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Evolution can do some surprising things, but I suspect that plants would fall into two groups: Summer-growth ones, with huge amounts of leaves and little in the way of support for them, grabbing as much light energy as possible for storage in bulbs or roots. They might well produce seeds at a different time of year from leaves, if there's a dispersal ...


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Reverse plant cycle Sunlight is important to plants (photosynthesis), so assuming that your world has plants, I imagine that they would be most active in winter, where the days are long. Their leaves might be able to survive freezing, like evergreens, or they pull in their leaves at night, similar to how many flowers close at night. With more active plant ...


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People. Look at Walking Dead. Yeh, zombies, but they are kind of like bad weather. They are not malicious. They are totally predictable. They are obstacles to be surmounted or evaded or worked around. The scary things in Walking Dead are other people. In your post-Apocalyptic world survivors will have grouped together into whatever works to keep them ...


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The fact that it's post-apocalyptic is dangerous enough by itself Firstly the reason for the world to collapse may still be present, or still have consequences: Nuclear mayhem? You've got nuclear fallout. Society collapse because it can't handle global warming with fewer ressources? Well, bad news for you, impact of global warming is still there. Asteroid ...


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The most 'realistic' threat for your survivors to face is simply environmental factors - lack of access to safe water or enough food, and competition for resources against other more desperate and less morally upstanding people. But from your suggestions, I'm thinking you want something more exciting. Depending on the history of your nuclear war, a good ...


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Yes... and No... The tree house or ship trope has been found in science fiction and fantasy for a long time. Three famous examples are the nature-magic-based Elves of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, the Yggdrasil tree ship from the Hyperion stories by Simmons, and the big old tree house found in James Cameron's movie Avatar. Can you do it in real life? Li Jun ...


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here found it from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_shaping from: https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/artful-science-tree-shaping i try to copy paste some words there, maybe it can help, since i am not knowledgeable about it myself. Tree shaping (also known by several other alternative names) uses living trees and other woody plants as the medium ...


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Top-of-the head answer from very classical real darwinian strategies: Stamina zombies, who can run for a long time and will eventually catch you on open space where they can keep the lock on you, and fast and smart zombies, that will ambush you and take advantage of the surprise effect on concealed setups (cities, forest), but won't run for long so you can ...


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how many different types of zombies can one have? As many as you want. As you stated, all life on this planet started from a single specimen which over the eons evolved into the variety we see today. Therefore, given enough time, from a single zombie precursor you can get, among others, zombie-bee, zombie-oak, zombie-platypus, zombie-whale and zombie-...


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We have a perfect example on our own Earth. Sea levels at present are very much lower than what is usual in the last few hundred million years. This is due to the Antarctic continent trapping a significant part of the planet's liquid water, so that global sea levels fell by about 60 meters (180 feet) when the Antarctic ice sheet formed about 40 million years ...


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Given that all previous answers concentrate on the catastrophic effects that different pressure or height or gravity levels could generate, I thought that your portal might have a security device preventing this. what's a portal In some theories, distance in space can be defined as "if you're strongly quantum entangled, you're close, if you're weakly ...


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The planet is slightly larger than the Earth, 34% more massive and 15% larger at the equator. The planet's average gravity is just 1% above, negligible. The planet orbits around 1 AU and has an eccentricity comparable to Venus. Your planet had a formation similar to that of Earth, with a strong impact like the Big Splash. Unlike the cradle of humans, your ...


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Nobody's mentioned mushrooms. They're handy because they can be grown in the dark, and in fact prefer it. You can get quite a lot of mushrooms from a small space: If you want something more exotic, there's the giant puffball (Calvatia gigantea). This monster grows to the size of a football usually, and in rare cases to as much as 90 centimetres across! ...


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Edit: This is not 1000 generations stuff. This is "crawled from the sea into a perpetually foggy land and evolved as such" stuff. For 1000 generations I'd imagine the main adaption is a resistence to Pneumonia and other illnesses caused by breathing damp cold air. For a real world example (urban legend?) Kenya is very high up and has a lower oxygen density....


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There is a world like this in Asimov's Trilogy of the Foundation, 2nd book, chapter 16. The world's name is Randole. Here, the planet's axis of rotation is always pointing towards the star (partially tidally locked?), and it has a dark side, where "oxygen runs liquid over the surface", and a light side, where lava might be a common sight. It has a ...


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How about having a planet with an extremely high degree of obliquity/axial tilt- say, 75-85 degrees of axial tilt, comparable to that of Uranus in our solar system (which has an axial tilt of just over 82.2 degrees), perhaps with a large moon to stabilize this obliquity in the way that Earth's moon did? That way, you'd have a relatively thin 'temperate ...


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If we want to avoid tidal locking, we need to find alternative mechanisms for heating (or cooling) particular regions of the planet. Heating is fairly simple: simply inject energy into a particular region. Observations of hot spots on several planets (unfortunately, gas giants) have shown that there are a couple of ways we could accomplish this: Have strong ...


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Absolutely nothing. In fact, less than nothing. If people of this culture aren't picky eaters and can eat anything, they can turn house cockroaches into a nutritious meal. Normally, people may have to work hard to eradicate them - now they don't have to do it! When the time comes, they only have to catch as many of them as needed, and that's all.


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It used to be common for most homes in rural or even suburban homes to have gardens. If you have never gardened, you might be surprised by the amount of food they can produce. Even in an urban setting, a couple of planters on a balcony or a portion of a roof top garden can easily produce food for several meals a year. Two zucchini plants can produce enough ...


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A few square metres. This depends on the exact definition of ingredients that have been grown at home. If you keep animals must you also grow the feed for them or can you buy it? If you are allowed buy the feed two possibilities are Chicken Coop Your chicken coop does not need to be as nice as this one. Just fence off a few square metres of your garden. ...


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Anything big enough for a bucket, you can grow most veges in a pot including quite large ones. Definitely pumpkin and potatoes but plenty of others. Examples


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