Venice by John Henry Twachtman (1877)

Venice to ban large cruise ships from Grand Canal


The waterfront of the iconic St Mark's Square will be reserved for gondolas and water taxis.

Lena in interieur by Theo van Doesburg (1918)

Einstein’s waves detected in star smash


Scientists detect the warping of space generated by the collision of two neutron stars.

The ruins of the castle on the lake Trotsky by Vincentas Dmachauskas (1853)

Runaway cow escapes slaughterhouse to live on Polish island


The animal was on its way to the slaughterhouse when it rammed a gate and swam to an island.

A bouquet of flowers in a vase by Henryka Beyer (1827)

Magic mushrooms can ‘reset’ depressed brain


Psilocybin – the hallucinogenic ingredient in mushrooms – may help in depression, a study suggests.

Schaffhausen by Franz Feyerabend (1793)

Anime hero joins Japan’s antibiotics resistance campaign


Japan's health ministry enlists Mobile Suit Gundam to combat overuse of antibiotics.

An Old Beggar by Josef Huttary (1887)

Icelandic Pirate Party MP forced to wear eyepatch


Member of parliament and country's president both injured in bizarre household accidents.

Schattenspiele by Lovis Corinth (1891)

Italy school students strike over work experience


Italian schoolchildren protest in 70 cities over what they see as poor-quality work experience.

Female Profile Portrait by József Rippl-Rónai (1891)

Butterfly swarm shows up on Denver radar system


Weather scientists first mistook the radar pattern to be birds, and turned to social media for help.

A huntsman and dogs by Winslow Homer (1891)

Leopard that shut down India Suzuki factory is caught


Wildlife rescuers tranquilised the big cat after combing the car manufacturing plant for hours.

Ponte della Paglia, Venedig by Maurice Prendergast (1899)

Saudi king’s golden escalator gets stuck


King Salman suffers a technical malfunction when arriving for talks in Russia.