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Does Quantum Physics affect the brain as this author claims? [closed]

Does it really affect the brain as this paper has written:- https://www.researchgate.net/publication/344348924_Mind-Brain-Body_System's_Dynamics_Open_Access Points to note:- The author isn't a ...
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Did the WHO name the latest COVID-19 variant Omicron, skipping the names Xi and Nu?

A tweet claims WHO skipped a letter of the Greek alphabet when designating new COVID-19 variants to avoid using "xi". News of new Nu variant, but WHO is jumping the alphabet to call it ...
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Is a person who has no expertise in a field, then posts certain papers about it trustable as research? [closed]

I had a question about researchgate and its projects. Little history- about 9 to 10 months back I was reading the works of a particular researcher (Claudio messori) who apparently had made theories on ...
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Did the judge in the Rittenhouse case have a Trump rally ringtone on his phone?

According to MSN: The phone belonging to the judge presiding over the closely watched double homicide trial of Kyle Rittenhouse rang at least twice during the trial with Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless ...
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Is it possible to get a reliable match from 'microscopic hair analysis'?

In her 1999 memoir, Lucky, Alice Sebold describes being raped and the arrest and conviction of a man for that, which took place in 1981-1982. Several months after she was raped, a man passed her on ...
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Did COVID-19 kill ~5 times more people per capita in Jun-Aug 2021 in US counties that >70% voted for Trump than in those which voted <26-32% Trump?

It's been claimed in the media that Back in September, health care analyst Charles Gaba also told the New York Times that counties where Trump received at least 70% of the vote in the 2020 ...
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Did CNN use "lightened" photos of Darrell Brooks?

I recently found an image of a tweet shared on Reddit showing CNN using a photo of Darell Brooks (the man who recently drove an SUV into a parade crowd) that makes him look more white. Presumably, ...
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Are unvaccinated people 10 times more likely to get COVID-19 than vaccinated people?

In the article "Nobody should be forced to do anything, but freedom to choose cuts both ways" which was posted on the "New Daily" Jaqui Lambi an Australian federal politician makes ...
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Can defrosting vacuum-packed fish in its packaging cause botulism?

There are many warnings on the Internet about vacuum-sealed frozen fish thawed in its packaging potentially causing botulism: Why You Should Never Thaw Frozen Fish in Its Vacuum-Sealed Packaging ...
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Does Reversing Ceiling Fan Direction Improve Energy Efficiency?

There is an often cited statistic in the HVAC field that reversing the ceiling fan direction can save 10% on heating bills due to air circulation. I would imagine that this is somewhat true due to the ...
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Is there a correlation between vaccination levels and new COVID-19 cases?

In the study Increases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States, it is claimed that there is no relation between vaccination and ...
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Was this 'carbon fibre' bicycle rim destroyed by a parrot?

This photograph was circulating on social media on 20th November 2021 (Click image to enlarge) It was widely described as a carbon wheel that had been destroyed by a parrot. e.g. Cycling Tips (...
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In 1984, was the top income tax rate lowered from 70% to 28%,and was Social Security then taxed for the first time?

I saw this image on social media. There a few claims here that I'm curious about the accuracy of. Of course, the President can't unilaterally alter tax laws, but regardless, did these things happen? ...
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Is Trump's book, Our Journey Together, personally signed?

The website 45books.com lists "hand-signed", "autographed" books by former US president Trump for sale: OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER (SIGNED COPY) $229.99 Get your hand-signed edition of ...
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Has ITER stated that their nuclear fusion device will consume more energy than it produces?

ITER is an experimental fusion reactor in development. According to Wikipedia, it's supposed to produce 10 times its input energy. But according to New Energy Times, it seems to now be formally ...
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Is this quote from Lenin: "Make them swallow the word, they will swallow the thing"?

Éric Zemmour, the far-right probable candidate for the 2022 French presidential election said (in his book La France n'a pas dit son dernier mot but also in many meetings, example) that Lenin has ...
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Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy - is it any better than just infrared light?

