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6 de Dezembro de 2019.

Plantas Domésticas Purificam o Ar?

Ter plantas dentro de casa pode trazer vários benefícios, mas limpar o ar não é um deles – dizem os especialistas. Este é um daqueles mitos que não gostávamos de ver desmistificados. As plantas domésticas, embora encantadoras, fazem muito pouco para purificar o ar de uma divisão, dizem os especialistas que estudam o ar que respiramos. Mas se fizermos uma pesquisa rápida na internet, podemos ficar com uma ideia diferente. Os sites mais conhecidos de decoração listam várias plantas que prometem remover toxinas e produtos químicos nocivos do ar, e muitos dos retalhistas online vendem plantas que purificam o ar. “Decidimos estudar esta questão mais aprofundadamente devido a todos os artigos e publicações que lemos na internet, em blogs de […]
5 de Dezembro de 2019.

Lalli and Bishop Henry

In the mid 12th century, there was a man called Lalli. He was living with his wife Kerttu in a little cottage.  One night when Lalli wasn’t home, Bishop Henry decited to stop by Lalli’s and Kerttu’s house and asked for food and drink. The bishop had been travelling a long way with his horse and he still had a long journey ahead of him.  Kerttu kindly let the bishop in and gave him a meal. After eating his stomack full, Bishop Henry gave money for Kerttu as a thank you, and moved on. Soon after this Lalli came home, and Kerttu told him about the bishop. For some reason Kerttu changed one small detail about the event. She told […]
3 de Dezembro de 2019.

Menos burocracia no Ensino Superior

Assinatura em São Bento do contrato de legislatura entre o Estado e as instituições de ensino superior prevê um aumento no financiamento de 55 milhões de euros já em 2020. Os presidentes do Conselho Coordenador dos Institutos Superiores Politécnicos e do Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas consideraram esta sexta-feira que o contrato de legislatura foi o acordo possível com o Estado e pediram ao Governo menos barreiras burocráticas. Estes recados foram deixados em São Bento, perante o primeiro-ministro, António Costa, nos discursos da cerimónia de assinatura do contrato de legislatura de legislatura entre o Estado e as instituições de ensino superior – um compromisso que prevê um aumento no financiamento de 55 milhões de euros já em 2020, acomodando […]
3 de Dezembro de 2019.

‘De Hamse Wuiten’- The Legend

Now I’ll take you on a trip to the very root of my hometown, to the time when it almost sprouted freshly from the ground.  It was in the riverbanks of the calm river ‘Durme’, in the middle of Flanders, the people of Hamme found their habitat. Most of them where humble farmers, who thrived on the rich soil the shore provided.  One farmer, in particular, Kamiel, was a friend to everything that was covered in fur and feathers. Even the wildwood creatures, otherwise so shy, came to his call. They ate from his hand and even lay at his feet. The sun shone brightly on the day this marvelous little colored Flemish Jay landed on his shoulder. The two […]
2 de Dezembro de 2019.

Amazónia arde, degelo nos Andes

Estudo mostra relação entre os incêndios na floresta tropical da Amazónia brasileira, peruana e boliviana e o aumento do degelo nos glaciares da cordilheira dos Andes. Os incêndios na floresta amazónica, sobretudo na Bolívia, Peru e Brasil, podem estar a acelerar a perda de glaciares nos Andes. O inesperado efeito secundário dos fogos da Amazónia foi confirmado por uma equipa de cientistas que analisou, pela primeira vez, o impacto deste fenómeno no gelo da cordilheira dos Andes. O estudo, publicado na última edição da revista Scientific Reports, alerta para as consequências sociais e ambientais e de longo alcance dos problemas na Amazónia, sublinhando que não podem ser encarados com um problema regional. “A conclusão mais importante deste trabalho é que […]
1 de Dezembro de 2019.

The legend of the loch ness monster

The most famous Scottish Cryptid, the Loch Ness Monster. A man stands on the banks of the great loch, the sky is dark and the fog is rolling in. Something stirs in the water, he squints but he cannot see it clearly. Then suddenly he sees it, a creature peeking above the water, a creature or perhaps a beast? No, a monster. The Loch Ness Monster. Loch Ness is the second largest and deepest lochs (lakes) in the country, the water is dark and murky due to the high levels of peat in the area. This, combined with the bad weather frequently experienced in the Highlands of Scotland, makes this the perfect lake for sightings of a cryptid or mythical […]
30 de Novembro de 2019.

