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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Shower gel plastic beads may face ban

May 5, 2016 - 9:57am
The UK's Environment Minister promises action to cut pollution from facial scrubs and body washes.
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'Perfect storm' boosted Alberta fires

May 5, 2016 - 9:04am
The El Niño weather phenomenon and ongoing climate change have both contributed to the devastating Alberta wildfires, according to experts.
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Exercise 'outweighs air pollution harm'

May 5, 2016 - 3:33am
The health benefits of cycling and walking outweigh the negative effects of air pollution, a UK study suggests.
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Crocodile eyes are built for lurking

May 4, 2016 - 4:01pm
Scientists in Australia discover how crocodiles' eyes are adapted to lurking at the water surface to watch and wait for prey.
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Embryo study shows 'life's first steps'

May 4, 2016 - 11:04am
Scientists have developed a technique to grow human embryos in the lab past the point they normally implant in the womb.
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Mobile game 'helps dementia research'

May 4, 2016 - 7:56am
Dementia researchers develop a video game they hope could further the development of diagnostic tests for the disease.
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Tributes for Nobel Laureate Harry Kroto

May 4, 2016 - 5:50am
The science community pays tribute to Nobel Laureate Sir Harry Kroto, who passed away over the weekend aged 76.
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Abseiling into an Antarctic chasm

May 4, 2016 - 3:58am
Visit the chasm threatening a British research base
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Tim Peake: 'Science can solve problems'

May 3, 2016 - 12:00pm
British astronaut Tim Peake says he wants his mission to the space station to change attitudes towards science.
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Fat Labradors give clues to obesity

May 3, 2016 - 11:02am
Genes are partly to blame for some dogs getting fat, say scientists who have studied Labrador retrievers.
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UK-led satellite to 'weigh' forests

May 3, 2016 - 7:18am
British industry is to lead the construction of the Biomass satellite which will use an innovative radar instrument to essentially weigh the world's trees.
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VIDEO: Solar Impulse lands safely in Arizona

May 3, 2016 - 1:54am
Solar Impulse, a plane fuelled only by the sun, has landed in the US state of Arizona after a 16-hour flight from California.
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Has Cook's Australia ship been found?

May 2, 2016 - 11:44pm
Researchers in the US believe they are a step closer to finding the Endeavour, the ship in which Captain Cook sailed to Australia in 1768.
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Australia plans to kill carp with herpes

May 2, 2016 - 11:27pm
The Australian politician who declared war on Johnny Depp's dogs has a new enemy - the European carp.
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Solar Impulse reaches Arizona

May 2, 2016 - 10:23pm
The zero-fuel aeroplane Solar Impulse starts to cross the continental USA, flying the first leg from California to Arizona.
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Breast cancer genetic discovery hailed

May 2, 2016 - 9:59am
Scientists say they now have a near-perfect picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer, which they hope will unlock new ways of treating the disease.
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Mars rover project slips to 2020

May 2, 2016 - 9:30am
As expected, the European and Russian space agencies have delayed the launch of their ExoMars robot rover by two years to 2020.
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DNA secrets of Ice Age Europe unlocked

May 2, 2016 - 9:14am
Genetic analysis unlocks the secrets of Europe's Ice Age inhabitants.
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VIDEO: Helping hand for chilly owls

April 30, 2016 - 5:37am
Barn owls can struggle to survive in cold, wet weather and as low temperatures persist people in Yorkshire are doing their best to give the birds a helping hand as Paul Murphy reports.
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VIDEO: Tim Peake drives remote Mars rover

April 29, 2016 - 11:53am
UK astronaut Tim Peake has performed a challenging remote control experiment on the International Space Station.
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