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Sex difference in response to stress by lunar month: A pilot study of four years' crisis-call frequency
BackgroundThis study is in response to the question of whether the moon can influence daily levels of stress.MethodFour years of telephone-call frequency data were obtained from a single crisis-callExpand
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The case of the pilfered planet.
This article discusses the rivalries involved with the discovery of the planet Neptune. The story of mathematical sleuthing and telescopic detection of the planet that Jean Joseph Le Verrier namedExpand
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Lunar Effect on Thoroughbred Mare Fertility: An Analysis of 14 Years of Data, 1986–1999
It became possible to access the yearly studbooks of a major UK Thoroughbred studfarm. By comparing these with subsequent published records of horse-breeding, one could compare the coverings betweenExpand
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Evidence for Lunar-Sidereal Rhythms in Crop Yield: A Review
ABSTRACT In 1956, Thun developed a procedure of sowing according to the position of the Moon in front of the twelve zodiacal constellations. These constellations were classified into four groupsExpand
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The influence of the lunar cycle on fertility on two Thoroughbred studfarms.
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The Hollow World of Edmond Halley
Three hundred years ago in 1692, an article by Edmond Halley proposed that the Earth was hollow.' Its theory was based on the value of lunar relative density given by Isaac Newton. The first editionExpand
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Le Verrier chose the name of Neptune immediately after hearing of the correctness of his prediction. This fact soon became obscured by Francois Arago's pledge made before the French Academie desExpand
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The Birth of Calculus: Towards a More Leibnizian View
We re-evaluate the great Leibniz-Newton calculus debate, exactly three hundred years after it culminated, in 1712. We reflect upon the concept of invention, and to what extent there were indeed twoExpand
The Acropolis Width and Ancient Geodesy
“Was the Earth measured in remote antiquity?” This was the stirring question with which Berriman opened his book, Ancient Metrology. [1] To be sure, the question had earlier been tackled inExpand