Water is a colourless, transparent, odourless, liquid comprised primarily of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.

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In the Walking Dead, how do the survivors get access to clean water?

This is something I've never seen addressed. Presumably, after the world falls apart, the water network probably didn't last much longer due to damage/leakage/contamination/lack of pumps operating. ...
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Novel regarding undersea laboratory super brain that captures scientists

Finally they managed to tire it out and escape through the ventilation system. I read it a long time ago and my memory is vague.
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Looking for a short story about a submerged house

New here and hoping you can help me locate an eerie short story I read in the early 90's. Here's what I recall: A man sees something sticking up out of a lake and swims out to investigate. Turns out ...
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Searching for a story about a war being prevented by a contaminant found in a town's water supply

I'm looking for a short story that I would have read in the late 1980s (possibly early 1990s), about a man who finds a town's water supply is contaminated, but then tries to use this to stop an ...
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Where does the water to transform Dune into a non-desert planet come from?

In the first three Dune books, where does the water come from to terraform Dune into a non-desert planet? They have the qanats (water tanks/reservoirs), but where does the water come from? Also, aside ...
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Young girl goes diving among rocks that used to be human

It was a book, published sometime in the 1970's. I remember checking it out of either a school or public library. It's set in Hawaii and the main character is a young girl who spends a lot of time ...
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Humans genetically altered to live underwater after crashing on a planet

Trying to find a book where humans were genetically altered to live in water after a crash landing on a planet. Generations later, they have forgotten they are human. I think the main character is ...
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Looking for a fantasy, ocean themed book i read as a child?

The only things i remember about this book was it was about a brother and a sister (although i want to say more about the sister) and they were at a fair or carnival with their dad who raised them ...
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Why are the ringwraiths fearful of coming into contact with water?

At least twice in LoTR:FotR, ringwraiths cower away from bodies of water. The second time (the ford of Bruinen) can be explained away by their fear of some Elvish magical trap through the enchantment ...
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Sonic Showers - why reviled?

We’ve seen sonic showers in Star Trek, Star Wars, and countless SF books – so much so that I would wager that even a non-SF fan would know what was being referred to. Here’s a relatively recent ...
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Looking for a (TV?) MOVIE about a ship-wrecked far underwater where people were stuck but were able to live?

When I was a kid I watched a movie on television (not sure if it was on Cable or Broadcast TV ) about this group of people who were stranded at the bottom of the ocean in a sunken vessel for many ...
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How is faeces processed in stillsuits?

Kynes studied the underarm seals, adjusted one. “Motions of the body, especially breathing,” he said, “and some osmotic action provide the pumping force.” He loosened the chest fit slightly. ...
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Can water benders heat water?

I know that water benders can freeze and melt water/ice, but what is the limit to this? Can a water bender heat water to boiling? Steam? I know that water benders can bend steam (Korra did when she ...
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Book about a water planet (not earth) with people living off slow moving air bubbles

It was about an all water world, where people were living under water. They'd manage by catching air bubbles that would float slowly under water by catching them in contraptions they'd wear on their ...
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Gremlins, water, and snow

So in Gremlins is a kind of creature called a mogwai. Among the various rules is to not give him water, which would make him multiply and create the evil mogwai. I only know about he the movie and ...