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BBC News - Science & Environment
The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
30 Aug
An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.
29 Aug
A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.
30 Aug
Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.
29 Aug
A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.
29 Aug
Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.
29 Aug
Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.
29 Aug
Astronomers have shown that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.
29 Aug
All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns British nationals.
27 Aug
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.
27 Aug
The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers.
27 Aug
A target number of badgers to be killed in this year's pilot cull to tackle tuberculosis in cattle is announced.
26 Aug
The last remaining population of the world's rarest bird, the Madagascar pochard, needs a new wetland home if it is to thrive again, a study reveals.
26 Aug
Harvard researchers develop a system to orientate small objects in any direction using magnetic levitation.
27 Aug
Overnight earthquakes raise fears that magma from Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could be heading towards another large volcanic system, scientists say.
28 Aug
Rape-prevention tool draws online backlash from anti-rape advocates
25 Aug
Europe's Rosetta mission, which aims to put a robot on a comet in November, has identified five potential sites for the touchdown.
27 Aug
Ten groups have been chosen as finalists in a $10m (£6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in Star Trek.
28 Aug
Neuroscientists artificially turn a mouse's fearful memory into a positive one, and vice versa.
27 Aug
A pest controller takes on the "biggest job of his career" when he is called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.
25 Aug
A whole functional organ has been grown from scratch inside an animal for the first time, say researchers in Scotland.
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.
28 Aug
US defence giant Lockheed Martin is teaming up with an Australian technology firm to track space debris that can damage multi-billion dollar satellites.
21 Aug
Scientists determine the comet being followed by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft to have a mass of 10 billion tonnes.
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.
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