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Could an organism evolve photosynthesis using internal microscopic structures instead of using pigments?
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Small correction: it's not just the pigments it's the organelles that photosynthesise. What you're looking for can be found in the Oriental hornet, particularly its pigmentation. The pigments of ...

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How arthropods could evolve a placoderm-like skeleton (semi-exoskeleton)?
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Double exoskeleton with the inner layer becoming what bone is to vertebrates. During an arthropods moulting process there's actually a new layer of exoskeleton growing underneath, which inflates and ...

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What biologically would cause enforced sexual monogamy, and what could reverse it?
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Psychological imprinting It’s no different than baby chicks that associate the first thing they see as their mother. The instinct is already there. I would probably go something like this; person one ...

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How would a humanoid entity with bones made of both bone and nacre differ from more conventional life?
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Nacre and bone play very different roles Bones are actually used as stockpiles of calcium for the body to use in metabolic processes, like for example muscle contractions. This is why bones are ...

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Anatomically Correct Gryllus
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An octopus's decentralised nervous system. Octopi essentially have intelligent arms that probe around their body like hands in your back pocket and bring food to the mouth. The octopus's main brain ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can a large creature (on earth) eat rocks and/or lava?
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Rock eating yes, magma eating no. Nothing survives lava, nuff said. Rock eating on the other hand does happen in nature, just not for food. Birds swallow rocks but it’s for the gizzard they use to ...

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How much can be modificated the humanoid body plan and still being able to perform the high speed throwing?
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Longer arms that throw a bit more like a catapult. Human throwing is less about the arm itself but more about the shoulders, pectoral and back muscles. One thing I've noticed is that many concept ...

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What environmental pressures would drive arthropods to evolve a more "efficient" circulatory and respiratory system?
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Low atmospheric pressure and higher oxygen concentration Respiratory systems tend to get more efficient at high altitudes, with improved air flow in the lungs and more red blood cells. For arthropods ...

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What would be the best design for a resistant and fast humanoid leg?
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A bit of ostrich and horse As you mentioned Ostriches can run 50km/h for 15km. This is partly due to their feet which have only two toes, a minimalist design which offers good balance. Compare this ...

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How can society be convinced into worshiping a consistently failing deity?
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"How can the church maintain their influence among the community despite their repeated and visible failures?" The mere fact that the elders are so long lived and immune to disease is enough ...

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What would cause a race of elves to have grey skin?
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Your Desert Elves are tough survivors. Benefits to "scarring easily" could be that the Desert Elves heal quickly but lack the stem cells present in the skins pores that allow wounds to close ...

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Would it be possible for supergiants to play football at the normal pace with a moon-sized ball in the right parallel universe?
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They have gained the ability to control gravity and are now unaffected by it. Thanks to this mastery over natural forces they can ignore any size related problems like being crushed by their own ...

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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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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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Deceptive diseases
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Or they can increase metabolic rate to make their host eat, grow and move more rapidly to incubate them before the host develops an immunity. There's thousands of parasites out there and most of them ...

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Could a genetically modified plant become a house?
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By figuring out how cells assemble themselves We're only beginning to understand how cells know where to go in order to form a coherent organism. But say a genius botanist and geneticist figures out ...

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How could simple but cheap robots be used in combat?
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Look, it's RB-551." "No wonder he got blasted. He's one of those older models programmed by a central computer." "Not like us; we're independent thinkers." "Roger roger.&...

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Why do the toe-ticklers tickle toes?
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Toe-Ticklers may simply be cleaning the feet and feeding on whatever they find like Cleaner fish. It may also be their form of social grooming like in apes, so they like the laughing. There are forms ...

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