Many people are familiar with Claude Monet's famous oil paintings of water lilies. Now the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has reworked Monet's idea into a massive new artwork made from a surprising material: Lego bricks.
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Since Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8, people around the world have been saying goodbye to her in many ways. On Monday, the queen's funeral will be held while people in the United Kingdom and leaders from around the world look on.
News Roundup: Queen Elizabeth II, Chile Constitution, & a Code Coin
In today's news roundup, England's Queen Elizabeth II passes away at age 96, voters in Chile reject a new constitution, and four challenging codes included on a new Australian coin were cracked by a 14-year-old boy in about an hour.
This weekend, England will celebrate the "Platinum Jubilee" of Queen Elizabeth II, an event marking the queen's 70 years on the throne. The country has planned a huge celebration that will run from Thursday to Sunday.
Two missing notebooks belonging to the scientist Charles Darwin were secretly returned to the Cambridge University Library recently. The stolen notebooks, which had been missing for over 20 years, were returned in good condition.
News Roundup: Cuba Protests, Soccer Champs, & a Spelling Whiz
In today's news roundup, thousands protest against Cuba's government, Italy beats England to win the Euro 2020, Argentina beats Brazil to win the Copa America, and Zaila Avant-garde is the first Black American to win the Scripps Spelling Bee.
On February 28, people across Northern Europe saw a bright light streaking across the sky. It was a fireball - a bright meteor - falling to Earth. Scientists have now found a rock from that fireball in a driveway in England.
At 11 pm on December 31, the United Kingdom finally ended its close ties with the European Union, finishing the Brexit process that started almost four years ago. The UK now no longer needs to follow EU rules.
For Real? Fuller Scores, Kangaroos Talk, & Beer Can Photos
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Sarah Fuller becomes the first woman to score in a Power 5 football game, scientists report that kangaroos can communicate with humans, and an artist takes an eight-year photo with a beer can - by accident.
News Roundup: Limited Hajj Ends, Stonehenge Mystery Solved
In today's news roundup, a small group of Muslims taking part in a coronavirus-limited hajj in Saudi Arabia finish their journeys, and scientists discover the source for massive stones which make up Stonehenge.
Queen Approves Harry & Meghan’s Plans to “Step Back”
Queen Elizabeth II has approved a surprising plan by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to "step back" from their positions as "senior royals" so the couple can be more independent.