• I really like bees, am i bee?

    50 answers · Zoology · 3 days ago
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  • Will technology save the sun from dying in centuries time?

    Best answer: No, not in a mere few centuries. We need to become an interplanetary civilization first, able to travel within our own solar system with relative ease. That transition may happen within the next few centuries, for sure. Then our next big step will be to become an interstellar civilization, able to hop from star... show more
    Best answer: No, not in a mere few centuries. We need to become an interplanetary civilization first, able to travel within our own solar system with relative ease. That transition may happen within the next few centuries, for sure. Then our next big step will be to become an interstellar civilization, able to hop from star system to star system, which may take 100's of thousands of years, if not millions. It's only at that point we may have a hope of saving the Sun.

    One possibility of prolonging the life of the Sun is to split the Sun up into a bunch of smaller stars. Smaller stars live longer. A red dwarf star only a 10% of the mass of the Sun can live 3 trillion years! Even if we say split the Sun up into 2 stars, 50% of the mass of the current Sun, then that would extend it's life to 56 billion years, instead of just 10 billion years as it is now!

    How would you split the Sun up? A possible technology of the distant future would be to build a magnetic ring that orbits closely above the Sun and uses magnetic fields to siphon off the material of the Sun, as it boils and bubbles away from the Sun. The siphoned off material would then get deposited on the other side of the magnetic ring, and it would start creating a new protostar. Initially the protostar would look like a bulge on the side of the Sun as material gets continually transferred from Sun to protostar. Of course, by that point, the Sun would be producing far less heat, and so would these new protostars, so you'd have to move the Earth closer to these new stars to get the same amount of heat. Should not be a problem for a civilization able to create new stars from parts of an existing star!

    You might even consider creating new Earths while you're at it, to increase living space. First you might want to move Venus into one of these stars' habitable zones, and then colonize Venus, which would be very Earth like by then. Perhaps move Mercury into orbit around Venus to stabilize its orbit, like the Moon does for Earth.
    32 answers · Astronomy & Space · 4 days ago
  • Do constellations change?

    What would happen if a star(s) in a constellation were to die? Would we still consider it the same constellation or a new one? Has any star in a constellation died yet since the day we started naming constellations?
    What would happen if a star(s) in a constellation were to die? Would we still consider it the same constellation or a new one? Has any star in a constellation died yet since the day we started naming constellations?
    9 answers · Astronomy & Space · 2 days ago
  • I was on Interstate 65 about 50 miles south of Louisville and I thought I saw TYRANNOSAUR REX. Could I be losing my mind?

    Best answer: Chris saw it, too.

    https://foursquare.com/v/trex-on-i65/51bf6b13498e110afdf81d4c?openPhotoId=550737bc498e907d1901e82c
    Best answer: Chris saw it, too.

    https://foursquare.com/v/trex-on-i65/51bf6b13498e110afdf81d4c?openPhotoId=550737bc498e907d1901e82c
    13 answers · Zoology · 3 days ago
  • What is a Gamma Ray?

    Best answer: Very, very dangerous, more than 10^19 Hertx It is a high energy Electromagnetic beam with a wavelength even shorter than X Rays They are produced from the Protons and Neutrons of Atoms A gamma Ray burst although short lived would literally fry one whole Hemisphere of Earth if it was in line with it The have been... show more
    Best answer: Very, very dangerous, more than 10^19 Hertx
    It is a high energy Electromagnetic beam with a wavelength even shorter than X Rays
    They are produced from the Protons and Neutrons of Atoms
    A gamma Ray burst although short lived would literally fry one whole Hemisphere of Earth if it was in line with it
    The have been detected coming from the Poles of Supermassive Supernovas
    6 answers · Astronomy & Space · 2 days ago
  • Can a Gorilla learn boxing?

    Best answer: Can a Gorilla learn boxing? The short answer is... NO Gorillas are very different than humans in their skeletal structure, and therefore have dissimilar body mechanics. Humans have proportionately long legs, and a mostly erect "S" shaped spine, where as Gorillas have proportionately short legs, feet... show more
    Best answer: Can a Gorilla learn boxing?

    The short answer is... NO

    Gorillas are very different than humans in their skeletal structure, and therefore have dissimilar body mechanics. Humans have proportionately long legs, and a mostly erect "S" shaped spine, where as Gorillas have proportionately short legs, feet that are more like hands, and a very hunched-over "C" shaped spine. A proper stance and footwork are the most important and fundamental components of boxing, and this would be impossible for a Gorilla. They could never be able to stand-up right without being extremely off balance, they could never achieve the right stance or move their feet the right way for throwing proper punches, and they could never move their upper or lower body like a boxer does.

