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Hunger Stones in the Labe show a centuries-long legacy of drought

Hard times are chronicled on rocks that appear only when the river starts to run dry   The Czech Republic is in the grips of the worst drought in half a millennium, following closely after a period of flooding. Both droughts and floods have left markers with dates that can be found by those who […]

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The Czech Invention that Makes 20/20 Vision Possible in 2020

The year 2020 will likely see a lot of introspection, as 20/20 is also the term for perfect vision. And many people can only see 20/20 today due to a Czech invention – the soft contact lens. The invention of the soft contact lens is a somewhat tragic tale with roots in World War II […]

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Bohemian Weather Lore

Sayings Passed Through Centuries Once Helped Farmers Plan People have always wanted some way to predict the weather for the upcoming season, but before the advent of modern meteorology in World War II, it was not an exact science. In the past, however, there was an art to it. Weather lore (pranostika) has been passed […]