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What effect does listening to music on streaming services have on artist revenues?

There are quite a lot of reports saying that the fees Spotify, Apple Music and other music streaming services pay artists are very low. These reports tend imply that because people are streaming, not ...
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Did Alfred Kinsey sexually abuse children for his studies?

The following is an interesting question posted in Psychology.SE which was closed as off-topic. It was not migrated here so I thought I would ask it. An article at https://web.archive.org/web/...
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Does chewing gum increases the attention span?

Below is the abstract of a study titled Effects of chewing gum and time-on-task on alertness and attention RATIONALE: Chewing gum has been shown to reliably increase subjective alertness whereas ...
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Does the Lancet spend $5000 to cover all the costs of publishing an article?

We can read here: An article-processing charge of $5000 will be levied to cover the costs of review, editing, layout, and online hosting and archiving, if accepted. This is too expensive for me, ...
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Did The Lancet publish an account of a woman who did not age?

Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science religion, claimed in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures*, Ch. 8, p. 245:1-15: The error of thinking that we are growing old, and the ...
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Are there fewer than 500 people researching antibiotic resistance?

The emergence of anti-microbial resistance in the bugs that cause infectious diseases has been called the biggest threat to modern medicine. For example: England’s chief medical officer has warned ...
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Is divorce caused (or influenced by) genetics?

From Independent headline: Divorce does run in the family and could be genetic, researchers have suggested. ... the study – carried out by Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and Lund ...
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Is there a risk to sleeping in a hammock long-term? [closed]

There seems to be very little research on long-term health or spine drawbacks to sleeping in a hammock (anything besides individuals informal blog-type posts). Just one study about sleeping in a ...
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Was Obama's JAMA paper the first academic journal article authored by a sitting president?

I have read a few sources claiming that Obama's JAMA paper published this month was the first academic journal article authored by a sitting president. Is that true? Example:
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Does science advance “one funeral at a time”? [closed]

In an article in the Guardian about how ideas in nutrition science have advanced and have influenced dietary advice to the public, the authors quote Max Planck as having said, famously: “A new ...
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Which typically comes first: basic science or technological advance?

Matt Ridley claims in his latest book (and also in an article in the Wall Street Journal): In his book he argues: Again and again, once you examine the history of innovation, you find scientific ...
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What does science say about GM cow research in New Zealand? [closed]

I saw this article while perusing the internet: http://sustainablepulse.com/2015/10/23/gm-cow-experiments-in-new-zealand-show-disastrous-results/#.VipkId_BzRZ Looking through the sources, they ...
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Asch's Conformity Experiment (1951) ; different sources have different results

In Asch's conformity experiment, a simple test was given to a room full of subjects. Secretly, only one subject was being tested and the rest of the subjects were confederates who all gave the same ...
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Does government funded R&D promote economic growth?

In Matt Ridley's latest book he repeats a claim originally made by Terence Kealey (my highlighting): In 2003, the OECD published a paper on ‘sources of growth in OECD countries’ between 1971 and ...