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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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VIDEO: How the Panama Canal was built

August 7, 2014 - 5:02pm
BBC News tells the story of the construction of one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
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'Origami' robots fold into motion

August 7, 2014 - 12:09pm
Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like 'real-life transformers'.
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Antarctic base lost power at -32C

August 7, 2014 - 7:25am
All power, including heating and lighting, was lost for 19 hours at a research station in the Antarctic housing 13 people, it is revealed.
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VIDEO: Trapping badgers 'vital' in TB fight

August 7, 2014 - 7:03am
The government says its badger vaccination project in Gloucestershire is still a vital part of its plan to tackle bovine TB.
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Tidal generator unveiling 'landmark'

August 7, 2014 - 5:38am
A full-scale tidal power generator aimed at showing the potential for renewable energy is unveiled in Pembrokeshire.
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VIDEO: Crane chicks reintroduced to UK

August 7, 2014 - 3:27am
Almost 100 crane chicks brought over from Germany have been released as part of a project to reintroduce the birds to the UK.
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Beetle boost as rare insect turns up

August 7, 2014 - 2:40am
An endangered beetle is sighted in Cambridgeshire for the first time in more than 40 years.
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Variation in ant nest 'personality'

August 6, 2014 - 6:47pm
Ant colonies have their own personalities, which are shaped by their environment, a US study suggests.
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VIDEO: Technology headquarters of the future

August 6, 2014 - 5:00pm
Technology giants are using their burgeoning wallets to build new headquarters - what kind of buildings do they want?
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Rosetta captures a comet in close-up

August 6, 2014 - 10:24am
New images are released of the mysterious comet called 67P
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AUDIO: Scientists hail dinosaur discovery

August 6, 2014 - 4:22am
Scientists from the University of Zurich and the Natural History Museum have discovered a previously unknown species of dinosaur.
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Rosetta goes into orbit around comet

August 6, 2014 - 3:00am
In a historic first, a European spacecraft arrives at a speeding comet after a 10-year chase.
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Fish still on decline in Irish Sea

August 6, 2014 - 1:56am
Restrictions on cod and salmon fishing aimed to rejuvenate falling stocks in the Irish Sea and inland waterways do not appear to have halted the decline.
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Rosetta probe set to meet comet

August 6, 2014 - 12:38am
Europe's long travelling satellite is set to rendezvous in a few hours with one of the strangest objects in the solar system.
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Can we overcome our dread of comets?

August 5, 2014 - 6:41pm
Will Rosetta finally end our fear of comets?
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AUDIO: Futurist: Moon mining 'is possible'

August 5, 2014 - 2:08pm
A futurist says it is "possible" the Chinese could start mining for fuel on the Moon.
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Stem cell scientist found dead

August 5, 2014 - 12:58pm
A Japanese scientist involved in a scandal over discredited stem cell research has been found dead in an apparent suicide.
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Comets up close

August 5, 2014 - 11:08am
Five other space rocks we've seen from close range
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Wallaby reports spark police calls

August 5, 2014 - 6:36am
Police receive calls about a wallaby in Kingsclere, but the RSPCA says there is no cause for alarm.
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Horses' ears 'communication tool'

August 5, 2014 - 12:45am
Horses look to the ears to work out what another animal is thinking, according to a study.
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