Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: get two $20 iTunes cards for the price of one from Harvey Norman, Apple gets the Chaser treatment, the dangers of space sex.
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- Richard Branson better watch out — it turns out that sex in space could lead to severe health problems and life-threatening illnesses, including brain disease and cancer. Researchers at Montreal University looked at how zero gravity affects the reproduction process in humans, animals and plants using pollen as a test subject. The study found that both hypergravity and microgravity conditions affect what should otherwise be the very precisely coordinated construction of a growing cell. You can read more about the study here.
- Craig Reucassel and Julian Morrow from satirical TV show The Chaser are set to headline a new series on the ABC this week, entitled The Checkout. The consumer affairs program attempts to expose the ways consumers are taken advantage of, manipulated or ripped off by the industry — with Apple's notoriously fragile iPhone screens first on the chopping block. You can watch the iPhone segment (hilariously styled like an Apple advert) here. The Checkout will air on Thursdays at 8pm from 21 March.
- Harvey Norman is currently offering a two-for-one deal on $20 iTunes cards, Australia wide. The deal is limited to one per customer, although there's nothing stopping you from making multiple visits to the same store. [Via OzBaragin]
- Samsung officially unveiled the Galaxy S IV smartphone today to much fanfare in New York (see how it compared to the Galaxy S III here). The new phone isn't due to hit Australian stores for a few weeks, but you can register your interest with your telco of choice to get immediate updates. Click here, here or here to register with Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, respectively.