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Q&A What is the minimum and maximum gravity level that nearly all humans can sustain over a 5 year period?

There are several questions related to effects of different gravity levels on the human body, but none adequately answer a fundamental question: What is the maximum and minimum gravity that nearly ...

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

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Q&A Could a marine plant have a salt-filtration system for when plants suck up the sea-water (providing a source of fresh water?)?

In a world I want to make, sailors would travel at sea for many years, perhaps up to ten, on sail boats. Obviously, they'd normally be stricken by scurvy and such, but I was thinking of some kind o...

3 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Topsy-Scurvy‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Topsy-Scurvy‭

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Q&A How would the strong magnetic field of a white dwarf affect humans inhabiting a planet that orbits such a star?

Magnetic white dwarfs (MWD) comprise almost 2 % of all white dwarfs and they are characterized by having a strong magnetic field, whose strength varies between 1 T and 100 kT. Compared to the Earth...

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

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Q&A How large can differences in gravity be without being overly dangerous to humans?

Let's imagine a planet that is 5000 km in diameter but has the mass of the Earth. I'd imagine standing on that planet might feel similar to standing on the Earth, because the gravity would be compa...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by overlord - Reinstate Monica‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by overlord - Reinstate Monica‭

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Q&A Long term fever in humans

Scenario : Due to the effects of a magical overload, there are people in my world who lose their magic. Those that don't go outright insane are left with damaged nervous systems and a high body tem...

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

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Q&A Could two separate creatures' health, or life, be dependent on each other?

This is a question for an alien species. Is there anyway to scientifically justify having two separate beings/creatures that depend on each other for life? In other words, two separate bodies tha...

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

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Q&A How would the skin color of white Europeans change over 1,000 years in subtropics?

I am building a country in today's Argentina (32°-40° latitude) where Europeans would have settled in 10th century. Would their skin color change over that period?

7 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Martin L‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by Martin L‭

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Q&A Born and raised on a world with longer days and years - would it impact life expectancy

If humans found a habitable world and access to it, what would the effects be of a longer day to those who were subsequently born and raised there? Is there any evidence that a longer day cycle (o...

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

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Q&A Can a human born & raised in zero gee survive on a earth like planet for a short while

I've been toying with an idea of a epic space fantasy where a certain area of the milky way is controlled by decedents of humanity that are born, live &amp; die in spaceships, said "ngees" as the "...

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

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Q&A Amputees, cardio, and flying humans

How might the cardiovascular health of someone with both legs below the knee missing be affected? Would people be able to engage in activities that involve sustained cardio, like flying? Backgrou...

2 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by 299 Neandertal Variants ‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by 299 Neandertal Variants ‭

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Q&A Teleportation - Pressure differences

Warning This question is one of a series about specific use of teleportation. It will concern only about pressure and atmosphere. Here are previous question: Teleportation and speed Context T...

6 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Ted Pwyll‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Ted Pwyll‭

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Q&A Is it possible that a group of people can hear radio frequency (naturally)

In my narrative several people can hear a soft buzzing when it is very quiet. It's almost unintelligible, but discovered it is what's on the radio. The people aren't related, but they may be very...

6 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Mikey‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Mikey‭

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Q&A Will people suffer from the same diseases on other planets?

Just for curiosity, I am a diabetic and I was wondering if humans would suffer from the same ilness if they were on other planets? Does the climate on other planets help the immune system? Will the...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Saffist3r‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Saffist3r‭

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Q&A How does a human body react to increasing heat? Can it combust?

Say there's a torture technique that hangs people by metal chains (gruesome, I know; stay with me) and the room slowly heats at a steady rate. (Like boiling a frog in an increasingly hot pot of wat...

4 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Jay Dee‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Jay Dee‭

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Q&A Healing/Surgery by teleport

Preface: I'm worldbuilding for a story that has been in my head for ages, it's a kinda SciFi/Fantasy combo. There is one "godlike" being that can alter how physics work in a certain area, and it's...

9 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Helwar‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by Helwar‭

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Q&A How does Santa avoid Heart Attacks from bad cholesterol?

Santa delivers to the homes of the 7 billion people on Christmas night, eating cookies and milk at each of the homes. Provided each home puts out a glass of milk and 3+ cookies, that's a lot of mi...

13 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Quill‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by Quill‭

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Q&A How would air pressure gradients be affected by controlled gravity?

My current story is set inside a hollowed out dwarf planet (i.e. Ceres) with an artificial gravity generating "mesh" within the shell. This Gravity Mesh can generate a gravitational field that can...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by DracoAtrox‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by DracoAtrox‭

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Q&A Could someone stay unconscious for roughly twelve hours under a set of given conditions while in a desert environment?

I'm quite afflicted with a specific set of conditions I'm trying to figure out. I'm trying to find a way (if there is one) that someone could be unconscious for roughly twelve hours under some con...

3 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by UnholyPens‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by UnholyPens‭

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Q&A Effects of changing environments in humans

Assuming that there's not an issue with diseases spreading around, and that there's little to no issue with food allergies, what would the effects be of taking someone from a tropical climate to on...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by So It Begins‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by So It Begins‭

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Q&A Why do we keep smoking in distant future?

You gotta admit. That roguish guy you just met at space bar looks cooler with cig in his mouth. Not only he always shoots first, but also he manages to do so while puffing awesomely looking clouds ...

21 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Pavel Janicek‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Pavel Janicek‭

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Q&A Can a human being live with a continuous stream of blood instead of pulses?

For any reason, a human heart is replaced with a pump that instead of pulses provides a continuous stream of blood. It varies the pressure, as a heart does, as needed. Ignore such technical issues...

8 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Westside Tony‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Westside Tony‭

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Q&A What if smoking suddenly became much more lethal?

A"¦ well, dream"¦ of mine: what if smoking suddenly, overnight, became immediately lethal? To be more specific, this is about "active" smoking; bystanders aren't affected. To make things more inte...

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

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Q&A Smallest set of plants to feed a population

What is the smallest set of different crops a (vegan) human population could grow to sustain itself? We'll assume they have an ideal environment, where anything and everything can grow and the tec...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Babika Babaka‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by Babika Babaka‭

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Q&A What is the best way to use my two portals?

To avoid being too broad, I'd like to use the portals for purely altruistic purposes (health, environment, safety), and not for scientific or military acheivement (e.g. - not an instant space eleva...

12 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by Mikey‭  ·  last activity 7y ago by Mikey‭

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