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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes'

December 18, 2014 - 8:21pm
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".
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In pictures: Bangladesh oil spill clean-up

December 18, 2014 - 7:51pm
How local residents cope with Bangladesh oil spill
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New record for deepest fish

December 18, 2014 - 7:01pm
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
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VIDEO: New record depth for deepest fish

December 18, 2014 - 6:59pm
Fish have been filmed more than 8km down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
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Shrink ship bubbles ‘for climate fix’

December 18, 2014 - 6:26pm
Shrinking the bubbles generated by ships could counteract the impact of climate change, a study suggests.
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Carbon mission returns global maps

December 18, 2014 - 4:36pm
Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.
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Badger cull fails to meet target

December 18, 2014 - 9:33am
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.
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Bats 'showing signs of recovery'

December 18, 2014 - 9:24am
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.
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VIDEO: New lights give hope to stargazers

December 18, 2014 - 8:45am
New streetlights could reduce the orange glare of older sodium lights meaning clearer conditions for drivers and stargazers.
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VIDEO: India launches largest rocket

December 18, 2014 - 6:32am
India has successfully launched its largest rocket and an unmanned capsule which could send astronauts into space.
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Autism link to air pollution raised

December 18, 2014 - 3:26am
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.
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VIDEO: 'Ice pancakes' form on River Dee

December 18, 2014 - 1:46am
Ice pancake formations, more commonly seen in the Antarctic, have been photographed on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire.
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'Ringing' rock arches recorded

December 17, 2014 - 7:51pm
America's huge humming arches
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'Vast store' of world's oldest water

December 17, 2014 - 7:25pm
The world's oldest water, which is locked deep within the Earth's crust, is present at a far greater volume than was thought, scientists report.
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UK using less energy, report finds

December 17, 2014 - 6:38pm
People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
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Festival lights viewed from space

December 17, 2014 - 1:40pm
Satellites view how Christmas in the US and Ramadan in the Middle East brighten the globe.
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Philae comet landing 'all a blur'

December 17, 2014 - 12:06pm
An image has been released that shows the hairy moment that the Philae comet lander bounced back into space.
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Sentinel tracks continued Napa slip

December 17, 2014 - 6:25am
The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.
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Ministers unveil science strategy

December 17, 2014 - 5:59am
The UK government has formally unveiled its strategy for science and innovation.
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Quantum thinking: Cats to computers

December 17, 2014 - 5:09am
An interactive journey through quantum theory
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