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Twin live and work cubes demonstrate superior material and spatial economy

If you've ever dreamed of shortening your commute to mere steps, take a look at this brilliant project in the Czech Republic. Petr Stolin was commissioned to design two identical buildings using structural insulated panels (SIPs) - one for living, and one for working. Show More Summary

Scenes from an Italian restaurant

There was a very interesting note in the excellent Washington Post piece about the Comet Ping Pong gunman: An oddly disproportionate share of the tweets about Pizzagate appear to have come from, of all places, the Czech Republic, Cyprus and Vietnam, said Jonathan Albright, an assistant professor of media analytics at Elon University in North […]

Tomatis chosen to lead Czech men’s national beach volleyball team

yesterdaySports / Volleyball : FIVB

Prague, Czech Republic, December 6, 2016. Andrea Tomatis has been appointed head coach of the Czech men’s Beach Volleyball national team. The Italian-born Tomatis travelled this week to Prague to meet with some of the elite Czech players and with officials of the Czech Volleyball Federation, including former Volleyball star Martin Lebl, to finalise the relevant agreement.

Serena Williams Writes Open Letter About Gender Equality, Empowerment And Resilience

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 file photo, Serena Williams returns a shot to Karolina Pliskova, of the Czech Republic, during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, in New York. Williams says she “won’t be silent” about the killing of black men by police officers. Williams [...]

Adel Fintech Incubator Unveils Crowdfund Using Nxt's Blockchain

Adel, a technology incubator for blockchain innovation, dedicated to what its founders from the Czech Republic assert will “deliver a resilient ecosystem for its community” with a mandate to evaluate start-ups, has announced its intention to embark on a month-long crowdfunding exercise from March 1 2017 through an Initial Coin [...]

Trailcam photos of naked, tripping man who thought he was a tiger

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This gentleman from Liberec, Czech Republic was reportedly tripping on LSD to combat depression when he began to hallucinate that he was a Siberian tiger. He then stripped naked and pursued imaginary prey for miles along the Czech-Poland border where he was spotted on trailcams. Show More Summary

Muzeum Betlém? Karlštejn (Museum of Nativity Scenes) in Karlštejn, Czech Republic

Nestled on the main castle road, this museum is devoted to classical depictions of Jesus' birth, including the Czech Republic's largest mechanical nativity scene. The museum houses dozens of nativity scenes, a craftwork that goes back...Show More Summary

History buffs re-enact Napoleon's finest hour

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

More than a thousand history buffs gathered in the Czech Republic on Saturday for a re-enactment of the Battle of Austerlitz, in which Napoleon crushed the Austrian and Russian armies in 1805. "We have soldiers from about twelve countries...Show More Summary

Tour returning to Czech Republic for FIVB Prague 4-Star Open

last weekSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 30, 2016 - The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will return to the Czech Republic for the double-gender FIVB Prague 4-Star Open to be held May 11-14. It will be the fifth all-time FIVB World Tour men’s event and third all-time women’s FIVB World Tour event in Prague.

The Czech Republic May Dodge a Bullet to Free Speech This Year. But Will It in 2017?

Amendments proposed this year may determine what becomes of free speech in the Czech Republic in years to come.

The Indecent Little Man on the Church of St. James in Brno, Czech Republic

On the southern window of Brno's Church of St. James, one sculptural element of the impressive church seems somewhat out of place: an indecent little two-headed man cheekily displaying his bare butt to the world. There are two legends attributed to the little man, both involving the competition between the Church of St. Show More Summary

Czech archaeological museum springs out of the ground like a modern-day cave system

In a project that joins modern architecture with ancient archaeological finds, the Czech Republic’s new Archeopark in Pavlov houses a museum where visitors can get an up-close look at many Paleolithic-era tools as well as skeletal remains of early humans and their artwork. Show More Summary

Southampton left sweating after defeat in Prague

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Paris (AFP) – Southampton’s hopes of reaching the Europa League knockout rounds remain in the balance after Claude Puel’s side lost 1-0 away to Sparta Prague in the Czech Republic on Thursday. A solitary first-half goal by Zimbabwean...Show More Summary

International Youth Leadership Conference 2017

Dates: January 8-13, 2017 | Register here Price: USD 1650,- Location: Prague, Czech Republic International Youth Leadership Conference 2017 The week-long youth forum on world politics, international relations, and justice will give you...Show More Summary

Czech scientists develop human lung model to aid treatments

2 weeks agoHealth : Reuters: Health

BRNO, Czech Republic (Reuters) - Czech scientists have developed a model of a functioning human lung that can be used to simulate problems like asthma or other chronic diseases and their treatments.

Czech volleyball to renew with tradition in 2017

2 weeks agoSports / Volleyball : FIVB

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 24, 2016 - The Czech Republic is preparing for a fantastic summer of volleyball with the FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship in Brno and Ceské Budejovice from June 23 to July 2 just one of several events, also including the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 2 Finals, taking place in the country next year.

Vera Koprivova Earns Big Ten Swimmer Of The Week Award

By SwimSwam on SwimSwam Swimmer of the Week Vera Koprivova, Rutgers So. – Prerov, JC, Czech Republic Collected four first-place finishes at the Frank... Read the full story on SwimSwam: Vera Koprivova Earns Big Ten Swimmer Of The Week Award

Czech meth gang busted

Austrian, Czech and German police have busted a 50-member gang that manufactured methamphetamine in the Czech Republic and sold it in Austria and Germany, a police spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Twin tiny dwellings form airy live-work retreat

Two’s a party Small living goes utilitarian in this pair of “Zen Houses” by Petr Stolín Architekt in Czech Republic. To keep the project low-budget, the two-story, roughly 10-foot-wide volumes were built with a simple palette of materials, including wood, chipboard, metal, rubber, and acrylic panels. Show More Summary

Ambassador Ivana? How U.S. presidents get to choose America’s diplomats

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

Ivana Trump, the Czech-born former wife of the president-elect, recently told the New York Post that she thought her former husband should appoint her as U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic. “[That] is where I’m from and my language and everybody knows me,” she explained. Ivana is just one of a number of rumored and hopeful ambassadors […]

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