Controllers banking on Philae wake-up
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:28:09 GMT
The European Space Agency says it will conduct no more dedicated searches for its lost comet lander, and will now wait for the probe itself to call home.
Leak suggests cosmic study was wrong
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:29:10 GMT
Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion at the Big Bang made no such discovery, a leak of a concluding study suggests.
'Cold plasma' kills off norovirus
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 14:03:08 GMT
Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report.
Scars reveal ageing whales' secrets
Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:28:04 GMT
Scientists studying one of the most mysterious whale species find they form long-term alliances, sometimes lasting many years.
Chicks place low numbers on the left
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:03:14 GMT
Scientists in Italy find that baby chickens associate low and high numbers with left and right, respectively - suggesting they may count using a "mental number line" like humans do.
Climate concern 'linked to floods'
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:23:22 GMT
Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.
Shell revives Arctic drilling plans
Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:36:04 GMT
Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.