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What is known about modern investigation of Hinterkaifeck case?

I read about Hinterkaifeck murder case which was really interesting for me. At the end of this wiki article, there is an information about modern investigation of this murder case: In 2007, the ...
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Would the present rate of Antarctic ice sheet melting result in 6 inches of sea level rise this century? [on hold]

A recent CBS News article, Climate Diaries: The hottest climate science in the world's coldest place quotes Joe MacGregor, the chief scientist of NASA's Operation IceBridge mission: "Presently, the ...
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Are 100,000 lives a year lost because of the public's fear of data-mining?

I read in The Guardian (mirror) (published on 2014-06-26): Google: 100,000 lives a year lost through fear of data-mining The search firm's CEO and co-founder, Larry Page, estimates 100,000 ...
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Stormy Daniel's law suit against Trump [on hold]

was Stormy Daniel's lawsuit thrown out against President Trump by the judge?
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Can a solid have a different melting point depending on the orientation of its surface with respect to its crystal lattice? [on hold]

I originally asked this question on Physics Stack Exchange than it got deleted and I now see that that type of question probably belongs here so I'm now asking it here. The real laws of our universe ...
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Did Trump say “going loco”

The following site as well as other websites state that President Trump used the expression “going loco” referring to the Federal Reserve Bank and their interest rate policy. “The problem I have ...
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Is the median income for African Americans at an all time high?

President Trump, in a press conference on 9 October 2018, said the following to reporters. You know, [Kayne West] loves what we're doing for African-American jobs, for so many different things. ...
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Is 49% of Indonesia's wealth owned by 1% of its population?

Prabowo Subianto, a leading opposition leader in Indonesia, claims that Indonesian's Gini coefficient is 49%, and that that means 1% of Indonesian own 49% of the wealth. The text said that Gini ...
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Was the Banksy painting 'Girl with balloon' shredded after its auction?

The newspapers and internet are full of the incident of the shredding of Banksy's painting 'Girl with balloon'. But (Quoting from BoredPanda): People Were Amazed By Banksy’s Painting Shredding, But ...
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Have scientists found 700,000-or-more visible annual ice layers?

For people who doubt radiometric dating, layer-counting may provide hard evidence for one or another minimum age of the earth. In its question-and-answer article on how the age of the earth is ...
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Do an overwhelming majority of rapes not involve relatives?

From a tweet thread started by https://twitter.com/VocalFriez/status/1046487752429072384 , a citation is made of RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), saying that the overwhelming ...
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Was the German V2 rocket the only weapon whose production killed more than its use?

Early in David Edgerton's history of technology, The Shock of the Old he discusses cost benefit analysis applied to some military weapons. He argues, for example, that the US would have caused a lot ...
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Would unprecedented, rapid, far-reaching government action to limit global warming clearly benefit people? [closed]

In its October, 2018 special report on global warming of 1.5°C, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change writes in its summary for policymakers: Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require ...
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363 views

Did Aisha Poison Muhammad?

There are at least 2 sources that claim this According to Quora: Why do some Shias claim that Prophet Muhammad was poisoned by Aisha and Hafsa?: 2- According to a special narration, narrated in ...
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Was Ross Capicchioni shot by a friend as part of a gang initiation?

Ross Capicchioni was a teenager who was shot several times and required emergency surgery. He reported that he had been shot by someone he knew who was undergoing a gang-initiation. He claims The ...
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635 views

Are one in five women the victim of rape/sexual assault?

A (NSFW) 2014 YouTube video from social justice fashion company, FCKH8, claims: One out of every five women will be sexually assaulted or raped by a man. Is there any truth to this claim, and what ...
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Why did that soldier stop Assad from pursuing Putin? [closed]

Daily Mail published this video titled "Assad is humiliated after Putin's soldiers push him back" where at 0:22 of the video, apparently, Assad was trying to accompany him up to a, some kind of, ...
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402 views

Can wifi signals be used to read lips?

This Atlantic article claims that researchers have been able to do numerous high-level diagnostics by analyzing disruptions in wifi signal fields, including identifying individuals and reading lips: ...
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Does this statue outside a school in India depict a Hindu Brahmin begging in front of Virgin Mary?

This video was circulating on social media with the following caption: At the entrance of St. Mary's H. S., Manapparai, Tiruchy, Tamilnadu, a brahmin is depicted as begging in front of Virgin Mary. ...
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Are *some* Democrats talking about ending pre-existing condition protections?

At a rally in Rochester, Minnesota on Thursday, Donald Trump stated Republicans want to protect Medicare for our great seniors who have earned it and they have paid for it. And we will always ...
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Do the “Presidential Alerts” give the government full access to all phone functionality?

John McAfee, libertarian politician and former computer programmer, tweeted this: The "Presidential alerts": they are capable of accessing the E911 chip in your phones - giving them full access ...
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Are scammers using social media fake-news sharing behaviour to identify and target gullible people?

In the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica scandal I remember hearing - likely in an interview in a BBC Radio4 programme on the topic (unfortunately I don't recall more than that) - a claim that ...
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Did Martin Luther King Jr. say “Do you know that Negroes are 10 percent of the population of St. Louis and are responsible for 58% of its crimes?”

According to 54,900 Google results, Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1961: Do you know that Negroes are 10 percent of the population of St. Louis and are responsible for 58 percent of its crimes? ...
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Can the human brain move objects without touching them?

This 2016 YouTube video, Best Explanation Of How The Brain Performs TELEKINESIS...On The WEB! attempts to informally describe how things can be moved with the brain. I have never seen anyone with ...
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344 views

Do 90% of rape cases in the UK go unreported?

