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17 votes
12 answers
5k views

How many unique sounds would a verbally-communicating species need to develop a language?

8 votes
9 answers
3k views

Could some sort of genetic engineering allow for "renewable" immortality?

6 votes
6 answers
548 views

How could human-like intelligence evolve in a nonsocial, non-carnivorous species? [closed]

6 votes
5 answers
2k views

How many airborne bacteria can I put into the air while keeping it breathable?

5 votes
2 answers
83 views

How do these "mind-reading" microbes collaboratively compute as fast as neurons?

4 votes
3 answers
402 views

Could three-dimensional beings engineer a multi-dimensional structure?

4 votes
4 answers
1k views

What could lead to an ability to “share instincts” to evolve? [closed]

4 votes
3 answers
171 views

Could a (semi-)universal information-storing molecule exist?

3 votes
5 answers
633 views

Could a species with multiple types of genetic material, like a “universal donor”, reasonably naturally exist?

3 votes
7 answers
924 views

How could real-time sentence translation work if using a "common middle ground" language?

3 votes
5 answers
1k views

This drug can rewire the brain and “insta-teach”. How fast can I make it work?

2 votes
3 answers
270 views

Would a genetically-inserted “memory” be present in all neurons? Or just specific neurons?

2 votes
2 answers
394 views

Feasibility of a convergent neural code across species?

1 vote
2 answers
86 views

Can technology that prompts or inhibits neuron firing be able to add/alter brain pathways and behavior?

1 vote
1 answer
146 views

How would a "universal language field" work? [duplicate]

1 vote
4 answers
211 views

Could this hypothetical molecule “read” gene code, to allow universal epigenetics?

0 votes
6 answers
287 views

Could a substance (drug, chemical, etc.) instantly teach a language?

0 votes
2 answers
99 views

How does this microbe recognize specific chemical patterns?

0 votes
3 answers
283 views

What would cause protein shapes to be the same across unrelated species?