The fate of humanity if aliens were to discover Earth with its balmy climate and bountiful resources, has long been a concern for scientists -- many of whom fear the worst.
A four-door hatchback Pope Francis used while visiting New York in September has fetched US$300,000 at auction, said the website that held the sale.
Rhode Island's governor says people searching for Iceland online are finding her state instead because of a goof in its tourism video and she's hoping they'll visit.
A floppy-eared Japanese beagle with paw-fect yoga skills has scampered into the record books after setting the world mark for the "fastest 10 meters traveled on a ball by a dog."
The hunters searching for mammoth tusks were drawn to the steep riverbank by a deposit of ancient bones. To their astonishment, they discovered an Ice Age puppy's snout peeking out from the permafrost.
An effigy of U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump -- a hated figure for many in Mexico -- was set ablaze late Saturday in a contemporary twist on a Holy Week ritual.
The Rolling Stones unleashed two hours of shrieking, thundering rock and roll on an ecstatic crowd of hundreds of thousands of Cubans and foreign visitors Friday night, capping one of the most momentous weeks in modern Cuban history with a massive celebration of music that was once forbidden here.
Archaeologists who scanned the grave of William Shakespeare say they have made a head-scratching discovery: His skull appears to be missing.
It's a name that might suit a rubber ducky, not an extremely expensive state-of-the-art research vessel designed to explore the coldest regions on Earth.
A collection of memorabilia including Babe Ruth's baseball glove and Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse ears is coming up for auction off the beaten path in Maine, far from the Big Apple where Ruth smacked home runs and the theme park and studio Disney created in California.