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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Bangladesh 'tiger poachers' shot dead

August 9, 2015 - 9:11pm
Six suspected tiger poachers are shot dead in a gunfight with Bangladeshi police in the world's largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans.
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VIDEO: Pakistan monsoon flood toll hits 170

August 9, 2015 - 6:34pm
At least 170 people have been killed in Pakistan in this year's monsoon rains.
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How far will India's dog-lovers go to save strays?

August 9, 2015 - 5:52pm
How far are they going in the battle to save India's strays?
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Cuban internet delivered by hand

August 9, 2015 - 5:49pm
Cuban people are getting round a lack of internet access by having a weekly delivery of content by hand.
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Scotland to ban GM crop growing

August 9, 2015 - 2:31am
Scotland is to ban the growing of genetically modified crops, the country's rural affairs secretary announces.
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Web's random numbers are too weak

August 8, 2015 - 9:04pm
The data scrambling systems used by millions of web servers could be much weaker than they ought to be, say researchers.
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Drought to cut Panama ship draft

August 7, 2015 - 8:38pm
The Panama Canal says it will temporarily cut the draft - or depth in the water - of ships allowed through because drought has lowered water levels.
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Anti-thalidomide hero dies at 101

August 7, 2015 - 6:49pm
Frances Oldham Kelsey, the Canadian doctor who played a central role in preventing thalidomide being distributed in the US, dies at 101.
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How time zones confused the world

August 7, 2015 - 3:24pm
There is now Pyongyang Time to add to Greenwich Mean Time, Eastern Standard Time and Lord Howe Standard Time. Time zones are as much about politics, diplomacy and rebellion as they are about... the time.
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Fastest neutrino among new findings

August 7, 2015 - 8:59am
Physicists unveil a raft of new findings about neutrinos bombarding the Earth from above, below - and within.
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Coasts 'final frontier' for study

August 7, 2015 - 7:31am
Archaeologists want the public's help as they attempt to tackle what they describe as the "final frontier" - England's coastline.
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Ash cloud grounds Bali-bound flights

August 7, 2015 - 5:47am
Australian flights to and from the holiday island of Bali are halted due to a persistent volcanic ash cloud.
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VIDEO: Solving the mystery of air accidents

August 7, 2015 - 3:10am
The BBC's Richard Westcott speaks to Prof Graham Braithwaite at The Accident Lab at Cranfield University, where air accident investigators are trained.
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Cecil the lion: Why a hunting ban is not the answer

August 6, 2015 - 8:02pm
Would a hunting ban cost more lives than it saves?
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Risk of further Nepal-India quake

August 6, 2015 - 5:01pm
Scientists warn that Nepal's devastating April earthquake failed to release all of the stress built up underground, increasing the chance of a quake further west.
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Fast-growth fish risks overlooked

August 6, 2015 - 7:45am
A study of global fish populations suggests fast-growth fish species are more vulnerable to population collapses than previously thought.
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VIDEO: Can ocean currents map MH370 debris?

August 6, 2015 - 4:41am
Ocean experts have said a video modelling of ocean currents predicted that the wreckage of MH370 would be discovered near the remote French Indian Ocean island of Reunion.
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Concern over marine protected areas

August 6, 2015 - 3:30am
Fishermen's leaders warn the creation of Marine Protected Areas around Scotland's coast could result in a modern-day "clearance" that would devastate small fishing communities.
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VIDEO: Nasa photographs moon's 'dark side'

August 6, 2015 - 12:49am
Nasa's Deep Space Observatory satellite has captured composite images of the moon from a million miles away.
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Kicking up a skink over mining

August 6, 2015 - 12:46am
The animals scuttling mines in Australia
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