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Q&A How to survive and become self-sufficient in the nature?

Brad and his family are tired of society and the concept of money. They want to live a primitive lifestyle. They need a strong, comfortable and cheap refuge that will protect them from the elements...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Seraph Myrmidon‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Canina‭

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Q&A Humanity is doomed because of succubi

The first two answers in the anatomically correct succubi question suggest a parasitic approach to the concept of succubi which snatches off human organs, either the tongue or the vagina and feed o...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Kay‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Kay‭

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Q&A Would making a last ditch effort to skip save the spaceship?

Imagine a spaceship entering Earth's atmosphere, it has lost control of its engines and is relying on its reverse thrusters to decelerate before crashing into the Pacific ocean. So in an attempt ...

8 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A Colonies on Jupiter

I'm making a series where a multi-purpose frigate travels to Jupiter in order to help in the Mars versus Jupiter war. However, I don't know what the colonies would look like. Maybe floating wit...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by CatSharkSnake‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by CatSharkSnake‭

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Q&A Can a high power EMP generator keeps killer robots at bay?

Set in the near future, thousands of killer robots resemble those featured in the terminator film, I'm referring to the 800 series model are now marching in as we speaks. I am a sole survivor on a ...

5 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A Is surviving this (blood loss) scenario possible?

So my character (16 yr old girl) got a deep cut (inches across) from a dagger across her torso and is knocked unconscious. (She falls onto her back) She had just enough time to contact her friends ...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Kieran‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Kieran‭

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Q&A How long can 400 people survive in an underground facility if they had to seal off their heat vents?

Assume the surface of the planet is experiencing ice age conditions and the facility was designed to keep the occupants alive for 6 months. An emergency forces the permanent closure of all Heating...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Pentallion‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Pentallion‭

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Q&A Humans surviving on surface without Sun

Is it possible for humans to survive on the surface of the Earth, assuming the Sun was, for some reason, not emitting any light/heat/other radiation? Would whether the Sun was actually present affe...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Adrian Zhang‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Adrian Zhang‭

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Q&A How could human-like aliens survive on Pluto?

I apologize if I continuously ask different questions about different concepts for stories. It's just that I can never make up my mind on what to write, and sometimes, my ideas change. But anyway...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Daikyu Maryu‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Daikyu Maryu‭

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Q&A Emotion to replace fear

I want to make an alien species evolve without fear, or atleast not fear as we know it. Intelligent life, as I understand it, requires fear to encourage an organism to keep itself alive. What emo...

4 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Aezyc‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Aezyc‭

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Q&A Self-sustaining Mars colonization

Background A 100 years in the future Mars has been colonized, new settlers and resources arrive from earth every 26 months (when the planetary orbit lines up best) by first taking the space elevat...

7 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by cypher‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by cypher‭

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Q&A Astronaut Survival on a Toxic (Ammonia) Watery Planet

My story begins with a group of colonists on a ship when something happens (spoilers) and the colonists are forced to abandon ship and land on a nearby uncharted moon of a gas giant. The good news...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Jacob Badger‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Jacob Badger‭

Question atmosphere survival
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Q&A Is there any way for humanity to cope with perpetual acid rains?

All of a sudden, overnight, abruptly, weather forecast guys go on strikes... everywhere is raining nitric acid non stop so that on average the amount reported is 100mm and the pH level is 3 occasio...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A Would it be possible to survive on a world with only plants?

If you were air dropped onto another planet, where multi-cellular non-plant life did not evolve, could you survive on what was only around you? The planet in question is a clone of earth, in almost...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Greenie E. - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Greenie E. - Reinstate Monica‭

Question flora survival
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Q&A What survivable events would make Earth least inhabitable?

I am interested in events that would so radically change Earth (for the worse) that it would be near uninhabitable for humans. The event may or may not be deadly to humans, but the world it leaves...

8 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by ben‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by ben‭

Question apocalypse survival
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Q&A Flash-heating humans

I'm working on a version of wormhole-based FTL travel, and one of the side effects of passing through the wormhole is going to be instantaneous heating of every molecule of the thing passing throug...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Gryphon‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Gryphon‭

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Q&A Maximum Personal Time-field Speed?

One day, you suddenly get superpowers! Whoo-hoo, you can speed up or slow down the flow of time for yourself. This means you can run faster than a jet, right? So you decide to test it out. You ...

8 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Gryphon‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Gryphon‭

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Q&A Could a blood transfusion from immune survivors of a deadly, bioengineered virus grant the same immunity to those who don't have it?

