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

Earliest evidence of human violence
A human skull from a deep cave in northern Spain shows evidence of a lethal violent attack 430,000 years ago, a study shows.
'New species' of ancient human found
A new species of ancient human has been unearthed in the Afar region of Ethiopia, scientists report.
Food bug 'found in 73% of chickens'
Nearly three-quarters of fresh shop-bought chickens test positive for food poisoning bug campylobacter in year-long study.
Robots adapt to damage in seconds
Researchers develop a system that adapts to damage in less than a minute, paving the way for robots in the home.
Mice in space develop thin skin
A study of three mice that spent 91 days on the International Space Station finds abnormalities in their skin.
Crowd size estimated with phone data
A study tests the idea that large crowds can be counted using data from mobile phone usage and Twitter.
Nepal seeks expert advice on tourism
Tourism operators in earthquake-hit Nepal seek guidance from international experts on which areas can be declared safe for trekking and mountaineering.
How Arctic ozone hole was avoided
The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger and a hole over the Arctic would have opened up if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been phased out, according to research.
Cold sore virus 'treats skin cancer'
A genetically engineered version of a virus that normally causes cold sores shows real promise for treating skin cancer, say researchers.
Volcano erupts on Galapagos island
A volcanic eruption on one of the Galapagos Islands potentially puts Charles Darwin's evolution ecosystem at risk.

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.

This 'effective power' text will make your friend's iPhone crash if you send it to them - here's how to protect your own phone
Apple have warned about the 'effective. Power' text, which causes your phone to shut down, and has advised on how to safeguard against it








Buzzfeed to plan IPO
BuzzFeed is planning an initial public offering in the future, the site's chief executive has announced








The creepy tool that lets you stalk your friends on Facebook in real life - and how to avoid being tracked
If you use Facebook Messenger, any of your friends on Facebook can find your exact location








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'








Lenovo and Microsoft launch ReachIt cross-platform search app
Lenovo has partnered with Microsoft to launch all-new search app ReachIt, designed for use across multiple platforms








Lenovo unveils 'smart shoes' and dual-screen smartwatch
Trainers with built-in screens which display its wearer's mood, a smartphone with laser projector and a dual-screened smartwatch have all been unveiled by Lenovo








Google and Whatsapp will be forced to hand messages to MI5
The Conservatives are planning new laws to force some of the world's biggest internet companies including Google, Apple and Facebook to hand over encrypted messages from terror suspects








Killer robots will leave humans 'utterly defenceless' warns professor
Robots, called LAWS - lethal autonomous weapons systems - will be able to kill without human intervention, professor says








Tinder 'to blame for huge increase in STIs'
Tinder is to blame for a significant rise in the number of STIs, the Department of Health of an American state has claimed








Splatoon review
Nintendo's quirky online shooter is an ink-stant classic, spoiled slightly by a lack of options, writes Steven Wright.








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

Russia turns screw on science foundation
Ministry of Justice labels Dynasty Foundation a ?foreign agent?.
Eat insects for fun, not to help the environment
Insects are an excellent source of sustainable protein, but people will only be persuaded to eat them if they seem appealing, says Ophelia Deroy.
The week in science: 22?28 May 2015
Europe?s wild birds are in peril; the LHC breaks an energy record; and Nobel-prizewinning mathematician John Nash dies.
Antibiotic alternatives rev up bacterial arms race
From predatory microbes to toxic metals, nature is inspiring new ways to treat infections.
Big compromises needed to meet carbon-emissions goal
Independent assessments of national climate plans find little common ground between wealthy and developing countries.
Ebola teaches tough lessons about rapid research
Public-health officials make plans for how to speed up responses to tropical-disease outbreaks.
Military technology: Laser weapons get real
Long a staple of science fiction, laser weapons are edging closer to the battlefield ? thanks to optical fibres.
Hawaiian telescope fight prompts new rules for Mauna Kea
Thirty Meter Telescope can proceed, but one-quarter of existing telescopes on mountain must be removed in the next decade.
'Instinctive' robot recovers from injury fast
Restorative algorithm has potential to make a variety of machines resilient.
New human ancestor discovered near fossil of ?Lucy?
Australopithecus deyiremeda lived about 3.4 million years ago in northern Ethiopia, around the same time and place as Australopithecus afarensis .