NASA tests `flying saucer` device for future Mars landings

NASA launched a giant balloon Monday carrying a kind of "flying saucer" that will test technologies for landing on Mars.

Illness forces Norwegian great Hushovd to retire

Norwegian cycling legend and former world champion Thor Hushovd announced on Friday he will quit the sport after the world championships in September.

Fabled Viking `sunstone` found in shipwreck?

Scientists believe an oblong crystal discovered in the wreck of a 16th-century English warship may be the legendary sunstone, a near-mythical device used by Viking mariners to navigate.