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Would living on around Alpha Centauri change how our eyes see color?

Funny enough, my current research is into genetic disorders in genetic isolates so I suppose I'm somewhat qualified to answer this. In 350 years the populations are unlikely to diverge much unless ...
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Is pregnancy in zero-g a barrier to long term space living?

My suspicion would be that it is possible to make babies is space, but I think there would be a far higher rate of in-utero fetal demise. Microgravity shouldn't cause any obvious issues with ...
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Tools for workshopping celestial body orbits

If your story is set in our real-world Solar System, then Wolfram Alpha may help with your calculations, in combination with some source of information on celestial bodies you are interested in. It ...
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What augmentations would be necessary to stave off the deleterious effects of living long-term in low gravity?

I have an idea. I have to warn you that this solution is literally as dumb as a box full of rocks. In order to give the muscles more to do, strap on some extra weight. A really simple way to do this ...
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What augmentations would be necessary to stave off the deleterious effects of living long-term in low gravity?

Off the top of my head, things like bone mineral density and muscle mass aren't going to be huge issues unless your people are going back to earth some day, or have to be physical labourers. I suppose ...
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What augmentations would be necessary to stave off the deleterious effects of living long-term in low gravity?

The only detriments I can think of from living long term in low gravity would be loss of muscle mass, bone density, and cardiovascular fitness. All of these would come from the body not experiencing ...
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Building a colonial government similar to the United States, but with a few tweaks

You can not rely on future educators to have today's values The problem with your idea that a person's values reflect the government they live under today. Let's say 200 people show up in a colony ...
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Building a colonial government similar to the United States, but with a few tweaks

If you are clever, your constitution is designed to grow. At first, you need a town council for a small village. Except that this town council is also the state, continental, and world government. ...
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Why would the council of a colony on another planet lie about the colony's age?

Taxation Colonies are expected to pay a tax to their patron corporation or nation on the Earth. Failing that, they are either re-colonized with more loyal people or micro-managed into regular payments ...
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Why would the council of a colony on another planet lie about the colony's age?

If I understand you correctly, whenever the colony reaches a certain size it is split in two or more parts, with one part retaining the original site and the other(s) moving out. Almost like a beehive....
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Why would the council of a colony on another planet lie about the colony's age?

The current colonists are pirates and the children of pirates. The pirates killed the original colonists and took over, and are lying to their kids and Earth since if Earth finds out, they'll send ...
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