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5 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Afinal…. Je suis neandertal

Pela primeira vez, conseguiu-se observar de forma consistente ADN neandertal em populações africanas. Quem somos? E que passado carregamos? Estas questões estão constantemente a ser feitas quando se estuda o ADN humano. Desta vez, ao usarem um novo método computacional para detectar ancestralidade neandertal no genoma de humanos modernos (a nossa espécie), uma equipa de cientistas dos Estados Unidos observou pela primeira vez, de forma robusta, que os africanos têm ancestralidade neandertal no seu ADN. Também se verificou que os europeus e os asiáticos têm níveis de ancestralidade neandertal mais parecidos entre si do que aquilo que se julgava. Antes de mais, façamos as apresentações. Os neandertais são um grupo de humanos que surgiu há cerca de 400 mil anos […]
4 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Deixar de fumar reverte mutações

Estudo publicado na revista Nature revela que há um conjunto de células dos brônquios que recupera até níveis normais de mutações quando uma pessoa deixa de fumar. Parece que nem tudo está perdido ou danificado para sempre para um viciado em tabaco. Um estudo publicado na última edição da revista Nature mostra que abandonar o absurdo risco de fumar pode ser o suficiente para reverter danos nas células no pulmão. Aparentemente, há um conjunto de células que pode recuperar até aos níveis normais de mutações quando (e se) uma pessoa deixa de fumar. A conclusão é baseada num estudo que envolveu a análise de biópsias do tecido de 16 pessoas e um total de 632 perfis genéticos de células do […]
3 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Wavvyboi: The future of German RnB 

Wavvyboi never writes happy songs. The native of Liechtenstein exposes his feelings with music, shrouded in jazz chords and oppressive bass. The Liechtensteiner’s career started early.  At the age of twelve, he started taking piano lessons with Stefan Frommelt.  Frommelt quickly became his mentor and taught him to produce his own music. First of all, he played in some alternative bands and started releasing covers on SoundCloud.  For example, he adapted the song “3. Stock “by AnnenMayKantereit and made it his very own, a quiet piano version. Shortly afterward, Wavvyboi released his first own tracks.  For “12 am in the city”, he picked a YouTube Bryson Tiller Type beat by David Wud and transformed his feelings into melodies on the […]
2 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Supercomputador em Évora

O radiotelescópio SKA é transcontinental e as suas antenas para escutar o Universo ficarão espalhadas por África e pela Oceânia. O supercomputador Oblivion, com desempenho equivalente à combinação de mais de mil computadores, vai funcionar em Évora, associado ao projecto do futuro maior radiotelescópio do mundo e disponível também para a comunidade científica e empresas, foi revelado esta quinta-feira. Esse radiotelescópio é o SKA (Square Kilometre Array). “É uma máquina potente, com nós de computação, de gestão e de armazenamento. E podemos dizer que tem uma performance equivalente a 1200 computadores pessoais a funcionarem em conjunto”, destacou à agência Lusa o astrofísico Miguel Avillez, coordenador do Oblivion. A máquina, instalada no Data Center da DECSIS, no Parque Industrial e Tecnológico […]
1 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Materia: an impressive life

Marten Laciny is not just known as a rapper with the name Marteria or Marsimoto. Before this time, he had also other promising careers. At a young age, he discovered that he was a talented football player. He played for the youth team of F.C. Hansa Rostock, where he was born. Also, he played in the U-17 squad of the German national football team.  During a trip to New York City, he was discovered by a model scout. Because of this, he gave up his emerging football career in favor of his model career in the USA. He picked up model assignments all over the world and worked for Diesel and Hugo Boss.  However, he moved away from the model […]
31 de Janeiro de 2020.

Campeonato Nacional Universitário

A Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira vai participar, no próximo dia 1 de Fevereiro, nos Campeonatos Nacionais Universitários na modalidade de Duatlo. A nossa participação irá contar com a presença de dois atletas, de clubes distintos: Francisco Luís, de 21 anos, é estudante do 3.º ano do curso de Educação Física e Desporto e atleta do Clube Naval do Funchal. A sua paixão pelo desporto surge desde muito cedo, sendo que em 2016, conseguiu alcançar a 8.ª posição no Campeonato do Mundo de Duatlo. No mundo do triatlo, o Francisco já alcançou muitas proezas sendo que já foi Campeão Nacional de Duatlo e Aquatlo, inclusive já se sagrou por 2 vezes Campeão da Europa de Biatle. As suas vitórias […]
31 de Janeiro de 2020.

Reino Unido sai hoje da UE

Uma hora antes da meia-noite de sexta-feira, o Reino Unido passa a ser considerado um país terceiro em relação aos 27. O resto de 2020 será passado a negociar a futura parceria entre Londres e Bruxelas. O Conselho Europeu aprovou a conclusão do acordo do “Brexit”, em nome da União Europeia, na reunião desta quinta-feira, depois de o Parlamento Europeu ter dado o seu consentimento no plenário no dia anterior. O caminho está livre para a saída do Reino Unido da UE na sexta-feira. A saída concretiza-se à meia-noite em Bruxelas (23h em Lisboa e Londres), num processo que desafia o grande projecto de unidade europeia pós-II Guerra Mundial. Este acordo cobre áreas como os direitos dos cidadãos, pagamentos, protocolos […]
30 de Janeiro de 2020.

