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Second study corroborates Sun influence on radioactive decay even deep underground.

Sun seems to influence radioactive decay through no known mechanism. Radioactive decay is supposed to be the ultimate random process, immutably governed by an element's half life and nothing else. There is no way to determine when a single radioactive atom will decay, nor any way to speed-up or slow down the process. And now...the sun's influence has been corroborated.
posted by aleph on Sep 1, 2012 - 48 comments

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