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

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What type of questions should an academic field site aim to answer?

I'm curious what the scope should be for questions on a site like this. I can think of a few appropriate areas: Literature search questions: When you are looking for more subtle expertise on a ...
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Are sufficiently advanced paper airplanes on topic?

And if so where should the line be drawn? I would be most interested in a line that would specify that questions regarding aerodynamics of advanced paper airplanes (beyond very simple stuff) and/or ...
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Why Proto-Indo-European language and culture proposal was deleted?

It was here: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/41724/proto-indo-european-language-and-culture It had 13 followers.
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Newcomers: please vote and ask questions

The number of people following this proposal for an Aviation and Aerospace Q/A site is growing steadily. However, the number of example questions and more importantly the number of cast votes is ...
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Duplicate of biology?

Proposal: Ecology Is this really a duplicate of biology? Sure they're closely related, but biology is primarily concerned with the internal operation of organisms. Ecology is more closely related to ...
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Can we include everyone interested in the description?

Proposal: Astronomy Proposed Q&A site for astronomers and astrophysicists. Sorry, I can't commit because I'm not an expert and only 'just curious'. Shouldn't the description be changed to ...
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Don't overvote!

Proposal: Aviation and Aerospace As you probably know, we have more than enough users to go into the next stage but need 20 more questions with 10 votes or more. Unfortunately, we are not allowed to ...
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Is `Weather Forecasting' too specific and/or would `Meteorology' be too generic?

Proposal: Weather Forecasting Weather Forecasting is a huge topic with lots of opportunities for great questions, but even including amateur forecasters the community is probably rather small. Would ...
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Why can't the old Astronomy Proposal be revived using the audience of this proposal

Proposal: Astronomy As many of you might be aware that there was an old Astronomy proposal which was closed in the beta phase. And now there is this proposal which is in commitment phase. Why can't ...
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The Biology beta has an Orinthology tag, is this proposal redundant

The Biology beta already had an ornithology tag. Is the Ornithology and birdwatching proposal redundant or in competition with the Biology beta. How can we inform users of the Biology beta that are ...
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Planetary Sciences/ Exobiology

Proposal: Astronomy Space Exploration These are two major areas in Space where both Space Exploration and Astronomy might claim significant overlap, and I think it's worth exploring in more detail. ...
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Notice on old closed site, about new proposed site? Invite to commit?

Proposal: Astronomy There seems to be a gulf between the old, closed Astronomy site, and this new, up and coming Astronomy proposal. Can't someone put a link on the old site to point to the new? ...
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Building Design instead of Building Performance Simulation & Analysis

Maybe we should be thinking even more broadly. What if this covers the Building Design in general and "energy modeling" would just be a tag. Other tags could range from "architectural programming" to ...
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Scope Discussion: Building Performance AND Building Information Modeling together?

Proposal: Building Performance Simulation & Analysis Building Energy Modeling (BEM) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are two seemingly separate domains when looking at tools, existing ...
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Gradual replacement of the (online) EnergyPlus (or choose your favorite tool) helpdesk?

Proposal: Building Performance Simulation & Analysis Given a private side-channel for transferring files (DropBox, GitHub, etc. see a previous question on this topic), are there any downsides? ...
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How did you hear about our proposal?

Proposal: Healthcare IT In an effort to track our marketing success, please let us know where you heard about this proposal. Area51 search? Other Area51 proposal? Other Stack Exchange site? Yahoo ...
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Standard Q&A criteria fundamentally inappropriate for this topic?

Proposal: Mind TL;DR: My question was this: "Can we have a different set of Q&A guidelines for this proposed topic?" The remainder of this "question" is a lengthy exposition of context and ...
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5 question per person is not enough! [duplicate]

Proposal: Aviation and Aerospace Is 5 questions per user enough ? What do you think? I vote for minimum 10 per user to boost this forum.
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Computational Logic

How about creating a Computational Logic stack exchange site? It would involve the theory of using mathematical logic in computer science and in formal methods (yes, another name suggestion): theorem ...
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How to treat questions about astrology or aliens?

Proposal: Astronomy From time to time when I say that I work in astronomy, I get questions about alien life (mostly) and more rarely about effect of planets and stars on our life. I wouldn't be ...
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How can we motivate followers to vote and add topics?

Proposal: Healthcare IT
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Data Science Proposal

Proposal: I think its good time to have a Data Science community. The basic goal is that people from different disciplines like health, education, economics, agriculture, advertisement, etc working ...
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How would discusisons on different software tools be handled?

Proposal: Building Performance Simulation & Analysis How would this site be organized to address questions related to specific simulation tools. The obvious answer to this question is tags but ...
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Can We Start a Pharmacy Q&A site?

