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Questions involving entering a sleep-like state with very low metabolic rate for extended periods of time to avoid harsh environmental conditions.

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Which natural process could make the surface of a planet temporarily uninhabitable for some, but habitable for other species?

I want to tell a story about two sentient species inhabiting the same planet, but never meeting. Essentially, some kind of random event (every couple of days up to every couple of months) causes ...
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When a human gets petrified what happens to the blood?

The science team had the good idea of hitting Sharon with a petrification device. Good old Medusa. The device sends microparticles into the body inserting foreign RNA into each cell. These carry the ...
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How would a mass hibernation on a set schedule effect a society's development? [closed]

So I have this idea for a world where there are two major groups of sentients. For the purposes of this question, we'll call them the Protags and the Antags. The Protags are active during the 'Long ...
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Rebuilding a collapsed empire

I am making a galaxy where humans have reached an age where everything is peaceful and paradise, like spanning thousands of planets. However, a disaster happened that caused all the worlds to be ...
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Would a hibernating, bear-men society face issues from unattended farmlands in winter?

In a medieval fantasy world I am imagining, there are bear-men living in villages, with your medieval houses, roads and such. They also have farms with various vegetables, fruits and grains (wheat, ...
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2 weeks day, 2 weeks night, how would the sleeping pattern of the planet's dominant species work with a 28 'day' Day?

Okay, so I have this binary planet system. The main planet a bit bigger than earth with a size appropriate moon-planet. Both are habitable and with a humanoid species that evolved there. But, I know ...
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Would a sleeper ship need artificial gravity?

If all of the crew and passengers of an interstellar craft were in suspended animation except prior to Earth departure and just before destination arrival, would they need artificial gravity (through ...
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Plausibility and benefits of relatively short-term suspended-animation via hibernation?

I have a crew that need to spend a couple years traveling via spaceship. Because it's inefficient to have to provide every passenger with living-space and rations, I'd much prefer if it were ...
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What is the longest something could hibernate?

I'm my previous question I asked about the longevity of caves, now I'd like to figure out the longevity of the cave dwellers. Specifically, I'd like to put some bounds on how long they can hibernate. ...
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Realistic underground shelters for long time hibernation for mainly humans

Short variant of question: I have few big natural caves (really big). I want to transform it into shelters capable of keeping ~2.000.000 humans in hibernation, sleep, suspended animation or other ...
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