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

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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 any inquiries in established fields of study that involve perspectives which depart significantly from mainstream theories ...
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Duplicate of What If (2)

Proposal: What if...? This is a duplicate of What If.
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Unless you are Randall P Munroe

Unless you are Randall P Munroe you might want to change the wording of this proposal a bit. I'm sure the title 'What if?' on its own would be fine, but coupled with the description "Serious ...
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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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Merge the Neuroscience proposal with Cognitive Sciences or Biology

Proposal: Neuroscience I am sorry to hear that the recent Neuroscience proposal got shot down, but I hope Robert Cartaino's answer gave some insight into this decision (albeit it could have been ...
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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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How do you contest a closure of a proposal?

Proposal: Neuroscience Generically once someone who can decides wrongly to close a proposal how does one contest or argue their case? Specifically when one of the discussions of the proposal ...
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Duplicate of What If

Proposal: What happens if...? This already has a proposal on Area 51, which is currently in Commitment phase. Over at What If.
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Seems like this should be on topic at CogSci?

Proposal: Psychotherapy How does this differ with the topics that are welcome on CogSci? Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for practitioners, researchers, and ...
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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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Newcomers: please don't forget to upvote five questions

Proposal: Neuroscience This proposal has now enough followers and enough good example questions, but we are still missing votes. We need existing and new users to upvote new questions in order to ...
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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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Should we be thinking of tags?

Proposal: Neuroscience I'm not sure how or if discussing tags is appropriate in this phase. Nonetheless, I imagine tags for specific software and hardware packages, like, bonsai, open e-phys, ...
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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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Recategorise as “Professional”

Proposal: Homeopathic Therapy The title of this proposal focuses the subject on "therapy", which I read as the application of homeopathic principles, rather than scientific research into whether ...
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'Neuroscience' is possible duplicate of 'Cognitive Sciences'

Proposal: Neuroscience duplicate of 'Cognitive Sciences' and, as pointed out in the comments, would drain an existing SE site, namely Biology.
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Holistic methods are also on-topic at Paranormal

As a side note, I'd like to notice that Homeopathic Therapy proposal is in a science category, so I'd like to inform that homeopathic therapy and holistic methods unfortunately aren't accepted by the ...
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Cannabis, A culture item or a scientific one?

Proposal: Cannabis Would culture or science be the best category for this proposal? Culture keeps it under a large umbrella and that can include the scientific aspects?
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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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What exactly is considered self-directed learning?

Proposal: Self-directed learning Are seminars, where there is coach/teacher, or other forms out of school education considered self directed learning? What other forms of gaining knowledge can be ...
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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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Are cognitive enhancers on-topic?

I've created recently Smart Drugs proposal, but this potentially sounds like a broader approach. Can smart drugs and cognitive enhancers (e.g. nootropics) be on-topic for Nutrition proposal? ...
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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. ...
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Should there be a conspiracy Q&A?

The link to my proposal : Conspiracy I'm proposing a Q&A community that focuses exclusively on : generally accepted historical conspiracies, like the assassination of Julius Caesar or the ...
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Can we post requests for expiramentation, or particapation in open sciences

Proposal: Open Science Will this Q&A allow users to ask for testing? As part of open sciences, or any science, experimentation, and or observations are necessary. Non-open sciences use the peer ...
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Possible duplicate of The Great Outdoors

Proposal: Ornithology This is the third or fourth proposal about birds now. As I've pretty much said to all of them, bird watching is already on topic in The Great Outdoors Tags: bird-watching(16 ...
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Isn't AI on-topic on Computer Science?

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence The posts under the topics: machine learning, artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, natural language processing are on-topic on Computer Science. So, ...
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Is “ornithology” too narrow?

Proposal: Ornithology It looks like proposals like this one, such as ichthyology and the old bird watching proposal, haven't gotten enough support to launch. Perhaps a zoology/animals site would do ...
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How is this different from WorldBuilding?

Proposal: What if(hypotheticals) WorldBuilding deals with these type of questions, how will this site differentiate from WorldBuilding?