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Is the sun mostly made of iron? [migrated]

Professor Oliver Manuel, a professor of nuclear chemistry at the University of Missouri-Rolla, claims in the article Sun Is Made Of Iron, Not Hydrogen, Professor Says that iron, not hydrogen, is ...
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Is it possible to get a suntan while wearing suntan lotion?

In the summer, there is always an increase in advertisements and public awareness campaigns to get people to wear suntan lotion, to reduce the risk of sunburn (naturally). Some of these ...
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Is there a 12% chance that a solar storm does damage to the electrical grid in the next decade?

Reuters: The probability of a solar storm striking Earth in the next decade with enough force to do serious damage to electricity networks could be as high as 12 percent, according to solar ...
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Does Beijing still see natural sunrises?

In Januari 2014, this article reported that: Over the weekend, a story that originated on the smut-ridden UK-based Daily Mail went viral among major media outlets across the world. Time, CBS, ...
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Do ancient Hindu texts predict the future expansion of the Sun?

This article on the Lovearth Network by Linda Johnsen, points out the correspondences between sacred Hindu texts and modern science. One particular section captured my interest greatly (emphasis ...
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Is comet ISON going to kill us?

I've just heard on the news that some comet named ISON is passing by the Sun. And they said that it will split and then it may hit us. They are citing Nostradamus prophecies and stuff. It appears that ...
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Does putting a reflective screen inside your car against the windshield have a meaningful impact on internal temperature?

In southern climes one can see many such reflective screens on cars in parking lots. Not all drivers use them, but many do. Is there a meaningful impact on the internal temperature of your car? Does ...
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Could a solar flare cause economic collapse? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Will the Sun's magnetic activity disrupt electronics on Earth? It seems that solar flares are one of the few things that have any factual weight among the possible ...
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Will looking at the sun make you blind? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does staring at the sun cause significant, permanent harm? As a child I was told to never look directly at the sun because it can make you blind. However: I have ...
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Does bathing in chlorinated water ruin your tan?

Does bathing in swimming-pools (e.g., at hotels or water parks), where chlorine is added to the water, brighten your skin? I've heard from many different people that bathing in pools with chlorine ...
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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 solar storms affect human behaviour?

The other day, I found the following claim that solar flares cause a great increase in human agressiveness: Chizhevsky found after intense research that the rise and fall of solar ...