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11 de Novembro de 2019.

The History of Belgium

The name ‘Belgium’ is said to come from Belgae tribes that lived in the northern part of what was then Gaul around the 3rd century BC. Belgium is well known for its famous cuisine; its chocolate and waffles, but how much do we actually know about its history? There is a lot of speculation about where the Belgae tribes originated, but many scholars think that they started themselves. They were described as ‘the bravest of them all’ and Julius Caesar found it difficult to conquer them. It took him four years before he succeeded in 53BC. Caesar also found them very different to the other tribes in Gaul. Belgium was part of the Holy Roman Empire and remained part of […]
10 de Novembro de 2019.

NASA expõe o seu 1.º avião elétrico

A agência norte-americana pretende pôr esta aeronave a voar até ao final de 2020. A NASA, que é sobretudo conhecida pelos seus lançamentos para o espaço, mostrou a primeira versão do seu primeiro avião totalmente eléctrico, o X-57 Maxwell. A apresentação aconteceu na última sexta-feira no seu laboratório de aeronáutica no deserto da Califórnia, EUA. Adaptada a partir de um avião a hélice com um motor duplo fabricado em Itália – o Tecnam P2006T –, o X-57 tem estado a ser desenvolvido desde 2015 e está a menos de um ano do seu primeiro teste de voo nos céus da base da Força Aérea de Edwards, na Califórnia. Mas antes de lhe agregarem os dois maiores motores eléctricos (entre os […]
9 de Novembro de 2019.

Small Country with a Big History

Its capital is Valletta, which is the smallest national capital in the European Union by area at 0.8 km². Officially known as the Republic of Malta, it is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea. It lies 80 km south of Italy, 284 km east of Tunisia and 333 km north of Libya. With a population of about 475,000 over an area of 316 km2 its makes Malta the world’s tenth smallest and fifth most densely populated country. Malta has been inhabited since approximately 5900 BC. Its location in the centre of the Mediterranean has historically given it great strategic importance as a naval base, with a succession of powers having contested and ruled […]
8 de Novembro de 2019.

Chumbos já não são uma realidade

“É muito importante que se perceba que a alternativa não é, nem pode ser, entre chumbar ou passar sem saber”, defende Maria Emília Brederode Santos, que pede estratégias para que os alunos aprendam sem terem de reprovar. Portugal é um dos países da OCDE com taxas de reprovação mais elevadas. O Conselho Nacional de Educação (CNE) defende que chumbar um aluno “não serve para nada” e acredita que combater esta prática não será uma porta ao facilitismo porque a ideia não é “passar sem saber”. Para a presidente do CNE, Maria Emília Brederode Santos, a recente polémica em torno do programa do Governo de reduzir ao mínimo os chumbos no ensino básico não pode ser vista como um quadro a preto e […]
8 de Novembro de 2019.

Mutação genética atrasou Alzheimer

Uma mulher colombiana pode ter escapado ao seu “destino genético” de perder a memória por volta dos 40 anos — uma mutação genética comum na região conduzi-la-ia à doença; outra mutação genética “salvou-a” da demência. Uma mulher colombiana que quase de certeza viria a ter a doença de Alzheimer escapou ao seu destino genético – em vez de começar a ter sintomas de demência por volta dos 40 anos, como acontece com o resto da sua família, tal só aconteceu três décadas depois. A resposta está na mutação genética rara no gene APOE3ch, chamada Christchurch (esta mulher tinha duas destas mutações raras no seu ADN, uma só não seria suficiente para impedir o desenvolvimento precoce da doença), e o caso […]
7 de Novembro de 2019.

The Radboud University

The best “traditional university” in the Netherlands Being located in Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands, the Radboud University was founded in 1923. Nowadays approx. 20.000 students study in seven different faculties: the Faculty of Arts, Law, Medical Sciences, Management, Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Science and the Faculty of Social Science. Since the university is focused on international research in several fields, most master degrees are taught in English, whereas most bachelor degrees are taught in Dutch. One could name numerous note-worthy alumni of this university, but the most notable would probably be Frans de Waal. After graduating in Primatology and Ethology in 1970, he became very well known for his research in primate social behaviour and the […]
7 de Novembro de 2019.

Relatório de Saúde 2019 da OCDE

Último relatório Health at a Glance da OCDE indica que 67,6% da população portuguesa acima dos 15 anos tem excesso de peso ou é obesa. Tabagismo, consumo de álcool e obesidade são os três principais factores de risco para doenças não transmissíveis, que mais contribuem para a mortalidade em todo o mundo. E segundo o relatório Health at a Glance 2019, divulgado esta quinta-feira pela Organização para a Cooperação e Desenvolvimento Económico (OCDE), Portugal destaca-se precisamente na obesidade e aparece em quarto lugar, juntamente com a Finlândia, na lista dos países que apresentam a maioria taxa de população com excesso de peso quando comparado com a média da OCDE. Assim e de acordo com o mesmo documento, 67,6 % da […]
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 […]
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 […]
21 de Setembro de 2019.

The future of Europe

Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity’. So said Robert Schuman in his famous declaration, launching the European integration project on 9 May 1950. Almost 70 years on, his words are as true as ever. The solidarity between Europe’s people and nations must constantly be adapted to deal with the new challenges posed by a changing world. What can I do for the future of the European Union to survive and grow in the coming decades? What can I do, as a member and citizen of the European Union that at the time of emerging denominations such as the […]