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Is an amber background color better for reading at night?

Google Books app has the Night Light mode. It detects the time of the day and adjust the light accordingly. Is there any scientific study that backs up such statement? This question has nothing ...
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Could the dinosaurs in the novel Jurasic Park possibly survive in modern climate? [closed]

Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park" (to the uninitiated this is a Science Fiction novel) takes place around the close of the 20th century. The novel draws upon molecular biology/genetic engineering to ...
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Is Hitler's book “Mein Kampf” a bestseller in Muslim countries?

This article from the Telegraph makes the claim that Adolf Hitler's infamous manifesto, Mein Kampf is a bestseller in the Palestinian territories: AN Arabic translation of Hitler's Mein Kampf ...
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Is this “Cooking Your Dog” book photo digitally faked?

From Twitter: Cooking [sticker] Your Dog Tasty, healthy and safe recipes Is the photo in question digitally faked? The main doubt I have is whether the book, which can easily be modified ...
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Does the average software developer not own (or has never read) a book on software development?

The book 'Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams' by Timothy Lister and Tom DeMarco makes an unreferenced claim that: "The average software developer, for example, doesn't own a single book ...
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Was every programmer at Microsoft given a copy of Code Complete? [closed]

Did, at some point, every new programmer at Microsoft get given a copy of Code Complete by Steve McConnell?
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Did Amazon remove copies of 1984 from Kindles?

I read on one of the Free Software Foundation's websites the following claim: This is not conspiracy -- we know this capability exists because Amazon has previously deleted copies of 1984 from ...
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Is it harmful to read while moving?

My dad has always told me not to read things (just books/papers inside the car) while the car was moving. When I asked why, he said that it puts too much strain on your eyes because the book/paper is ...
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African Pentecostal Witch Hunting Guide real?

I found this online: "The African Pentecostal Church's Guide of Inquisitions of Witches and Magicians in the African Continent - 1989 (Translated from the Swahili Manuscript of the late Bakari Sudi ...
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Do 33% of high school graduates never read another book for the rest of their lives?

I've seen this statistic reported on several sites (for example, Those Who Don't Build Must Burn and Want To Do Meaningful Work? Keep Reading. Literally), along with a list of other startling numbers. ...
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Has it been mathematicaly determined that the Voynich Manuscript is not gibberish?

A post on the CthulhuTech forum makes the following claim about the Voynich Manuscript: Actually doing abit of digging and the view is very spilt those who feel its a cipher of some kind have ...
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Is Robinson Crusoe the first English novel?

This is not the first time I've heard of this, and I'm not really sure this is true. Then I came across this book review: Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1719 and ...
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Is the Bible the most read book?

I have often heard that the most popular book is the Bible, but it seems to me that, for example, classical Indian books as the Mahabharata or the Chinese Four Books and Five Classics may be more ...