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Does the phase of the Moon affect human sleep patterns?

From The Economist - "Lunacy? People do not sleep easy on nights when there is a full Moon": And the answer was “yes”, the phase of the Moon does affect human sleep patterns, even when the human ...
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Did the moon's tidal effect sink the Titanic?

I came across an absurd title on MailOnline, "Did the MOON sink the Titanic? Freak tides caused icebergs to fill shipping lanes 100 years ago," where a claim is made: The 'once-in-many-lifetimes' ...
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Making photo of apollo from earth [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Has man walked on the Moon? Is it possible to see apollo landing station, US flag, footprints, moon cars from earth or from space (from earth orbit, e.g. from Hubble ...
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Does being a strong free market supporter correlate with rejection of scientific claims?

The following research claims that there is a link between one being a strong free market supporter and being more likely to reject scientific claims: Paralleling previous work, we find that ...
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What percent of time is a rocket to the moon on the right trajectory?

I heard the following quote: "A rocket to the moon spends only 7% of the time on the correct course, the rest of the time it is off course and needs to be corrected and put back on course." This is a ...
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Are farmers' lunar almanacs effective?

Lunar farmers' almanacs are calendars which give advice on agriculture based on the phase of the moon. One such example is this site: The Farmers Almanac Gardening by the Moon Calendar is ...
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Are there more mushrooms during full moon?

A couple of autumns back, I frequently went wild mushroom forraging, initially with my Basque father-in-law, who I think had been mushrooming pretty much all his life. He explained and showed how ...
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Is Islam based on a Moon Worshiping Cult?

I've heard this claim many times, mostly from anti-Islamic sources. A quick google netted this: http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/islam.htm Basically, they refute the the way Islam views itself as an ...
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Do people with mental illnesses feel the effect more during the full moon?

I have heard many times before that people with mental disorders become hyperactive during the full moon. I have never believed it, but has there been any scientific study carried out to prove it one ...
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Is wood harvested during a full moon (“moon wood”) better for musical instruments?

Related: Is there any evidence to support the benefits of lunar planting? (LINK) A couple years ago, I first ran across something called "moon wood," described as follows (SOURCE): Moonwood has ...
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Does planting during different lunar phases affect growth?

I have recently had some potatoes that were said to benefit from being planted at an advantageous time because of the lunar cycle. I had never heard of such a thing, but apparently "it is quite ...
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Did Bill Nye get booed by a room full of Texans for saying that the moon reflected the suns light?

Did Bill Nye get booed by a room full of Texans for saying that the moon reflected the Sun's light instead of coming from God? This is a well-known internet rumour. Is there any evidence ...
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Do hair and grass grow slower if you cut them during waning moon?

My father told me that if you cut hair or garden grass during waning moon, they will grow slower. Is it true?
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Is the human menstrual cycle related to the lunar cycle?

I've heard that the female menstrual cycle follows a pattern of the lunar cycle, mostly as an evolutionary adaptation so that menstruation (and hence detectability by predators because of the smell of ...
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Is the Moon young?

According to Dr. Thomas G. Barnes the Moon is much younger than claimed by the mainstream scientific community, by many orders of magnitude. The Giant impact hypothesis, one of the primary ...
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What is the reason that the moon appears larger on the horizon?

According to the Wikipedia article Moon illusion, it has apparently been "proven" that the moon's larger appearance at the horizon is, indeed, an illusion, and not a magnification of some kind. I ...
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Has man walked on the Moon?

Is there any concrete, solid proof of this space odyssey? Is there a way that I personally have a look a it? Let's say, with a nice telescope ?
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Are more crimes committed during a full moon?

It is a common belief that more crime is committed during a full moon. I rationalised this by assuming criminals used the increased moon light to aid them in their criminal activities with out really ...
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Do men have a monthly cycle?

I recall reading an article, many years ago, in the New Scientist concerning a study into the effect of the lunar cycle on men. It was suggested that some men showed a physical response, such as a ...
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Are more babies born during full moons?

I've heard from multiple sources that significantly more babies are born during full moon periods. Are there any studies supporting or disputing the purported relationship between births and lunar ...