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

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What are the options for naming the Computational science proposal?

Update: Based on the scattered arguments, discussions, and comments, the consensus seems to be to name this site: "Computational Science" <-- header at the top with a url of scicomp.stackexchange....
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Alternative names

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Some other possible names for this site: Mathematics Education Mathematics Teaching and Learning
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Two level model (MO/Math.SE) vs one level model (SO)

Proposal: Theoretical Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Theoretical Physics, etc. Recently there has been a number of cases where people from SO/SU/SF sites have criticized the two level model ...
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Theoretical Physics: a sub-section for research (and research-level review) papers? [closed]

Proposal: Theoretical Physics I Propose: a dedicated sub-section for questions on research and review papers in the field, limited to theoretical and mathematical physics and related pure-mathematics ...
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Merge the various geoscience proposals?

Proposal: Geoscience I believe we need a communal site for all the geoscience proposals. This site would cover multiple areas and multiple proposals into a larger site. The following existing ...
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What problems does the two-level split solve?

Kaveh asked what problem the two level split into research and non-research sites would cause. This has now gotten a couple of answers. I asked what problem is solved which I think is more important, ...
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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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Why did the name change from “Computational Science” to “Scientific Computing”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the options for naming the Computational science proposal Proposal: Scientific Computing (was Computational Science) I preferred the original name. In any case, ...
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Mathematica proposal has disappeared

The mathematica proposal at 89 commitments has disappeared without warning or trace. Why has it disappeared? And why without prior warning?
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Vote here to decide the name

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education This thread is to vote on the name for this Stack Exchange. Before voting, you may want to read the first discussion and second discussion on ...
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Why yet another trial at an AI project?

A quick search on Area51 shows already two closed AI proposals, one 4 years ago, and one last year. Both were focusing on the technological aspects, and they may have come too early. In 2015, we can ...
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Is this only about the Latin language or also about its contexts?

Proposal: Latin Language Should this site be only about the Latin language, its grammar and its styles? Or are questions about its context also ontopic: Latin literature (eg discussion of various ...
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What should be the final target audience of Mathematics LSE

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education There is already quite some discussion about the (final) name of the site, but to me this seems somewhat backwards. I think we should start ...
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Rename to “Earth Sciences”

Proposal: Geoscience Rename to: Earth Sciences Rationale: Geoscience has connotations of geology and geography (all to do with the surface of the planet, or what's under it. This could potentially ...
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The title “Computer Science (Non-Programming)”

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) AFAIK “Computer Science (Non-Programming)” is the proposed title. Writing “Non-Programming” sounds a bit absurd. Every branch of computer science is ...
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Remote sensing in Geoscience?

Proposal: Geoscience Is it planned to consider remote sensing in Geoscience? It would be great to aggregate all the related questions into one place and not to scatter them on Stack, Cross Val and ...
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We need more up-voted questions and re-distributed votes

Proposal: Game Theory At the time of this writing, we have some 7-8 questions with 10+ votes, some 2-3 questions with a little less than 10 votes, and a large number of questions just hanging around ...
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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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When did Area 51 go full-on X-Files?

http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/107299/paranormal http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/67105/metaphysics http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/69382/new-age http://area51....
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Is Computer Science a duplicate of Theoretical Computer Science?

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) I originally wrote this question because I believed that this was a duplicate of Theoretical Computer Science. However it does appear that the example ...
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Scope of Cryptography proposal overlaps with other existing sites

Proposal: Cryptography, CS Theory, IT Security I am failing to understand the scope of this proposal. The comments like these: Since this site was not merged with the security.stackexchange.com ...
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Should open science questions just be asked on academia.SE?

Proposal: Open Science There are a number of open science and open access questions already on academia.edu. Perhaps an easy way to get these kinds of questions answered is to ask them there. ...
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How can we better serve the CS community on Stack Overflow?

Proposal: Computer Science (Non-Programming) Gotta admit, I see the point of this. From the look of the proposed questions so far, this would be a solid resource for CS students, who may well find ...
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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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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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Open Science is a duplicate (subset) of academia.SE

Proposal: Open Science I'm going to go further than the related question Should open science questions just be asked on academia.SE? I can't see any reason why this isn't a subset of Academia.SE, ...
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What is the potential overlap between Open Source and Open Science?

