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Have 1.5% of all nuclear reactors ever built melted down?
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The number claim is correct in the context of nuclear power stations. The "440" reactors from the claim indicate, that we are talking about nuclear reactors for power generation in power ...

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Did close to 3,000 Puerto Ricans die in Hurricane Maria?
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There are a number of different institutions which try to quantify death tolls and other damages after natural disasters. The definitions and methodology differ between estimates, and numbers vary ...

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Is the comeback of measles in the US "largely due to anti-vaxers?"
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The answer depends a lot on what mechanism you imply and who you consider to be "anti-vaxxers". If you consider anti-vaxxers to be all groups of people who as a group oppose vaccination (e.g. for ...

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Is new nuclear power cheap?
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That claim cannot really be proven or disproven, because there is not clear (or objective) what "cheap" means. Nuclear power is fairly cheap, but it is not the cheapest. As already mentioned in a ...

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Does lowering speed limits by 10 km/h have any impact on air pollution?
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Generally, every car has a specific speed where fuel efficiency (i.e. miles traveled per gallon) is highest. This is mostly around 40 - 60mph (~65 - 95 km/h). Above and below this speed fuel ...

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Do recruiters hire people like themselves?
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There are a number of studies that show the questioned effect that recruiters tend to rate those job seekers higher, which are more similar to themselves. In this article Rivera finds that ...

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In the USSR's legal system, was everything illegal unless specifically allowed?
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According to the University of Cologne in Germany, the claim is not false for the time from the Russian Revolution until 1958. It is not entirely clear though if the claim is true for this time. It is ...

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