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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Can the smell of the sea cool the Earth?

August 13, 2015 - 6:47pm
Can the smell of the sea cool the Earth?
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VIDEO: Cleaner-fish 'eat' salmon healthy

August 13, 2015 - 5:04pm
Scotland's salmon farming industry has begun farming a new type of fish, specifically to keep salmon clean.
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Asda to increase price it pays for milk

August 13, 2015 - 2:19pm
Asda is to increase the price it pays its milk supplier to "a level that will assist farmers during the current crisis", the supermarket says.
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UK museum may hold Zimbabwe bones

August 13, 2015 - 11:51am
A UK museum says it may hold Zimbabwean human remains, but cannot confirm if they are the "skulls of beheaded heroes" referred to by President Mugabe.
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Comet 67P passes closest point to Sun

August 13, 2015 - 11:10am
Comet 67P has passed the closest point to the Sun in its 6.5-year orbit, with the Rosetta spacecraft still in orbit around it.
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VIDEO: Perseid shower in 45 seconds

August 13, 2015 - 7:34am
Stargazers captured the dazzling display of the annual Perseid meteor shower as it reached its peak on Wednesday night. BBC News viewers sent in their photos.
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Tianjin blasts 'on seismic scale'

August 13, 2015 - 4:33am
The force of the explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin were so vast they "alarmed" China's National Earthquake Network.
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Stargazers capture meteor shower

August 13, 2015 - 1:41am
The annual Perseid meteor shower reached its peak during the night, although weather spoilt viewing in some parts of the UK.
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VIDEO: Fracking bids: Ministers to step in

August 13, 2015 - 12:20am
Environmental groups are angry at moves to give ministers the power to decide whether or not to approve applications for fracking if local authorities take too long.
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Fracking bids to be fast-tracked

August 12, 2015 - 9:27pm
Shale gas planning applications in England are to be fast-tracked under new government measures to crack down on councils that delay on making a decision.
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Victims of 1665 Great Plague 'found'

August 12, 2015 - 11:01am
A mass burial site that may contain 30 victims of the Great Plague is found underneath Liverpool Street station as part of Crossrail works.
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VIDEO: With the elephants orphaned by poachers

August 12, 2015 - 9:59am
One World Elephant day, the BBC is told how poaching could see the end of elephants in the wild by 2030.
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VIDEO: The Perseid meteors - in 60 seconds

August 12, 2015 - 5:56am
A look at some of your photos of the Perseid meteor shower in 60 seconds.
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VIDEO: Why the Perseids happen every year

August 12, 2015 - 3:46am
The BBC's Pallab Ghosh explains why the Perseid meteor shower happens every year.
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Shell Arctic drilling 'risky'

August 12, 2015 - 12:39am
Arctic oil drilling may harm Shell's reputation and cost it dear, says the former BP boss Lord Browne, but Shell says the risks are manageable.
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VIDEO: Medieval 'sea monster' raised from Baltic

August 11, 2015 - 6:50pm
The figurehead from a 15th century ship, the Gribshunden, has been raised from the Baltic Sea near Ronneby, Sweden, more than 500 years after it sank.
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Lost in space? Nasa under pressure

August 11, 2015 - 5:48pm
Are Nasa's robotic spacecraft plans in trouble?
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VIDEO: Robots that build 'baby robots'

August 11, 2015 - 5:05pm
Researchers have developed a robot that can build "baby" robots that get progressively better at moving without any human intervention.
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Eye movements 'change dream scenes'

August 11, 2015 - 5:02pm
The first ever recordings from inside the human brain during REM sleep suggest that flickering eyes accompany "scene changes" in our dreams.
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Robots learn to evolve and improve

August 11, 2015 - 5:02pm
Engineers develop a robotic system that evolves and improves its performance.
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