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Welcome to the May night sky. This month we have an opportunity to spot the fast-moving planet Mercury. This object is always difficult to see as its orbit means that it is never far from the Sun...

There was a Portuguese diplomat called Aristides de Sousa Mendes, who during WW2 reportedly saved the lives of 30,000 people, including 10,000 Jews. Sadly, this act brought him exile and...

Recently a headline in the UK press caught my eye as a reminder that during festive seasons such as Easter we should all be vigilant in looking after our possessions. It read: “A giant egg which...

Welcome to the April night sky. This month at last we have plenty of activity in the evening sky. Firstly, the giant planet Jupiter, still in the constellation of Gemini, is visible in the east...

Welcome to the March night sky. This is the month of the Spring Equinox when the Sun passes the celestial equator heading north. This marks the end of winter in the northern hemisphere and the...

This article has been inspired by a gentleman from the UK who was on holiday here in Portugal only to find, the day before leaving, money was stolen from him whilst travelling on a number 28 tram...

Scientists working out of Aveiro University have come up with an innovative way forward with eggshells.

They have discovered a way to turn crushed eggshells into ceramic products, like...

It seems just a moment ago that I was writing about the then newly-launched GNR Programa Residência Segura (Safe Residence Programme), or SRP as it is commonly known. In fact, during the four...

Welcome to the February night sky. Generally this is a poor month for observing planets, as only giant Jupiter is easily seen in the early evening, shining brightly high up in the south at...

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