A democratização do aprendizado de idiomas

Estamos encerrando o ano de 2018, momento oportuno para compartilharmos alguns indicadores com nossos clientes e amigos. Apesar da crise econômica no Brasil, batemos o recorde de views no nosso site/blog: 133.803 acessos até 03 de dezembro, 98.831 visitantes únicos e uma média de 1,35 posts por visitante. Porém, há uma questão que nos chama a… Read More

Live the Time – Happy New Year!!!

Dear friends and readers / Prezados amigos e leitores, English We would like to wish you a wondeful 2018. Our gift is the video ‘Live the Time’, filmed by Neil Bronhall, cameraman / photographer awarded with an Emmy for camera work on the BBC Sir David Attenborough ‘The Private Life of Plants’ series’. Neil was fascinated… Read More

The cost of higher education at the world’s top universities

Higher education received abroad has always been a widely recognized standard, and students from all over the world are dreaming about it. These are the current costs (end of 2016) of studying (for international students) at the world’s top universities:  

Automaton

Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721–1790) was a Swiss-born watchmaker of the late eighteenth century. He lived in Paris, London, and Geneva, where he designed and built animated dolls, or automata, to help his firm sell watches and mechanical birds. His astonishing mechanisms fascinated the kings and emperors of Europe, China, India, and Japan. Some consider these devices to be the oldest examples of the computer. The Writer has… Read More

You can do it: coffee

The origin and history of coffee dates back to the 10th century, and possibly earlier with a number of reports and legends surrounding its first use. The native (undomesticated) origin of coffee is thought to have been Ethiopia. The earliest substantiated evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree is from the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries… Read More

Whose idea was it to add cheese to the hamburger?

Adding cheese to hamburgers became popular in the late-1920s to mid-1930s, and there are several competing claims as to who created the first cheeseburger. Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have invented the cheeseburger in 1926 at the age of 16 when he was working as a fry cook at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop,… Read More

Neuroscientists Find That Men And Women Respond Differently To Stress

Functional magnetic resonance imaging of men and women under stress showed neuroscientists how their brains differed in response to stressful situations. In men, increased blood flow to the left orbitofrontal cortex suggested activation of the “fight or flight” response. In women, stress activated the limbic system, which is associated with emotional responses. There are many… Read More