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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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MH370: Refined analysis drives new search area

June 26, 2014 - 6:31am
What information is driving new search for flight MH370?
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Monkeys' looks prevent crossbreeding

June 26, 2014 - 4:54am
Guenon monkeys' colourful and varied faces have evolved as a way to avoid crossbreeding, new research shows.
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VIDEO: Making solar cells with tofu salt

June 26, 2014 - 2:48am
Making solar cells with a salt used in tofu manufacturing could make generating energy from the Sun much cheaper, say scientists.
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Call to save Pitcairn's ocean bounty

June 26, 2014 - 2:44am
Researchers say that "immediate protection" is required for the pristine waters around the remote Pitcairn Islands in the Pacific.
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Oldest faeces show Neanderthal diet

June 25, 2014 - 6:13pm
Analysis of a 50,000-year-old scrap of human faeces adds weight to the view that Neanderthals ate plants as well as meat.
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VIDEO: Police capture crime scenes in 3D

June 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
Police forces use latest scanning tech to record crime scenes
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The growing problem of Pablo Escobar’s hippos

June 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
Late drug lord's hippo herd stages local land grab
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£10m prize to focus on antibiotics

June 25, 2014 - 12:25pm
Antibiotic resistance has been selected as the focus for a £10m prize set up to tackle a major challenge of our time.
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Solar cells made using bath salts

June 25, 2014 - 11:17am
Researchers have developed a new manufacturing method which could bring down the cost of making a type of solar cell.
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Jab 'protects mice against tumours'

June 25, 2014 - 11:00am
Scientists have developed a vaccine that they say provides some protection against brain tumours in mice by boosting the immune system.
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Researchers create goosebump sensor

June 25, 2014 - 9:34am
A South Korean research institute has developed a goosebump sensor that it says could be used to measure changes in a wearer's emotional state.
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UK faces 'significant' land shortage

June 25, 2014 - 1:36am
Britain is running out of land for food and faces a potential shortfall of two million hectares by 2030 according to new research.
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Butterflies use magnetic compass

June 24, 2014 - 9:38pm
The monarch butterfly uses a magnetic compass to navigate thousands of miles across North America, scientists discover.
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Vampire bats lose bitter taste

June 24, 2014 - 9:32pm
Vampire bats' strict blood diet makes them lose much of their ability to taste bitter flavours, scientists show.
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Scot to have double hand transplant

June 24, 2014 - 5:45pm
Scottish woman Corinne Hutton is to be the first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant, BBC Scotland reveals.
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VIDEO: When bees swarm, 'who you gonna call?'

June 24, 2014 - 5:13pm
When bees swarm urban areas, the DC Beekeepers Alliance keeps both humans and bees safe. The BBC spoke to beekeepers and city dwellers who found an unexpected common bond over buzzing bees.
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Growing pains of China's water needs

June 24, 2014 - 9:54am
China's scarce water supply is being wasted as crops grown in water-stressed provinces are exported to rainfall-rich areas, a study reports.
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Phones carry bacterial 'fingerprint'

June 24, 2014 - 5:11am
More than 80% of the most common bacteria present on fingers end up on the screens of smartphones, according to a study.
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Pesticide toll 'impossible to deny'

June 23, 2014 - 8:16pm
Scientists say the evidence is 'conclusive' that neonicotinoids are causing significant damage to a wide range of beneficial species.
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Your pictures: Mighty minibeasts

June 23, 2014 - 8:08pm
Your pictures celebrating National Insect Week
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