O bem-estar financeiro em Portugal

Estudo anual com 24 países europeus faz retrato preocupante. O bem-estar financeiro em Portugal é dos piores. Portugal fica no sétimo lugar a contar do fim, numa lista de 24 países europeus, no que toca ao bem-estar financeiro. A lista é liderada pela Alemanha, Áustria e Suécia. No fundo da tabela ficam Grécia, no último lugar, precedida da Lituânia e da Polónia. A tabela baseia-se na resposta de 24 mil consumidores europeus sobre a capacidade de pagarem as contas a tempo, a aquisição de crédito, as poupanças e a literacia financeira. Portugal fica abaixo da média europeia. O retrato nacional é preocupante. E o europeu não é muito melhor, em termos gerais. “Apesar das melhorias na economia nacional, os consumidores […]
29 de Novembro de 2019.

A legend of Ireland

Michael Collins was a soldier and a politician who was an important part in fighting for Ireland’s independence in the 20th century. Around that time there was a lot of tension in Ireland as Britain was trying to take over.  Michael was born in Cork in 1890. After he left school, he worked in London for nine years and it was here that he became involved in Irish nationalist politics. He became a member of the main nationalist party in Ireland at the time and still today, Sinn Fein, in 1908 and later joined the IRB; the Irish Republican Brotherhood. He then returned to Dublin in January 1916 and took part in the Easter Rising, On Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, a group […]
28 de Novembro de 2019.

Enfraqueceu-se uma bactéria

Equipa do cientista português Pedro H. Oliveira conseguiu tirar força a uma bactéria que causa infecções nos hospitais. O grande objectivo é vir a desenvolver um medicamento a partir desta descoberta. A bactéria resistente a antibióticos Clostridioides difficile tem causado muitas infecções em meio hospitalar. Consegue transmitir-se com facilidade devido à formação de esporos – células hibernadas que têm uma actividade metabólica reduzida e resistem praticamente a todos os desinfectantes dos hospitais. E se conseguíssemos tirar força à bactéria através dos esporos? Foi isso que uma equipa de cientistas dos EUA e de França – que inclui o português Pedro H. Oliveira – fez: conseguiu que a C. difficile perdesse a sua capacidade de formar esporos e, dessa forma, enfraquecesse. […]
27 de Novembro de 2019.

The legend of Smok Wawelski

Every nation has its own traditions, and an integral part of these traditions are countless myths and legends. Even though they are considered only partially true they still constitute an important aspect of national heritage. At first oral, then written stories are handed down from generation to generation. Despite changing times and cultural trends the great national value of these stories remains intact across the centuries, enriching the national culture and identity of the people. Poland also has its own legends about kings or princesses but the most famous is about the dragon, well known to every Polish child, is the legendary Smok Wawelski who inhabited a cave near the Wawel Castle in Kraków. “Once upon a time there was […]
22 de Março de 2018.

War & Peace: Dom João I

The military successes (and failures) of Dom João I of Portugal. João I reigned as the 10th king of Portugal, succeeding Fernando I in 1385. As the naturalized son of Pedro I and a Galician noblewomen, his ascension to the throne represented the beginning of the Aviz dynasty. His coronation came during a time of conflict with the Castilian crown, who had sought authority over Portugal during a period of anarchy following the death of Fernando. It could be said that turbulent relations with Portugal’s Iberian neighbours defined João’s reign. João is commonly referred to as ‘the good’ or ‘the great’ by the Portuguese, due primarily to his victories over the Moroccan Marinid Empire in Ceuta as part of the […]
19 de Março de 2018.

Last king of Portugal: Manuel II

Manuel II had the time to be a king for only about two and half years. King Manuel II was born in 15th of November 1889. He was the third child and the last son of King Carlos and Queen Amélie of Orléans and Braganza. They belonged to Braganza family, the fourth and last reigning dynasty of Portugal. His big brother Luís Filipe, as crown prince, was raised to become the king some day. He was interested in for example literature, reading and music. Other things that he liked to do on his free time were horse riding, fencing, rowing, tennis and gardening. Manuel was supposed to enter the Portuguese Naval academy. The plans changed, when in the 1st of […]
15 de Março de 2018.

Anarchism in Portugal

The increasing of the anarchism in Portugal in the 20th century has an easy explanation. In this historical text, I could write about one king of Portugal, but I decided to write about a contemporary ideology which has been more important for the history of the Portuguese society than the politics of any king of Portugal from the human point of view. The anarchism appeared in Europe in the second half of the 19th century, and in the case of Portugal appeared after the creation of the IWA (International Workingmen’s Association), that collected different ideologies of the left-wing in Europe and USA. As everybody knows, Portugal has always been a state built by three institutions: Army, University, and Church. Also […]
8 de Março de 2018.

King Louis I of Portugal

In his personal life, Louis was a man of many interests. When I do tours in the city hall al always see the portrait of multiple kings in the old ballroom. Most of them are pretty well known like Carlos, who was the first king to go arrive at Madeira, or Manuel II, for being the last king. However there is one king I never knew much about, except that his name was Louis I ‘the popular’, was king from 1861 to 1889 and the father of Carlos I. So I used this text as a chance for me to inform myself about him. King Louis I was born as the second son of Queen Maria II and King Fernando […]