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

Iceland's volcano ash alert lifted
An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.
Legal challenge to badger cull fails
A High Court bid to halt this year's badger culling, which will take place without independent monitoring, fails.
Scientists solve 'sliding rocks' puzzle
Scientists have finally worked out how rocks on a dry lake bed in California move across the ground.
DNA tells story of Arctic peopling
A study of genetic sequences sheds light on the settling of the North American Arctic, from ancient "Paleo-Eskimos" to the modern-day Inuit.
UN seeks climate change 'Malala'
Five hundred people will learn tomorrow if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the global citizens stalemate over climate policy.
Genetic clues to spread of Ebola
Scientists have tracked the spread of Ebola in West Africa, revealing genetic clues to the course of the outbreak.
Dead stars 'can re-ignite' and blow
Astronomers have shown that dead stars known as white dwarfs can re-ignite and explode as supernovas.
Ebola region faces UK travel ban
All but essential travel to Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia should be avoided, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office warns British nationals.
A sheepdog's 'two rules' for success
Scientists produce a simple mathematical model that explains how a single sheepdog can herd a large number of sheep.
Global coal 'binge' missed in data
The climate impacts of the world's fossil-fuelled power plants are being underestimated because of poor accounting, say researchers.

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.

World's first 3D-printed 'Bump Key' can open most locks
Does this key made using a 3D printer compromise your security?







iPhone 6 rumours: in pictures
In pictures: a look at the best of the concept images and 'leaked' pictures







Was my anti-virus program sufficient protection?
Rick Maybury advises a reader on whether his anti-virus software was adequate protection for his computer







Smartwatch: the time has come
All technology's giants now think watches can be smarter, discovers Matt Warman







Smartwatches: the next generation
Matt Warman rounds up the most exciting smartwatch offerings currently available and coming to a shop near you soon







Susan Greenfield: 'I'm not scaremongering'
Susan Greenfield: 'I'm not scaremongering'







Have scientists found the key to better smartphone battery life?
New transistor materials that rely on pressure rather than electrical current could drastically reduce power consumption in electronic devices







Why almost nothing you see in the IKEA catalogue is real
Photographing hundreds of rooms full of thousands of different products for an IKEA catalogue is a hugely complicated and expensive business - which is why the company has found a better way: almost none of the houses, rooms or furniture in the photographs actually exist







EU satellites fired into wrong orbit by 'software bug'
Two satellites commissioned by the EU were accidentally sent into the wrong orbit at launch because of a simple software bug - potentially rendering the multi-million pound devices less capable than intended, or even entirely useless







First robot astronaut 'lonely' in space
Scientists in Japan find that Kirobo the first robot astronaut is 'lonely' after his astronaut companion returned to Earth







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

California quake puts warning system in the spotlight
Scientists, politicians and business leaders will discuss practicalities of a regional network.
Icelandic volcano erupts
Lava flows from Bįršarbunga after nearly two weeks of seismic unrest.
Ebola drug saves infected monkeys
ZMapp is the first treatment to completely protect animals after they show symptoms of disease.
US government labs plan biohazard-safety sweep

Ebola virus mutating rapidly as it spreads
Outbreak likely originated with a single animal-to-human transmission.
Row reignites over distance of Pleiades star cluster
New measurement points to possible error in ESA survey that could also affect the agency's new Gaia mission.
Social sciences suffer from severe publication bias
Survey finds that ?null results? rarely see the light of the day.
Cost to control Ebola shoots up
World Health Organization projects 20,000 cases and requests US$490 million to control West Africa outbreak.
Ebola doctor reveals how infected Americans were cured
Techniques used in the US to treat symptoms and subdue the virus in patients could work overseas, Bruce Ribner says.
Seven days: 22?28 August 2014
The week in science: Botched launch for Europe?s GPS satellites; Iran?s science minister dismissed; and marmosets judged best model for MERS virus.