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11 de Março de 2020.

Chove ferro num planeta longínquo

A “pequena distância” que separa este planeta da sua estrela faz com que este se torne tão quente que as moléculas se separam em átomos, com os metais, tais como o ferro, a evaporarem-se para a11 atmosfera. Uma equipa internacional, em colaboração com investigadores do Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), conseguiu caracterizar a atmosfera de um exoplaneta, tendo detectado aquilo que acreditam ser “uma chuva de ferro”. O estudo, publicado hoje na revista Nature, conseguiu caracterizar a atmosfera do exoplaneta WASP-76b, através de uma combinação entre o Very Large Telescope (VLT) do Observatório Europeu do Sul e do espectrógrafo ESPRESSO. O ESPRESSO, instrumento que foi concebido para procurar planetas do tipo terrestre em torno de estrelas do […]
10 de Março de 2020.

Vatnsberinn

A monument to Iceland’s working women Vatnsberinn [‘The Water Carrier’] is a modernist statue located in downtown Reykjavík. It is the work of Ásmundur Sveinsson, completed during winter 1936-1937 while the artist was a resident in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ásmundur (1893-1982) was a pioneering sculptor from Kolsstaðir, in the west of Iceland. His workshop and house form part of the Reykjavík Art Museum today. The monument is an ode to Ásmundur’s childhood in rural Iceland, where he witnessed the women there carrying large pales of water to their homes day in, day out. At the turn of the twentieth century, Iceland was an almost entirely rural country, only just witnessing the beginnings of urban and industrial development. In the first half […]
9 de Março de 2020.

Tartarugas e o cheiro do plástico

As tartarugas ingerem plástico no oceano porque o confundem com comida. Agora, viu-se que isso acontece não só pelo aspecto do plástico, mas também pelo seu cheiro no oceano.09 Basta uma semana para plásticos à deriva no oceano ficarem revestidos de algas e microrganismos e ganharem assim um cheirinho que pode confundir-se com comida para tartarugas. Estes répteis não conseguem resistir e acabam por comer esse plástico. Esta é a principal conclusão de um estudo publicado esta segunda-feira na revista científica Current Biology. De acordo com a equipa de cientistas que assina o artigo, esta é a primeira demonstração de que o odor dos plásticos no oceano pode levar os animais a ingeri-los. São muitas as imagens que já vimos […]
8 de Março de 2020.

Berlin’s Symbol of Unity 

The Brandenburg Gate is one of the most important monuments in today’s Berlin with over two hundred years of history. Throughout its existence, it has been often a site for major historical events. Currently, this 18th-century neoclassical monument is considered as a symbol of turbulent German history as well as European unity and peace.  The building is located in the western part of the city and it faces Pariser Platz, regarded as one of the city’s most attractive squares. It is the entry to Unter den Linden, the renowned boulevard of linden trees, which led directly to the royal City Palace. It was designed by the German artist Carl Gotthard Langhans and was built from 1788 to 1791. It was […]
6 de Março de 2020.

Festung Hohensalzburg

The name of my hometown “Salzburg” originates from two different events. “Salz” because of the highly relevant salt trade hundreds of years ago, and “Burg” due to the fortress I am going to write about today, which is located directly in the middle of the city. The fortress was built in the year 1077 and nowadays is one of the most important landmarks of Salzburg. Without it our city would look completely different and the atmosphere would not be the same anymore. It was built on the small city mountain called “Mönchsberg”, where people like to go to calm down and relax. From up there, you have a gorgeous view over the whole old town and all its monuments, churches […]
5 de Março de 2020.

1 em 5 crianças em risco de pobreza

Valores registados por Portugal têm vindo a diminuir e estão ligeiramente abaixo da média da União Europeia. Ainda assim, percentagem é superior à dos adultos e dos idosos. Em 2018, mais de um quinto (21,9%) dos menores de 18 anos encontravam-se em risco de pobreza ou exclusão social, em Portugal. O valor está ligeiramente abaixo da média da União Europeia (23,4%). Os dados são do Eurostat e foram divulgados nesta quinta-feira. A percentagem de crianças portuguesas em risco de pobreza ou exclusão social tem vindo a recuar nos últimos anos. De acordo com os dados do gabinete oficial de estatísticas da UE, em 2015 a percentagem era de 29,6%, desceu para os 27% em 2016 e para os 24,2% em […]
4 de Março de 2020.

Beethoven Memorial

Ludwig van Beethoven was a german composer and pianist. He remains one of the most recognized and influential musicians of this period (classic and romantic), and is considered to be one of the greatest composers of all time. His exact birth date is not known,  but he was baptized on the 17th of December  1770 in Bonn. He probably inherited his musical talent from his father and grandfather, because both of them already sang in the electory choir. His father was really ambitious and wanted him to become a “wunderkind“. Since the age of 4 he needs to play the piano. He was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and later on he worked with Christian Gottlob Neefe, a […]
3 de Março de 2020.

