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Well, we certainly have plenty of sun, but are we paying enough attention to safety?

Whether we are walking in the hills, sunbathing on the beach, swimming in pools or in the sea, or...

My recent trip to Japan has left me with saudades for Japanese courtesy, order and cleanliness. In the wake of those inveterate Portuguese explorers, my fascination with Japan is in the first...

In 1812, Lord Byron was suddenly acknowledged as a literary genius. “I awoke one morning and found myself famous,” he explained.

This was due, at least in part, to his visit to Portugal...

Welcome to the July night sky. This is the ideal month for sky-watching due to the warm dark nights.

Just after sunset this month, we have the opportunity to spot the elusive planet...

The WannaCry global cyberattack that started on May 12 reminds me of the film “Independence Day”. Not that we were attacked by aliens from outer space, but by someone on Planet Earth who managed...

Welcome to the June night sky. This is the month of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. It occurs when the Sun reaches its highest point in the daylight sky and, therefore, we have the...

Yes, I know I have covered this broad topic before, but this time I want to focus on the main causes of forest fires and what we can all do to help prevent them.

During 2016, a total of 13,...

Welcome to the May night sky. Now that the warmer nights have arrived in the northern hemisphere, it’s not so uncomfortable to stay up late to see the ringed-planet Saturn as it is rising now in...

My first article in this series described the perceptions of the Algarve by British travellers before the 20th century. The second article described the views of Italian, Spanish, German and...

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