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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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AUDIO: European science 'at a peak'

November 14, 2014 - 6:06am
Sir Chris Llewellyn Smith and Dr Jean-Claude Worms debate the reasons behind the success of scientific work in Europe.
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'Time for risks' with comet lander

November 14, 2014 - 4:55am
Scientists working on Philae comet lander say it is time to take more risks with the probe, amid fears its battery might die within hours.
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Hopes rise beavers could stay free

November 14, 2014 - 1:37am
Campaigners hope beavers living on an English river could be allowed to remain in the wild if free of disease.
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Rabies risk from puppy smuggling

November 13, 2014 - 7:50pm
An increasing number of dogs are being transported to the UK from eastern Europe, risking an outbreak of rabies, a charity is warning.
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VIDEO: Buzz Aldrin sets out Mars vision

November 13, 2014 - 5:28pm
The second man to walk on the Moon, Buzz Aldrin, talks to BBC Newsnight about the importance of the Rosetta comet landing and where space exploration should go next.
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VIDEO: Photos of Earth's beauty from space

November 13, 2014 - 5:08pm
Chris Hadfield, who has published photographs of Earth taken from the ISS, tells the BBC's Katty Kay how he feels about the historic comet landing of the robot probe Philae.
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'World grappling with malnutrition'

November 13, 2014 - 1:32pm
Every nation on the planet, except China, is crossing a "malnutrition red line", suffering from too little or too much nutrition, a report warns.
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Lightning strikes 'more as world warms'

November 13, 2014 - 1:16pm
Global warming will significantly increase the frequency of lightning strikes, according to US research.
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Is comet landing mission worth the cost?

November 13, 2014 - 12:29pm
Can Rosetta mission price tag be justified?
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Rosetta mission: Can you land on a comet?

November 13, 2014 - 11:57am
Will you touch down or crash in our interactive game?
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Battery will limit comet lander life

November 13, 2014 - 11:42am
After a historic but awkward comet landing, the robot probe Philae is now stable and sending pictures - but faces concerns about its battery life.
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'Sad day' as EU chief scientist axed

November 13, 2014 - 9:45am
Researchers across Europe have expressed dismay at the scrapping of the role of EU Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).
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VIDEO: When astronauts play with water

November 13, 2014 - 1:42am
Earlier this year astronauts on the International Space Station shot a video showing what happens to water surface tension in microgravity
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Scientists wait for comet probe news

November 12, 2014 - 8:52pm
Scientists face a tense wait to learn the fate of a robot probe that made a historic landing on a comet - but did not stay in place as planned.
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Wait after comet landing 'bounce'

November 12, 2014 - 6:35pm
A robot makes the first, historic landing on a comet, but its status remains uncertain after anchoring harpoons fail to fire.
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Virgin pilot 'thrown free' in crash

November 12, 2014 - 3:22pm
The pilot who survived the Virgin Galactic spaceship crash was thrown clear as the craft broke up around him, investigators say.
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VIDEO: 'Fantastic, fantastic, it's landed'

November 12, 2014 - 12:31pm
"It's landed - I've waited years for this", Professor Monica Grady has said, on finding out that the robot probe Philae had landed on a comet.
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VIDEO: 'People invested entire lives in this'

November 12, 2014 - 11:52am
"Generations" of scientists have celebrated the landing of the probe Philae on a comet 300 million miles away, Dr Matt Taylor has told BBC News
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VIDEO: 'We are on the comet'

November 12, 2014 - 10:36am
European robot probe Philae has made the first, historic landing on a comet, after descending from its mothership.
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Robot on historic descent to comet

November 12, 2014 - 8:58am
Controllers make radio contact with the Philae robot as it becomes the first manmade object to descend to a comet.
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