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

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Is it possible for a planet to only support liquid water at the poles?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Ichthys King‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Ichthys King‭

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What does it look like inside a transparent glowing gas?

3 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Ichthys King‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Ichthys King‭

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Are flexible digits viable for both running and climbing?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by ProjectApex‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by ProjectApex‭

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Could triangular DNA exist?

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

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A semi-habitable Mars and the differences between the plains and the craters

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Geraintosaurus‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Geraintosaurus‭

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(Semi) Believable way to quickly submerge a large landmass

3 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Blue Devil‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Blue Devil‭

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How to plausibly reanimate a person?

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

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Question about Kessler syndrome

4 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Dashane Du Plessis‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Dashane Du Plessis‭

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Could a species evolve to the point were they cause their own extinction

5 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by RotNDecay‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by RotNDecay‭

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How could a dragon-proof toy work?

10 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Mephistopheles‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mephistopheles‭

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Could habitable planets form in an ultracompact galaxy?

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

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Would the Oceans in This Map Be Freshwater?

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

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Anatomically Correct Giant Seahorses

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Richard Lindahl‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Richard Lindahl‭

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Could it be possible to quantum entangle particles on a mass scale?

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

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Effect of an asteroid impact on a nuclear power plant?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Mister OwO‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Mister OwO‭

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Mechanism behind ocean-containing ice caps

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

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How can the effects of a Gene become weaker with each new offspring?

4 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Incognito‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Incognito‭

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Asteroid mining: Good for the environment?

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

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Could sentient mitochondria evolve?

2 answers  ·  posted over 1 year ago by Arbiter Elegante‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Arbiter Elegante‭

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Possibility of a "hot Mars"

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

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Harnessing energy directly from the sun via quantum tunneling

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Strivs‭  ·  last activity over 1 year ago by Strivs‭

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Could an island on Earth with these climate types exist?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by galactic_analyzer‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by galactic_analyzer‭

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Ningens / Humanoid whale-like creatures

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Mr Glass‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Mr Glass‭

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What types of flora would flourish on a tidally-locked moon?

4 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by HyrkanianBlade‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by HyrkanianBlade‭

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Powertrain for mid-19th century mecha

7 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Ryan Williamson‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Ryan Williamson‭

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Science of Green Lantern and solid light constructs

1 answer  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Strivs‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Strivs‭

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Navigating in a Subsurface Ocean

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by CAE Jones‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by CAE Jones‭

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What adaptations would a hominid need to survive in Antarctica?

3 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by icewar1908‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by icewar1908‭

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Why would an AI only give limited information to humans?

19 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Adam Reynolds‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Adam Reynolds‭

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Roughly how long could an 'Oumuamua type object get?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Slarty‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Slarty‭

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What FTL models are appropriate given my constraints?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by John O‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by John O‭

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what modifications or methods need for flying monster to withstand thunderstorm?

2 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by Li Jun‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by Li Jun‭

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Why would a tree species grow very large in what is a very windy environment?

5 answers  ·  posted almost 2 years ago by bio‭  ·  last activity almost 2 years ago by bio‭

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