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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Alarm sounded over climate summit

June 11, 2015 - 6:11am
Interim climate talks in Germany are entering their final hours amid concern from environmental groups that progress has been slow.
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How aggressive are robins?

June 11, 2015 - 6:03am
Just how aggressive is the seemingly innocent robin?
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Scientist resigns over girls comment

June 11, 2015 - 5:57am
A Nobel laureate resigns from his position as honorary professor at a UK university after making comments about the "trouble with girls" in science.
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VIDEO: Zimbabwe sends rhinos to Botswana

June 11, 2015 - 3:53am
Rhino poaching in Africa is on the rise with syndicates making millions at the expense of the endangered species and their horns.
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VIDEO: How Cristoforetti captured world's attention

June 11, 2015 - 3:26am
A look back at how astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has been engaging with her 545,000 Twitter followers whilst on the ISS.
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VIDEO: Cornwall hosts mission control training

June 11, 2015 - 2:08am
Goonhilly Earth Station is hosting a training course for future space mission controllers
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VIDEO: Astronauts prepare for return to Earth

June 11, 2015 - 1:28am
Three astronauts have begun their return to Earth from the International Space Station, one month after a rocket failure delayed an earlier attempt.
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Milk digestion's 'more recent rise'

June 11, 2015 - 1:15am
The ability to digest milk appears to have become common only very recently in Europe, according to a new study.
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Silence over UN emissions targets

June 10, 2015 - 3:35pm
Politicians at a UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany are refusing to discuss whether their polices will actually protect the climate.
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Ceres' spots seen in more detail

June 10, 2015 - 10:36am
The US space agency releases a new, higher-resolution picture of the brightest spots on the dwarf planet Ceres.
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Supersonic car gets its 'feathers'

June 10, 2015 - 9:22am
RAF engineers complete the manufacture of the Bloodhound supersonic car's tailfin - one of the most safety-critical aerodynamic surfaces on the 1,000mph vehicle.
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Scientist 'sorry' over girls comment

June 10, 2015 - 8:39am
A Nobel laureate apologises for offence caused by comments he made about the "trouble with girls" in science - but says he was being "honest".
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Plane crash link to data-wipe error

June 10, 2015 - 7:07am
A military plane crash was probably caused by computer files being accidentally wiped from three of its engines, according to investigators.
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VIDEO: Puffins 'at risk of extinction'

June 10, 2015 - 6:14am
Across Europe puffins have been classified as at risk of extinction because of climate change and a lack of food.
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VIDEO: 'Female scientists looked aghast'

June 10, 2015 - 4:04am
Science lecturer Connie St Louis describes the reaction from delegates as Nobel prize-winning scientist Sir Tim Hunt made chauvinist remarks at a conference.
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Baby from ovary frozen in childhood

June 10, 2015 - 3:25am
A woman in Belgium is the first in the world to give birth to a baby using transplanted ovarian tissue frozen when she was still a child, doctors say.
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Chimps use leaves to drink alcohol

June 9, 2015 - 8:24pm
Scientists find evidence of "long term and recurrent" drinking of an alcoholic plant sap among chimpanzees in the wild.
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'Blood cells' found in dino fossils

June 9, 2015 - 11:34am
Researchers have discovered what appear to be the remnants of red blood cells and connective tissue in 75 million-year-old dinosaur fossils.
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VIDEO: Storm chasers film anti-cyclonic tornado

June 9, 2015 - 9:39am
A US storm chaser has captured footage of a large anti-cyclonic tornado swirling over fields in Colorado.
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Active cities 'boost bottom lines'

June 9, 2015 - 9:21am
Cities that actively promote physical activities enjoy increased economic activity and reduced healthcare and crime costs, research suggests.
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