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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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VIDEO: Activists blockade Australian port

October 17, 2014 - 7:22am
Hundreds of climate change protestors have attempted to disrupt shipments of coal from a port north of Sydney using their canoes, kayaks and surfboards to form a blockade.
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AUDIO: Science shines light on dark matter

October 17, 2014 - 6:31am
Scientists from the University of Leicester say they may have solved one of the most enduring mysteries in modern physics: the nature of dark matter.
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Name sought for comet landing site

October 17, 2014 - 4:27am
The public are being invited to name the site on a comet where a European robot will try to land on 12 November.
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Rosetta comet: More black swan than yellow duck

October 17, 2014 - 1:24am
A fascination of comets is their blackness
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New disease 'killing amphibians'

October 16, 2014 - 5:47pm
A deadly new disease has emerged in Spain that is wiping out amphibians, scientists report.
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Carnivores 'help trees shed thorns'

October 16, 2014 - 1:23pm
The presence of carnivores, which control herbivore numbers, helps plants without thorny defences thrive, a study of life on the savannah reveals.
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Death Star moon is 'wonky or watery'

October 16, 2014 - 12:04pm
The internal structure of Saturn's moon Mimas is either irregularly shaped or awash with water, according to a new study of its tell-tale wobbling movements.
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Mercury's hidden water-ice revealed

October 16, 2014 - 9:14am
A Nasa spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice within permanently shadowed craters on the planet Mercury.
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Smart meters open to hack attack

October 16, 2014 - 6:18am
Smart meters widely used in Spain can be hacked to cut power bills, two security researchers find.
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AUDIO: MPs 'should end Climate Change Act'

October 16, 2014 - 4:24am
Parliament should scrap the Climate Change Act and MPs should stop "exaggerating" the effects of climate change, says Owen Paterson.
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Paterson in 'lights out' warning

October 16, 2014 - 2:57am
The government's energy policy will "fail to keep the lights on", the former environment secretary has said.
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VIDEO: How Ebola samples are processed

October 15, 2014 - 2:23pm
Government scientists from Wiltshire are calling for micro-biologists to volunteer in the fight against the growing threat of the deadly Ebola virus.
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Giant kangaroo 'walked on two feet'

October 15, 2014 - 1:26pm
A family of extinct kangaroos, three times bigger than living species, probably walked rather than hopped, according to a detailed study of their bones.
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Ebola: How many people have died?

October 15, 2014 - 9:23am
Why we don't know how many people Ebola has killed
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Comet landing gets green light

October 15, 2014 - 7:51am
The European Space Agency confirms the decision to try to land a robot on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday 12 November.
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UK science 'losing ground' to rivals

October 15, 2014 - 4:28am
Campaigners say the UK will lose its leading position in science and engineering unless current cutbacks are reversed.
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Boost for 'next generation' biofuels

October 14, 2014 - 11:50am
Italy will become the first country in Europe to legally require "advanced biofuels" in cars and trucks, the BBC has learned.
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Comet lander pictures its target

October 14, 2014 - 8:50am
The Philae robot, soon to attempt a landing on Comet 67P, takes another dramatic image of the icy object.
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Ebola treatments - how far off?

October 14, 2014 - 6:18am
How far away is a treatment and vaccine?
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New form of space weather identified

October 14, 2014 - 4:01am
A new form of solar cloud is identified by research led by Dundee University into "space weather" emanating from the Sun.
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