Florence Nightingale in bed at South Street in 1906, aged 86

Celebrate Florence Nightingale's 200th Birthday With Exhibit Featuring Her Famed Lamp, Pet Owl

The Florence Nightingale Museum in London seeks to illuminate the "full story" of the pioneering healthcare reformer

The Only Known Albino Orangutan Is Doing Great After Her Release to the Wild

Alba, who was captured and caged in 2017, underwent nearly two years of rehabilitation

Éva Székely won a gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics.

Éva Székely, Holocaust Survivor and Olympic Champion Swimmer, Dies at 92

In the wake of the war, she did not attempt to hide her identity. "Unequivocally," she said, "I was a Jew"

A crew harvesting grapes in Glottertal, Germany, on January 18, 2016. Temperatures must drop below 19 degrees Fahrenheit to harvest. In the final winter months of 2019, it was not cold enough to pick grapes in most vineyards.

A Warm Winter Left Germany Unable to Produce Its Famed Ice Wines

Known for their sweet flavor, ice wines are made from grapes left to freeze on the vine

Dame Helen Gwynne-Vaughan, chief controller of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, is one of six women set to be recognized with "blue plaques."

London Will Install Six New Plaques Commemorating Women's History

The move is part of an ongoing effort to correct gender imbalances in the city's 150-year-old "blue plaque" initiative

A dog's cold nose could be used for heat seeking.

Dogs’ Cool, Wet Noses May Be Able to Detect Heat

A new study has found that dogs can pick out objects that are warmer than ambient temperature

Strobridge Lithographing Company,
Kellar and His Perplexing Cabinet Mysteries, 1894. Purchase, funds graciously donated by La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso.

The Amazing Poster Art From the 'Golden Age' of Magic

An exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario shows how magicians enticed audiences with advertisements of levitations, decapitations and other deceptions

New Yorkers use an estimated 23 billion plastic bags every year.

New York Says Goodbye to Plastic Bags

A statewide ban prohibiting the distribution of single-use plastic bags went into effect on Sunday

The mother lion, her lion cubs and her adopted spotted leopard baby, all got along just fine.

In a 'Bizarre' Biological Twist, a Mother Lion Adopted a Leopard Cub in India

There have been only two other documented instances of interspecies adoption—and never between animals that strongly compete for resources in the wild

Artemisia Gentileschi's newly attributed David and Goliath painting

Once Attributed to a Male Artist, 'David and Goliath' Painting Identified as the Work of Artemisia Gentileschi

Conservation efforts uncovered the Baroque artist's signature along the hilt of David's sword

A rhesus monkey photographed in Florida in 2017.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like a Horde of Herpes-Infected Monkeys?

Feral rhesus macaques are invasive in Florida, but there are no easy solutions for managing them

Chitetsu Watanabe as a young man (left) and at age 112 (right)

Chitetsu Watanabe, the World's Oldest Man, Dies at 112

The Japanese supercentenarian attributed his longevity to not getting angry and keeping a smile on his face

The common merganser appears to have the ring from a plastic bottle stuck around its mouth and neck.

Duck Ensnared in Plastic Sparks Rescue Mission in Central Park

Rangers and bird enthusiasts are searching for a common merganser that appears to be unable to eat due to plastic debris that has become stuck in its bill

A Dixie Highway marker on Georgia State Route 3

Parts of Florida Highway Honoring the Confederacy Will Be Renamed in Honor of Harriet Tubman

Miami-Dade County commissioners unanimously approved plans to rename local stretches of Dixie Highway

Evidence that blue tits (pictured) rely on social cues to determine whether to nibble on a snack or not wasn't clear, but a new study shows they can even learn from videos.

By Watching Videos, Birds Can Learn to Avoid Gross Foods

A new study suggests that great tits and blue tits eat fewer unpalatable snacks after observing videos of 'disgust responses' in other birds

“Why did the Royal Canadian Mint make the world's purest and largest gold bullion coin?” the mint’s site asks. “Because we can.”

Berlin Court Sends Three Suspects to Prison for Theft of Giant Gold Coin Worth $4 Million

Prosecutors say two cousins carried out the heist with the help of a childhood friend hired as a security guard at Berlin's Bode Museum

The coins show the first three dinosaurs found in modern-day Britain.

Three Ferocious Dinosaurs Featured on New U.K. Coins

Megalosaurus, Iguanodon and Hylaeosaurus were the first dinosaurs to be discovered in modern-day Britain

Watch a Musician Play Violin During Brain Surgery

Keeping patients awake during operations can help neurosurgeons avoid damaging areas of the brain that govern functions like vision, movement or speech

A very sad before and after

This Ten-Foot-Tall Bottle of Wine Seemed Like a Great Idea—Until It Started Leaking

Firefighters in Austria worked for three hours to prevent 1,590 liters of Zweigelt from flooding a local restaurant

The iconic Plymouth Rock and other sites were covered in red graffiti Monday during a vandalism spree discovered at the site marking the landing of the Pilgrims in Massachusetts 400 years ago.

Plymouth Rock and Other Massachusetts Monuments Vandalized With Red Graffiti

Town manager Melissa G. Arrighi called the defacement "unfathomable and unconscionable"

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