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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Fuels threaten health of refugees

November 16, 2015 - 6:58pm
The "huge dependency" of refugees on wood and charcoal-based fuels has horrific consequences on refugees' health, a report has warned.
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'High impacts' from stronger El Nino

November 16, 2015 - 8:38am
This year's El Niño weather event is expected to gain in strength before the end of this year according to the latest research.
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Mystery ancestral 'tribe' revealed

November 16, 2015 - 5:56am
Geneticists have detected a fourth ancestral "tribe" which contributed to the modern European gene pool.
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Bloodhound Diary: Getting 'ready to roll'

November 16, 2015 - 5:37am
The sequence for firing up a supersonic car
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Fishermen rescue humpback whale

November 16, 2015 - 3:29am
A humpback whale is freed by fishermen from a buoy and rope that were attached to lobster pots.
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Experimenter movie's shock tactics

November 15, 2015 - 7:57pm
Actor Peter Sarsgaard talks about his challenging new movie Experimenter about the 1961 electric shock experiment that stunned the world.
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Society 'to be hit by climate change'

November 15, 2015 - 6:09pm
Human societies will soon start to experience adverse effects from manmade climate change, a prominent economist has warned.
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Living by a burning pile of rubbish

November 14, 2015 - 6:09pm
The villagers living next to a burning dump 15m tall
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'Biggest ever' crystal model built

November 13, 2015 - 10:51pm
The world's largest crystal structure model - a 3D replica of the repeating ionic lattice found in table salt (NaCl) - is assembled in Vienna's city hall.
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Olive disease research gets EU funds

November 13, 2015 - 11:10am
The European Commission says it will provide seven million euros (£5m) for research into a disease that poses a "very serious threat" to the continent's olive production.
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Homeopathy 'could be blacklisted'

November 12, 2015 - 11:00pm
Ministers are considering whether homeopathy should be put on an NHS blacklist of banned treatments, the BBC learns.
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Neutron beam to 'un-burn' bone

November 12, 2015 - 8:18pm
Scientists are using a neutron beam to study what happens when human bones burn - tackling a problem that plagues both archaeology and forensics.
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Lost genetic history of Inca mummy

November 12, 2015 - 1:42pm
DNA analysis of a child mummy sheds light on the genetic history of the Inca civilisation.
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Cosmonaut training site: Oasis in an uncertain world

November 12, 2015 - 10:28am
Star City in Moscow continues to function as a space training centre, oblivious to events in the outside world.
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Climate risk 'threatens markets'

November 12, 2015 - 10:25am
Global investment portfolios could be hit hard amid changes in short-term market sentiments, triggered by climate impact concerns.
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Action needed 'to protect UK coast'

November 11, 2015 - 8:59pm
The UK is "ignoring known risks of flood and erosion at the coast" and immediate action is needed to manage the threats, the National Trust warns.
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The people whose land is turning to dust

November 11, 2015 - 7:09pm
The people whose land is turning to dust
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Super-scope project breaks ground

November 11, 2015 - 6:28pm
A ceremony is held to mark the start of construction of one of the key astronomical facilities of the next decade - the Giant Magellan Telescope.
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'Venus twin' excites astronomers

November 11, 2015 - 6:12pm
Astronomers hunting distant worlds say they have made one of their most significant discoveries to date - what could be a kind of hot twin to our Venus.
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Prehistoric farmers were first beekeepers

November 11, 2015 - 12:13pm
Humans have been exploiting honeybees for almost 9,000 years, according to archaeological evidence.
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