Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States… Read More
Click on play to listen to an explanation about the origin of Halloween. You’ll be surprised!
A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance genius who painted the Mona Lisa, invented the ‘‘viola organista’’ – which looks like a baby grand piano – but never built it,… Read More
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
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
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
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: