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General Q&A about worldbuilding and other speculative developments that can be extrapolated from science.

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Avoiding Incidental Ion Drive damage to Following Vehicles?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Cazadorro‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by dmckee‭

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Why would merfolk have hair?

21 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Uncle Tres‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by PinoBatch‭

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Are geographically typed planets realistic?

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Liath‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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How to explain a mermaid's tail morphing into legs and vice versa?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by PinoBatch‭

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How to go from a free person to a slave

11 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Trismegistus‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by PinoBatch‭

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How should I create my Merfolks to make them landbased?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by Pobrecita‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by PinoBatch‭

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Earth where all of Equidae went extinct via Ice Age... - Effects

3 answers  ·  posted over 6 years ago by Malady‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by PinoBatch‭

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Does the sun being blocked affect electricity?

6 answers  ·  posted almost 7 years ago by KaguraRap‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by PinoBatch‭

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3D Printer / Replicator : Raw Materials and Distribution Cables

3 answers  ·  posted over 4 years ago by Durakken‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by manassehkatz‭

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Competently Mobile Photosynthetic Animal?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Cazadorro‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Cazadorro‭

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Can a organism control its metabolism and the heat it's generating?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Random guy‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by wizzwizz4‭

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Is it possible to create a beam of non-relativistic neutrinos?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by dmckee‭

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How fast would strange matter conversion go?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Nierninwa‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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Black as color of magic

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Prahara‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Aliza‭

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What would this nebula look like from a planet?

3 answers  ·  posted over 5 years ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How can I safely brighten my secondary star?

5 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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How much does my secondary star heat the planet orbiting my primary star?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by Monica Cellio‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Monica Cellio‭

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What conditions would cause an extremely dense (dark) coniferous forest to grow?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by xtal‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Olin Lathrop‭

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Can velocity drift be used to calculate a radio wave source's distance from Earth?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by zeno‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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Cruelty Free Vampirism [closed]

6 answers  ·  posted almost 4 years ago by Douglas‭  ·  closed over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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Inverse orbital direction

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Zavael‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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What if the Planck constant was exactly zero?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 6 years ago by Anders Gustafson‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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Why do flying saucers have to spin while flying?

3 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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What would the sky view be like of a final stage massive merged galaxy?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by RandySavage‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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Do seasons occur on a tidally-locked planet?

4 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Mister Onion‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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How long would a planet that losses its gravity take to break up?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Dave Driver‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by HDE 226868‭

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Anatomically Correct Mokèlé-mbèmbé

3 answers  ·  posted almost 5 years ago by Uncle Tres‭  ·  edited over 1 year ago by Canina‭

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Anatomically Correct Vanara

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by TGCF ‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by TGCF ‭

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If an ET has caramel blood, what it implies?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by raiden‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by raiden‭

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Would caves in general be practical lairs for a dragon?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mephistopheles‭

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How could the display technology of self-rewriting books work?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Cons of Antimatter Weaponry

6 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Dawnfire‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Dawnfire‭

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Could my leviathans exist?

1 answer  ·  posted over 1 year ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by icewar1908‭

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Exclusively underground creature experiencing sun-light for the first-time

3 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Prahara‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Prahara‭

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