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18 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Saúde mental e colesterol alto

Projectos sobre transtorno obsessivo-compulsivo e sobre uma doença genética chamada hipercolesterolemia familiar foram distinguidos com uma menção honrosa do Prémio Bial 2018, dedicado à investigação clínica. Apesar do mérito que reconhece ao trabalho vencedor do Prémio Bial de Medicina Clínica, o patologista e especialista de renome na área do cancro da tiróide (e da comunicação de ciência) Sobrinho Simões desabafa que não acha “o cancro muito interessante. “Aquilo é muito orgânico, não tem emoções”, justifica, acrescentando que já “a cabeça tem uma graça do caraças”. A conversa vem a propósito de uma das duas menções honrosas incluídas no Prémio Bial 2018, no valor de 10 mil euros cada, que é um trabalho de Óscar Gonçalves, professor catedrático na Escola de […]
18 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Centre Georges Pompidou

The controversial architecture of the building. The Centre Georges Pompidou is a building in Paris, in the Beaubourg area. This building is known for its atypical architecture, it was designed by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano. In this building, we can find the musée National d’Art Moderne, a Library and the IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique). This building was built in 1977 and named after the French President Georges Pompidou from 1969 to 1974. The project was decided by President Georges Pompidou but the idea of multicultural complex came from André Malraux in the 1960s because Paris needed a new place for art and literature. The architecture of this building is controversial, people love it or hate it. […]
15 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Adeus, Opportunity

Após 15 anos, a missão do robô Opportunity terminou. Deixa-nos provas de que Marte pode ter tido vida no passado e muitas imagens bonitas do planeta vermelho. Opportunity – o duradouro robô da NASA que só foi concebido para caminhar na superfície de Marte durante três meses – parou de comunicar com a Terra depois de 15 anos de missão, revelou esta quarta-feira a NASA. Termina assim a missão do robô da agência espacial norte-americana que mais tempo viveu em Marte. Este era um fim já previsível. Os engenheiros da missão perderam contacto com o veículo movido a energia solar a 10 de Junho de 2018 durante uma tempestade de poeira que assolou Marte. Desde então, a equipa da NASA […]
15 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Architecture: The Penguin Pool

An example of Berthold Lubetkin’s extraordinary modernist vision The penguin pool which is placed in the London Zoo is a beautiful example of Berthold Lubetkin’s extraordinary modernist vision. Completed in 1934, it encapsulated an architectural transformation that was occurring in Britain at the time. Lubetkin who was a Jewish-Georgian immigrant to London pioneered modernism in the 1930s. His work transmitted and postulated the idea that architecture was a tool of social progression. Inspired by the French architect Auguste Perret, while studying in Paris, Lubetkin encompassed and embodied ideas of re-working the neoclassical style with newer materials like concrete. His architectural style was massively popular in Britain before the war, however, afterward, his ideas were halted by staunch conservatism and a […]
13 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Universitários, violência e namoro

Mais de um terço dos 2683 universitários inquiridos num estudo sobre violência no namoro em contexto universitário assumiram ter pelo menos uma vez exercido violência sobre o outro. Dobraram há pouco a esquina dos 20 e têm formação universitária. Ainda assim, 54,7% dos jovens já sofreram pelo menos um acto de violência no namoro. Comportamentos como a difamação, o recurso às redes sociais para chantagear o outro, o hábito de vasculhar no telemóvel ou nos bolsos do casaco até às agressões físicas e à coacção para práticas sexuais não desejadas não são estranhos a mais de metade dos 2683 jovens inquiridos no estudo Violência no Namoro em Contexto Universitário: Crenças e Práticas, promovido pela Associação Plano i. Entre rapazes e […]
13 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Wewelsburg Castle

They tried to burn the whole castle down, luckily without success. The most famous monument, in the region I live in, is the Wewelsburg Castle. It is a huge triangular Castle/fortress, whose history started in 1123, as a small, soon to be destroyed, city Wall like building. From 1301 until the 19th century, the Castle belonged to noblemen, bishops and the Prussian state and was more or less unknown to the overall population of Germany. This vastly changed in the 20th century during the time of the Second World War. Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS (an elite police force of the Nazi regime), chose the Wewelsburg Castle as its headquarters, with the plan to turn it into the […]
11 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Moszna castle

It looks like is from a fairytale. The castle in Moszna looks like it is from a fairytale. In the last years, it became one of the most popular monuments on the South of Poland. The castle impresses from the first sight. It has ninety-nine towers and three hundred sixty-five rooms. It was built in XVIII century in Baroque style. In 1896 a big part of the building was lost in the fire but it was rebuilt later and also new wings of the castle were built at the end of XIX and at the beginning of the XX century. The castle belonged to the noble family- Tiele-Winckler from Silesia who lived there until 1945. From that time the castle […]
10 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Tabela Periódica em teatro

O Bairro da Tabela Periódica é o título (ainda provisório) da peça de teatro da autoria de João Monte, professor de química e bioquímica na Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto. O estilo? “Ciência em ficção”, com humor Um bairro, 118 elementos (dois femininos), seis cenas em dois actos. O professor de química da Faculdade de Ciência da Universidade do Porto Manuel João Monte inventou uma história que quer ser uma peça de teatro divertida sobre a tabela periódica. O projecto, patrocinado pela Sociedade Portuguesa de Química, deverá ser levado a cena ainda este ano, para integrar o vasto programa de comemoração do Ano Internacional da Tabela Periódica, apresentada em 1869 por Dmitri Mendeleiev. São seis cenas encaixadas em […]
8 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Sanctuary of Arantzazu

