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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Rudd criticised for climate plans

July 23, 2015 - 5:37pm
The energy and climate change secretary faced accusations of "grotesque hypocrisy" as she outlined the government's plan to tackle climate change.
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Fresh water 'key' to monsoon forecast

July 23, 2015 - 5:07pm
Trying to predict the South Asian monsoon by studying the ocean
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Ban lift on controversial pesticide

July 23, 2015 - 1:33pm
The government has temporarily lifted a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in certain parts of the country.
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Bronze Age skeleton found at dig

July 23, 2015 - 11:32am
A 4,000 year-old Bronze Age skeleton, believed to be that of a child, is unearthed by archaeologists at a dig in Wiltshire.
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'Earth 2.0' found by Nasa telescope

July 23, 2015 - 10:40am
A haul of planets from Nasa's Kepler telescope includes a world sharing many characteristics with Earth.
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The butterfly that feeds on rotting flesh

July 23, 2015 - 9:56am
The butterfly that feeds on rotting flesh
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Arsenic threat: Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator?

July 23, 2015 - 6:43am
Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator?
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Engineers create origami bridge

July 23, 2015 - 5:59am
Engineers have successfully tested a mobile bridge based on origami that could be deployed in disaster zones.
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VIDEO: Soyuz successfully docks at ISS

July 23, 2015 - 4:27am
Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan have successfully docked at the International Space Station.
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VIDEO: Rare wildcat kittens emerge from den

July 23, 2015 - 2:32am
Three wildcat kittens bred at a wildlife park in Scotland emerge from their den for the first time since birth.
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Income bars access to natural beauty

July 23, 2015 - 2:26am
Families need an annual household income of at least £45,000 to be able to enjoy the natural beauty of their environment.
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Astronauts successfully dock at ISS

July 23, 2015 - 1:01am
Astronauts from Russia, the US and Japan successfully dock at the International Space Station, on a flight postponed since April.
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Boa constrictors' lethal secret revealed

July 22, 2015 - 6:23pm
Scientists work out how boa constrictors kill their prey, busting the myth that the snakes suffocate their victims.
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VIDEO: Soyuz spacecraft blasts off for ISS

July 22, 2015 - 4:17pm
A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying three crew members to the International Space Station blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
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Better method for building with DNA

July 22, 2015 - 11:59am
Scientists come up with an improved method for building tiny 3D structures out of strands of DNA.
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Fracking impact on CO2 cuts 'a myth'

July 22, 2015 - 10:28am
New research suggests that the impact of fracking and shale gas in reducing US carbon emissions has been overstated.
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MPs 'denied say' over solar cuts

July 22, 2015 - 8:20am
MPs accuse the government of denying them a say over planned cuts to solar subsidies, with an announcement coming a day after the summer recess began.
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New migration to Americas revealed

July 22, 2015 - 6:47am
Two separate genetic analyses have found evidence for a surprising genetic link between the native populations of the Americas and Oceania.
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More mountains found in Pluto heart

July 22, 2015 - 6:34am
The latest images from Nasa's New Horizons probe reveal another mountain range on Pluto.
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Solar energy subsidies set to be cut

July 22, 2015 - 4:40am
Subsidies for many new solar farms are to end under plans being published by the government.
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