Multiwave Locked System (MLS) laser therapy is marketed [1] as a healing and pain-relieving treatment based on simultaneous application of 808nm continuous light, and 905nm pulsed light from laser ...
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Are covid vaccines causing additional cardicac events amongst athletes?

In the video "Dozens of pro athletes suddenly experiencing cardiac arrest" on "Truth in Media" the reporter Vince Swan implies that Covid vaccines are causing cardiac events in ...
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Does not taking a covid vaccine in a western country mean more vaccines will be available for other countries? [closed]

One reason I've heard from people for not taking the covid vaccine is that they disagree with young healthy low-covid-risk westerners receiving a vaccine while there are still many countries where the ...
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Do Lufthansa's Compensaid schemes make flights carbon-neutral?

My employer recently announced that all outbound flights will be carbon neutral due to a recent program of our preferred airline. Lufthansa's Compensaid claims that With our reliable partner ...
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Is there another period of history in rest of world as detailed as Islamic history? [closed]

There so many hadiths (quotes) and riwayahs (anecdotes) about the life of Muhammad the prophet or messenger who brought Islam. I have heard more than 200,000 hadiths exist, sahih(authentic) and not ...
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Nanoscale hydrogen batteries that use water-splitting technology [closed]

It was claimed in this article in 2019 that a nano-battery using water splitting technology is developed. It is described as: The battery gains its charge by interacting with water molecules present ...
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Do these satellite photos show mockups of US military vessels?

Many news outlets are claiming that China has built mockups of US carriers and destroyers in the dessert of Taklamakan (example 1, example 2, example 3). I have some doubts on this, partly because the ...
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Can a team of swans pull a small boat? [closed]

There are English (and French and German too) folktales about the Swan Knight who arrives in a boat drawn by swans. The story of The Knight of the Swan is well known and some royal lines claim descent ...
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Is Kamala Harris' approval rating the lowest of any vice president?

Is Kamala Harris' approval rating "the lowest of any vice president"? I was watching this Fox News video and I am not sure if it's accurate or not. Sources: 28% approval rating as of Nov 8, ...
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Was Wentworth Woodhouse, Yorkshire, the largest private house in the UK?

Wentworth Woodhouse is a large country house in South Yorkshire, England. In 2016, Mansions Global describe it as: the largest private house in the UK In 2014, Yorkshire Life described it as the ...
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Does a lamp fueled with oil of constant quality burn slower and slower over the centuries? [closed]

(Completely rewritten after downvotes & closing down) Plutarch's Decline of the Oracles (Moralia vol. V) famously opens with the report by Cleombrotus, the wannabe theologian, that the perpetual ...
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Do spying devices implanted through human ear canals exist?

An article from a professor of psychology describes a type of so-called “ radio-wave, auditory, assaultive. transmitting (RAAT) implants,” which is essentially a covert listening device, and it can be ...
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Was molten steel found at the World Trade Center?

I can't find any instances of this question on this website, so here goes. Conspiracy theorists often claim that molten steel was found at Ground Zero during and after 9/11. A typical example is this ...
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Does natural immunity offer better protection than mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 of the same variant?

The CDC states that individuals who have previously recovered from COVID-19 infections should still receive vaccinations, as it has been shown that vaccination offers a significant boost to the ...
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Do any ATS companies advertise entirely automated resume rejection?

It's not an unheard of notion that employers, particularly large tech companies, might use automated systems to reject candidates, without any human involvement. This article claims the following: ......
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Is poverty the strongest cause of crime? [closed]

TLDR: Is crime the most important cause of crime? A common claim, as far as I have seen never sourced in any meaningful way, is that poverty constitutes the strongest or in other ways most relevant ...
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Can we generate a meaningful amount of energy from human body to power implants?

Here by “a meaningful amount” we mean an adequate and reliable amount of power to power the device. The motivation of this problem is a series of researches related to self-powered implants in human ...
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It is feasible to produce energy at 2ct/KWh using alpha-, beta- and gammavoltaics?

