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A series of studies has shown that having children can permanently affect the brain of women because the surge in female sex hormones during pregnancy can influence the development of key parts of the central nervous system

Research says surge in female sex hormones can influence the nervous system

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The pictures show the clearest image yet of the unusual lights on the surface of dwarf planet Ceres

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The study into depression and heart failure was presented at the Heart Failure 2015 conference in Seville

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Steve Shaw shows Kate how to get wet behind the ears and how to align her neck
healthSteven Shaw - the 'Buddha of Breaststroke' - applies Alexander Technique to the watery sport
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The sight of a bucking bronco in the shape of a pink penis was too much for Hollywood actor and gay rights supporter Martin Sheen, prompting him to boycott a scene in the TV series Grace and Frankie
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Saturn in opposition between the Sun and the Earth

May 22 will be the best night to see Saturn in 2015

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Best friends from the start: how man and dog are the perfect match

Study dates domestication of dogs 20,000 years earlier than had been thought

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The 'sun halo' appeared in the sky above Mexico on Thursday

Mexicans were prophesising the 'end of the world' after the weather event appeared above Mexico City

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If we don't care care of our soil, we'll struggle to eat, a charity has warned

Around 40% of land is degraded, and that could have a major impact on food production, the charity has claimed

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New Horizon Pluto probe may be allowed to carry crowdfunded message to aliens

New Horizon probe could carry Earth's message of greeting into deep space

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Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a cancerous prostate cell

In what is being called the 'Rosetta Stone' of prostate research, scientists have identified the genetic mutations linked with the spread of prostate cancer

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Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space

Director Ian Blatchford hopes the new Russian space exhibition ‘will be Science Museum’s Tutankhamun’

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The Air Force has revealed some of the experiments that are on board the rocket — but many of the others are shrouded in mystery

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Paracetamol tablets

Scientific research suggests prolonged use of painkiller could reduce testosterone levels, increasing reproductive health risks

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Across the world, cold weather was a factor in 20 times as many deaths as hot

The study found it is actually relatively cold temperatures that make the biggest contribution to national mortality rates

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More than 100 primitive hammers, anvils and other stone artefacts have been unearthed in the desert hills bordering the western shores of Lake Turkana in the Kenyan Rift Valley in a discovery that the researchers claim “marks a new beginning to the known archaeological record”.

The implements, dating back 3.3m years, predate the earliest known members of the Homo genus by about half a million years

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DNA summit to meet on subject of modified humans

US researchers will meet to consider DNA editing guidelines

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Arithmetic snake: the new brain teaser from the East

 

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Record global temperatures 2015

Five reasons why we need to keep it cool

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University of Edinburgh study first to connect psychological wellbeing and liver failure

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A small stream leads to a lake near the Matterhorn mountain in Switzerland

It could also help keep confidential whispered discussions unheard by others

Life and Style
Data indicates that the UK is still behind its European counterparts in treating cancer

A survey has uncovered widespread concern that staff are finding less and less time to devote to research, because of their responsibilities to NHS patients

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Electronic cigarettes seem to help for one month — but make little difference after that, analysis of research says

Life and Style
Antibiotic-resistant E.coli bugs have been detected for the first time in bathing waters around the UK

Swimmers and surfers are most at risk from the bacteria because they swallow more water than other beach users

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Dr Praveen Paul said the Pint of Science festival will be like ‘science’s answer to Glastonbury’

With organisers promising 'science’s answer to Glastonbury', topics include the potential problems of living to 300 and 'how to preserve your mummy'

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Terry Sue-Patt as Benny in the BBC children’s soap ‘Grange Hill’
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Performers drink tea at the Glastonbury festival in 2010
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Twin Peaks stars Joan Chen, Michael Ontkean, Kyle Maclachlan and Piper Laurie
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James Rhodes on the extraordinary legal battle to publish his memoir
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The case for a 'tranquility map' of England
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It may be a paradox, but the industry loves it
If the West needs a bridge to the 'moderates' inside Isis, maybe we could have done with Osama bin Laden staying alive after all

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New exhibition celebrates the evolution of swimwear

Evolution of swimwear

From bathing dresses in the twenties to modern bikinis
Sun, sex and an anthropological study: One British academic's summer of hell in Magaluf

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One academic’s summer of hell in Magaluf
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Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath in a new light

Songs from the bell jar

Kathryn Williams explores the works and influences of Sylvia Plath
How one man's day in high heels showed him that Cannes must change its 'no flats' policy

One man's day in high heels

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Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Is a quiet crusade to reform executive pay bearing fruit?

Dominic Rossi of Fidelity says his pressure on business to control rewards is working. But why aren’t other fund managers helping?
The King David Hotel gives precious work to Palestinians - unless peace talks are on

King David Hotel: Palestinians not included

The King David is special to Jerusalem. Nick Kochan checked in and discovered it has some special arrangements, too
More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years

End of the Aussie brain drain

More people moving from Australia to New Zealand than in the other direction for first time in 24 years
Meditation is touted as a cure for mental instability but can it actually be bad for you?

Can meditation be bad for you?

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