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How can a gigantic creature combat neural lag?
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Solution: neurons that funnel flashes of light. Have you heard of fiber-optic cables? No? In a nutshell, the cable doesn't serve to transfer electrical energy but instead funnels photons within a ...

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Anatomically Correct Sciapod
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Above the pelvis. Locomotion with one leg is rather... interesting. Not only does the ball joint of the femur have to be at the centre of the pelvis but there also needs to be room for the muscles ...

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Anatomically Correct Tarasque
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For starters, The shell is far too short. Out of all the chimeric components, the turtle aspect seems to be the most problematic. Tortoises are known for their ability to retract their legs into their ...

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How could an object float/levitate in a spherical shell
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It's already been done. You're looking for magnetic locking using rotating magnets. Check out this video, which explains the phenomenon in greater detail. In short: magnets are attracted to only one ...

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Explaining Anthropomorphism In Later Development
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Chimerism due to magic I seem to recall that your magic system, mainly chaos energy, served to mutate creatures and occasionally give them traits from other animals. Humans are animals too aren’t they?...

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Explaining Symbiosis for Rhydar
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Vultures would benefit from the "road kill" of Rhydars. Something as aggressive as a blind mutant rhino is bound to leave a lot of rotting corpses behind, something vultures would gladly dig ...

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How could pears be used as ammunition?
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Frozen Pears. I remember an anecdote of engineers testing the durability of a bullet train against birds. They used a chicken in the tests and the train did fine. The French on the other hand should ...

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Soft vs Hard: Which is the best system for a military exoskeleton?
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Warfare is all about speed, maneuverability and tactics. Soft or hard? Well that depends on what attributes you are looking for. Speed, power and defense. Those are the Rock Paper Scissors of warfare (...

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Determining Feasible Mermaid Locomotion Methods (Land Edition)
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Why try to walk without legs when you can roll? I’ve said this before about seals and I’ll keep saying it until the end of time: just roll. Seriously! Why do they waste so much energy bouncing on ...

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How might parrot's feet change if they adapted for semi-aquatic life?
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Webbed feet that mimic the movement of jellyfish! Zygodactyl webbed-feet certainly don’t can’t be used to swim the normal way. Instead we’ll have to use a bit of trickery with water physics. The foot ...

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Determining the Best Wild Anklebiter Predator
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Right, let's see what weaknesses we can find for Anklebiters based on their abilities: Subterranean motility: allows them to move through soft dirt giving them three dimensional movement as well as ...

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Feasibility of Giant Butterflies as Predators
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Liquefying its prey for more efficient consumption. Time for another answer that doesn't fit the mould! Guess what we'll be doing today? Making a giant butterfly that melts the insides of its prey... ...

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Explaining Chasers as a Evolutionary Stage of a Caterpillar
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It's not about wasting energy but about efficiency. Larger animals are counterintuitively more efficient than smaller ones. Larger animals need more food, but as in most things the square-cube-law ...

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Role of Flayt in Medieval Fantasy Society
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They are the perfect messengers and are the white doves that keep the peace, so to speak. @Nosajimiki already included this part in his answer but I have something to add. Being a flying race capable ...

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Interstellar Evolution
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Yes living things can survive being exposed to space, but navigating is much more difficult. As you probably know by now, Tardigrades (moss piglets) are microscopic bacteria eating critters that can ...

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Adapting Rhydars into Carnivores
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A weaponized body with spikes and a horn as a hammer! Your question was a bit vague but I believe this is the most suitable body plan for violence. Rhydars ram into their prey which means the bulk of ...

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How Could Giant Caterpillars Come to Prey On Leafmaw?
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Consider hammerhead sharks and their hunting strategy. Hammerheads unlike the great whites don't rely as much on strength and speed to catch their prey as much as their incredible senses. Sharks are ...

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How would a human/floral humanoid offspring look?
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It depends. What's the full appearance of the floral race? How human looking are they? If the petals are the only nonhuman trait we could assume their offspring wouldn't be that different. If they are ...

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Adapting Chompers For Land and Sea
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Behold! Torpedo eggs! I know it sounds like a stretch but let me explain. I'm a bit late to answer but hear me out. Eggs actually have this thing called the chalaza which holds the yolk balanced and ...

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How does the Carnifowl hunt?
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Like an Owl. The body shape you described is basically the same as an owl. The cat-like head and ears also give some resemblance to eared-owls. However you described its body as eagle like, which ...

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Bokoblins: Biologically Feasible?
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Pigs are very smart but there's no way to develop. Here's why: Pigs are highly intelligent, clean and mostly nice animals. They are smart enough to solve puzzles and try to use tools, but just like ...

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Dealing with Arc Flash For Viji
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Their armor is lined with copper. Lightning rods are made of conductive materials like copper and aluminum. This helps direct the electricity in the wanted direction and earthing the lightning rod. ...

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Could plankton create civilisation?
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If they can link together to accomplish complex tasks then maybe. Taking ants for reference they can't accomplish much on their own but are an unstoppable force in great numbers. They don't have a ...

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Explaining Monsters Shifting Form in Combat
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Tissues that don't belong to the monster are animated by chaos energy. I absolutely love your egg-themed monster as well as the rest. The artist in me wants to see concept art of the things. Ahem... ...

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Explaining Giant Caterpillars that Chase Prey
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A plant eating caterpillar won't adapt itself for predating anything, however carnivorous ones just might do. There's just no way for a slow prey animal to turn into a chasing predator. If it's not ...

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How big can a land animal get on a planet with 97% of earths gravity?
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As big as the source of food allows until gravity comes along. Modern whales are huge, but that's mostly thanks to their food source. An average-sized humpback whale will eat 4,400-5,500 pounds of ...

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What Adaptations Do Viji Need To Survive On Mountains?
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First question to ask yourself when designing a creature: what does it eat and where does it come out? Okay maybe the last one isn’t as important. But the point isn’t that diet shapes the animal (...

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Extremely powerful jaws
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Saltwater crocodiles have the highest recorded bite strength of 3,700 pounds per square inch (psi), or 16,460 newtons, of bite force. This is enough to break steel. Steel can withstand about 3k–5k PSI ...

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Is there any possible way for pyrokinesis to have some kind of scientific grounding?
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You probably can't give a superpower, but you can give a person the attributes that makes them obtain that power. What is pyrokinesis? The etymology is Greek consisting of the words: pyr=fire and ...

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Realistic reverse aging?
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We identify young living things by their proportions. Larger heads and eyes is what’s considered cute and infantile. The reason for that is the eyes, which don’t grow less because of the skull, ...

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