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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Why India's Mars mission is so cheap - and thrilling

September 24, 2014 - 7:44am
How did India get to Mars so cheaply?
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Novel antibiotic class created

September 24, 2014 - 7:39am
Scientists have designed a new class of antibiotic which seeks and destroys resistance genes in bacteria.
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Ebola drains weak health systems

September 24, 2014 - 5:30am
Ebola pushes West Africa's weak health systems over the edge
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Hyenas feast at vulture restaurants

September 24, 2014 - 5:18am
"Restaurants" of dead meat set up for endangered vultures also attract an undesirable clientele of hyenas and jackals, according to a six-year study.
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Melt ponds forecast ice retreat

September 24, 2014 - 5:02am
A UK technique for projecting the extent of summer sea ice in the Arctic demonstrates its skill by accurately calling this year's melt events.
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VIDEO: Citizen science 'crucial to research'

September 24, 2014 - 2:48am
Information from "citizen scientists" is becoming more and more vital for some research projects, scientists say.
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China and US pledge climate action

September 24, 2014 - 1:18am
China and the US agree they must lead the rest of the world in curbing emissions to combat climate change, as a major UN summit closes in New York.
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Mangalyaan: India's race for space success

September 23, 2014 - 10:58pm
Will India's Mars mission reach the orbit?
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Climate summit advances towards Paris deal

September 23, 2014 - 7:23pm
Sun shines on climate summit as majority of leaders pledge action
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Farming 'vital for global growth'

September 23, 2014 - 6:46pm
Scientific agricultural advances can help "climate-proof" farming systems around the globe, especially in developing nations, a conference will hear.
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VIDEO: UN adviser on 'alarming climate change'

September 23, 2014 - 4:34pm
US economist and UN adviser Jeffrey Sachs has told the BBC he thinks governments are still not working hard enough to take care of climate change.
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VIDEO: Woolly mammoth skeleton up for auction

September 23, 2014 - 3:33pm
A rare skeleton of a woolly mammoth is set to be sold at auction in the UK in November with a guide price of £150,000 to £250,000
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VIDEO: Global push to tackle climate change

September 23, 2014 - 2:33pm
World leaders are being asked to make bold pledges to address climate change at a one day summit in New York.
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VIDEO: Brian Cox: 'Multiverse' makes sense

September 23, 2014 - 8:31am
The presenter and physicist Brian Cox says he supports the idea that many universes can exist at the same time.
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AUDIO: Space inflation and a physics bet

September 23, 2014 - 6:45am
One of the biggest scientific claims of the year has received another set-back, putting the result of a bet between two significant physicists in jeopardy.
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AUDIO: How black can black be?

September 23, 2014 - 6:10am
A material dubbed the darkest substance on earth is being used creatively by internationally acclaimed artist Sir Anish Kapoor.
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VIDEO: Radio query reveals garden cannabis

September 23, 2014 - 4:40am
Patricia Hewitson from Exmouth, Devon, unwittingly grew a 5ft (1,5m) tall cannabis plant from a pack of bird seeds - but her error was only revealed when she contacted a radio phone-in show.
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Liberia in 'trees for cash' deal

September 23, 2014 - 2:11am
Liberia is to become the first nation in Africa to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid.
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Brian Cox: 'Multiverse' makes sense

September 23, 2014 - 1:42am
The presenter and physicist Brian Cox says he supports the idea that many universes may exist.
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'Crucial' climate talks under way

September 23, 2014 - 1:09am
World leaders including US President Barack Obama are holding what they say is a crucially important summit on climate change at the UN in New York.
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