The Natural History Museum in London holds a yearly contest for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This year, the contest had 49,000 entries from around the world. Here are some of this year’s best pictures, and the stories behind them.
Published in “Arts”
This year has been terrible for many businesses, but the movie business has been hit especially hard. Today, one of the world's largest movie theater chains is closing its doors. It's not clear when, or if, they'll re-open.
Last week, the hugely successful South Korean "boy band" BTS set another new record - their new song "Dynamite" became the most popular song in the US in the first week that it was released.
In recent years, Japan has had many advanced and unusual toilets, including some with automatic lids and self-warming seats. Now one area of Tokyo is trying something completely new - public toilets with see-through walls.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…an artist replaces a missing statue with one of a Black Lives Matter protester, MLB plans to restart with fake fans and crowd sounds, and scientists block noise coming through an open window.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…gangs of monkeys have taken over the streets in Lopburi, Thailand, a Barcelona opera house offers a concert for thousands of plants, and a smelly fruit causes big problems in a German post office.
Following weeks of protests after the police killing of a black man, people are looking carefully at racist ideas commonly found in everyday life. One result is that many businesses are changing the pictures and names that represent their products.
In today's news roundup, a historic US Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ people, the leader of Netflix gives $120 million to black colleges, and Beyoncé makes a surprise release of a new song.
Among the more unusual news stories recently, America's "#1 movie" has only been seen by two people, a weather reporter turns his back yard into a weather map, and a fisherman in Galicia, Spain turns up a 700-year-old statue.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…the Golden Gate Bridge begins to sing, a popular YouTube video game player in Japan is also a 90-year-old grandmother, and a shoemaker in Romania creates "social distancing shoes".
Christo, the artist who worked to turn landscapes and buildings into massive, temporary works of art, died Sunday at age 84. Christo surprised the world again and again with the imagination and size of the artworks he created.