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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.
Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report.
What do falling oil prices mean for green energy?
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.
Scientists studying one of the most mysterious whale species find they form long-term alliances, sometimes lasting many years.
The Baird's beaked whale - one of the most mysterious marine mammals - forms long-term alliances that last many years, footage reveals.
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.
Researchers studying a small group of athletes found that those used to rising early perform best at midday, while late risers do best in the evening.
Who'd win fantasy fight between diplodocus and blue whale?
Royal Dutch Shell revives Arctic drilling plans, despite announcing a $15bn cut in global spending and profit figures that disappointed investors.
Belief in the reality of climate change has risen among the British public, partly because of the 2013 winter floods, according to a report.
Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has announced a research programme to develop a new generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.
Listening to icebergs could help to assess the extent of glacier melt, a study suggests.
Astra Zeneca announces a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many debilitating diseases.