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Bigger coffins needed to make eternity more comfortable

Australians, like many in the western world, are getting bigger. And when they die, that means bigger coffins. Paul Callahan has managed this Adelaide...

Detroit Zoo animals celebrate Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air at the Detroit Zoo, whose inhabitants are enjoying some themed goodies in the run-up to Valentine's Day. Workers at...

Most expensive US mansion for sale at $250 million

A USD $250 million new mega mansion in the exclusive Bel Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles is the most expensive home listed in the...

Carefree Barack kite surfs in the Caribbean (Video)

Former US President Barack Obama, and his wife, Michelle, have spent some time vacationing with Richard Branson since leaving the White House. The Virgin...

Exhibition tracks 500 years of robots

They may appear futuristic, high-tech, perhaps even science fiction, but man has been designing and creating robots for centuries. A new exhibit at London's...

World’s biggest yacht is shipshape and ‘nearly’ ready to sail

A Russian tycoon is about to take delivery of the world’s biggest yacht. The 420 million euro vessel is 144 metres long with three...

Snow in Seattle closes schools, cuts power

Snow has blanketed western Washington State, causing power outages and widespread school closures. Accumulations varied from an inch to a foot and a winter...

Japan’s biggest ice sculpture festival (Video)

The main sites for the 68th Sapporo Snow Festival opened in the capital of Japan's northern island of Hokkaido. This year it features some...

Britain moves to restrict tourists from using free health services

Patients from outside of the UK are to be charged upfront for non-urgent treatment on the National Health Service. The new rules will apply...

Underwater sculptures designed to become a living coral reef

A team of divers in Egypt are creating an underwater sculpture park they hope will one day transform itself into a new coral reef....