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BBC News - Science & Environment
The latest stories from the Science & Environment section of the BBC News web site.

Tim Peake drives remote robot on Earth
UK astronaut Tim Peake controls a robot vehicle on Earth from the space station, simulating how humans could one day remotely command vehicles on other worlds.
Lizards share sleep patterns with humans
Scientists say sleep patterns previously thought exclusive to mammals and birds are also found in lizards.
Weasel shuts down Large Hadron Collider
The Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator in Switzerland is offline after suffering a short circuit - caused by a weasel.
Kenyan call to stamp out ivory trade
President Kenyatta of Kenya urges action to end Africa's illegal trade in ivory as he prepares to host a summit on saving elephants from extinction.
'Sleepless slugs' on rise, say experts
Last year's wet summer, followed by one of the warmest winters on record, has helped to create a generation of sleepless slugs, wildlife experts have warned.
Japan to abandon space satellite forever
Japan's space agency says it will abandon efforts to restore a multimillion dollar satellite sent to explore black holes, after it spun out of control.
New EU radar satellite takes first image
The EU's newest Earth observation satellite, Sentinel-1b, has returned its first radar imagery - of Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago.
Neonics 'not equally harmful' to bees
The largest field-study so far in to the group of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" has concluded that each acts differently on the brains of the bees.
Glaciers with a flotilla of 'ice sails'
Scientists describe the processes that drive "ice sails" - a rare and somewhat esoteric feature of debris covered glaciers.
Gene therapy reverses sight loss
A genetic therapy improves the vision of some patients who would otherwise have gone blind.

Technology
www.telegraph.co.uk for the latest news from the UK and around the world.

Claude Shannon: The juggling father of the information age who coined the term 'bit'

Autocorrect fail? Apple has a solution

British inventor builds incredible working hoverbike

Google Street View car catches itself speeding in Scotland

China reveals robocop that can zap rioters with electricity

Apple employee died of self-inflicted gunshot wound

How British scientist Hertha Marks Ayrton discovered the secret of ripples

Pinterest is a sleeping giant - don't underestimate it

Apps to make life easier: Education and learning

Teenager in 107 mph car crash after playing with Snapchat speed filter

NatureNews - Most recent articles - nature.com science feeds
Nature - the world's best science and medicine on your desktop

Cattle drug threatens thousands of vultures
Modelling study paints bleak picture for Europe?s bird populations.
Software error doomed Japanese Hitomi spacecraft
Space agency declares the astronomy satellite a loss.
The week in science: 22?28 April 2016
Paris climate deal signed; NIH clinical trials suspended; and duplicated images found in hundreds of biology papers.
Devastating wheat fungus appears in Asia for first time
Scientists race to determine origin of  Bangladesh outbreak, which they warn could spread farther afield.
Scientists worry as cancer moonshots multiply
Fears rise that US government and private funders are working at cross purposes.
The quiet revolutionary: How the co-discovery of CRISPR explosively changed Emmanuelle Charpentier?s life
The microbiologist spent years moving labs and relishing solitude. Then her work on gene-editing thrust her into the scientific spotlight.
Antibody infusions provide long-term defence against HIV-like infection
Specialized proteins can protect monkeys against the virus for months.
Speak up about subtle sexism in science
Female scientists face everyday, often-unintentional microaggression in the workplace, and it won't stop unless we talk about it, says Tricia Serio.
AI talent grab sparks excitement and concern
Google, Facebook and other tech firms are changing how artificial-intelligence research is done.
Australia softens blow of climate job cuts
New research centre at national science agency CSIRO adds 40 jobs, amid hundreds of redundancies.