhares de casos anuais. O maior estudo alguma vez realizado sobre tratamentos de cancro da mama concluiu que 70% das mulheres com a forma mais comum da doença podem prescindir da quimioterapia sem afectar as suas hipóteses de tratar a doença. Os autores do estudo estimam que cerca de 70 mil doentes, nos Estados Unidos e noutros locais, são submetidos a quimioterapia desnecessariamente todos os anos. No âmbito deste estudo foram realizados testes genéticos a 10.273 mulheres, explica a BBC. Este teste é feito através de uma biópsia numa fase inicial da doença. Neste estudo, os investigadores focaram-se apenas em tumores que ainda não chegaram aos gânglios linfáticos, alimentados por hormonas […]
14 de Junho de 2018.

Municipal Theater: Baltazar Dias

In the 1880´s It became the Theater as we know it today. Hey guys! After telling you my first impressions about the Island, about food, a little bit of Flora and Fauna, about History, and one of the Kings of Portugal, last month you discovered one French author, Antoine de Saint Exupéry, and one of his famous books, Le Petit Prince. For April we are gonna talk about the Municipal Theater of Funchal, Municipal Theater Baltazar Dias or “Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias”. When we speak about the Theater Baltazar Dias of Funchal, we could speak about the Theater La Scala of Milano or about the Theater D.Maria II of Lisbon (Queen of Portugal between 1826 and 1853). As some people […]
13 de Junho de 2018.

Portugal e Espanha na defesa do mar

Reunião para coordenar o trabalho conjunto sobre o stock ibérico de sardinha e a defesa das espécies de profundidade. Organizações ambientalistas portuguesas e espanholas juntaram-se para terem posições conjuntas perante a União Europeia relacionadas com o mar, como nas quotas de pesca sustentável, lixo marinho, extracção de petróleo ou gestão dos rios comuns. A primeira reunião das 15 organizações não governamentais, oito das quais portuguesas, realizou-se em Lisboa, e visou a coordenação do trabalho conjunto sobre o stock ibérico da sardinha e a defesa das espécies de profundidade, acerca das quais têm já a decorrer uma campanha de sensibilização, como referiu esta segnda-feira Gonçalo Carvalho, da Sciaena. Num encontro com jornalistas, a bordo de um veleiro da organização Ecologistas en […]
11 de Junho de 2018.

Saint John the Evangelist church

The church is built in mannerism and baroque style. The Saint John the Evangelist church, or college church, was built in the seventeenth and eighteenth century after the Jesuits college was built. It is, for me at least, one of the most impressive monuments in Funchal. In the 16th century, the Jesuits came to Madeira. They came to the Island because the island was invaded by French protestant pirates. Jesuits are part of the Society of Jesus, this Catholic order emphasizes on Education. Because of this, the Jesuits were the perfect chosen ones to convert the people in the island. The Jesuits college was built in the sixteenth century under the order of king Sebastian and right after that, the […]
11 de Junho de 2018.

Química e ópera

A viagem por mais de 400 anos de ópera e pelas substâncias que alimentam os seus enredos inspirou o livro “Poções e Paixões: Química e Ópera”, uma obra de divulgação que funde a ciência e a arte, escrita pelo químico João Paulo André. É possível encontrar traços comuns entre uma mulher que prepara charutos e uma aristocrata que, de manhã, recebe uma multidão em sua casa para beber chocolate quente. Estes dois episódios são representados em óperas. A primeira está na ária de entrada da protagonista de Carmen, obra de Georges Bizet estreada em 1875. A segunda encontra-se em O Cavaleiro da Rosa (1911), de Richard Strauss. Mas, olhando mais a fundo as substâncias que chamam a atenção das personagens, […]
23 de Dezembro de 2017.

Christmas time

This moment of the year is for me really important and emotional as I am writing this text few days before Christmas. Funchal looks fabulous with all light decorations but I still cannot feel that this time is just about to start. What am I missing? I have never spent these holidays abroad, even taking into account the fact that I had already lived abroad before. Beyond the whole religious aspect, this time is really significant for me as my entire family can be together which is normally not so easy as we live in different places. What I appreciate most in Poland is the festive atmosphere when you look out the window and see that snowy and cold land […]
20 de Dezembro de 2017.

Funchal

The isolated capital of the pearl of the Atlantic Funchal is, depending on whom you ask either a big or a tiny city. The capital of Madeira counts more or less 112.000 inhabitants and is the largest city of the island. But what is Funchal for me? I have been in Madeira for one and a half month now and had enough time to get the first impression of its landscape and also its capital Funchal. When I arrived here I thought that Funchal has everything one could wish for. And that is right… at least when you are a tourist. Here, you can find a bunch of souvenir shops, a lot of cafes and restaurants and a mass of […]
19 de Dezembro de 2017.

Hiking in Porto Santo

Golden Island is not only the beach! We’ve been told by a number of people that the best time to visit Porto Santo is early Autumn, when the weather is still great but as it’s no longer the high season, the place is more calm and relaxed. Peace and quiet was exactly what we needed, so in the middle of October, after months of waiting for the right moment, we finally got ourselves our tickets to the Golden Island. I imagine most of the people head to Porto Santo with that spectacular 9 km long sandy beach in mind, but I was never too much of a beach person. All my attention and all my curiosity was with the hills […]
18 de Dezembro de 2017.

I have been doing some reading

Reflection. Often by the sea A place I believe often visited by artists… Poets… Suicidal men, in Madeira. Something about the sea, it makes you think… It allows you to breathe… To breathe allows expression. Sailors often say it makes you feel free. But with this freedom comes a price also. The artist, the poet, the brickwork ghost often recount the experience of not being able to write from a point of happiness, for it is oppression, the lashings of Judas that cause one to crucify themselves PUBLICLY. As has been shown in the churches, the people, the icons we have all become so familiar with. The concept of the crucifixion is such a powerful one, Jesus was in many […]
14 de Dezembro de 2017.

A French Guy in Funchal

My first time in Madeira, on an island! From France I miss some things, especially food. But my time here is great! At first I wanted to be usefull and to be helpful to people, so I told myself go check on the Internet to see If a website would bring me answers, in Spain. But there were no results for Spain on the website for French people, because I wanted to go to improve my oral Spanish. But that’s where the random acted: an offer for Madeira to help providing tours to Tourists! I told myself that’s great, I’ll improve my Spanish! But no, It’s a Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, so that’s gonna be […]
11 de Dezembro de 2017.

Adventuring myself

I spent my last week in Guimarães, in an on-arrival training that all long-term volunteers will do. Going to the mainland was an adventure itself, but the training was also more an adventure than I expected. During my time there I met some amazing people, learned a lot about different cultures, about myself and also about other volunteers’ projects. I’ve been here in Madeira now seven weeks, and I have made new friends and contacts, went hiking to beautiful places, started a new hobby and made so many wonderful memories already. Living the dream. But the training made me think about the reasons why I wanted to do volunteering, why I came here and what I’m going to do to […]