According to this image which I've seen on facebook a number of times, 2 in 1000 rapists are falsely accused and 90% go are unreported. I already know that the number of falsely accused rapists shown ...
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Did Johann Wolfgang von Goethe invent a speed-reading technique?

I came across a mentioning of a speed-reading method devised by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) in the (delightful) German novel Risiko (DE, EN) by Steffen Kopetztky. Goethe has a similar ...
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Do rich Americans pay a lower portion of their income in federal taxes than the middle class?

Not quite the same as this related question but similar. According to Wikipedia, the origin of the "Buffett Rule" oft-quoted by former-President Obama is that: rich people, like himself, could pay ...
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371 views

Is Plant-e an actual company stating a serious premise? [closed]

This is what I read beforehand and then I reached the company page. They state that plants produce energy. This happens when releasing stuff from the photosynthesis process, which is consumed by ...
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513 views

Is Youtube primarily a male domain?

This is a quote from Jordan Peterson. I've provided two examples, one in which he qualifies the major viewership as being "young" males, in the other it's a generalised statement about all men. I've ...
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Did The US founding fathers consider only property owning males over 21 could vote?

I saw this comment from a video: Just maybe our founding fathers had the right idea when they said only property owing males over 21 could vote. Then I checked the List of amendments to the ...
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363 views

Are moral philosophers more moral than other philosophers?

Part of the plot of the simultaneously funny and profound television show The Good Place revolves around a professor of moral philosophy trying to teach some not very moral people how to be good. And ...
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Did Lord Kelvin say “If you can not measure it, you can not improve it”?

AZquotes claims that Lord Kelvin (or William Thomson) said this: If you can not measure it, you can not improve it. But there is no such a quote in his Wikiquote page. So did he actually say this?
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Did the Israeli paper Ma'ariv run an article titled “The Jews Who Run Clinton's Court” in 1994?

In January 2018, Puerto Rico's central newspaper El Nuevo Dia ran an op-ed accusing Congress of being "controlled by Jews," on the following evidence: “More than 20 years ago, the Israeli newspaper ...
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About another answer; it seems to me not one, but two of the sources are irrelevant [closed]

I am skeptical about a reference in an old accepted answer on whether there is a connection between the way one dresses and the chance of being raped. Since the post this concerns is protected, could ...
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417 views

Were Dacians in North and South America 9,000 years ago?

I have read that the scientist Robert Marks, President of Subaquatic Archeological American Council, declared in 1982 that he have found some Dacian artifacts that are around 2,000 years old in North ...
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Did Wario say a swear? [closed]

Ok, this would have been in like 2004-5 or so. I had some disk for gamecube with a set of bonus features including trailers, and there was one for WarioWorld, and I remember clearly hearing him say "...
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Does mifepristone (RU-486 / Korlym®) help cure depression? [closed]

Several studies in major medical journals have been undertaken to determine how practical it would be, and how effective, to use mifepristone (an "antiglucocorticoid") as a treatment for psychotic ...
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Was the SCOTUS the last thing on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's mind when she made her allegations during therapy in 2012? [closed]

During the Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, it became clear that the allegations of sexual assault by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford had been originally made in some form all the way back ...
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354 views

Are the various claims regarding Ancient Indian Science made in the AICTE/MHRD new book “Bharatiya Vidya Sar” for a Indian Elective Course true?

This question is based on the following petition and this and this news article. Background The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has proposed a new textbook that will discuss the ‘...
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2k views

Has Dr. Christine Blasey Ford written over 65 peer-reviewed articles?

During the Senate confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh on September 27, 2018, Senator Feinstein said in her introduction, to, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford: You are a professor affiliated with ...
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Did Senator Biden deny that FBI investigations can add anything to the SCOTUS confirmation process?

On September 27, 2018 at the confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh, during his opening remarks, Senator Grassley claimed that FBI investigations can add nothing to Senate confirmation hearings and ...
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323 views

Is China placing advertisements seeking to influence the upcoming American mid-term elections?

As stated here and in numerous other places, “We found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election, coming up in November, against my administration,” Trump said ...
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Are results of carbon dating cross referenced by other methods?

Creationists make the claim that a global flood has messed up the precision of radiocarbon dating and hence, it cannot be relied upon. But if it is consistently cross-referenced by other methods, then ...
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Is this a picture of Ted Cruz as a mime?

Caption reads, Ted Cruz played Adam in a mime performance of the Christian creation story when he was in high school. Is this really the fight that he wants to have? I've seen this picture now ...
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161 views

Indonesian adrift surviver water situation

This story is of a teenager who got lost at sea for 49 days before getting rescued. As to how he stayed alive: He survived by cooking fish he caught and sucking water through his shirt to remove ...
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Do women in all-women shops earn less then men in all-men shops? [closed]

Many women & men raise issues of equal pay for equal work, but a recent analysis of Uber Drivers showed that women earned less because of working less or driving slowly; Uber Payment system did ...
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709 views

Did Christine Ford testify both that she drank alcohol and didn't drink alcohol at the party where she was assaulted?

According to Yahoo! and The Independent: Ford testified that: I did not want to tell my parents that I, at age 15, was in a house without any parents present, drinking beer with boys. but ...
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325 views

Is there evidence that women who said they were sexually assaulted by Trump lied for money?

According to Wikipedia, there are at least 19 women who have accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment. Trump has recently claimed: I was accused by, I believe it was four women," Trump said. "...
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Are Russian made weapons poor in quality?

It is often said in various media and newspapers that Russia manufactures low quality defense products: Why are Russian arms technologies and military professionalism always said to be behind the US ...
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Does America not lead the world in mass shootings?

According to an OpEd in the NY Post by John Lott and Michael Weisser that cites a report by the Crime Prevention Research Center, America doesn't lead the world in mass shootings. "Of the 86 ...

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