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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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Should spy-planes fight US crime?

October 12, 2014 - 5:41pm
Hi-res surveillance system causes US controversy
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UK waters face 'invasional meltdown'

October 12, 2014 - 5:02pm
Scientists warn that an army of organisms from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and destroy native species.
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The First Spacewalk

October 12, 2014 - 5:01pm
How the first human to walk in space nearly didn't return to Earth
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Ancient mosaic found at Greece tomb

October 12, 2014 - 11:02am
Archaeologists in Greece uncover a large floor mosaic at a huge burial site at Amphipolis dating to the time of Alexander the Great.
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How English became language of science

October 11, 2014 - 5:57pm
How the US changed the language of science
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VIDEO: Ponies munch a meadow back to life

October 11, 2014 - 5:20pm
Can a team of ponies munch a meadow back to life?
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'Love drug' key to sexual behaviour

October 10, 2014 - 2:30am
A small group of neurons that respond to the hormone oxytocin are key to controlling sexual behaviour in mice, a team finds.
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Robot learns how snakes climb dunes

October 10, 2014 - 2:21am
US researchers discover how sidewinders climb sand dunes by studying their motion in the lab and copying it with a robot.
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'Sadness and desperation - resilience and bravery'

October 10, 2014 - 12:27am
BBC's Tulip Mazumdar visits Ebola-stricken Sierra Leone
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Ebola challenge 'biggest since Aids'

October 9, 2014 - 2:26pm
The public health challenge posed by the Ebola outbreak is unlike anything since the emergence of HIV/Aids, a top US medical official says.
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Antikythera wreck's new treasures

October 9, 2014 - 10:39am
An international expedition says it has found further, remarkable finds at the site of the famous Antikythera shipwreck.
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Fossils from 'oldest Parisian'

October 9, 2014 - 8:23am
Scientists unearthed rare, ancient human remains in silts close to the River Seine in France.
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University to sell fossil fuel shares

October 8, 2014 - 10:17pm
Glasgow University becomes the first in the UK to announce it will sell its shares in companies that produce fossil fuels after pressure from students.
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Bionic arm restores sense of feeling

October 8, 2014 - 7:56pm
Bionic hands restore sense of touch in two patients
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The battle to make Tommy the chimp a person

October 8, 2014 - 5:08pm
The chimp that a rights group wants recognised as a person
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VIDEO: Space weather forecast station opens

October 8, 2014 - 3:32pm
The Met Office opens a new centre dedicated to the forecast of the weather in space.
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Painted caves challenge art origins

October 8, 2014 - 11:05am
The discovery of 40,000-year-old artworks in Indonesian caves challenges established views on the origins of humans' artistic capabilities.
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Europe backs Hinkley nuclear plant

October 8, 2014 - 10:34am
A new £24.5bn nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset is to go ahead after it received final approval from European Union regulators.
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Dealing with Dounreay's leftovers

October 8, 2014 - 5:46am
Dealing with the leftovers from the Dounreay demolition job
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Skywatchers awed by 'Blood Moon'

October 8, 2014 - 5:26am
A total lunar eclipse has been visible in much of the Americas and East Asia, the second such event of the year.
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