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

Newt flesh fungus 'brought by pets'
A skin-eating fungus threatens salamanders and newts across Europe, and probably arrived on pet amphibians imported from Asia.
Rockets 'destroy chemical weapons'
A team has developed micro-sized rockets, powered by seawater, that can neutralise chemical and biological weapons.
WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS
Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.
IPCC debates 'most important' report
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
Low oxygen 'delayed life on Earth'
Animals took so long to evolve and thrive on Earth because of incredibly low levels of oxygen during a period more than a billion years ago, scientists say.
Rocket makers probe US explosion
The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.
New species of frog in urban jungle
Scientists confirm that a frog found living in New York City wetlands is a new species.
Koala chlamydia vaccine raises hope
Australian scientists say they have successfully tested a vaccine aimed at protecting wild koalas from chlamydia.
Key to sounding charismatic revealed
An innate ability some people have to manipulate their vocal frequency could be the key to sounding charismatic, according to new research.
Salt destroying fertile land - UN
About 2,000 hectares of fertile land are lost each day due to damage caused by salt, according to a UN analysis.

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.

Telegraph stories affected by EU 'right to be forgotten'
An up-to-date list of Telegraph content which has been removed from Google search results, due to the EU's 'Right to be Forgotten'







10 ways to help older people use the internet
The internet can be intimidating for those not used to it. Read on for our top 10 tips for helping older people to navigate the web







Strict Mistress? The world's secret sexual preferences revealed by Google
When it comes to sex, people lie to surveys but can't deceive their search engines, writes Willard Foxton







Killing the need for passwords with biometrics
Two companies believe the future of security lies in the veins in our eyes and our ECG readings







Sony boosted by PlayStation 4 as 2Q loss narrows
Francisco Jeronimo, research director at IDC, examines second-quarter results from Sony as demand for PlayStation 4 consoles helped to offset a writedown of the Xperia smartphone business







British ships get new navigation technology: in pictures
GPS back-up technology eLoran is now available for ships to use along the East coast of the UK







Robotic bartender serves up drinks on world's first 'smart ship'
Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas is the most technologically advanced cruise ship in the world

The Missing: technology that can prevent your children vanishing
TV's 'The Missing' is every parent's worst nightmare - but ingenious new gadgets can prevent a child being abducted or wandering off, says Glenda Cooper







Time travel and teleporting 'a reality for today's children'
Travelling through time, invisibility cloaks and teleporting could all happen within today's children's lifetimes, experts have predicted







Hungary's internet tax protests are a warning to the rest of the West
As life moves online, the taxman will inevitably be tempted to follow, says Robert Colvile

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

Fungus from Asia threatens European salamanders
North American salamanders and newts are safe for now, but epidemic could spread through pet trade.
Ebola controls at US medical meeting spark protest
Researchers say that exclusion of those recently in affected areas could undermine Ebola response.
Developed nations must not fear sending Ebola help
The anxiety and stigma associated with Ebola are hampering Australia's willingness and ability to help with the control efforts in Africa, argues Tim Inglis.
Seven days: 24?30 October 2014
The week in science: China launches its first round-trip lunar mission; skydiver leaps from record heights; and EU leaders agree on landmark climate deal.
Coastal havoc boosts jellies
Five-year Chinese study suggests that human activity made gelatinous outbreaks worse.
Pet dogs set to test anti-ageing drug
Trials would study extension of lifespan in domestic setting.
China opens translational medicine centre in Shanghai
First of five linked institutes aims to capitalize on basic-research investments.
The top 100 papers
Nature explores the most-cited research of all time.
The Ebola questions
Scientists know a lot about the virus that causes Ebola ? but there are many puzzles that they have yet to solve.
Tiny human stomachs grown in the lab
Artificial guts could be used to study diseases and test drug treatments.