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31 January 2015 Last updated at 21:27

Controllers banking on Philae wake-upPhilae

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.


BICEP2 dataStudy fells cosmic inflation claim

Scientists who claimed to have found evidence for a cosmic super-expansion at the Big Bang made no such discovery, a soon-to-be published study will say.

Cold plasma treating almonds'Cold plasma' kills off norovirus

Norovirus, the most common cause of gastroenteritis in the world, can be killed with "cold plasma", scientists report.

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Beagle2: Small margins between success and failure

It is some consolation to know that Beagle2 made it to the surface of Mars, but also deeply frustrating to realise that success was denied by such small margins.

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David Shukman Article written by David Shukman David Shukman Science editor

Will the falling oil price undermine green energy?

Despite uncertainties, cheap oil does not spell disaster for the renewables sector.

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