Combater o vírus da desinformação

O infecciologista Jaime Nina diz aos seus alunos que há “a epidemia do novo coronavírus e a epidemia de histeria à volta do novo coronavírus”. Ao mesmo tempo que tenta conter o alastrar da epidemia do novo coronavírus (Covid-19), a Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) empenha-se no combate ao vírus da desinformação que já designado como “infodemic” (infodemia em tradução à letra). O esforço compreende-se: a epidemia global de informações falsas ou pouco rigorosas que se espalha a um ritmo vertiginoso sobretudo através das redes sociais coloca um problema sério para a saúde pública. “Sabemos que cada surto será acompanhado por uma espécie de tsunami de informação, mas no meio desta informação há sempre desinformação, rumores”, sublinha à The Lancet […]
2 de Março de 2020.

Burg Gutenberg

An ancient castle from another time Gutenberg Castle (Burg Gutenberg) is a preserved castle in the town of Balzers (southern-most town of Liechtenstein). Gutenberg is one of the five castles of the principality and one of two that have survived preserved until the present day. Unlike Vaduz Castle in Vaduz, Gutenberg Castle does not serve as a residence of the princely family of Liechtenstein and is open to the general public as a museum. The castle lies on a hill near the center of Balzers and is accessible via a street and road known as “Burgweg“. Gutenberg Castle initially was being constructed as a medieval church and cemetery on a hilltop. In the early 12th century, the cemetery was canceled […]
1 de Março de 2020.

COVID-19 fez diminuir a poluição

Os valores de dióxido de azoto (NO2) caíram a pique na região central da China. Investigadores da NASA e da ESA acreditam que os períodos de quarentena por causa do novo coronavírus e a desaceleração económica a ele associada podem explicar esta diminuição. Uma série de imagens de satélite da NASA e da Agência Espacial Europeia (ESA) mostram uma redução significativa nos níveis de poluição por dióxido de azoto (NO2) sobre a China, anunciou a agência espacial norte-americana. Numa publicação no site do Earth Observatory, a NASA refere que é possível que a mudança se deva, pelo menos em parte, ao abrandamento da economia associado à epidemia do novo coronavírus. A actividade das fábricas no país caiu drasticamente à medida […]
5 de Janeiro de 2019.

Alma

Neon green hair and a rocking attitude: ALMA Alma is a Finnish singer and songwriter. She was born on the 17th January 1996 in Kuopio. Beginning her career in 2013 she placed fifth place in the Finnish version of Idol. Her breakthrough was in 2015 when she was featured on the single ”Muuta ku mä” by Sini Sabotage. Pretty soon after that Alma was signed in to Universal Music Group. She released two singles, ”Karma” and ”Dye my hair”, and both singles became top ten hits in Finland. In 2017 her single ”Chasing highs” reached the top twenty in Germany and the United Kingdom. ”Chasing Highs” had also clocked 63 million streams on Spotify. The title track from her EP […]
2 de Janeiro de 2019.

Kojey Radical

A  musical phenomenon. A hip/hop star that defies boundaries. I would say that I am blessed to be from a country that has contributed a prolific amount of talent to popular and underground music. From Elgar to Bowie, and Henry Purcell to Radiohead, the small but hugely important island that I call home has changed the sound and shifted the landscape of music throughout history. However, it is an established name in the London hip/hop scene that I wish to spotlight. Kojey Radical, from East London, has seen a transition from spoken word poetry to a lyrical rap heavyweight in an outstandingly short amount of time. He has already garnered praise and features from grime legends Wretch 32 and Ghetts. […]
30 de Dezembro de 2018.

Maria Peszek

An extremely talented, passionate, and controversial Polish artist. Maria Peszek is a singer, songwriter, and actress. Was born in Wroclaw city into a family of actors. Graduated from an acting school and started her professional career in the early 1990s. She appeared in a number of stage plays, as well as in some movies and television series. Peszek is known for controversial subjects of her work and daring lyrics. While creating music she was collaborating with many reputable Polish artists. Her concerts are a spectacular combination of varied, creative elements of art. Her debut album, ’Miasto mania’ (City obsession) was released in 2005, it is inspired by Poland’s capital, Warsaw and served as a musical background to a multimedia theatre-play […]
27 de Dezembro de 2018.

Belgian Musician

Let me introduce Bart Peeters: a Belgian musician, singer, and actor Bart August Maria Peeters was born on the 30th of November 1959 and has had a prolific history in acting, producing music and presenting television shows in Belgium. He actually studied Germanic philology before getting into small television gigs and gathering notoriety in the small country that is Belgium. He would attend drama classes early on in life, where he met Jan Leyers and Hugo Matthyssen, of whom he would later collaborate within both the fields of music (in the form of a band) and the television world, producing children’s entertainment shows. He is famous for one of the best-known kids television shows in Flemish history “Dag Sinterklaas”, in […]
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, […]