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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 […]
26 de Maio de 2017.

So you speak fluent Portuguese?

… is what many tourists ask, thinking living abroad would instantly bless you with perfect language skills. And to be honest: not only tourists think that. I also kind of did, thinking living in Madeira, working with locals and hearing Portuguese all around me, I would playfully pick it up. The only way of language learning I had experienced so far was by regular classes back in school. Lessons twice a week, being tortured with grammar tests, neatly copying vocabulary from the text book, reading articles… I think everybody knows what I mean. These classes gave me a good base and I kept learning and practicing these languages abroad. Meeting people from all over the world started making me curious […]
20 de Maio de 2017.

Things I don’t know

Before I arrived to Madeira, and here as well, I had a chance to meet many people of different nationalities. Here in Funchal I participate in a project that requires learning a big chunk of Portuguese and Madeiran history. My fellow volunteers are intelligent, worldly and conscious people and we talk a lot about cultural differences, economy, politics and history. Thanks to them, and others who I encountered throughout the years, I got to learn about Portuguese dictatorship and Carnation Revolution, liberation of Spanish colonies in South America, Rotterdam bombing during WWII, potato famine in Ireland, Balkan Wars that many people my age remember… Coming from Poland, country in my opinion quite obsessed with its martyrdom, I realized each nation […]
16 de Maio de 2017.

The island of the dreams…

I have enjoyed this month as much as the last one, I have met new friends, and I said goodbye to one of my colleagues, I have been in new places, and I have visited some places again. This month has been very similar and different of the last one, this is because the usual things sometimes change. Today you visit a beautiful square and tomorrow that square will be more beautiful than yesterday. Today you met new people, and tomorrow they will be your friends, and today you are enjoying with your friends and tomorrow, they will come back home and leave you fond memories. I only realized about the changes this month. It is interesting because this island, […]
12 de Maio de 2017.

Yes, I can’t

Do you suffer from putting off all your daily duties to unspecified time in the future? Are you always waiting for a better moment to do something? If you don’t know: “from where to start…?”, you can’t stand failure or you do the tasks “for now” only because you fear the consequences – it means that you might have a problem with procrastination. What is procrastination? ‘Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a task, that needs to be accomplished’ – Wikipedia. In my opinion it is a kind of pathology. Why? Because normally, nobody wants to live in never-ending tension. A procrastinator wants to have everything under control, so that person creates the appearance of normality. She or he knows […]
11 de Maio de 2017.

Bulgária à borla?

Através do projecto Skills vs Idleness+, 3 jovens portugueses irão disfrutar de uma oportunidade única! RESUMO DO PROJECTO Este projecto foi criado com o objectivo de, através da utilização do cinema e de tecnologia audiovisual, despertar os jovens da cidade de Balchik para as oportunidades existentes nos campos da cooperação cultural, da educação informal e da área das artes, com grande foco na cinematografia, bem como os efeitos positivos que advêm dessas áreas. O projecto terá a duração de 1 mês (31 dias – de 4 de Junho a 6 de Julho) e irá acolher 19 participantes: 3 voluntários de Portugal, 5 voluntários da Itália, 6 voluntários da Letónia e 5 voluntários da Espanha. Os participantes escolhidos terão a oportunidade de conhecer um país diferente, interagir com pessoas de várias […]
8 de Maio de 2017.

The (un)importance of age

Age is not as important as you think, there are tons of examples! I have to admit that this is a rather unusual theme to write about. But as I found myself more than once confronted with my age in the last time, I started to think a bit more about the (un)importance of age. I bet every one of us heard it before: “You are too young for this” or “When you are older you will understand that”. But also sentences like: “Are you not a bit too old for that?” or “I did not expect that from a person your age” are really common. I myself assume during my work as a tour guide that old people are […]