What did Pope Francis say to astronauts?

  Pope Francis has pondered life's big questions with six astronauts in space, wondering about "man's place in the universe". The talk was with three astronauts from NASA and three from the Europea...

Twitter shares surge as it eyes first profit

Shares in Twitter have risen sharply after the company said it could be on course to turn its first-ever quarterly profit. Wall Street cheered results for the three months to the end of September that sugg...

Shooting stars due as meteor shower peaks

Shooting stars are expected to streak across the sky as Earth passes through debris left behind by a comet. Stargazers are hoping to see the meteor shower peak this weekend, with the Orionid met...

Houston, we have a jetpack problem

An astronaut on a spacewalk was forced to return to the International Space Station after mission control decided his jetpack was not safe. Joe Acaba was five hours into a six-hour maintenance o...

Tinder brings out 'basic mating instincts'

The way both sexes find partners on dating app Tinder conforms to classical evolutionary psychology, a study has found. Tinder is a dating app which presents users with a stream of potential par...