First question so hope I'm doing this right! Working on a setting right now where a bio-engineered virus/plague is wiping out a large portion of humanity. Most died upon first exposure. Some surviv...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Space_Cadet‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Space_Cadet‭

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Q&A Creatures that intentionally blow themselves up

How could a creature explode itself? Why would it? We see example ideas of these all the time (Scourges, creepers, etc.) but nobody ever said how or why a creature would intentionally explode. I...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Caleb Woodman‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Caleb Woodman‭

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Q&A If every star in the universe except the Sun were destroyed, would we die?

If every star and planetary system and blackhole"”all mass (not sure whether to include dark matter or not) except what directly makes up our solar system"”in the Universe except the Sun were wiped...

12 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by theonlygusti‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by theonlygusti‭

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Q&A Where on Earth is it easiest to survive in the wilderness?

In which wilderness area on modern-day Earth would it be easiest for a lone human to survive year-round? What resources are available there and what tools and skills would be necessary? What is t...

15 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Monty Wild‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Monty Wild‭

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Q&A Human survival on unaltered Mars

What would it take for humans to survive on mars, without shelters, akin to the Martian, in terms of genetic engineering? Is it even remotely viable, or would some mechanical assistance (oxygen tan...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by MartinArrJay‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by MartinArrJay‭

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Q&A If there were no space agencies, could a person go to space?

I'm writing a story and I was thinking about the ending in advance. I posted a question about how the population would be wiped out. I have developed from that and thought about the virus having no...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by FluxedScript‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by FluxedScript‭

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Q&A Where to Put Self-Reliant, Rugged Individualists?

In fiction that tries to provide a wide diversity of cultural stances on the collectivism-individualism stances, there is often a trope that self-reliant, no-nonsense, rugged individualists (as a d...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by vicky_molokh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by vicky_molokh‭

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Q&A Best places to be on Earth when an all out nuclear World War III breaks out?

This is a world building question in a preventative context because those people or countries would be left fully functional while others gone and the safe areas is where the world building would b...

17 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Muze the good Troll.‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Muze the good Troll.‭

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Q&A The universe is in a long, slow decline to darkness (the stars are going out) - What can we do about it?

The universe is in a long, slow decline to darkness Sorry folks but it's true, read the article! Here's a much edited-down version: The universe is cooling down, its stars pumping out about h...

14 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by chasly from UK‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by chasly from UK‭

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Q&A What dog breeds survive the apocalypse for generations?

There was an apocalypse. Humans left cities in swathes, leaving their canine companions behind in the ruined cities. My question is, which types of dogs survive? Criteria -The dogs are going to be...

7 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by DT Cooper‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by DT Cooper‭

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Q&A How long can a human survive inside a dark box?

I am toying with an idea which requires a human to be stuck in a dark box for the rest of their life. They receive regular exercise of the arms and legs, air, food and water and their bodily funct...

5 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by A Lambent Eye‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by A Lambent Eye‭

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Q&A What would the physical effects be to Elves if they began living underground?

Background: An Elven nation that once thrived for thousands of years as a predominantly agricultural race was forced underground because of unexplainable occurrences of extreme weather conditions ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Will Robinson‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Will Robinson‭

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Q&A Where would water come from in an underground colony?

A large solar flare event ignites the atmosphere of Earth, but luckily, humans have been preparing for an event like this for some time. We have a fairly large shelter around 2.2 kilometers undergr...

4 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by QuiquÈ…‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by QuiquÈ…‭

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Q&A Could moose/elk survive in the Amazon forest?

In my story, there is a civilization living in the Amazon rainforest. They need some time of mount that is adapted to the forest. I don't think horses can survive by themselves in there, so I was t...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Onix‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Onix‭

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Q&A What adaptations would allow standard fantasy dwarves to survive in the desert?

Recently I was talking with a friend of mine on fantasy stuffens. I brought up that its interesting that dwarves are rarely in the desert and he immediately listed reasons why the dwarf build is ba...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Celestial Dragon Emperor‭

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Q&A What thickness of atmosphere and strength of magnetosphere would I need for a planet to have a deadly daytime and a hospitable nighttime?

What thickness of atmosphere, and strength of magnetosphere, would I need for a planet to have a deadly daytime and a hospitable nighttime? I'm wanting a planet in which humans can survive on as l...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ushumgallu‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Ushumgallu‭

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Q&A Is it possible for humanity to completely annihilate itself?

Is it possible for humanity to completely annihilate itself? By that I mean there cannot be one survivor left and the annihilation must be caused by humanity itself with current technology (no craz...

