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6 de Novembro de 2019.

Fósseis de criatura em Portugal

Há cerca de 480 milhões de anos, um grupo extinto de artrópodes marinhos – da família de insetos e crustáceos – agrupou-se em fila para atravessar o fundo do oceano. Há quase 500 milhões de anos, criaturas marinhas semelhantes aos percevejos da atualidade já tinham o seu próprio ritual social. Os fósseis recém-descritos revelam grupos de animais espalhados pelo fundo do oceano, todos alinhados, talvez para migrar em grupo, ou em reuniões de acasalamento. De acordo com dados apresentados pelos investigadores na Scientific Reports, os fósseis confirmam que os animais começaram a coordenar os seus movimentos no início da história evolutiva da Terra. Há cerca de 520 milhões de anos, as primeiras formas de vida desenvolveram órgãos sensoriais sofisticados, como […]
5 de Novembro de 2019.

O que os animais nos podem ensinar

Os animais são o assunto central da 7ª edição da revista Electra, da Fundação EDP, que analisa a emergência da causa animal nas primeiras décadas do século XXI. O tema é mais complexo do que parece e permite até alargar a discussão ao lugar dos seres humanos no mundo. Os animais fazem parte do nosso dia-a-dia mas há hoje uma diferença essencial no modo como os olhamos e falamos deles. Pouco depois de o cinema ter som, por volta dos anos 30, um conjunto de curtas-metragens denominadas Dogville Comedies dava “voz” aos animais na sétima arte, estima-se que pela primeira vez. Isso foi como que um prenúncio do que aconteceria no mundo real muito depois, sem efeitos artificiais, e derivado […]
5 de Novembro de 2019.

University For the Common Good

I attended Glasgow Caledonian University, in Scotland, where I studied business and tourism management. Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a very new university, it was founded in 1993, because of the merger of The Queen’s College and Glasgow Polytechnic. It is the third university in Glasgow, is located in the centre of the city and serves over 20 thousand students and 1500 staff members. There are also campuses in London, New York, and a college of engineering in Oman. The university’s chancellor is currently Annie Lennox, famous singer in Eurythmics, social activist and philanthropist. The chancellor’s role is mostly symbolic, she attends important events such as graduation. In most Scottish universities graduates are “capped” before receiving their degree, which means […]
4 de Novembro de 2019.

Ocean Cleanup chega aos rios também

Depois de conseguirem retirar plástico do Pacífico (com algumas críticas e atrasos), embarcações da Ocean Cleanup chegam a alguns dos rios mais poluídos do mundo. Objectivo é interceptar o lixo antes de desaguar no oceano. Não foi sem percalços na navegação, mas os navios da Ocean Cleanup chegaram finalmente à ilha do lixo do Pacífico Norte no início de Outubro. Agora, o holandês Boyan Slat ouviu algumas das críticas feitas ao seu sistema de limpeza de plástico dos oceanos e virou-se para um dos principais caminhos do lixo: os rios. “Para livrar os oceanos de plástico, nós temos tanto de limpar a ‘herança’ [o lixo que já está nos oceanos] como fechar a torneira, evitando que mais plástico chegue aos […]
3 de Novembro de 2019.

Asproni, Motzo, Arborea

My long journey into the Italian high school system, through dreams, changes and troubles. Except for the very first years of elementary and middle school, I have never been a model student; I really cannot say that I always studied hard during my 6 years of high school, even if I have always had a decent ability to understand at first glance. For various reasons I have found myself changing several classes, courses and school. Moreover I had to repeat one year, the third one, but in any case I always had to study during the summer the subjects that I didn’t pass during the year. All these things for sure didn’t help my nature of being constantly distracted from […]
1 de Novembro de 2019.

