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13 de Novembro de 2019.

A Europe of Nations

The country has had its hand in one of the biggest events in world history, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip in 1914. Bosnia and Herzegovenia is a fascinating country to study, it is a fairly recent country (in terms of being independent and having defined borders) stemming from the collapse of Yugoslavia in 1992.  Since the end of Yugoslavia it has encountered terrible wars and a lot of ethnic tensions. The reason for this comes from a long and complicated history that saw ethnic groups bound together under empires. Firstly the Ottoman Empire, secondly, the Austro-Hungarian, and lastly, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. What happened between 1992-95 was the worst humanitarian disaster Europe faced since […]
12 de Novembro de 2019.

Amianto ainda em Portugal

Alerta é da plataforma SOS-Amianto, que neste último ano recebeu mais de duas centenas de denúncias e testemunhos sobre a presença deste material em edifícios e de quem já adoeceu por via da exposição a esta fibra. Cerca de 53 mil toneladas de matérias perigosas, entre as quais figura o amianto, foram importadas para Portugal entre 2016 e 2017, últimos anos com dados disponíveis. A que se juntaram, no mesmo período, 727 toneladas de resíduos contendo amianto com o objectivo de serem depositadas em aterros. Os números deste negócio foram evocados nesta terça-feira pela plataforma SOS-Amianto, criada há um ano pela associação ambientalista Quercus e têm por base dados do Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE) e da Agência Portuguesa do […]
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 […]
24 de Dezembro de 2018.

The new generation in Poland

A mixture of folk tunes, with alternative pop and punk beats. Poland has several well-known classical composers as well as jazz musicians.  However, we can observe how the new music scene exploded. Unfortunately, this music is not internationally recognized. Therefore, I would like to encourage you to have a closer look and present one of the modern artists of the new generation- Monika Brodka. Her professional career started, as in the case of most young singers, during an audition for a music show. She won the third season of the Polish TV competition “Idol” in 2004 at the age of 17. The prize was to record a debut solo CD, which was called “Album”. The first two records of the […]
21 de Dezembro de 2018.

Golden Earring

The oldest still existing rock band from The Hague since 1961. In 1961, when the 13-year old George Kooymans (guitar), his 15-year old neighbor friend Rinus Gerritsen (bass guitar) and another 15-year old neighbor friend Fred van Hilst (drums) decided to begin a band, they named it The Tornados. But they discovered there was already a band in The Hague called The Tornados so afterward, they changed their band name into Golden Earring. I’ve been drivin’ all night, my hands wet on the wheel. The most famous song of Golden Earring is definitely Radar Love and also one of my favorites, of course. The song was recorded in 1973 and the band went international because of this song. For example, […]
18 de Dezembro de 2018.

Die Ärzte

Today’s blog post is about a musician from my home country. Therefore, I decided to write about the popular band “Die Ärzte”. Since my early childhood, I have been a huge fan of this band. Perhaps this sounds a bit strange due to the fact that the band is considered to be a punk rock band but I still enjoy listening to their songs and watching their videos. Let me give you some information about this band. The band was founded in 1982 in Berlin by Bela B and Farin Urlaub, who are two of the three band members. Farin Urlaub, the guitar player, Bela B the drummer and Rodrigo Gonzales were part of this band until their breakup in […]
15 de Dezembro de 2018.

Udo Jürgens

A man who made songs for all generations. Jürgen Udo Bockelmann was born on the 30th of September 1934, in Klagenfurt, Austria. He was the child of two Germans and he grew up in a castle (Schloss Ottmanach) with his parents and his two brothers. Udo Jürgens taught himself how to play the piano when he was a kid. After high school, he started studying music in the academy of music of Karnten and later in the Mozarteum in Salzburg. The style of his music was Schlager-music, Chanson, Jazz and pop music. During his years of study, he started playing Jazz and Swing in the Café Lerch, a Café with dancing. In 1950, he won a composer competition in Austria, […]
12 de Dezembro de 2018.

Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus

An example of how Max Raabe’s music transcends time and space. Max Raabe enriches the musical landscape both nationally and internationally by reviving chansons from the 1920s and 1930s, re-interpreting contemporary songs, and composing film scores. In his early childhood, Raabe became passionate about music and joined a children’s choir. To further develop his talents, he attended singing classes and ultimately decided to study music at the Berlin University of the Arts. In Berlin, he soon found like-minded people and established the Palace Orchestra in 1985. The orchestra specialized in performing music from the 1920s and 1930s. A decade later, the orchestra released a series of songs, one of which appeared in a German film production. Ever since, the orchestra […]
9 de Dezembro de 2018.

Mikel Laboa

One of the Basque Country’s most important singer-songwriters Considered the father of Basque music, his music has had an influence on younger generations. His album Bat-Hiru (“One-Three”) was chosen in a reader’s poll by the local newspaper as the greatest Basque album in history. Nearly all of his songs are sung in Basque. Mikel Laboa was born 15 June 1934 in Pasaia, Gipuzkoa. During his student years he became interested in music, influenced by artists such as Atahualpa Yupanqui and Violeta Parra. Following in their footsteps, Laboa would also identify himself as a “political artist”. During the 1960s, along with other Basque artists, he founded the cultural group Ez Dok Amairu (“There is no 13”), which in many ways wanted […]