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Welcome to the May night sky. The big event of this month is the transit of Mercury across the face of the Sun. These transits of Mercury can only happen at the moment during the months of May or...

Danish-born Arne Handberg Jakobsen served in the Royal Danish Navy at the time of the cod wars in the 1960s, and he has never lost either his interest in the cod fishing industry or his admiration...

I was impressed when a few days ago a young lad won our “Safe use of Social Media and Internet quiz” held at Iceland supermarket in Guia. The person concerned scored maximum points and it was...

Welcome to the April night sky. This is the month when we have the chance to spot the elusive planet Mercury. It will be visible during the first two weeks of the month just after sunset, low on...

CIA director John Brennan said in October 2015 that he was “outraged” when a hacker broke into his personal email account but added the attack highlights how everyone’s personal data is vulnerable...

Welcome to the March night sky. This is the month of the spring equinox when the sun passes the celestial equator travelling northwards. It marks the end of winter in the northern hemisphere and...

In this month’s feature, I would like to cover the reasons why crime should be reported to the police, the various categories of crime which determine how that can be reported as well as the...

As I left the aeroplane in Faro in May 1997 and sniffed the air, I felt that I had come home. A strange feeling in a tourist … which disappeared in Olhão, our first projected stopping off point...

Welcome to the February night sky. This month the early evening heavens are dominated by the gas giant planet Jupiter. This planet is just one month away from opposition and this means that it...

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Despite spats in parliament, Portugal’s...