9 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Fred‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Fred‭

Question apocalypse survival
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Q&A Could a primitive sapient civilization survive on a planet being pulled along by a shkadov thruster?

From my understanding shkadov thrusters, they use huge mirrors built on the scale of a dyson sphere, to reflect all the radiation of a star in one direction, accelerating the star as an enormous st...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ushumgallu‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Ushumgallu‭

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Q&A What would happen to a human dragged quickly from the surface to the mesopelagic zone?

My mermaids have returned, and now they're dragging semi-conscious people about 700-ish meters underwater. Is it realistic for the person to still be alive at this point? (Y'know, for about ten sec...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Guest‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Guest‭

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Q&A Hermit living down a well. How deep can he safely go?

A holy man lives down a cylindrical well that is 2 metres in diameter. There is no water in the bottom and all the walls are of solid impermeable rock. He is protected from rain by a roof on suppor...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by chasly from UK‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by chasly from UK‭

Question physics survival
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Q&A If a civilization could plant only three crops, which ones would cover all nutritional needs?

For example, beans and rice cooperate to make a "complete" protein, providing all of the amino acids the body can't synthesize on its own -- in fact, most traditional dishes that combine legumes an...

5 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Sundemg‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Sundemg‭

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Q&A Where should you go if gravity pulled sideways?

If the entire Earth's gravity immediately shifted so it was pulling from East to West, what should people do? Keep in mind that this is not reversed, but merely tilted sideways, and maybe at an an...

7 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by margalo‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by margalo‭

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Q&A What's the oldest plausible frozen specimen for a Jurassic Park style story-line?

We've found all sorts of interesting stuff in arctic ice &amp; permafrost around the world. Bacteria &amp; the like far older than the more media friendly mammoth specimens have been found, living...

8 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Pelinore‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Pelinore‭

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Q&A How long can humans survive in increased gravity?

One premise of my current planet-in-progress is that certain locations in the universe are inherently tied to my PIP. For example, all the people and things that have vanished in the Bermuda Triang...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Frostfyre‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Frostfyre‭

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Q&A How to make society ravaged by random killing, prosper and remain happy?

Set in near future. Human population is at most a hundred thousand. Everyone lives in mountainous regions to escape deadly miasma. The air is infected by nanites which can cause cardiac arrest in ...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by user6760‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by user6760‭

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Q&A How long could humans survive on my planet?

I have created a planet which is a clone of Earth. Except I messed up where wasps, cobras and scorpions were concerned and they have turned out to be the size of elephants (everything in proportio...

3 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Tim Richards‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Tim Richards‭

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Q&A Earth becomes a rogue planet - how long can Iceland hold out?

Inspired by this question and my comment on one of the answers. If the earth were flung out of the solar system, it would rapidly become far too cold for any unprotected life to survive on the s...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Gryphon‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Gryphon‭

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Q&A Is there a way for a creature from earth to survive the vacuum of space for ten minutes?

I was wondering if there was a way for a creature to survive the vacuum of space for ten minutes with only a tank of oxygen and a mask to breathe the oxygen with. The creature comes from an Earth-l...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by OneSurvivor‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by OneSurvivor‭

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Q&A Is survival possible after having gravity reversed on the entire human race?

In the near future, an alien race finds Earth, learns how it and everything on it works, and begins to tamper with it. Somehow they figure out a way to flip the pull of Earth's gravity on only huma...

5 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Adam‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Adam‭

Question gravity survival
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Q&A Would humanity survive an empty Earth suddenly populated with young children?

Scenario: An Earth that is identical to our own (for the sake of being specific let's say the environment is the same as it was in 1 BCE) The planet is uninhabited by humans (and no there aren't...

8 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Sarah Burns‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Sarah Burns‭

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Q&A How can a planet full of zombies reproduce and maintain its population?

How can we have a world that is inhabited only by zombies and yet continues to be populated? For the purposes of this question, I envisage the type of zombie that has been infected by a virus, is...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by chasly from UK‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by chasly from UK‭

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Q&A How to survive the heat death of the universe?

The eventual heat death of the universe is an awful time to be alive considering you wouldn't have long left after the last star finally fades away. In this scenario there is a small group of about...

26 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Gorp‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Gorp‭

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Q&A Could a woman survive on mars by wearing a tight fitting, heated shirt, heated leggings, and a full head oxygen helmet

I'm writing a story where mars with its current atmosphere is inhabited entirely by women wearing the "spacesuit" with the following features: tight fitting, heated shirt, heated leggings, ful...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Someone‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Someone‭

Question mars survival

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