December 13, 2017

15+ Fun Gifts for Tea Lovers with a Unique Taste for Creativity

Looking to treat the tea lover in your life? With this creative blend of fun and functional tea-themed gifts, you're bound to brew the perfect present. Featuring unique items ranging from adorable tea strainers and teapots to quirky coasters and spoons, this selection is perfect for those want to make, drink, and enjoy their drink in style.

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December 13, 2017

Incredible Winners of the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

A haunting image of a timid orangutan wading through an Indonesian river to escape crocodiles beat out over 11,000 entries to take top prize at the 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest. Photographer Jayaprakash Joghee Bojan of Singapore will have his image published in an upcoming issue of National Geographic and took home a cash prize of $10,000. Bojan patiently waited for days to capture the image after learning of the orangutan's unusual behavior.

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December 12, 2017

Scholars Create Precise Rendition of What Ancient Greek Music Sounded Like

So far, researchers have managed to learn a lot about ancient Greek culture by interpreting the surviving fragments of age-old pot decorations, mosaics, paintings, and statues. From these discoveries we’ve been able to learn that music played an integral part in the lifestyle of ancient Greece. Artwork dating from around 750 to 400 BC often details scenes of music being played at social occasions, such as parties and funerals.

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December 12, 2017

Researchers Discover New Optical Illusion Called ‘Curvature Blindness’

Japanese researcher and psychologist Kohske Takahashi of Chukyo University has recently discovered a new, mind-boggling type of optical illusion. Published in SAGE’s open-access i-Perception journal, the new discovery was dubbed the Curvature Blindness Illusion, and describes how a wavy line can be perceived as a zigzag line. In the image above, we see pairs of wavy lines and pairs of zigzag lines against a gray background.

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