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19 de Julho de 2019.

The italian Genius

Leonardo da Vinci is one of the main reasons why I am proud of being Italian. He was a world-class artist due to his predisposition for arts and sciences and for the results achieved in both artistic and scientific fields thanks to his ingenuity and talent. He was borned in 1452 and he started his career in a famous artistic Emporium in Florence where he could train his natural skills in painting activities and in sculpturing. His talent was rapidly recognised by the noble and powerful family of Medici, which attract the artist to his court and start commissioning some of his paintings. After that period, Leonardo was sent to Milan where he discovered a stimulating context that allowed him […]
17 de Julho de 2019.

Os genes e a Anorexia nervosa

Projecto, que envolveu mais de 100 cientistas e incluiu a análise dos dados de mais de 70 mil indivíduos de 17 países, identificou oito variantes genéticas associada à anorexia. Os resultados indicam que a doença não é apenas um problema psiquiátrico, mas também tem causas metabólicas. Os cientistas analisaram os genomas de quase 17 mil doentes com anorexia nervosa e de mais de 55 mil indivíduos como grupo de controlo e encontraram oito marcadores genéticos para esta doença que é considerada uma das mais letais na área psiquiátrica. A par da já conhecida origem psiquiátrica, a “arquitectura genética” da anorexia nervosa revelou que existem também vários traços metabólicos que podem ser associados à doença. Os cientistas que assinam o artigo […]
17 de Julho de 2019.

Elga Sesemann

Elga Charlotte Sesemann was born in 28 of March in Vyborg in Finland. Nowadays, as a matter of fact, Vyborg belongs to Russia. She died in 21 of January 2007 in Helsinki, Finland. Elga was a Finnish painter. She started her art career studying in the Finnish Art Academy in Helsinki 1940-1943 and after that in The Free Art School in Helsinki 1943-1944. She was a prominent expressionist and colourist already in the 1940´s Finland. Instead of a brush she often used a palette knife. Elga Sesemann had her first exhibition in 1943, and her first solo exhibition was in 1945. Her paintings have been exhibited in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and in all major Finnish towns and in Stockholm, […]
16 de Julho de 2019.

Missão da Marinha no mar dos Açores

Campanha consiste sobretudo em levantamentos sobre o fundo do mar utilizando um sonar multifeixe. O navio da Marinha NRP D. Carlos I realiza até Agosto uma missão nos Açores, onde vai efectuar levantamentos hidrográficos com o objectivo de aprofundar o conhecimento sobre o mar açoriano. A autoridade marítima adianta, em comunicado, que o navio largou na sexta-feira da Base Naval de Lisboa para uma missão no arquipélago dos Açores que se prolongará até Agosto com o objectivo de “realizar levantamentos hidrográficos no âmbito do projecto de Mapeamento do Mar Português, reforçar o dispositivo naval permanente na Zona Marítima dos Açores, cooperar no âmbito técnico-científico com o Governo Regional e a Universidade dos Açores”. No âmbito do Mapeamento do Mar Português […]
15 de Julho de 2019.

Head in the clouds

Today you’ll learn about René Magritte, the famous Flemish surrealistic painter.  Because there are already numerous biographies out there and Google provides us so kindly with quite a complete overview in his life and oeuvre, I’ll try to approach him from a different angle. Even for the people who aren’t really actively roaming in the art scene, the image of a pipe with the description ‘ceci n’est pas une pipe’ (French for ‘this is not a pipe) must ring a bell. Or perhaps you have seen the applefaced guy with his bowler hat around? These frequently used images belong to the common visual knowledge, thanks to the many channels they’ve been exposed through. It could be you’ve been hiding from […]
15 de Julho de 2019.

Câmara hiperbárica para animais

A primeira câmara hiperbárica em Portugal para animais está disponível no Centro de Reabilitação e Regeneração Animal de Lisboa (CR2AL), em Odivelas, e está a funcionar há dois meses. A tecnologia que prepara mergulhadores para submergir no mar foi adaptada à medicina humana e agora também ajuda cães e gatos com problemas de saúde a terem melhor qualidade de vida, em Odivelas, nos arredores de Lisboa. A primeira câmara hiperbárica em Portugal para animais está disponível no Centro de Reabilitação e Regeneração Animal de Lisboa (CR2AL), em Odivelas, num país onde ainda são poucas as que existem para uso na saúde humana. A câmara está a funcionar há cerca de dois meses, recebendo pacientes direccionados por médicos veterinários, depois de […]
12 de Julho de 2019.

