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Questions tagged [science-based]

For questions that require answers based on hard science, not magic or pseudo-science, but do not require scientific citations. Contrast with the hard-science and reality-check tags. Do not use this tag as the only tag on a question.

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Culture and law if humans evolved with the ability to manipulate the four classical elements (to an extent)?

Note: I have never watched Avatar or Legend of Korra. I don't know how similar this idea is to that universe. Suppose that we can manipulate air, water, earth, and fire. To an extent. Most (but ...
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Habitable world orbiting a gas giant orbiting a gas giant

How likely would a habitable world be that orbits a gas giant that itself is orbiting a larger gas giant? Assuming one exists, what are the likely conditions?
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How can I modify the prostate to produce alternative fluids?

Semen is liquid that spurts out of the penis during orgasm. It is produced by the walnut-sized prostate gland that sits just below the bladder, and by the seminal vesicles, two pinky-sized glands that ...
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Low-efficiency fusion propulsion?

I'm working on a fusion rocket concept for a hard science fiction setting. I'm envisioning laser catalyzed Proton-Boron reactors (low waste heat, aneutronic, 100% of their output being He4 Alpha ...
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The Elementary Evil vs You /Wights/ Preventing Henry from gaining (more) power

Heinrich, the First; formerly: Henry Glitchdom, was a soulless monster, in life and became a literal nightmare in death. After somehow coming back, he mastered the Dark Arts in a free online course, ...