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BBC News - Science & Environment
The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
23 Jul
EU commissioners meet today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.
23 Jul
Zoologists find that bats use the pattern of polarised light in the sky at sunset to help them navigate.
23 Jul
The UN's seabed authority issues exploration licences that accelerate a search for valuable minerals on the ocean floor.
22 Jul
A public review into the three person IVF technique has been broadly supportive, says the Department of Health.
22 Jul
A new study says the production of beef is around 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other form of livestock.
22 Jul
The Kepler Space Telescope has spotted a distant world with the longest year of any planet in the mission's inventory.
22 Jul
Some seals prefer to forage for food at offshore wind farms, UK study suggests.
19 Jul
The demand for ship identification and tracking data acquired by satellites is growing rapidly.
18 Jul
The European Commission has responded to criticism of its billion-euro Human Brain Project, declaring confidence that objections will be satisfied.
19 Jul
A sea eagle chick, featured on BBC Springwatch, which was seen being pushed out of the nest by an intruder eagle successfully flies the nest.
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.
18 Jul
Conservationists call on the public to help survey the state of Britain's countryside by counting butterflies.
18 Jul
Scientists have developed a highly advanced bird song decoder, which can automatically identify the call of a vast variety of birds.
17 Jul
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.
18 Jul
Europe's mission to land on a comet was always going to be difficult, but the pictures released this week of the giant ice ball illustrate just how daunting the task will be.
18 Jul
A group of MIT scientists announces the development of supplementary fingers controlled by sensors attached to the human hand.
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.
17 Jul
After leaders of the billion-euro Human Brain Project hit back at critics, six top neuroscientists have expressed "dismay" at their public response.
17 Jul
Diamond, nature's hardest material, has been crushed to record extremes using the "world's biggest laser".
17 Jul
New science minister Greg Clark says his brief is to continue the "excellent work" of his predecessor David Willetts.
17 Jul
The scientist Prof Stephen Hawking has said he supports a Bill to legalise assisted dying, ahead of a debate in the House of Lords.
17 Jul
A new helmet that allows pilots to see in the dark via an integrated night vision camera is unveiled at the Farnborough Airshow.
16 Jul
Europe's Rosetta probe acquires some sensational new images of its comet quarry, showing what appears to be two distinct parts in contact with each other.
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