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BBC News - Science & Environment
The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
19 Dec
A Japanese stem cell scientist at the heart of a scandal over false claims and fabricated research has resigned.
19 Dec
Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".
19 Dec
Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory produces its first global maps of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere.
19 Dec
Fish are filmed more than 8,000m down in the Mariana Trench - the deepest place on Earth.
19 Dec
Astronauts on the International Space Station use a 3-D printer to make a wrench, from instructions sent up in an email.
19 Dec
An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.
19 Dec
Fewer than half the target number of badgers were killed in this year's cull in Gloucestershire, Defra announces.
19 Dec
Populations of most of Britain's bat species are stable or increasing following previous years of decline, report says.
18 Dec
An image has been released that shows the hairy moment that the Philae comet lander bounced back into space.
18 Dec
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.
17 Dec
The creeping movement of the ground in California's Napa Valley, following its August earthquake, has been observed from space.
18 Dec
People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
18 Dec
A link between autism and air pollution during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.
17 Dec
The UK government has formally unveiled its strategy for science and innovation.
17 Dec
Nasa's Curiosity rover has detected "belches" of methane gas on Mars - a gas that could hint at past or even present life on the planet.
17 Dec
Arctic ground squirrels could play a greater role in climate change than was previously thought, research suggests.
17 Dec
A theory that the Himalayas' mythical yeti is a rare polar bear-brown bear hybrid animal is being challenged.
18 Dec
Satellites view how Christmas in the US and Ramadan in the Middle East brighten the globe.
17 Dec
Scientists assess the scale of the epic California drought and say it will require more than 40 cubic km of water to return the US state to normal.
13 Dec
The first colour image from the Rosetta spacecraft shows that Comet 67P is even more dark and monochrome than expected.
16 Dec
Scientists shed light on the energetic emission of radiation that occurs in thunderstorms.
12 Dec
Landing on a comet, laser fusion and a working tractor beam are among the physics breakthroughs of the year, as chosen by a leading magazine.
16 Dec
Tiny microbes uncovered by the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition are analysed by scientists to see how they can survive under the seabed.
16 Dec
Satellite data reveals that the most dense stores of carbon in Amazonia is not above ground in trees but below ground in peatlands.
15 Dec
UN member states reach agreement on how countries should tackle climate change, after differences cause talks to overrun by two days.
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