The Science category includes proposals in subjects like the applied, natural, cognitive, formal, and social sciences.

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Einstein-Oppenhaimer MJ-12 myth [on hold]

There is a myth or maybe a true story, for a document created by 2 of the most intelligent minds of their time, Einstein and Oppenheimer. They were assigned with the task to create complex legal ...
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Suggestions and discusions for improvements of all Stack Exchange sites

I cannot find an arena where suggestions can be made and discussed for global changes to the SE system. I strongly believe that the SE system is somewhat flawed and is in desperate need of some ...
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Would a Fringe Science site become a debate battleground?

Proposal: Fringe science One of the things I am worried about regarding a Fringe Science QA site is the possibility that it will devolve into a debate site with believers and skeptics fighting each ...
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Shouldn't Dianetics be dropped from the list of Fringe Sciences?

The Fringe Science "elevator pitch" contains a list of fringe sciences that are proposed to be on-topic. This list currently includes dianetics. Dianetics is core to the religion of Scientology. ...
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What questions would fit in Programming Resources that are not covered by Stack Overflow, Programmers.SE, Computer Science, or Software Rec.?

Proposal: Programming resources I'm concerned about the scope of this proposal. What kinds of questions would fit here that would not fit on Stack Overflow, Programmers.SE, Computer Science, ...
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Does Architecture & Home design also cover architectural history?

Proposal: Architecture & Home design Is this site supposed to only cover practical questions about designing and constructing buildings or shall it also cover historical analysis of architecture ...
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The description suggests that effective altruism is only about donations

Proposal: Effective Altruism The description currently says "Proposed Q&A site for donors and impact evaluation professionals to discuss scientific evidence on the most effective ways to improve ...
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What kind of ET are on-topic on Beyond Earthlings?

Is it extraterrestrials in terms of bacteria-like organisms, or extraterrestrials in terms of beings from another planet? Proposal: Beyond Earthlings
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Pharmacokinetics Q/A site for problem solving

Proposal: Pharmacokinetics The proposal is to provide interested PK experimentalists and theorists with an web based platform for exploring and developing the availability and applicability of PK ...
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Correct category?

Proposal: Strategy I'm not entirely sure whether this should go under the "science" category, but I am trying to center around the mathematical and scientific study of strategy. Should it stay in ...
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Are eating disorders on topic

Proposal: Nutrition Read the title please.
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Whats different between this and world-building? [duplicate]

Proposal: Speculative Science Doesn't world-building technically cover this proposal? I think I've seen hypothetical science questions there too.
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Prevent “Speculative Science” from being closed like “What If” was

Proposal: Speculative Science Recently in yet another discussion about too broad scope of this topic, I saw moderator's opinion talking that adding science qualification to topic is not enough for ...
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Which new questions would speculative science cover?

Proposal: Speculative Science Really, all the existing example questions could go into an existing science stack exchange or into world building, for example: What would happen to human colour ...
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Possible Duplicate of Cognitive Science

Proposal: Psychology This site is possibly a duplicate of Cognitive Sciences.
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Are social science what-ifs welcome?

Proposal: Speculative Science The current example questions are all related to the physical sciences. Would social science questions be on-topic?
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Do questions here have to be science related?

Proposal: Speculative Science I'm not sure whether this is supposed to be purely science-based, or a complete revival of What if? Should we allow questions like "What if the entire stack exchange ...
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Let's name it something less ambigious

Proposal: Speculative Science Speculative Science is kind of ambiguous. Let's just name it Hypothetical Science.
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Speculative Science restart of “What if?”

Proposal: Speculative Science The recent post by Robert Where "What if..." doesn't work as a site indicates the popular proposal What if? is not going to launch and indicates some ...
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Would questions from the student's perspective be on topic?

Proposal: Science Educators Would questions from the student's perspective, for example “How should I learn redox reactions?” or “How should I start studying nomenclature?”, be on topic?
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Should there be a fringe science Q&A?

Proposal: Fringe science I'm proposing a Q&A community that focuses on inquiries that address either of the following : perspectives which depart significantly from mainstream theories within ...
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Subset of worldbuilding

I think this proposal is kind of a subset of worldbuilding. It is to narrow to be its own site. Proposal: Beyond Earthlings
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Should this proposal be categorized [science]?

Proposal: What if? I noticed today that this proposal is categorized under "Life." (Sidebar on the left of the Area51 site.) Should it alternatively, or also, be categorized under "Science"? ...
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Possible subtopic: citizen science

Would citizen science be a subtopic of Open Science or a new site that could be proposed? Proposal: Open Science
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Duplicate of space.SE?

Proposal: Beyond Earth Is this a duplicate of the Space Stack Exchange?
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completely dwarfed by Skeptic

Proposal: UFO or any other 'mystery' site
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There was a previous attempt that did not make it and moved to openscience.uni-bielefeld.de - what would be the advantage of a new attempt here?

