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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
24 Aug
Iceland issues a red alert for the Bardarbunga volcano, closing air space over the eruption site but all airports currently remain open.
23 Aug
The European Space Agency says the latest two satellites for Europe's version of the US GPS sat-nav system have not gone into the correct orbit.
23 Aug
The next part of the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 will be very challenging in places, sea-floor mapping data suggests.
23 Aug
A study finds a "considerable richness" of bee species in urban habitats, suggesting cities could help maintain healthy populations of the vital pollinators.
22 Aug
The hiatus in the rise in global temperatures is being caused by the Atlantic Ocean and could last another 10 years, say researchers.
22 Aug
Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.
22 Aug
Astronomers may have discovered the chemical signature of one of the Universe's earliest stars.
22 Aug
Nasa's Curiosity rover looks to examine another sample of Martian rock, but its drill test in a slab dubbed "Bonanza King" fails to complete properly.
22 Aug
One of the US aid workers who recovered from the Ebola virus says he is "thrilled to be alive" as he and another patient are discharged from hospital.
21 Aug
Scientists determine the comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft to have a mass of 10 billion tonnes.
21 Aug
Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests.
21 Aug
Palaeolithic humans in Spain began eating snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbours, a study reveals.
22 Aug
A British defence firm is working on technology that will give aircraft a "skin" of sensors, allowing it to feel in a similar way to humans.
22 Aug
Four rare white lion cubs - three males and one female - are born at a circus on tour in eastern Germany.
22 Aug
A gift from the world-famous naturalist is to go on display in Copenhagen.
20 Aug
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.
19 Aug
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.
18 Aug
A gorge in Taiwan, cut through rocks raised by a 1999 earthquake, is disappearing at an unprecedented rate, along with geological evidence.
19 Aug
Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.
17 Aug
Research into Richard III's bones and teeth reveals the last Plantagenet king drank about a bottle of wine a day in the last years of his reign.
16 Aug
Scientists discover the secret behind the super-white shells of some beetles.
20 Aug
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.
20 Aug
Part of the UK's problem with flooding is self-imposed, according to new research.
19 Aug
The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, as well as the risk level to the aviation industry, meteorologists say.
16 Aug
Science dispels the popular myth that magpies like to steal shiny objects for their nests.
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