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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Rising economies 'ahead on climate'

August 12, 2014 - 6:16am
Four of the world's emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change.
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Lion cub leads ranger to dead mother

August 12, 2014 - 4:57am
A lion cub has led forest rangers to its mother's corpse in an Indian sanctuary, an act described by officials as very unusual behaviour.
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Edinburgh panda 'believed pregnant'

August 12, 2014 - 4:41am
Edinburgh Zoo said it 'believes' its panda Tian Tian is pregnant and may give birth at the end of the month.
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Hen harriers and grouse can co-exist

August 12, 2014 - 4:05am
Research carried out at Aberdeen University suggests hen harriers can co-exist with profitable grouse shooting.
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Panda triplets unveiled in China

August 12, 2014 - 3:37am
A zoo in southern China unveils newborn panda triplets, thought to be the world's first known surviving trio.
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Sea meadows 'lost like rain forests'

August 12, 2014 - 1:12am
Under sea feeding grounds for young fish are being lost at the same rate as Amazonian rain forests and could damage the fishing industry, scientists in Swansea warn.
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UK satellite's view of Planet Earth

August 12, 2014 - 12:15am
UK satellite captures video of Planet Earth
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Purest-ever silicon in quantum fix

August 11, 2014 - 6:36pm
Physicists make the purest silicon ever seen, solving a supply problem for research into quantum computers.
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Good prospects for grouse shooting

August 11, 2014 - 6:36pm
The prospects for this year's grouse shooting season, which has just begun, are said to be "unusually favourable".
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Kew's green medicine

August 11, 2014 - 6:16pm
The stimulating, healing - but also potentially harmful - power of plants
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VIDEO: 'Supermoon' lights up world skies

August 11, 2014 - 3:09pm
Stargazers have been taking images of the spectacular ''supermoon'' overnight, where the moon appears bigger and brighter than usual because of its proximity to the earth.
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Wine regional 'fingerprints' found

August 11, 2014 - 9:00am
Regional varieties of wine have distinct chemical “fingerprints” which can authenticate their origin and quality, scientists report.
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'Tractor beam' created in water

August 11, 2014 - 8:10am
Australian physicists have discovered how to control the movement of a floating object using wave patterns.
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EDF shuts two nuclear power stations

August 11, 2014 - 6:22am
Electricity company EDF temporarily shuts down two of its nuclear power stations, Heysham 1 and Hartlepool.
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Bloodhound Diary: Super-wheels

August 11, 2014 - 6:12am
Making super-wheels for a 1,000mph car
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Sheep rustling boosts rural crime

August 10, 2014 - 7:30pm
Rural crime is rising, with a spate of sheep rustling and an increase in the theft of farming tools, vehicles and fuel driving up the figures.
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Supermoon: Your pictures

August 10, 2014 - 5:40pm
Readers' images of the spectacular 'Supermoon'
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VIDEO: Hey presto: Magic therapy for kids

August 10, 2014 - 5:11pm
How the art of illusion is helping disabled children
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Ethics: Resolving the Ebola dilemma

August 10, 2014 - 5:02pm
What are the ethics of using experimental treatment drugs?
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Liberia buckles under Ebola strain

August 10, 2014 - 10:19am
Liberia's information minister admits that the country's health care system has been overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
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