A great architectural, sculptural and artistic work The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Arantzazu is a Catholic sanctuary located in the municipality of Oñate, in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, where the Virgin of Arantzazu is venerated, the patron saint of this province who would have appeared in 1469. It is located 750 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountains and vegetation. Its basilica, built in the 1950s, is a great architectural, sculptural and artistic work, where eminent artists with international renown have worked. The name of the sanctuary, the place, and the Virgin are related to the legend of her appearance. It is said that a shepherd discovered a little image of the Virgin with the child in her arms, hidden […]
7 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Rússia vai testar Internet nacional

O objectivo do teste é perceber se o país consegue garantir o funcionamento ininterrupto de uma rede interna em caso de ameaças estrangeiras.   A Rússia prepara-se para desconectar temporariamente o país inteiro da Internet global. A informação trocada entre utilizadores de Internet na Rússia deverá permanecer dentro do país, em vez de ser transmitida através de servidores internacionais. Ainda não há data marcada para o exercício, mas deverá ser antes do início de Abril, de acordo com informação obtida pela agência de notícias russa RBK. O objectivo do exercício é perceber se o país já consegue garantir o funcionamento ininterrupto da Internet em caso de ameaças e bloqueios imprevistos de fora. Um projecto-lei a detalhar as mudanças técnicas necessárias […]
15 de Junho de 2018.

Sarau de fados especial

Celebre o Erasmus+ com um sarau de fados! Será no Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal, no dia 29 de Junho, a partir das 20:30, que a Académica da Madeira irá realizar um Sarau de Fados que terá como mote a celebração do 31.º aniversário do programa europeu de mobilidade Erasmus+. A comemoração será marcada pela degustação de Vinho Madeira, pela actuação do grupo de Fados da Académica da Madeira – Fatum seguido de uma apresentação de iguarias e bebidas tradicionais de diversos países europeus. A entrada é gratuita para toda a comunidade e deverá ser feita pela Rua dos Ferreiros. Programação 20:30 | Degustação de Vinho Madeira 21:00 | Actuação dos Fatum 21:45 | Prova de iguarias e bebidas de […]
14 de Junho de 2018.

Municipal Theater: Baltazar Dias

In the 1880´s It became the Theater as we know it today. Hey guys! After telling you my first impressions about the Island, about food, a little bit of Flora and Fauna, about History, and one of the Kings of Portugal, last month you discovered one French author, Antoine de Saint Exupéry, and one of his famous books, Le Petit Prince. For April we are gonna talk about the Municipal Theater of Funchal, Municipal Theater Baltazar Dias or “Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias”. When we speak about the Theater Baltazar Dias of Funchal, we could speak about the Theater La Scala of Milano or about the Theater D.Maria II of Lisbon (Queen of Portugal between 1826 and 1853). As some people […]
11 de Junho de 2018.

Saint John the Evangelist church

The church is built in mannerism and baroque style. The Saint John the Evangelist church, or college church, was built in the seventeenth and eighteenth century after the Jesuits college was built. It is, for me at least, one of the most impressive monuments in Funchal. In the 16th century, the Jesuits came to Madeira. They came to the Island because the island was invaded by French protestant pirates. Jesuits are part of the Society of Jesus, this Catholic order emphasizes on Education. Because of this, the Jesuits were the perfect chosen ones to convert the people in the island. The Jesuits college was built in the sixteenth century under the order of king Sebastian and right after that, the […]
7 de Junho de 2018.

Pillory of Funchal

The pillory: the macabre symbol of justice in old Europe and Portugal. On my tours, through the city of Funchal, I often pass the pillory of Funchal and explain its history because it is an important monument to understand the past of the city. The pillory was a device used all over Europe and has its roots in the medieval times. It was either made of a wooden or metal framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands or, like the pillory of Funchal a stone column formerly used for punishment by public humiliation and often further physical abuse. In Portugal, a pillory is called a Pelourinho and often classified as national monuments since they […]
4 de Junho de 2018.

The Cathedral of Funchal

Sé parish is considered to be the second oldest quarter in Funchal. The Sé parish is located between the Cathedral and Ribeiro de João Gomes, the area where the sugar merchants settled in the 15th century. The constructions of the Cathedral started 1493 by the orders of Duke Manuel of Beja and Viseu, who later became the King Manuel I of Portugal. It was built on a sugarcane field, which was donated by the soon-to-be king Manuel I. The Cathedral was finished in 1517. It is built with tufa stones, which were brought by boats from Cabo Girão. The street to the sea in front of the Cathedral, and also behind it, was made into waterways, so the boats could […]
25 de Maio de 2018.

Erich Kästner

Many of his publications were made into movies. The author Erich Kästner is well known for his various works, such as novels, poems and texts for cabarets. His story began in Dresden, where he was born in 1899. At the age of 18 he joined the German military to fight in the First World War and returned with severe heart problems. After leaving the military, he decided to go back to school and start university soon after. During that time he found his passion for writing. Kästner moved to Berlin and started publishing time critical and political satirical poems, of which the National Socialists did not approve. The Nazis burned several works of bourgeois moral, militarism and fascism but also […]