Mining giant Cuadrilla is denied permission to start exploratory drilling and fracking at a site between Preston and Blackpool.
To claim Russian and Chinese intelligence had cracked the encryption of Ed Snowden's files, without a scintilla of evidence and series of "we don't knows", is going some.
The Philae lander, thought lost after landing on comet seven months ago, has started transmitting signals confirms the European Space Agency (ESA).
After scientist Sir Tim Hunt says "girls" in labs can put male colleagues off their work, women scientists express their disapproval of his views using the ironic hashtag "distractingly sexy".
Samantha Cristoforetti becomes the longest serving female astronaut in space after spending 200 days on the International Space Station and tells would-be scientists: "no dream is too big".
"Science needs women," says the Royal Society, after the widely-criticised pronouncements of Nobel prize-winning biochemist Sir Tim Hunt, who advocated single-sex labs to avoid "trouble with girls".
Experts have hailed a new era for cancer treatments after "spectacular" results were achieved in treating skin cancer by harnessing the body's immune system to attack malignant cells.
A new weapon in the fight against skin cancer is being championed by scientists, who say a landmark trial of a genetically-modified cold sore virus have yielded "exciting" results.