Wroclaw University of Economics

The university based in a central European city. The Wroclaw University of Economics is not only one of the top economic schools of higher education in Poland but also an important centre of science and research. The university is located in Lower Silesia, in south-western Poland, close to German and Czech border. There are more than 17 thousands students, including over 300 foreign students each academic year, more than 73 thousands graduates and over 780 academic teachers. The university has more than 120 bilateral agreements in a frame of the Erasmus Program. The Wroclaw University of Economics is divided into four faculties: of Economic Sciences, of Management, Information Systems and Finance, of Engineering and Economics and of Economy, Management and Tourism. […]
31 de Outubro de 2019.

Novo diagnóstico para cancro renal?

Equipa internacional de cientistas confirmou que há um gene essencial para a sobrevivência de células de cancro renal e identificou um biomarcador que pode indicar como será a resposta do doente à terapia. Se olhássemos para as células de um tumor como um ser vivo que se alimenta de vários ingredientes e soubéssemos quais eram os verdadeiramente decisivos e que as mantêm vivas, talvez tivéssemos aqui uma oportunidade de ataque. Talvez se tirássemos às células de um cancro um ingrediente que sabemos que é essencial, as conseguíssemos derrotar. É mais ou menos este o plano de uma equipa internacional de investigadores que está a tentar encontrar novas formas de luta contra o cancro renal. O trabalho que envolve a identificação […]
29 de Outubro de 2019.

Igualdade de género é censo comum

Quando há uma pequena percentagem de mulheres em instituições e empresas, elas acabam por não ter a mesma experiência educacional, à semelhança do que acontece com qualquer minoria, que nunca tem as mesmas vantagens profissionais e sociais que a maioria, defende a professora universitária. A professora e matemática norte-americana Lenore Blum, que tem trabalhado por uma maior participação das mulheres na área das ciências, defendeu que, apesar de todos os progressos na igualdade de género, é preciso manter a vigilância e mudar microculturas. Em entrevista à agência Lusa, na véspera da sua participação no seminário “Porque é que ainda temos de falar da Igualdade de Género em Ciência, Tecnologia, Engenharia e Matemática (CTEM)?”, a professora de ciência da computação na […]
29 de Outubro de 2019.

The school system in Germany

I was in my last school two and a half years. There I did my general qualification for university entrance at the beginning of this year. In Germany we have 16 federal states and every state can change the school system a little. This is why we don’t have a uniform school system in the whole country. This is difficult because the levels in the different states can be different. In my federal state the students are studying for four years in primary school, six years in junior high school and two and a half years or three years in high school. In high school I have the choice of which school subjects I want to take. I have to […]
27 de Outubro de 2019.

Musical education

I studied in Puolalanmäki Upper Secondary School for three years and graduated in 2018. It’s one of the Upper secondary schools in Turku, which is a city on the southwest coast of Finland. The main reason why I wanted to apply to Puolalanmäki was that the school offers a great music oriented programme. The programme also ended up being the reason why I was motivated to go to school every day. Alongside normal subjects I had a lot of music courses, for example music history, theory, singing lessons and classes on how to express yourself with music and how to get better in performing songs. I was one of the singers in our school’s choir, which consisted of more than […]
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 […]
25 de Setembro de 2019.

What can I do for the EU?

In these times it is so important to be a part of our society and to participate in the European Union. But what can we do for the European Union? At first, we can vote. All citizens of the European Union have a suffrage and we have to use it. Everyone can complain again about the politic of the EU but you can be an active part of it. And I think that most people in Germany know this. Because the voter turnout was 61,4 % in Germany for the elections to the European Parliament in 2019. And I was surprised that only 10.9% of the German voted for right populists. So, I think we are doing well in Germany. […]
23 de Setembro de 2019.

A Europe of my grandchildren

How can we ensure the future of the European Project in the coming decades? Firstly, I doubt that there will be a European Project for my grandchildren (if I have any at all?) The problem is divided into certain reasons of why there might not be a future. If I were to have grandchildren and they were British citizens (unless I marry a someone from the EU 27 or if my children marry someone from the EU) then I do not think they will have access to European Citizenship. Brexit is the reason for this. My grandchildren would not be concerned necessarily with the European project because I believe that the UK by my estimations and how things are going […]