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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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More beaches face quality failures

May 14, 2015 - 8:34pm
A record number of England's beaches are at risk of failing to meet EU water quality standards this year, the Environment Agency warns.
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Why do we sleep?

May 14, 2015 - 5:33pm
New research gives an insight into why we drop off
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Galaxies die by slow 'strangulation'

May 14, 2015 - 8:36am
A study suggests that when most galaxies stop forming stars, this death is a slow process that gradually chokes them of the necessary cool gases.
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VIDEO: 'Simple shaving cut could kill you'

May 14, 2015 - 7:32am
Economist Jim O'Neill, the head of a UK government-appointed team looking at the impact of superbugs, tells Victoria Derbyshire the antibiotics crisis could cost millions of lives.
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Robotic tentacle targets surgery

May 14, 2015 - 5:07am
Engineers construct a surgical arm inspired by the humble octopus, with a tube of coffee granules playing a key role in its action.
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Brightman postpones space trip

May 14, 2015 - 1:30am
British soprano Sarah Brightman calls off her trip to the International Space Station citing "personal family reasons".
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$2bn antibiotic research fund urged

May 14, 2015 - 1:26am
The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn innovation fund to revitalise research into antibiotics.
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VIDEO: Push to revitalise antibiotics research

May 14, 2015 - 12:07am
The global pharmaceutical industry is being called on to pay for a $2bn (£1.3bn) innovation fund to revitalise research into antibiotics.
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VIDEO: A look around a large container ship

May 13, 2015 - 5:45pm
The biggest British registered container ship has arrived in Southampton, as part of its maiden voyage.
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Donut-shaped 'compass' in fly brain

May 13, 2015 - 3:01pm
Neuroscientists observe compass-like activity sweeping around a dense ring of cells inside the brain of fruit flies.
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Prince Charles urged badger cull

May 13, 2015 - 2:34pm
Prince Charles asked the Blair government to consider the culling of badgers, historic documents reveal.
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Top panel to give EU science advice

May 13, 2015 - 7:11am
A high level group of scientists is to be recruited to provide independent advice to the European Commission, replacing the former role of the chief scientific advisor.
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Probe spies Pluto's faint moons

May 13, 2015 - 6:36am
The New Horizons probe, heading for its historic flyby of Pluto in July, has now caught sight of all the known faint moons of the dwarf planet.
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Quake heightens Nepal landslide concern

May 13, 2015 - 4:06am
New Nepal quake heightens future risk
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Space agency targets 'tick disease'

May 13, 2015 - 3:40am
The European Space Agency gives financial backing to a Scottish project to use an app to map tick hotspots and tackle Lyme disease.
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Rescue resumes after Nepal quake

May 12, 2015 - 10:14pm
Rescue work resumes after the latest deadly earthquake in Nepal, after thousands of scared residents spent the night in the open.
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Is surviving on 20-minute naps bad for you?

May 12, 2015 - 8:25pm
Is surviving on 20-minute naps bad for you?
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Russia delays ISS astronauts' return

May 12, 2015 - 3:51pm
Russia delays for about a month the return of three astronauts on the International Space Station after the recent failure of its supply spaceship.
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Dozens die in fresh Nepal quake

May 12, 2015 - 1:37pm
Dozens die as a new earthquake of magnitude 7.3 strikes Nepal, two weeks after a devastating tremor killed more than 8,000.
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'Substantial' El Nino event predicted

May 12, 2015 - 9:46am
The El Nino event, which can drive droughts and flooding, is under way in the tropical Pacific, say scientists.
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