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The pill affects women’s satisfaction with their relationships, research finds

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:00
Hormonal contraceptives could affect how women judge facial attractiveness, leaving them less satisfied with their partner

Women who meet their spouses while they are taking the pill may find them less attractive once they stop taking contraceptives, according to research.

Scientists have found that newly married women who were taking hormonal contraceptives when they met their husbands see them differently when they stop using the pill.

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Seastar ripper prime suspect pinned down

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:00
Three lines of evidence suggest a virus is the likely culprit behind a mysterious epidemic ravaging sea stars on North America's Pacific coast






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World War R: Rise of the killer robots

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 20:00
When robots fight in place of soldiers, will wars have fewer civilian casualties? Or will the world slide into non-stop conflict? (full text available to subscribers)






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Are we ready for quantum biology?

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 19:00
In Life on the Edge, Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden argue quantum effects are decisive in biology – but this challenging idea needs proof






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Optical trickery brings Rothko's paintings back to life

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 18:00
Bespoke lighting effects are returning the original colours to five faded masterpieces by artist Mark Rothko at Harvard Art Museums






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Dark matter could be seen in GPS time glitches

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 17:56
What if the unseen stuff making up 80 per cent of the universe's matter isn't a weird particle, but cosmic kinks? Then GPS satellites could reveal its effects






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Surveillance box alerts you to break-in noise at home

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 17:48
An untiring ear when you are out, the Point sensor system will send a message to your smartphone if something sounds off in your home – or if there's a fire






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Live Q&A: professor Brian Cox answers your students' questions

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 17:37

Teachers, do your students have a question for Brian Cox? Join us on Friday 21 November at 11.15am when the TV scientist will discuss scientific discovery

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Today on New Scientist

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 17:30
All the latest on newscientist.com: myths and maybes of fat-burning, supercool quantum circuits, gay genes, Philae's hop, skip and jump, and more






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Brian Cox: Rosetta mission can inspire next generation

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 17:29

TV physicist urges government to capitalise on excitement over comet landing and enable children to become top scientists

The TV physicist Brian Cox has called on the government to capitalise on the excitement surrounding the Rosetta space mission and enable a generation of schoolchildren to pursue their aspirations to become world-class scientists and engineers.

Prof Cox accused ministers of being preoccupied by the short-term economic benefits of education and failing to recognise the long-term value of inspiring children at a young age who would then go on to be the space explorers of the future.

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Science, technology and democracy: Sense About Science lecture - podcast

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:39
Professor Steve Rayner delivers the 2014 Sense About Science lecture, 'Science, Technology and Democracy: Dissecting the Anatomies of Controversy' Continue reading...






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Sir Henry Harris obituary

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 16:04
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Eye Benders wins Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:52

Eye Benders, a children’s book by Clive Gifford & Professor Anil Seth, is filled with optical illusions that are used to explain the science behind how they work and to demonstrate the many different ways that they trick your brain.

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Largest study of gay brothers homes in on 'gay genes'

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:48
The biggest study of its kind links gay men's orientation with two regions of the genome picked out previously – suggesting that being gay has some genetic basis






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Philae's hop, skip and jump across comet 67P

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:02
Check out this image of Philae's journey over comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko, as captured by the orbiting Rosetta spacecraft






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Should we all get out of fossil fuels now?

New Scientist - news - Mon, 2014-11-17 15:00
UN head Ban Ki-moon has urged divestment from fossil fuels. Premature posturing, says Paul Younger. No, it's vital and timely, insists Tim Ratcliffe






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The Philae comet landing is exciting but what about the state of our own planet?

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 14:43
Never mind our origins, scientists should be using their colossal brains, power, time and funding to prevent our probable extinction Continue reading...
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St Louis police chief says only criminals were teargassed at Ferguson protests

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:44

Chief Jon Belmar, who is leading the response to protests over death of Michael Brown, accused of dishonesty by demonstrators after statements on public radio

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I was traduced by judge Hans-Joachim Eckert over Fifa World Cup bid report

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:41
Fifa whisteblowers evidence dismissed as unreliable
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The hunt for Bono, Christopher Nolan's debt to society and charts - today's pop culture LIVE!

Guardian Science - Mon, 2014-11-17 13:40

Its four days since Kim Kardashian broke the internet and already supplies of digital food are running scarce.

Join us as we forage for titbits and bytes.

Keep in touch in the comments or on Twitter: @guideguardian

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