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24 de Abril de 2019.

A Europe of Traditions

The Traditions of Christmas, Carnival, and Easter in Germany. In my home country, Christmas time starts with the 1st of December, children receive “Adventskalender”, a calendar made mostly out of chocolates, which are used as a count down until Christmas Eve. This period is called the time of advent, from Latin adventus meaning arrival. Each Sunday during these four weeks is especially important, as, on these Sundays of Advent, we are lighting up one candle after another on our Advent wreath, until at the end, there are 4 candles lit: the sign that Christmas has come. On the 6th of December, we celebrate Saint Nicolaus day, in the night from the 5th to the 6th, children put out their boots […]
23 de Abril de 2019.

A licenciatura se desvalorizou?

Salários: Portugal é o país onde a licenciatura mais se desvalorizou O prémio salarial dos trabalhadores com educação superior encolheu 22,8 pontos percentuais entre 2007 e 2016, a maior queda entre os países da OCDE, indica o “Employment Outlook 2019”, publicado esta quinta-feira. Portugal também está entre os países onde a probabilidade de um jovem trabalhador com formação superior ter um emprego com salário baixo mais aumentou. er formação superior é sinónimo de vantagem salarial para os trabalhadores, mas esse prémio está a encolher e Portugal é o país onde mais diminuiu na última década. A conclusão é da Organização para a Cooperação e o Desenvolvimento Económico (OCDE), que no “Employment Outlook 2019”, publicado esta quinta-feira – cujo tema é […]
22 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in Holland

Everybody goes out on the streets and wears orange. The traditions of Christmas Santa is not a prominent figure in the traditional Holland Christmas celebration. Instead, children look forward to the arrival of St. Nicholas in November. St. Nicholas wears red bishop’s robes and is accompanied by a helper who is known as Zwarte Piet or Black Peter. Children are told that St. Nicholas and Black Peter spend the year writing down good and bad behaviors in a large book and preparing a list of presents that they will give the Dutch children who have been well behaved. If children have been bad, however, they are told that Black Peter will chase them with a stick! In Holland, presents are […]
22 de Abril de 2019.

Mecanismo para manter a pele jovem

Experiências na pele da cauda de ratinhos, que partilha muitas características com a pele humana, permitiram clarificar a competição celular na pele e identificar compostos que podem contribuir para novas soluções anti-envelhecimento. Um estudo publicado na revista Nature demonstra que a competição entre células estaminais, impulsionada por uma proteína específica de colagénio, é fundamental para manter a pele “jovem” e também para o seu envelhecimento com o tempo. O estudo, em ratinhos, identifica ainda compostos que podem contribuir para novas soluções anti-envelhecimento da pele humana. A pele envelhecida é mais fina, mais frágil e é caracterizada por uma cicatrização mais lenta das feridas, assim como reduzidos reservatórios de células específicas da pele, como os queratinócitos e melanócitos. O fenómeno da […]
19 de Abril de 2019.

Important holidays during the year

Poland is a country in which traditions and religious holidays are still very strongly cultivated. Two of the most important during the year are, of course, Christmas and Easter. Christmas days are family time. The celebration begins with supper on December 24, when the first star hits the sky. It is a symbolic reference to the Star of Bethlehem announcing the birth of Jesus. Before sitting down to the dinner, family share pieces of a wafer and everyone is wishing each other all the best for Christmas and New Year. This custom is a reference to the Last Supper and the sharing of bread. On the table should appear the traditional 12 dishes, under the table there is hay, and […]
18 de Abril de 2019.

Primeira molécula de sempre

Primeira molécula de sempre formada no universo detetada pela primeira vez no espaço O hidro-hélio surgiu numa temperatura de 3.700 graus Celsius, milhares de anos após o Big Bang. É a primeira molécula de sempre formada no universo e foi detetada numa nébula a três mil anos luz. O mais antigo tipo de molécula foi detetado pela primeira vez de sempre no espaço, revelou esta quarta-feira a equipa de cientistas responsável pelo estudo. A molécula HeH+ surgiu milhares de anos após o Big Bang e trata-se assim da primeira molécula de sempre a ser formada, no início do universo. A molécula, com carga positiva e conhecida como hidro-hélio, terá tido um papel determinante no começo do universo. O hidro-hélio surgiu […]
17 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in my country

The traditions in Liechtenstein are very similar to the rest of Europe. Our Christmas traditions start on the first Sunday of December. We light a candle on that day and spend the day with our family and some people go to church. The following Sunday we light another candle and so on until the fourth Sunday of the month. On the 24th of December, a lot of people go to church and spend the day with family. Most people have a family dinner and also open the presents on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day a lot of people usually spend the evening/day with the extended family. During the following days, everyone visits other families and friends. Carnival is the biggest […]
16 de Abril de 2019.

(Micro)plásticos e poluição

A cientista britânica Imogen Napper procura origens invulgares dos plásticos nos oceanos. O seu trabalho já contribuiu para a proibição de microesferas no Reino Unido. Imogen Napper tem apenas 27 anos mas as suas investigações sobre microplásticos já fizeram a diferença. Ao mostrar que uma embalagem de um produto cosmético pode ter quase três milhões de microesferas, influenciou a proibição destas pequenas partículas de plástico no Reino Unido. Noutro estudo, mostrou que durante uma lavagem de roupa na máquina podem ser libertadas mais de 700 mil microfibras, que irão parar ao ambiente. Por detectar plástico em sítios onde não são logo visíveis, é considerada uma detective dos plásticos. A investigadora britânica cresceu em Bristol e desde a infância que frequenta […]
15 de Abril de 2019.

