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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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'Laughing gas' emissions understated

July 27, 2015 - 2:37pm
Emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) from agriculture in some locations are underestimated by 40% according to new research.
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Hunter kills 'iconic' Zimbabwe lion

July 27, 2015 - 5:01am
A hunter paid a $54,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist tells the BBC.
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Orchid spotters map shifting blooms

July 26, 2015 - 1:44am
A UK citizen science project to study when and where different orchids bloom has already revealed 200 new flowering locations for particular species.
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Bloodhound Diary: A riveting 'tail'

July 25, 2015 - 3:25pm
Project approaches the end of the mechanical build
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VIDEO: All the Pluto pictures in 60 seconds

July 25, 2015 - 6:09am
It's the dwarf planet that keeps on giving. Now Newsround has compiled all the pictures of Pluto so far into one manageable minute.
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Iberian lynx returns to Spain from verge of extinction

July 24, 2015 - 5:27pm
Hard work saves Spanish lynx from extinction
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Pluto may have 'nitrogen glaciers'

July 24, 2015 - 1:26pm
Pluto would appear to have glaciers of nitrogen ice, the latest pictures from the New Horizons probe suggest.
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VIDEO: The bag designed to thwart terrorists

July 24, 2015 - 1:04pm
Scientists have developed what they're describing as a bomb proof material that could be a major step forward in aircraft security.
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Device limits aircraft bomb impact

July 24, 2015 - 11:02am
A new system that contains the explosion of bombs smuggled onto aircraft has been successfully tested.
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Step forward for computing by light

July 24, 2015 - 2:23am
Engineers and physicists have discovered a property of silicon which could aid the development of faster computers.
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Australia's role in search for alien life

July 24, 2015 - 12:04am
Searching for alien life with a telescope down under
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Plastic bag use rises for fifth year

July 23, 2015 - 10:38pm
The number of single-use plastic bags handed out by UK supermarkets increases for the fifth year, rising to 8.5 billion.
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Four-legged snake fossil discovered

July 23, 2015 - 6:24pm
Scientists find the first ever four-legged snake, which lived at the time of the dinosaurs and probably dug burrows.
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Rudd criticised for climate plans

July 23, 2015 - 5:37pm
The energy and climate change secretary faced accusations of "grotesque hypocrisy" as she outlined the government's plan to tackle climate change.
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Fresh water 'key' to monsoon forecast

July 23, 2015 - 5:07pm
Trying to predict the South Asian monsoon by studying the ocean
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Ban lift on controversial pesticide

July 23, 2015 - 1:33pm
The government has temporarily lifted a ban on neonicotinoid pesticides in certain parts of the country.
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Bronze Age skeleton found at dig

July 23, 2015 - 11:32am
A 4,000 year-old Bronze Age skeleton, believed to be that of a child, is unearthed by archaeologists at a dig in Wiltshire.
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'Earth 2.0' found by Nasa telescope

July 23, 2015 - 10:40am
A haul of planets from Nasa's Kepler telescope includes a world sharing many characteristics with Earth.
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The butterfly that feeds on rotting flesh

July 23, 2015 - 9:56am
The butterfly that feeds on rotting flesh
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Arsenic threat: Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator?

July 23, 2015 - 6:43am
Is it safer to cook rice in a coffee percolator?
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