Proposals: Open Source and Open Science As far as I can tell, there is a significant overlap between Open Source and Open Science. Where exactly does this overlap lie and will this be a problem? As ...
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Would it be worth including space & planetary sciences?

Proposal: Astronomy & Astrophysics As the Astronomy proposal didn't get enough participation, would it make more sense to broaden the proposal even further to specifically include: Solar physics ...
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Suggest a URL for this site

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics When a proposal makes it about half way through the Commitment phase, the Community Team will start to evaluate the proposal to see if it is ready to move ...
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Supporting your favorite proposal

Proposal: Theoretical Physics (but not restricted to it) Remember, if you want support a proposal during commitment phase, aside from advertising it to gain more followers, you can also help ...
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Astronomy: How long before beta?

The Astronomy proposal reached 100% on May 25 if not earlier. When will the private beta be launched?
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Merging Biochemistry/microbiology into Biology [closed]

The Biochemistry / microbiology proposal should be merged into the Biology proposal, or Biochemistry / microbiology should be closed as a duplicate. Microbiology is a subset of biology, and ...
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Am I confused or does this already exist?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education This isn't http://math.stackexchange.com/...? There is already an education tag there; why not just use it? I understand the "our education ...
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What's the purpose of the site?

Proposal: Open Science Having seen the first startup of Open Science, I was kind of disappointed. I didn't see much for quality in questions, nor answers. However, what has really confused me the ...
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Boundary between space exploration and astronomy sites

Proposal: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Space Exploration and Technology I believe these two are closely related, and we should discuss where to draw the line between the two, should both sites be ...
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Relationship of Open Science to Open Data?

Proposals: Open Science and Open Data There is an existing beta called Open Data. It's been around for about 16 months, and looks like it could use a hand in generating critical mass. I'm not an ...
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Have you used all 5 of your votes?

Proposal: Open Science At present there are 76 followers which means a total of 76 * 5 = 380 votes available, but less than 200 votes have been used (unless an awful lot of up and down votes ...
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Pareto optimality of the distribution of upvotes

Proposal: Economics We are economists, let's reallocate upvotes (the distribution of votes per question is not Pareto Optimal). We can achieve a better outcome at zero costs!!! In questions with a ...
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Will history of engineering be on topic?

Example questions: "Cathedral architects in the European Middle Ages used straight-edge and compass geometric construction in their work; to what extent was their intellectual tradition distinct from ...
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Is the Cognitive Science proposal for research level questions?

Is the Cognitive Science proposal for research level questions or general questions? Will it follow the likes of cstheory in attracting active researchers and discouraging non-graduate level questions?...
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Will social sciences be included in “History of Science”?

Will the "History of Science and Mathematics" include the history of "soft" sciences such as psychology, anthropology, sociology, and economics? Example questions: "I have heard it reputed that Carl ...
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How do we actually change the name?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education There have been several possible different names proposed in this question, to replace "Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education". My ...
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Newcomers: Please upvote example questions

Proposal: Economics Message to any new readers. To make this proposal go to the next stage, we need more example questions with 10 or more upvotes. So please go through and use your five upvotes ...
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So what's still missing for launch of beta?

Proposal: Astronomy Do we need some more high-rep committers or something like that?
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This would dilute traffic from CS and the DataScience sites

Proposal: Artificial Intelligence This proposal massively overlaps with the scopes of DataScience and ComputerScience. One is in beta and the other recently graduated. So, all it does is just ...
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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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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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LaTeX support for economics Stack Exchange [closed]

Proposal: Economics What is the likelihood that we can get LaTeX enabled for the Economics Stack Exchange beta (as it is on the TeX SE, Math SE, and others)? Does anyone with a better knowledge of ...
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What questions (if any) should we consider to be ”too soft”?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Teaching mathematics is different from teaching most other subjects in many aspects, one of them arguably being that it is better fitted for ...
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What are the criteria for deciding whether a language is “natural”? [closed]

Proposal: Linguistics Short version. Just for the purposes of this proposal, what criteria does a language have to satisfy to be considered a natural (i.e. on-topic) language? Long version. I ...