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Does the intensity of one's sex life influence the probability of getting cancer?
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There have been multiple studies that have shown that frequent ejaculation in men reduces the risk of prostate cancer. Two such studies are cited in this article from the Harvard Medical School: Does ...

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Can a government stimulus cause a sustained improvement in the economy?
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This question is known as the great debate in economics, and it started back in the early 20th century between two leading economists, John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek. The debate was over how ...

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Does exercise and eating healthy make you live longer?
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Eating healthy and exercising is, of course, not guaranteed to make you live longer - you could get hit by a bus tomorrow, after all. Nor is there a causal relationship between the two, as you have ...

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Does pop/soda pop cause Osteoporosis?
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Soda (nor cola) does not cause osteoporosis. However, studies have shown a correlation between cola consumption and increased risk in osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation lists several ...

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Is Wikipedia reliable?
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In December 2005, the science magazine Nature conducted a study to determine whether Wikipedia was as accurate as traditional encyclopedias, namely the Encyclopedia Britannica. In Study: Wikipedia as ...

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Does sexual abuse lead to homosexuality?
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Childhood Sexual Abuse Does Not Cause Homosexuality Is there any truth to the claims that sexual abuse can lead to homosexuality? Obviously there is not a causal relationship between childhood ...

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Learning while you are sleeping
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There have been some interesting studies by Robert Stickgold at Harvard Medical School that show sleep's role in learning. In an article from Scientific America titled Tetris Dreams, author Kristin ...

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Can bullets fired into the air kill a person when they fall?
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In addition to the great scientific explanations given by others here, I'd like to share some empirical evidence. This is taken verbatim from the Wikipedia entry on celebrator gunfire: December ...

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Can blood group affect behavior?
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There is no scientific evidence that blood group affects one's behavior or personality. The history of this pseudoscience is interesting. Paraphrased from the Blood types in Japanese culture Wikipedia ...

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Is “Your Baby Can Read” effective and helpful?
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While not a rigorous study, the Today Show investigated the claims made by "Your Baby Can Read," asking 10 different child development experts to weigh in. All ten experts had the same ...

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Are vegetables good for me?
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From a young age, most people are told that vegetables are really good for you and you must eat them Most vegetables are very good for your health - they are high in fiber an d contain essential ...

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