Matthew Decker posted a picture of his mom's painting online, hoping to show her that people would like it. The painting has now been seen millions of times, and repainted by dozens of artists.
Published in February 2019
Unusually heavy rains in Queensland, Australia have caused massive flooding. The government was forced to open the Ross River Dam, flooding up to 20,000 homes.
Measles cases are on the rise in the US, with nearly 80 cases reported in January. The governor of Washington state says the measles outbreak there is an emergency.
The recent US government shutdown has had many serious effects. One interesting effect is that it allowed a group of elephant seals to take over a beach in a national park.