Tomás Prochazka

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No one could see the color blue until modern times

It's about the way that humans see the world and how until we have a way to describe something, even something so fundamental as a color, we may not even notice that it's there.<p>Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.<p>As the delightful Radiolab …

Linguistics

Scarecrow People Are Slowly Taking Over A Japanese Village

There is a Japanese village, deep in the mountains, where residents are slowly being replaced by life-sized scarecrows. Only 35 people remain in the small town of Nagoro, and they are now outnumbered three-to-one by scarecrows.<p>Hundreds of families once called Nagoro home, but over time, people …

12.2-inch iPad Pro could be thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus

Apple is expected to announce a huge iPad in early 2015, and a new report details some of the tablet’s specs.<p>According to the reliable Japanese site Macotakara, the larger iPad (or ‘iPad Pro’, as it’s been dubbed by the press) will feature a 12.2-inch display and improved stereo audio. The device …

Most People Pronounce GIF As "Ghif"

The people have spoken.<p>Animated GIFs have been around since the early 90s, and for two decades everyone pronounced it "ghif" with a hard G. Everyone …

3D-printed bears make adorable stop-motion stars

This mesmerizing clip of a bear endlessly climbing a flight of stairs was made to "explore the use of stop frame animation with 3D printing." It took creator DBLG four weeks, 50 frames and an equal number of incrementally different 3D-printed bears to produce <i>Bears on Stairs.</i> The cinematographic …

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15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

Watch how a forest changes over a year

Filmmaker Samuel Orr took 40,000 still images from his front window over 15 months and blended them into a short film to show how a forest changes …

Forests

Things To Do In Florence Italy

Things To Do In Florence Italy ~ Known as the birthplace of the Renaissance – Florence is a cultural, architectural and artistic gem – <i>from visiting</i> …

Florence – Italian Perfection and Charm

As soon as we arrived in Florence, we knew there was something unique about this city. Everything clicked – it was love at first sight. Florence had …

Quick Guide To Amsterdam visitors never Run Out of Things

Amsterdam