There was a previous attempt that did not get enough support. The content was moved to http://openscience.uni-bielefeld.de/ and the community is active there. What would be the advantage to start a ...
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How is this not a subcategory of Mathematics?

Proposal: Voting Systems Voting systems are a subcategory of Game Theory - how to implement a good voting system that solves as many problems as possible, and how should voters vote to get what they ...
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Will machine learning be considered as on-topic?

I know that machine learning is an another section of artificial intelligence. Currently I ask machine learning related doubts in stats.SE but can I ask machine learning related questions like What ...
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Etiquette regarding cross-semination of proposals and S.E.s

I read a post (from 2012) recently in the Linguistics meta that "...The users that committed cannot talk about them in existing sites at the moment....". Before that, I had been going to consider a ...
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Would retrieval algorithms be on-topic?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence By retrieval algorithms I mean like text search, (approximate) nearest neighbor search. Those algorithms are not usually found in the textbooks of AI but it seems to ...
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This seems to be extremely narrow in scope - could these questions fit well on CogSci.SE?

Proposal: Neuroeconomics Cognitive Sciences already has a tag for neurology with 37 questions and neurology is specifically listed as being on topic in their site description. Cognitive Sciences ...
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Would NLP be on-topic here?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence I have a few questions about NLP (working with SyntaxNet). SyntaxNet is built on TensorFlow, so I presume questions about it would be on-topic on this site?
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Would reposts of AI answers from other sites be acceptable?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence It is clear that many people believe that this proposed site may fail to get out of private beta, mostly because this site has been proposed before, and that there ...
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What is the scope argument for a new site?

Proposal: Bioinformatics Bluntly put: why do we need a new site? There are already Computer Science, Computational Science, Crossvalidated, Biology, and Stackoverflow. I imagine that every ...
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Are you aware of Computer Science?

Proposal: Programming resources Are you aware of Computer Science? It is hard to tell what you mean with "algorithms and techniques", but algorithms and everything around them -- short of ...
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The example questions will not attract experts

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence I find that there is a fundamental problem with this proposal: the quality of example questions is very low and won't attract experts, yet they are upvoted. Here are ...
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Is the geology proposal redundant to the Earth Science one?

Proposal: geology Is this redundant to Earth Science?
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Are questions about narrow AIs allowed?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence The title says it all. Are we allowing questions about AGI -- as in, attempting to replicate the intelligence of humans with computers -- or any AI, including narrow ...
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If this website fails or does not get enough supporters, what backup plans do we have?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence ...Because artificial intelligence does not go away just because this site doesn't attract enough "experts" to sustain existence for longer than a month. It is a ...
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What niche does this AI proposal aim to fill?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence "AI" questions are already on-topic on several sites. Engineering questions about tools like TensorFlow, Torch, etc. are on topic on Stack Overflow. In fact Stack ...
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Is there potential overlap for this proposal?

Proposal: Wildlife Stack Exchange has sites for: Biology: http://biology.stackexchange.com/ Earth Science: http://earthscience.stackexchange.com/ Pets: http://pets.stackexchange.com/ Outdoors: ...
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Error in description of EA proposal

Proposal: Effective Altruism "Proposed Q&A site for donators and impact evaluation professionals to discuss scientific evidence on the most effective ways to improve the world." Should "donators"...
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Questions on voting systems welcome at Economics SE

Proposal: Voting Systems I like the proposal and followed it. Still I thought it might be useful to note that questions about voting systems (or at least voting theory) would most likely be welcome ...
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Can/should Effective Altruism SE be morally agnostic?

Proposal: Effective Altruism In an attempt to keep things simple and to have catchy slogan, the description of this SE reads : "Proposed Q&A site for donators and impact evaluation professionals ...
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Possible overlap of Empirical Research proposal with Cross Validated site

Proposal: Empirical Research Is all of this already covered sufficiently by the Cross Validated site? Until I checked its tags, I wasn’t aware that survey and experiment design would be on topic ...
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Using Stack Exchange for Survey or Opinion?

Would it be possible to adapt the software powering Stack Overflow for other purposes beyond the tradition Q&A? For example, to run a survey site for public opinion polls where the asker of a ...
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Is this on-topic at health?

Proposal: Nutrition Is this proposal on-topic at health: see the nutrition tag there.
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On-topic at both Mathematics SE and Philosophy

Proposal: Logic I'm just saying it is. Unless your referring to "common" sense, which surprisingly isn't so common, and may be opinionated.
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RfC sent to what-if.xkcd.com

Proposal: What if(hypotheticals) Questions sent along to what-if: Ca. 1 March 2016 I sent the following message along to the contact address one can find at what-if. I'll post any reply I get. ...