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

Back pain link to chimpanzee spine
People with lower back problems are more likely to have a spine similar in shape to the chimpanzee, our closest ape ancestor.
Nepal quake 'followed historic pattern'
Nepal's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake on Saturday was primed over 80 years ago by its last massive earthquake in 1934, geologists working in the region say.
Hidden lives of Chernobyl's wildlife
Scientists' camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
Hastings fishermen seek 'fair share'
In the tightly contested seat of Hastings and Rye, it is the topic of fishing quotas that has become a key election issue
'We print people': The world of 3D portraiture
An up-close encounter with the growing business of little, 3D-printed portraits. Cool or just a little bit creepy?
Vast replica recreates ancient cave
BBC Newsnight gets rare access to one of the most important cave art sites in the world - and visits its vast replica, which is about to open in France.
Why Nepal is so vulnerable to quakes
The Magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake has occurred in what is one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
Tinnitus mapped inside human brain
For the first time, brain signals relating to the constant ringing noise of tinnitus have been mapped across a wide area inside a patient's brain.
Mammoth genome sequence completed
Swedish scientists have decoded the DNA of woolly mammoths raising the possibility of recreating the now extinct creatures
Hubble issues 25th birthday image
The Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its silver anniversary with a picture featuring a spectacular vista of young stars blazing through a dense cloud of gas and dust.

Technology
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.

Windows 10 release date: When is Microsoft's new operating system coming out?
When is Windows 10 coming out in the UK and what will it look like on a phone?








British woman works out how many sheets of paper you'd need to print the internet
Students at the University of Leicester have calculated how many sheets of paper would be needed to make hard copies of the entire web - and how many trees, too








Mortal Kombat X review
The controversial fighting series returns, but beneath the blood and guts is a confident, generous and thoroughly modern brawler, says Tom Hoggins.








Ofcom cracks down on hidden charges in TV phone-ins
The changes will affect 175m telephone numbers, making this the biggest overhaul of phone calls in more than a decade








New Apple Watch 'fails' drop test
Apparently, if you drop an Apple Watch onto concrete, it breaks. And if this information is too shocking for you to believe, there's a video to prove it








Selfie sticks banned by Wimbledon bosses
All England Lawn Tennis Club warns selfie sticks will not be allowed at tournament because of 'nuisance value' and so they do not 'interfere with spectators' enjoyment'








Nokia denies a return to manufacturing phones
Nokia has denied reports it intends to return to manufacturing mobile phones








Estonia recruits volunteer army of 'cyber warriors'
General Jonathan Shaw, head of Britain's Defence Cyber Security Programme from 2011 until 2012, says UK should follow Estonia's example








Indian mobile games approach critical mass
A savvy deal for Disney three years ago has since led to an explosion in smart and innovative Indian mobile games companies, says Monty Munford








Qtrax, the company that wants to fix musicians' pay, hasn't paid its own staff
Qtrax, the free and legal music download service that wants to address artists' underpayment, owes months worth of salaries to some employees, the Telegraph has learned.








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

Major earthquake hits Nepal
Shaking struck near Kathmandu, where buildings collapsed and thousands are feared dead.
African CDC needs more money and a strong leader
Ebola spurred US support for pan-African health agency, but centre needs much more to succeed.
Ethics of embryo editing paper divides scientists
Research community also split over how close the method is to being an option for preventing disease.
DNA editing in mouse embryos prevents disease
Destroying faulty DNA in mitochondria could be alternative to ?three-parent embryo?.
High-scoring grant applications yield more highly cited papers
Analysis contradicts previous work that showed little connection between grant-review scores and subsequent research outcomes.
Oceans are 'worth US$24 trillion'
Marine scientist Ove Hoegh-Guldberg explains the rationale behind pricing the ocean.
Cosmic rays reveal the secrets of thunderstorms
High-energy particles from distant space could help to illuminate the origin of lightning.
The moral challenge of invisibility
Experiments that give subjects the illusion of having an invisible body could reveal how we respond to the ensuing temptations, says Philip Ball.
Cosmic confetti celebrates Hubble?s 25th birthday
Star-spangled image released for anniversary of space telescope's launch.
Why I teach evolution to Muslim students
Encouraging students to challenge ideas is crucial to fostering a generation of Muslim scientists who are free thinkers, says Rana Dajani.