Science is used to upgrade and advance colonies, the player, and colonists. You can unlock new jobs and upgrade the range of your Banner radius.
Unlocks the water gatherer, filling buckets with water from open water
Unlock the Bronze Anvil, which can process bronze
Unlocks flax farmers, required to produce linen.
A more complex method of food production, for advanced colonies only. Unlocks wheat farmers, the grindstone and the oven.
Wheat Farmer, Grinder, Baker
Unlocks the water pump, allowing water to be gathered anywhere albeit at a slower pace
Unlocks the fisherman
Fisherman, Fish Farmer
Unlock the tailor, who turns flax into linen
Unlocks the chicken farmer
Chicken Farmer, Barley Farmer
Unlocks the beekeeper, which makes (part of) various luxury items and foods
Unlocks the cook, which can make meals for your colonists
Cook, Olive Farmer, Cabbage Farmer
Unlocks the luxury meal
Unlock trader npcs, which accelerate trading to other colonies
Unlocks the technologist, who crafts Science Bags
Technologist, Basic Science Bag
Military science bag
Unlocks the Military Science Bag, used for military research
Military Science Bag
Those require science bags to research.
Unlocks three different herb farmers. The herbs can be used by the dyer
Alkanet Farmer, Hollyhock Farmer, Wolfsbane Farmer
Unlocks the dyer, who can use herbs to paint certain blocks and lanterns
Unlocks kiln and bloomery.
Kiln Worker, Iron Smelter
Unlocks the Finery Forge, which uses cokes to create steel and gold ingots
Unlocks splitting stumps. Can be used to craft firewood more rapidly than the workbench.
Unlocks the stonemason, who can craft different varieties of bricks
Mints & Shops
Unlocks mints and shops. Can be used to buy seeds, dirt and other miscellaneous items
Unlocks the production of lanterns at the anvil and the production of colored lanterns by the dyer
Unlocks the wax tablet, a luxury product
A revolutionary way of transport. Essential in reaching new lands.
Allows construction of a Colony Starter Kit
They unlock the respective
Guard type and ammunition production.
Unlocks bow guards and production of bows at the workbench
Unlocks the Crossbow, a more powerful weapon than the bow
Unlocks the Gunsmith, who processes gunpowder and creates guns
Unlocks the Matchlock Gun, an early type of gun
Construction Worker with the respective build type.
Unlock builder areas for the construction worker
Unlock digger areas for the construction worker
Unlock special digger areas for the construction worker
Coffee Unlocks processing coffeebeans into coffee at the stove
Writing Unlocks the writer, able to produce books for enjoyment
Printing Press Unlocks the printing press, allowing books to be spread much easier
Unlocks cooking foofoo
Unlocks papyrus production
Unlocks cacao farming
Unlocks vanilla farming
Unlocks cookies production
Unlocks chocolate production
Unlocks sugar cane farming
Unlocks processing diamonds
Unlocks the coffeebean farmer