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BBC News - Science & Environment
The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
29 Jul
Despite dissent, MPs have endorsed the findings of a UN climate panel that says humans are the dominant cause of global warming.
29 Jul
UK scientists model the physical attributes that underpin our social judgements about strangers.
29 Jul
Birds' eggs show adaptations in pigment concentration and thickness to allow the right amount of sun for embryos, scientists say.
28 Jul
Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact.
29 Jul
Scientists have identified a part of the brain that may help us predict when things are about to go wrong and could play a part in depression.
29 Jul
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
28 Jul
Dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that wiped them out had hit the Earth a few million years later or earlier, a new study suggests.
28 Jul
Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.
25 Jul
New research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
25 Jul
A discovery of 150 million year old fossils in Siberia indicates that feathers were much more widespread among dinosaurs than previously thought.
25 Jul
Specially designed mobile games can help scientists answer important questions about cognition, a team finds.
25 Jul
Sub-Saharan Africa's agricultural sector needs to harvest the fruits of biotechnology in order to establish sustainable development, says a Chatham House report.
25 Jul
A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.
24 Jul
The UK government wants to scrap a community veto which allows local politicians to block a future £12bn nuclear waste repository.
24 Jul
Burning wood to fuel power stations can create as many harmful carbon emissions as burning coal, according to a government report.
25 Jul
Europe's Rosetta probe has acquired new images of the comet it is chasing through space.
24 Jul
Nasa is asking for help to get data back from future science missions orbiting Mars or roaming its surface.
24 Jul
The timing of when a girl reaches puberty is controlled by hundreds of genes, say scientists.
21 Jul
Geologists discover that the stress applied by gravity is what controls the shape of dramatic sandstone landmarks.
16 Jul
The largest ever four-winged dinosaur has been discovered in China, with remarkably long feathers on its hindwings and tail.
24 Jul
Jealousy is not just part of the human condition, a study suggests, it appears to be hard wired into the brains of dogs too.
24 Jul
A crew of sailors is embarking on a pioneering citizen science expedition through the Northwest Passage between Canada and Greenland.
22 Jul
The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.
19 Jul
At least six passengers on the Malaysia Airlines plane were heading to a major international Aids conference in Australia.
18 Jul
British astronaut Tim Peake has picked "Principia" to be the name of his mission into space next year.
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