Celebrations

How to celebrate Carnival, Easter or Christmas in Germany. In Germany, the carnival season starts already at the 11th of November and ends months later at Ash Wednesday, which means that our season is much longer than in most of the other countries. However, there is a lot to experience during this time and most of the people are crazy about this season of the year. On the 11th of November, different villages and cities present their carnival prince of the season and celebrate the beginning of carnival with performances and music. From the beginning of January, you can visit lots of different carnival events, where dancing groups or well-known carnival bands perform traditional carnival dances and carnival-live-music. Everyone is […]
13 de Abril de 2019.

Algoritmos e buracos negros

A estudante de doutoramento no MIT liderou a criação de um novo algoritmo para produzir a primeira imagem de um buraco negro. Katie Bouman tem 29 anos e, até há bem pouco tempo, quase nada sabia sobre um dos enigmas “mais entusiasmantes” do universo. “Nem um só algoritmo, nem uma só pessoa fez esta imagem”, salienta a cientista. Katherine Bouman não é astrónoma. Até há seis anos, a cientista de computadores de 29 anos quase nada sabia sobre buracos negros, a não ser que eram um dos enigmas “mais entusiasmantes” do universo. Esta semana foi dado um passo gigante para os conhecer melhor. E, assim, Bouman pôde livrar-se do segredo que guardava: “É tão fantástico poder finalmente dizer ao resto […]
1 de Abril de 2019.

The golden age of Poland

Zygmunt moved Poland’s capital from Cracow to Warsaw “The Golden Age of Poland” occurred during the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally, the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the largest and most populous countries in Europe at that time. In its largest territorial extent, the Commonwealth covered almost 1 million square km and sustained a multi-ethnic population of 11 million. Religious freedom was guaranteed by the Warsaw Confederation in 1537, which made the country one of the most tolerant. Another interesting fact is that between 1573–1795, kings to the Polish throne were selected in so-called “free elections”, disrespecting the rule of dynastic succession. The first free election took place after the last monarch of Jagiellonian dynasty died […]
29 de Março de 2019.

Henry II of France

The twenty-fifth Capetian King of France and the son of Francis I. He is the perfect representative of the figure of a French Renaissance monarch. Indeed, under his reign (from 1547 to 1559), a lot of great writers had the opportunity to enrich the classical literature of the country. We can think for example at Montaigne, Ronsard, Du Bellay and many more. It is also at that time that the new creative and artistic movement of La Pleiade emerged. When Henry was very young, he was made the prisoner of Emperor Charles Quint, being exchanged for his father’s freedom. He is released four years later. At the age of fourteen, he is married to Catherine of Medicis with who he […]
27 de Março de 2019.

King Louis IX – Saint-Louis

He had such a strong impact on the following kings. The article this month is about a King or a Queen of my country. France with a long, and complicated history had a lot of kings, some of them are more famous than the others, such as Louis XIV for example. But today I’m not going to speak to you about the “Roi-Soleil”. Let me introduce one of the most important kings, but also a quite unknown King of France: Louis IX aka Saint-Louis. Saint-Louis is the 44th King of France, from the Capétien family, his father is Louis VIII The Lion and his mother Blanche of Castille. He became king at the age of 12, but too young to […]
25 de Março de 2019.

Casimir III the Great

The King of Poland from 1333 to 1370. He was the last Polish king from the Piast dynasty, born on 30 April 1310 in Kowal, died on 5 November 1370 in Kraków. He was the youngest, third son of King Wladyslaw I (“the Elbow-high”) and Duchess Jadwiga of Kalisz. When Casimir attained the throne in 1333, his position was in danger, as his neighbors did not recognize his title. The Polish kingdom was depopulated and exhausted by the war, and the economy was ruined. Thanks to Casimir the kingdom became prosperous and wealthy, with great prospects for the future. He waged many victorious wars and doubled the size of the kingdom, mostly through the addition of lands in modern-day Ukraine. […]
22 de Março de 2019.

Charles II

His reign is one of great interest to many historians Charles II may not be one of the greatest military masterminds or a sly and cunning political figure, but he is one of the most exuberant, flamboyant, and promiscuous kings that England possessed. Known as the ‘merry monarch’ and a licentious playboy, his reign is one of great interest to many historians. His philandering became popular due to his liaisons with his Cockney mistress, Nell Gwyn. Before Charles was restored to the throne in 1660, after the Commonwealth years under “boring” Oliver Cromwell, Charles had to find a wife. Various German Princesses were offered for examination, but Charles would usually dismiss them as “dull and foggy”. Charles had a relationship […]
20 de Março de 2019.

The colour of the lion

William of Orange – the ancestor of the Dutch monarchy William of Orange was the main leader of the Dutch Revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648) and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1581. He was born in the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. He became Prince of Orange in 1544 and was thereby the founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau and the ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands. Within the Netherlands, he is also known as Father of the Fatherland. A wealthy nobleman, William originally served the Habsburgs as a member of the court of Margaret of Parma, governor of the Spanish Netherlands. Unhappy […]