British artist Sacha Jafri has had an incredible year. In September, he set the record for creating the world's largest painting. Last week, the painting was sold for $62 million, which Mr. Jafri will give to charity.
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NFTs are an unusual idea sweeping through the world of electronic art, allowing people to prove that they own the art. Now, digital artworks that can prove they are one-of-a-kind are being sold for huge amounts of money.
In today's news roundup, scientists discover the world's oldest cave painting in Indonesia, Italian police find a 500-year-old painting hidden in an apartment closet, and an original cover drawing for a Tintin comic book sells for $3.2 million.
In today's news roundup, Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe returns asteroid samples to Earth, China's Chang'e-5 moon mission is on its way back with lunar samples, and a series of metal monoliths have appeared and disappeared around the world.
A strange metal column has been found in the middle of the desert in Utah. The column was spotted by state workers who were tracking sheep. So far, there's no explanation for how the column got there.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a racing pigeon sells for $1.9 million, a French radio station mistakenly reports that several living people have died, and a 2,300-year-old statue's head is found in the sewers of Athens.
Peru's Ministry of Culture says archeologists have recently discovered a massive cat drawn into a hillside over 2,000 years ago. The site is near other Nazca Lines, but was faded by time, which made it hard to spot.
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.
In today's news roundup, over half a million people are without power in Louisiana after Hurricane Delta hits, the United Nations' World Food Program wins the Nobel Peace Prize, and a stolen scroll worth $3 million gets cut in half.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…a famous Dutch painting gets stolen for the third time, Sydney's new ferries are too tall, London's Tower Bridge gets stuck open, and a new law could require exercise for German dogs.