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Questions tagged [hair]

For questions pertaining to protein filaments grown from the skin, including the composition or uses of such.

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Human hair color boundary?

I know that humans can naturally have more than 1 hair color, whether that is in a transition from 1 color to another or they are born with it. Like for example there are babies with both red and ...
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Why would merfolk have hair?

A classic image of mermaids are their long flowing hair that swishes in the water. But in the scientifically realistic sense this makes none. The hair would be nothing more than a nuisance to the ...
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Melanin and you

Melanin is what causes the color to appear in the skin, hair and eyes. But in humans there seems to be a limit to this. For example human hair can be orange(gingers) but not green or blue. iris's can ...
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Hair based architecture

Time for some hare brained architecture! I was thinking about elves living in their tree houses via the mapping of such inherently three dimensional settlements. Normal houses transplanted from the ...