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The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.
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VIDEO: Hey presto: Magic therapy for kids

August 10, 2014 - 5:11pm
How the art of illusion is helping disabled children
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Ethics: Resolving the Ebola dilemma

August 10, 2014 - 5:02pm
What are the ethics of using experimental treatment drugs?
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Liberia buckles under Ebola strain

August 10, 2014 - 10:19am
Liberia's information minister admits that the country's health care system has been overwhelmed by the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
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Dolphin 'pushed man underwater'

August 10, 2014 - 9:43am
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group reminds the public to exercise "extreme caution" around dolphins after a report that a bottlenose dolphin "aggressively" pushed a man underwater off the County Cork coast
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Zookeeper's MSc in sea lion whiskers

August 10, 2014 - 4:17am
A woman who trains sea lions at Blackpool Zoo gains a master's degree for researching how they use their whiskers.
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VIDEO: Dolphins and man o'war on oceans swim

August 9, 2014 - 3:50am
Adam Walker is the first Briton to complete the Ocean's 7 challenge, a tough series of long-distance, open-water swims.
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Sweden 'mourns' its oldest eel

August 9, 2014 - 2:43am
Swedes flock to social media to muse at the passing of "the world's oldest European eel", which lived in a well to the age of 155.
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'Stem cells used in stroke therapy'

August 8, 2014 - 7:55pm
A pilot study suggests an experimental treatment that involves infusing stem cells into the brain may boost recovery after stroke.
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VIDEO: Can US 'secret serum' cure Ebola?

August 8, 2014 - 6:55pm
Alastair Leithead visits the San Diego research centre where a serum used on two US Ebola patients was developed.
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Antarctica mission launch re-enacted

August 8, 2014 - 9:39am
The start of a mission to cross Antarctica from Plymouth is re-enacted 100 years on.
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Terns have 'most successful year'

August 8, 2014 - 7:11am
A seabird species at a Dorset colony has had its 'most successful' breeding season on record, the RSPB says.
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Bid to save rare natterjack toads

August 8, 2014 - 4:30am
Scientists are building up a photographic database of the rare and endangered natterjack toad, in a bid to ensure its survival in Scotland.
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VIDEO: 'Origami' robots fold into action

August 8, 2014 - 2:48am
Ancient Japanese art inspires researchers to design self-folding robots that behave like "real-life transformers".
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VIDEO: Students monitor parents' pollution

August 8, 2014 - 2:13am
Roads outside Bearsden Academy in Glasgow have become so busy that the children have been resorted to checking-up on their parents.
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Million neurons on stamp-sized chip

August 8, 2014 - 1:40am
Scientists. led by a team at IBM, develop a new computer chip that mimics the organisation of the human brain.
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'Superman' joins wildlife trust

August 7, 2014 - 11:19pm
Actor Henry Cavill says he is humbled to help staff who do 'seemingly impossible' conservation work.
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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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