Taiwan’s “notebook boy” commits his memories in writing

Nine years ago, Chen seriously damaged his hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with forming memories, in a traffic accident.

Grappling with taboos, Iraqi women join wrestling squad

The toughest fight that Iraqi freestyle wrestler Alia Hussein ever faced was convincing her family that women should be allowed to grapple.

Phallic-shaped owl statue in Serbia’s north sparks protests

Thousands of keen bird-watchers flock to Serbia’s northern town of Kikinda every winter to see one of the world’s largest roosting populations of long-eared owls.

Marie-Antoinette jewels soar at ‘once in a lifetime’ sale: Sotheby’s

A royal treasure trove including jewels that belonged to French Queen Marie-Antoinette fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs ($53.2 million) on Wednesday, as collectors snapped up rare historic gems…

Pubic hair and eight-pack abs – it’s got to be Michelangelo

A team of researchers led by Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge University has collected what they say is clear evidence to confirm a claim that two bronze sculptures of muscular men riding panthers…

Marie Antoinette pearl and diamond pendant sells for $36.427 million: Sotheby’s

A pearl and diamond pendant that belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette sold for $36.427 million on Wednesday, Sotheby’s said, adding it was a world record for a pearl.

Bourbon Parma jewels fetch record $53.2 million including Marie Antoinette gems

One hundred Bourbon Parma family jewels, including 10 pieces that belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette, fetched 53.5 million Swiss francs ($53.2 million), setting a world record for a royal…

British queen pays tribute to son Prince Charles as he turns 70

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth paid tribute to her “duchy original” son Prince Charles as he celebrated his 70th birthday on Wednesday at a party at Buckingham Palace.