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Planck pins down the end of the cosmic 'dark ages'

Star formation began 100 million years later than previously thought

Galactic dust sounds death knell for BICEP2 gravitational wave claim

Joint analysis of Planck, BICEP2 and Keck data finds no cosmological B-mode signal

Nailing the half-life of iron-60

New measurements tune up million-year "astronomical clock"

Rosetta data deluge reveals dynamic comet with sand dunes and jets

Measurements show 67P differs from previously studied comets in same class

Lost Beagle 2 spacecraft found intact on Martian surface

New images from Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spot lander

Exoplanets could avoid 'tidal locking' if they have atmospheres

How air keeps some planets free, boosting the number of potentially habitable worlds

New calculations support dark-matter discovery by DAMA, say physicists

Annual signal in detector could be explained by a new interaction

Indian Neutrino Observatory set for construction

Government pledges $236m towards underground lab

The world of physics in 2015

Find out more about the key physics events of the coming year – and those we predict might happen

Our favourite pictures of 2014

From interstellar dust and galactic dirt to cracking oysters and educational doodles

Comet landing named Physics World 2014 Breakthrough of the Year

Rosetta mission tops our list of the 10 key breakthroughs in physics

Asteroids, not comets, gave Earth most of its water

Rosetta scientists find surprisingly high levels of deuterium in comet

New technique nails distance to supermassive black hole

Geometric method using active galactic nuclei could yield better cosmic rulers

Planck offers another glimpse of the early universe

Space mission offers new insights into dark matter and primordial neutrinos, but evidence for inflation is not forthcoming

Japan launches second asteroid mission

Hayabusa 2 to bring back samples from carbon-rich body