Zdzisław Beksińsk

This Polish painter who loved apocalyptic and dystopian art is now one of the most recognized in Poland. His paintings inspire many – one example is the famous Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro, who has directed films such as The Shape of Water and Hellboy. Zdzisław Beksiński was a modern-day surrealist painter, photographer and sculptor. He was born in 1929 in Sanok, survived the World War II, finished the university in Krakow and was working as a bus designer for an automotive factory. At the same time was creating art, firstly sculptures and photographs, later he also started to paint. While his art was grim, Beksiński was a kind man with a keen sense of humor. He liked to […]
11 de Julho de 2019.

Colesterol em excesso no cérebro

O estudo mostrou de que forma a limpeza de colesterol em excesso presente no cérebro pode ter impacto em doenças como a doença de Machado-Joseph. O colesterol em excesso presente no cérebro pode ter impacto na terapia de doenças degenerativas, segundo um estudo coordenado por investigadores do Centro de Neurociências e Biologia Celular da Universidade de Coimbra (CNC-UC), divulgado esta quinta-feira. “O estudo demonstrou de que forma a limpeza de colesterol em excesso presente no cérebro pode ter impacto na terapia de ataxias espinocerebelares, como a doença de Machado-Joseph”, refere-se numa nota da Universidade de Coimbra. No estudo, publicado na revista científica Acta Neuropathologica, a equipa de investigação avaliou o papel da proteína CYP46A1 (responsável pelo processo de transformação do […]
10 de Julho de 2019.

Maintaining a Union

The next elections for the European Parliament are almost here and more than ever, these elections will affect the future of the European Parliament. Up till now most of the decisions were made by the major parties but this year this could change because of the growing support for smaller parties. Because of this, the decision making in the European Parliament might become more open and democratic. In this way the European Parliament might start to look more like the Dutch parliament where multiple smaller parties form the majority instead of just two big parties. The Netherlands was one of the first countries to be part of the ‘European Coal and Steel Community’ which eventually became the European Union. With […]
9 de Julho de 2019.

Nova vida no mercado para resíduos

No novo centro de biotecnologia, no Porto, há já cerca de 100 investigadores que diariamente desenvolvem novas moléculas para as indústrias alimentar, cosmética e farmacêutica. Há cerca de um ano, a norte-americana Amyris, uma empresa de produtos renováveis, e a Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (ESB) da Católica Porto assinaram uma parceria, em Silicon Valley, nos EUA. Hoje, ei-lo, fora do papel, um centro de competências de excelência em biotecnologia, no Porto, não 100% português, mas quase. O plano é pegar em subprodutos que actualmente não servem para nada e transformá-los em algo de valor no mercado, novas moléculas que podem ter várias aplicações, desde um gelado a um cosmético de antienvelhecimento. Na versão resumida, o projecto Alchemy visa optimizar o […]
5 de Setembro de 2019.

Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras and her book “ Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein” Marguerite Duras was born in 1914 in Gia Dinh next to Saigon in the French Indochina. She is a writer, novelist, playwright, and essayist. She became famous in 1950 with the book “The Sea Wall” (Un barrage contre le Pacifique). This book is largely inspired by the life and adolescence of Marguerite Duras in the French Indochina. After this first success, she will publish many new novels. Her style is close to the New Roman, with strange sentences construction, deconstructed characters, storyline, and timeline. The main topics are the wait, love, sensuality, and alcohol. In 1984 she published another great success “The lover” (L’Amant) an auto-fiction about her […]
3 de Setembro de 2019.

Marc Elsberg

An Austrian author of the 21st century: Marc Elsberg If you are interested in scientific thrillers, Marc Elsberg’s books are always a brilliant choice. It doesn’t matter if you choose Blackout, Zero or Helix – they’re all interesting, exciting and teach you a lot. This is why I like his work and why I always enjoy reading any book he wrote. He was born in 1967 in Vienna, grew up in the surroundings of Baden in Lower Austria and studied Industrial Design at the University for Art in Vienna. Later on, he worked in the marketing business as a creative director while he was starting to write his first book, a satirical novel called “Saubermann”. After three more books, he […]
1 de Setembro de 2019.

Kari Hotakainen

A very well known writer in Finland. Kari Hotakainen started his career as a reporter and became a full-time author in 1996. He has written many novels, poetry books, children’s books, radio dramas, newspaper columns, plays, and one TV-series. He has received some literature prizes for his work, for example, the Finlandia Prize for the novel Juoksuhaudantie (Battle Trench Avenue). The same book was later made into a movie. For me, the most meaningful book written by Kari Hotakainen is Satukirja (Storybook). The book is considered for children and young adults, but I think that it suits all ages. All the stories are very imaginative and different. It is a huge possibility, that after reading one story you become addicted […]
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 […]