For some pharmacy questions (e.g. http://biology.stackexchange.com/users/1813/brenton-horne where I originally received 2 downvotes for asking a question that is completely answerable because they ...
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Questions about astrophotography

Proposal: Astronomy & Astrophysics Should questions about astrophotography be asked here or in Photo.SE? I raise the point, because as an amateur astronomer and and keen photographer I personally ...
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Downvotes and comments

When voting down questions, could you please consider commenting on why you don't think the question is a good fit with the aims of the site? The point of this stage of the proposal is to work these ...
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Anything not covered by Repurpose Hacking and Digital Fabrication?

Proposal: Fabrication and Product Design I think both remaining areas are covered by Repurpose Hacking and Digital Fabrication. Did I miss anything?
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Can we add Geophysics to the list of topics?

Proposal: Geoscience Is Geophysics (active and passive) included in this proposal? If so, can it be included in the list of topics?
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How does this differ from philosophy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Logic: already on topic elsewhere? Proposal: Logic In case the pure form of logic is meant, why doesn't it suit in the philosophy section?
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Is question translation in the future “stack overflow in german” welcomed?

I have committed on using Stack Overflow (in German), and I think there will be some "reputation chasers", who will take the most popular questions from the English stack overflow, translate them (may ...
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How is Puzzling different from Math?

Proposal: Puzzling I see that most of the proposed questions ask for proofs and algorithms. That sort of questions would be welcome in Math. In fact it's faq mentions "solving mathematical ...
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We need more questions!

We almost have enough followers to move on, but we are really lacking questions and votes. Can members please start asking questions and voting on them? Proposal: Aviation
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Can we draw enough users and interest - and what if we don't?

Proposal: Building Performance Simulation & Analysis As the Devil's advocate, let's discuss what it takes to make it past Beta, and also ideas for capitalizing on the interest so far, if we don't ...
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How would people transfer files?

Proposal: Building Performance Simulation & Analysis One thing I've been wondering about; often, people will attach their energy models to the email, or a dev will ask them to send it directly. ...
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Gradual replacement of the Q&A function of the BLDG-SIM listserv?

Proposal: Building Energy Modeling Over the years, the BLDG-SIM listserv has become a catch-all for not only questions about Building Energy Modeling - but also announcements, philosophical ...
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Name of Stack Exchange site for BEM?

Proposal: Building Energy Modeling Right now the name of this site is Building Energy Modeling - I don't think that this inclusive of the other types of analysis in the domain. Perhaps these names ...
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How can this site compliment the IBPSA-USA's BEMBook?

Proposal: Building Energy Modeling How can we design this site to become a strong compliment to the BEMBook started by the IBPSA-USA Chapter?
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“Elevator Pitch” suggestions for this site [closed]

Proposal: Deposition As was mentioned, the name of the site will be decided later on with the development of the appropriate audience. But I welcome suggestions on the "elevator pitch", aka the ...
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Should questions on history of Astronomy and past astronomical methods be allowed too?

Proposal: Astronomy & Astrophysics I haven't found it in the description, but is there room for outdated astronomical methods and theories too? To clarify, I wouldn't want here any ...
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Possibility: Contests for Algorithms, Pedagogy

Proposal: Game Theory Algorithms My introduction to game theory was Axelrod's Evolution of Cooperation, in which he introduces a computer tournament for the iterated prisoner's dilemma with an ...
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Are all countries in scope for the **Aviation** group?

Proposal: Aviation Are all countries in scope for the Avation group, or is it US-centric?
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Is free flight (hang gliding, paragliding, powered paragliding) in scope for **Aviation**?

Proposal: Aviation Is free flight (hang gliding, paragliding, powered paragliding) in scope for Aviation? I would hope so. Many questions about aerodynamics, airspace rules, and weather are ...
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What would the Postgrad Mathematics proposal provide over Mathematics?

Proposal: Postgrad Mathematics While I can understand the frustration with the research level suggestion for MathOverflow and the more populist Mathematics stack exchange, it is difficult to see ...
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How can the proposal definition for Postgrad Mathematics be improved?

Right now, the proposal definition for this site says that it's for the questions that don't fit Mathematics and don't fit Mathematica. This isn't a good definition for a site, considering that a ...
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Geoscience scope — include planetary, solar system, solar-terrestrial sciences?

Proposal: Geoscience Interpretations differ as to whether geosciences include space and planetary science. From the list of AGU journals or the 2012 list of EGU General Assembly sessions, it probably ...
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Accommodating multiple geoscience communities using tagging

Proposal: Geoscience Potential members are worried about two issues: Having their community recognized Not being overwhelmed with information
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Planned and Constructed languages are now on topic on the Linguistics SE

I'm one of the current moderators on the Linguistics site. Our related Conlang proposal has been closed sometime ago and it has now been deleted. Considering this, and the lack of an appropriate ...
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How do I go about setting up a homework site?

I teach mathematics in a university. I want to encourage my students to ask and answer questions from each other to build a sense of community. Thus the proposal for a homework site. I want a ...
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Computer Graphics - more algorithms, less focus on modeling software and image processing tools

Is there such a Q&A branch defined? I saw a timid attempt that hadn't made it past its toddler stage. I am in search of a section/branch that is focused on the scientific side of Computer ...