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AskScience Panel of Scientists XVIII
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AskScience AMA Series: IAmA restoration ecologist focused on restoring oysters to the NY Harbor in New York City. AMA!
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If the great pacific garbage patch WAS compacted together, approximately how big would it be?
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Does a person suffering from amnesia retain the personality traits formed from/during the experiences they can no longer remember?
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[Engineering] Why are the SABRE-engines on the Skylon spaceplane shaped like a bent tube, with the apparent thrust vector not aligned with the forward direction of the craft?
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Can high amount of concentrated electromagnetic waves warp space like gravity does?
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How do we have elements on the periodic table that we dont know the form of in certain temperatures? Are these just theoretical and we have never actually physically seen it?
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How does hair hold onto water so well?
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Ask Anything Wednesday - Economics, Political Science, Linguistics, Anthropology
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How deep or shallow can the sand be in a desert?
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If I'm on the interior surface of a rotating cylinder in space, I'll feel something that I could interpret as "gravity". Is it possible to spin a cylinder fast enough to create an "event horizon" on the inside?
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In the double slit experiment, how are individual protons/electrons fired?
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Is there a limit to how far an electron can be from an atom?
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If a sun is bigger, will there be more area of habitable zone, or will the zone be further away?
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Is there a scientific consensus on how bad climate change is projected to be?
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What would be "shelf life" of plutonium warhead? (please read text before answer)
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What is the energy cost per bit manipulation in reversible and irreversible processors?
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Why do the planets all seem to have the same inclination of orbit around our sun? Why are there no polar orbits or other inclinations?
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Does a moving Charge get affected by its electric and magnetic field?
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How does a Housefly survive after continuously bashing its self against hard surfaces?
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Why are rainstorms frequently accompanied with lighting, but snowstorms/blizzards rarely (never?) have lightning?
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Why do muscles get sore the day after exercise, not straight away?
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For materials scientists, does reinforcing by composite coating has any explanations to wear rate?
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Yanar dag, is there no way to put out the fire? Are we keeping it lit just for nostalgia?
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What is causing this "fairy ring" on this volcanic island?
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What are current predictions for the future of the Amazon Rainforest? Is the forest as a whole at risk from human activity?
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What will be the future of continents?
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If cat's are covered in fur, and don't pant or sweat. How do they regulate there temperature when they fall asleep in the sun or on a heat vent?
11
Everything in space spins it seems, so how could an enormous cloud of spinning dust and gas ever condense to form a star?
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In a rotating black hole, what is rotating?
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How come there is a certain flow out of a faucet where the fluid seems to flow really cleanly and then breaks up?
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How do we know which river merges into which and continues being that river?
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What kind impact does a site of mass death--say, a battlefield, like Gettysburg--have on the environment?
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Why are you not allowed to cross your legs when getting your blood pressure taken?
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What is the purpose of the pineal gland and what does it mean to decalcify it?
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Are ionic compounds with mixed anions/cations possible?
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Why does the level of voltage determine the difference between transmission and distribution of electricity?
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Do devices use noticeably different amounts of power based on the volume that audio is played at? Is this still the case if the speakers are external and self-powered?
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What effect would having multiple moons (like Mars, Uranus, Saturn, etc.) have on our oceans?
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What’s happening when cloths are bleached by the Sun?
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How is it so that several (all?) mammals grow and lose a set of "baby teeth" before growing their final dentition? Why stop at two sets when other vertebrates such as sharks regenerate their teeth constantly?
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Why are download and upload speeds in average internet connections so radically different?