At Tuesdays COP26 session called Economics of Climate Change a company called Infinite Power proposed a carbon neutral way to provide baseload for electricity grid. Their technology claims work by a &...
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Could Elon Musk sell $US6 billion in stock “right now”?

Recently (26 October 2021), CNN published an article with the eye-catching headline: 2% of Elon Musk's wealth could solve world hunger, says director of UN food scarcity organization This was ...
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Are remote self-powered implanted devices with transmitters practical?

There is an article about a research in nanogenerators and transmitters used to make a self-powering implant which can transmit wireless signals to receivers over a distance. It is claimed that A new ...
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Can regularly ingesting a poison build an immunity to it? [duplicate]

There is an ancient story of Mithridates of Pontus cultivating an immunity to poisons by regularly ingesting sub-lethal doses. (e.g. here, or here). This strikes me as being extremely unlikely for ...
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Did Pakistan supply any military aid to Azerbaijan during the second Karabakh war?

Pakistani troops fighting in Azerbaijan against Armenia, says report Pakistani troops fighting in Azerbaijan against Armenia, says report According to the above links, Pakistan sent soldiers to fight ...
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Are these 25,000 year old pyramids in Indonesia and/or the Kola Peninsula?

This image seems to be doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment, purporting to be an ancient pyramid either in Indonesia or the Kola peninsula in Russia. Is there any evidence that it is an ...
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Does aviation benefit from Daylight Savings Time?

In Europe, we have Daylight Saving Time, but a few years ago, the European Commission decided that must stop and instructed their members to choose a permanent time zone. For various reasons that hasn'...
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Are US Marines deliberately kept under-supplied so that they would be more combat aggressive?

I watched a TV series named Generation Kill based on the experiences of an embedded reporter during the invasion of Iraq in the 2003. The US Marines in the series often complain about lacking ...
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Did Biden use 85 cars in a motorcade in Rome?

The Daily Mail reports US President Joe Biden's administration used a particularly large motorcade in the streets of Rome recently. President Joe Biden was criticized for his use of a slow moving, 85-...
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Is Sweden 'the most dangerous country in Europe [EU] today' (when it comes to violent crime)?

Bild makes the claims. [Google translated below] Schweden ist heute das gefährlichste Land in Europa. [Sweden is the most dangerous country in Europe today.] In der EU werden durchschnittlich acht ...
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Do sparks from a cigarette lighter fix dead zones on touch screen?

There are many forums posts and videos on the "lighter trick" which fixes touch screens dead zones (at least temporarily) such as The YouTube video Nokia Lumia Touchscreen Dead Zone Fix With ...
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If you are physically tired and you lie down, will the blood rush to the brain?

I always hear something like this from my parents, usually after travelling. They say that I should not lie down because I am tired and blood may rush to the brain. While I find this quite plausible, ...
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Did researchers create a graphene device that drew "free" power from the ionic thermal motion?

A 2012 pre-print, Self-Charged Graphene Battery Harvests Electricity from Thermal Energy of the Environment claims that a graphene device was used to generate a voltage of 0.35V by capturing some of ...
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Was there a dramatic rise in treatment-related deaths in US clinical trials during 2016-2017 compared to previous years?

For some reason when I googled "deaths in clinical trials" a page from a rather obscure (to me) US NGO "Center for Responsible Science" popped on the first page of results. It ...
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Will SpaceX's fleet of rockets triple the entire United States demand for methane/natural gas?

According to Energy Consulting Group's "SpaceX's Starship May Nearly Triple US Natural Gas Demand" page, Our analysis indicates that a fully configured Starship launch (booster and Starship)...
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Was "their" a singular pronoun in English before the 16th century?

I saw this meme on facebook: So, was "their" truly a genderless 3rd person singular pronoun prior to some change in the 16th/17th century? This Wikipedia article indicates that the ...
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Do we unknowingly eat 5 grams of plastic per week?

I just saw a DW (Deutsche Welle the German public state own international broadcaster) short documentary on You-Tube named "How to avoid micro plastic in your food" and is about how much ...

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