    Gorillas are naturally inclined to fight in a way that supports their body's design. They don't exactly have a "natural punching" style, what they generally do in a fight is raise their very long and powerful arms up high above their heads... and with incredible power they POWER SLAM them in a downward motion with enough power to snap a Lion's spine! They also swoop their arms across their bodies in a sideways/horizontal motion at an attacker, but the striking power of this attack is not the real objective (although it will do serious damage), the main goal is to grab the other animal, and pin it down with one arm, so that the gorilla can raise his free arm up high, and power-slam it downward onto the pinned animal, likely killing it in one or two downward forearm/hammer-fist strikes. Gorillas also have incredibly formidable fangs, and can do very severe damage with their bites, and they DO bite in fights! In very close quarters, Gorillas can also use their incredible strength to literally tear animals apart with their hands, like humans rip cardboard! There was a case where gorilla researchers discovered a mangled body of a leopard near a gorilla band, and its lower jaw bone had been completely ripped OFF, its spine snapped, and its skull crushed, and torn in pieces! They observed very mild injuries to the male silver-back leader, that were clearly done by the leopard.

    Gorillas don't need boxing... and even if they did... they couldn't use it!

    Its NOT an intelligence thing... Gorillas are intelligent enough to learn sign language, so my guess is that they are probably intelligent enough to learn boxing basics, but... they're NOT designed for it physically.


    The power in boxing's punches come from the legs, the movement of the (human style) feet, and hip torque, these are things a gorilla could never do! If a gorilla were to throw jabs and crosses the sheer length and weight of their long arms would throw them off balance, and they would fall over on all fours. Given their strength... if they threw hooks it would spin them around, and again they would land on all-fours. They also could never move their feet like a boxer, stand upright with enough balance to execute dynamic boxing movements, and most importantly...

    A GORILLA CANNOT MAKE A PROPER FIST!!!

    A gorilla's hands are very different from a human's The gorilla, like other apes have very long fingers to grasp thick tree branches. The human is the ONLY primate that is able to make a proper fist!. A gorilla's fingers are too long to curl up into a proper fist, and given the physical strength of a gorilla... if they were to throw a boxing style punch, they would break their hands on whatever they hit!!! This is why when they use downward arm strikes the point of contact is generally the forearm, not the somewhat closed fist.

    So... yeah, unfortunately Gorillas CANNOT learn to box given their morphological design...

    However... IF BIG FOOT IS REAL... and, he matches the popular descriptions... HE ACTUALLY MIGHT BE ABLE TO LEARN TO BOX!!!

    The reason is because BIGFOOT supposedly stands upright, and has a more human-like spine and foot shape! I don't know it they would be able to make a closed fist like a human, or if it would be shaped more like a gorillas. So... I hope that helps!!!
    3 answers · Biology · 1 day ago
  • Will humans in the future laugh at our current rocket propelled engines, but if they do that arent they laughing at their own roots in a way?

    I can only imagine that future humans will have found a much better way of getting into space assuming that will people in the distant future (if humanity survives that long) laugh at rocket technology yet were rockets not the best way for humans at the time to get things and humans into orbit?
    I can only imagine that future humans will have found a much better way of getting into space assuming that will people in the distant future (if humanity survives that long) laugh at rocket technology yet were rockets not the best way for humans at the time to get things and humans into orbit?
    14 answers · Astronomy & Space · 3 days ago
  • Are black widows evil or good?

    12 answers · Zoology · 16 hours ago
  • How much do you know about Deneb star?

    Best answer: The only thing I know for sure is that due to the Earth's axial precession, Deneb will be an approximate Pole star (7° off of the North celestial pole) at around 9800 AD.
    Best answer: The only thing I know for sure is that due to the Earth's axial precession, Deneb will be an approximate Pole star (7° off of the North celestial pole) at around 9800 AD.
    7 answers · Astronomy & Space · 2 days ago
  • How many aliens do you think NASA has caught?

    How many aliens do you think NASA has caught?

    Best answer: I don't know , but someone is sure stealing my Sheep
    Best answer: I don't know , but someone is sure stealing my Sheep
    35 answers · Astronomy & Space · 4 days ago
  • If they’re ainst no air in space how does the austronuts land on the moon and breath with no air?

    If they’re ainst no air in space how does the austronuts land on the moon and breath with no air?

    Best answer: The Astronuts carry their Airpac on there BacS
    Best answer: The Astronuts carry their Airpac on there BacS
    9 answers · Astronomy & Space · 3 days ago