A Volkswagen Beetle with suitable modifications crossed the Irish Sea in eight hours in 1973.
Solar flare 2011: A massive eruption of charged solar plasma glanced off the earth this week, a reminder that our star can still surprise us.
McWeddings in Hong Kong are only the latest iteration of the fast-food wedding. Besides McWeddings, couples get married at places like Taco Bell and White Castle.
Photos from the Stardust-NExT rendezvous with comet Tempel 1 are streaming in. Some show a crater that was created by a different NASA mission but never sucessfully photographed.
Stardust-NExT sped to within 112 miles of the comet Monday at 11:39 p.m. EST. During the flyby, it snapped 72 new images of comet Tempel-1. Stand by for scientists' analysis of what they see.
Longest kiss record: In a Valentine's Day contest, several couples broke the previously held longest kiss record, but after 46 hours, only one couple remained. For setting a new longest kiss record the couple won a diamond ring and over $3,000 in prize money.
Penny, a Lhasa apso, sits backstage at the 135th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York.
James seemed so smooth with the ladies. Really he was just being human.
On Valentine's Day, nothing says 'I love you' more than naming a giant Madagascar hissing cockroach after your beloved. Now the Bronx Zoo is offering just that opportunity.
It seems Valentine's Day, when 10 percent of all marriage proposals take place, is one of the few constants in the institution of marriage. Fifty years ago, marriage was between a man and a woman barely into their twenties, of the same race and social class, till death did them part. But marriage today is wildly different. In increasing numbers, Americans no longer feel the need to marry to have sex, have a baby, or even to have financial stability. In short, Americans are redefining what marriage is and why they marry. Here are seven marriage trends in the US.