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

Global flood toll to triple by 2030
People affected by river flooding worldwide could triple by 2030, with climate change and population growth the main factors, says a new report.
African synchrotron bid gathers pace
The effort to build a synchrotron - a large accelerator that generates X-rays for research - in Africa is gaining momentum, a US conference hears.
'First human' discovered in Ethiopia
Scientists working in Ethiopia have uncovered a jawbone fossil which may push the origin of humans back 400,000 years.
Autism appears 'largely genetic'
Autism is caused by genetic make-up in 74-98% of cases, a Medical Research Council study of 516 twins indicates.
Magic 'metamaterials' storm physics
The hot topic at a major US conference is materials that can be designed with surprising properties, from programmable rubber to springy ceramics.
Stegosaurus gives up body weight
Scientists work out the body mass of the superb Stegosaurus specimen recently put on display at London's Natural History Museum.
New threats to wild bees identified
Wild bumblebees are infected with many of the diseases found in honeybees looked after by bee keepers, according to a national survey.
Kew cuts 'a recipe for failure'
The government's financial management of Kew Gardens is a "recipe for failure", a Select Committee report warns.
Power plants paid to stay idle - MPs
The Energy and Climate Change Committee has warned that a government scheme to keep the lights on could lead to unnecessarily high energy costs.
Prince condemns illegal ivory trade
Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading and calls for more international help in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.

Get the latest technology news, reviews, advice, picture galleries and video from the Telegraph. We also focus on video game reviews and bring you the Gadget Inspectors.

US auctions 50,000 Bitcoins seized from Silk Road
Bitcoins worth £8.9m seized in an FBI sting operation against online drugs marketplace Silk Road will be sold to the highest bidder, just weeks after the founder of the site was convicted of money laundering offences

Ford showcases e-bikes at MWC
Ford has launched a range of electric bicycles connected to heart monitors at Mobile World Congress

House of Lords calls for compulsory registration of drones
All commercial and civilian drones should be registered, so the skies can be better policed, says House of Lords Committee

Apple Watch rumours and facts
Everything you need to know about specs, pricing, features and release date

MWC 2015: virtual reality surprises, curved screens and connecting the world
This year's Mobile World Congress was about so much more than mobiles, says Rhiannon Williams. It offered the shape of things to come

Mark Zuckerberg reveals his one rule for hiring at Facebook
'It's a pretty good test and it has served me well,' Facebook founder tells captive audience at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Mark Zuckerberg reveals his one rule for hiring
Facebook founder tells Mobile World Congress audience what he looks for in a prospective employee

Dyson humidifier goes on sale at John Lewis
Dyson's new humidifier, which claims to help alleviate symptoms of dry skin, has gone on sale at John Lewis for £499.95

Transformers: Age of Extinction wins 'worst product placement' award
The 2015 Brandcameo product placement awards honour the best and worst product placement in the movies

HTC Vive hands on: brilliantly immersive, beautifully executed
The HTC Vive is the future, and Rhiannon Williams should know - she's seen it

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

Seven days: 27 February?5 March 2015
The week in science: China?s panda survey concerns experts; Russia finally agrees with US on the International Space Station?s timeline; and science world pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy.
Developing world: The minority minority
Women are under-represented in physical sciences and in science in the developing world. Meet three who beat both sets of odds.
Maternal health: Ebola?s lasting legacy
One of the most devastating consequences of the Ebola outbreak will be its impact on maternal health.
No link found between psychedelics and psychosis
In large US survey, users of LSD and similar drugs were no more likely to have mental-health conditions than other respondents.
Ethiopian jawbone may mark dawn of humankind
A 2.8-million-year-old mandible and a digital model of a key fossil paint a complicated picture of the genus Homo.
Complex societies evolved without belief in all-powerful deity
Emergence of politically sophisticated societies may be assisted by faith in supernatural spirits, but does not need "big God" religion.
UK government slammed for Kew Gardens budget crunch
Parliamentary report urges stable funding for leading botanic garden hit by cash crisis.
Human Brain Project votes for leadership change
Controversial European project plans to disband three-person executive committee after anger from neuroscientists.
Harold Varmus to resign as head of US cancer institute
Nobel laureate has led the National Cancer Institute since 2010.
China?s scientists must engage the public on GM
The country?s shifting stance on genetic modification for crops needs the support of researchers to persuade a sceptical public, says Qiang Wang.