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris, is a Scottish musician, DJ, producer, and songwriter. Born in 1984 as Adam Wiles, he changed his name to Calvin Harris for his music career. Calvin Harris was born in Dumfries, Scotland and after leaving the high school he worked odd jobs in a supermarket and a fish processing factory. He worked these jobs so that someday he could afford the DJ equipment he needed to begin his music career.  At 18 Harris released two songs and then moved to London to learn from the thriving music scene there. He only realized one song while living in London and eventually he was forced to return to Dumfries due to a lack of jobs and money.  Once In Dumfries […]
29 de Janeiro de 2020.

Francisco Furtado, o naturalista

Quem era Francisco de Arruda Furtado? Um naturalista açoriano que investigou moluscos e divulgou nos Açores a teoria da evolução de Charles Darwin, com quem trocou cartas. Para a maioria das pessoas que ouviram falar de Francisco de Arruda Furtado (1854-1887), este é o naturalista açoriano que trocou cartas com Charles Darwin. Mas Francisco de Arruda Furtado foi muito mais do isso. Sem formação científica, dedicou-se à investigação de moluscos terrestres e foi um grande divulgador de ciência. Quem estudou o seu percurso, diz que é uma figura ímpar na ciência nacional e até internacional do seu tempo. Nascido em Ponta Delgada, Francisco de Arruda Furtado veio a frequentar o Liceu Nacional de Ponta Delgada. Aqui, do que se conhece […]
28 de Janeiro de 2020.

The Cranberries

I have decided to write about the famous Irish rock group, ‘The Cranberries’, for my text this month. It all started back in the mid-1980s when Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler decided to form a band in their garage, inspired by bands such as The Smiths and The Cure. They struggled to find a lead singer until they came across Dolores O’Riordan who they described as ‘quiet as a mouse’ but when she started singing they were ‘blown away’. There was no question that they had found their fourth band member. As songwriters, Noel and Dolores gelled immediately however they never were in the same room while they both wrote songs. For the first two years, they wrote […]
29 de Novembro de 2018.

Funchal vs. Vaduz

My hometown Vaduz is really different from Funchal. I live in the capital city of Liechtenstein, a town called Vaduz. Liechtenstein itself is smaller than Madeira and Vaduz is also a lot smaller than Funchal. Vaduz has about 5,500 inhabitants and Funchal has got about 110,000. Similarities are hard to find, because the size of the towns are very different, also because of the climate. Funchal is located near the ocean with a lot of humidity and it’s always very warm. Vaduz is a lot colder and it also rains a lot there and it’s not humid at all. But there are also similarities like the tourism and the university. A big part of Vaduz is the tourism. There are […]
26 de Novembro de 2018.

EU in the Atlantic Ocean?

People on this Island keep things way more ‘chilled’ than we do. This following article will be about some of the major similarities Madeira has in common with the Mainland of the European Union, but also some of the most interesting differences for me, compared to my hometown in Austria. Starting with some of the things which appear very different in Austria. First off, the mentality the people have on this island is about 180 degrees turned from the one the people in my area have. There is a famous saying, ‘Schaffa, schaffa, Hüsle bua!’ which means translated into English ‘Work and do not stop working until you can build a house and get a family’. In these past two […]
22 de Novembro de 2018.

Visible and invisible similarities

I can tell Funchal is not that different from where I used to live. In my opinion, you can look at the two cities with two different perspectives. In a physical way but also in a psychological way. The visible and the invisible way of comparing cities with each other. The easiest way to compare similarities is what you see, the physical things. For example buildings, streets, churches, and cars. Firstly, what I noticed when I arrived in Funchal is that there are a lot of taxis and buses! Just like the place where I used to live in the Netherlands, here in Madeira the distances between villages are too far to do only by foot. Where I used to […]
19 de Novembro de 2018.

Funchal vs. Bludenz

About what my new home has in common with my old one. About the life in a small town between alps and about the similarities of my old and new home. Since I was born, I have lived in Bludenz, which is a small town in the western part of Austria. With 15.000 inhabitants it is the smallest town of the federal state Vorarlberg. It has an area from 29,94 km², an elevation of 588 meters and it lies at the meeting point of five valleys. However, my new home is Funchal. I have lived here since the beginning of August, and although it is so different from my original home, there are a lot of similarities. Funchal has about […]
15 de Novembro de 2018.

Germany and Madeira

Differences and similarities between Germany and Madeira. My name is Anne, I am part of the voluntary project in Madeira. Therefore, I want to share my thoughts on the comparison between Germany and Madeira. Although, Madeira is on the border of Europe, close to Africa there are lots of similarities between Germany and Madeira. You can find some typical German food in the supermarket like Haribo or Nürnberger Würstchen. Most of the people are very nice, helpful and dressed like people in Germany. And last but not least we share the same currency, the Euro. However, there are also some differences. Due to the fact that the weather is much better than in Germany, the people are more tanned and […]
12 de Novembro de 2018.

Two very different cities

Funchal and Vaduz: so different that it is very hard to find similarities. My home city is Vaduz. It is the capital city of Liechtenstein. Funchal is the capital city of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Madeira seems to be pretty big if you compare Liechtenstein to the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Even Funchal is a lot bigger than my home city Vaduz. Vaduz has only 17,3 km² and Funchal has 76,25 km². One can also spot the difference by the number of inhabitants. Funchal has twenty times the amount of the inhabitants of Vaduz. Funchal and my home city seem to be really distant and they are. It is really hard to find a lot of similarities and it […]