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

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Halfway there! Go team!

Proposal: Economics Good work, committment phase for this proposal is growing steadily. Just wondering, how are people learning about this proposal?
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“Philosophy of science” is on-topic at Philosophy.SE

Proposal: Philosophy of science A Stack Exchange site, Philosophy Stack Exchange, already exists which covers your proposal. What is the rationale behind giving "Philosophy of science" its own ...
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Generalize the site

Proposal: History of Science and Mathematics Can we just go ahead and make this site a site for the history of academics, it is much more general and would attract more people to this site.
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Astrophotography - new StackExchange

There are several forums around that are devoted to astrophotography. It would seem a natural for a a stack exchange on this subject.
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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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Is there any site for questions about wildlife?

I was looking for a site where I could ask questions about wildlife, such as species identification. As far as I can see, such site is not yet available. If I were to propose a new site for this, ...
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How can we attract some expert users here?

Proposal: Economics I personally don't read/post on economics blogs at the moment, (it's one of those things I intend to do). I think the scope of this blog is perfect for SE, and stands to be a ...
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Is “STEM History” a better name for this site?

STEM Fields — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STEM_fields STEM is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. That's interesting — A ...
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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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What kind of questions would you ask on this site? [closed]

Proposal: **Biophysics ** What kind of questions would you ask in this site? Leave your answers below and I can post it as a good question for the development of this site.
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How many experts do we have here?

Proposal: Economics Economics is a domain that will require expert knowledge. Do we have any professional or academic economists here?
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What about areas such as “econophysics”?

Proposal: Economics On the one hand, I would think that econophysics is off-topic. It is undertaken mostly by physicists, who publish their results in physics journals and it seems like Physics SE ...
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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 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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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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Most followers have created zero questions

Proposal: Open Science At the time of writing we have 60 followers but only 31 questions. Over half of followers have not suggested any example questions. Since we have enough followers to move to ...
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A page dedicated to finding a theory of everything

We need a page dedicated to finding a theory of everything. For what could be more important? and stack exchange would be an excellent host.
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Will history of medicine be on topic?

Example questions: "Who, if anyone, prior to Blalock and Thomas attempted open heart surgery?" "Between Galen and the Renaissance (say 1450AD), what evidence do we have for how Galenic humorism was ...
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A proposal scope?

I go straight. I think that there should be another website (xxxxx.stackexchange.com) where you can tell some symptoms for your disease and people with more information with biology may answer you. ...
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What are our standards for references?

If I answer a question making various historical claims, how strict should we as a community be about what kinds of references I use to back up my claims?
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Creating research paper study groups

Proposal: Open Science I would like to know whether creating study groups for individual research papers will come under the scope of Open Science site? Actually my question is similar to :...
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How to promote Health StackExchange proposal?

I think it would be a good idea to promote this proposal to existing groups who may already be interested in the topic. Of particular importance is finding people who will have good health knowledge ...
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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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Are broadshot questions appropriate?

Proposal: Economics This question applies to all SE proposals, not just economics. I think this question is a good one, but lends itself to quite a broad kind of answer - ie one that lists an ...
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How recent can “History” be?

With relevance to the history of science and mathematics, "history" seems like it can be much more recent than for general history classes. For example, the first isolation of graphene by the scotch ...
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Microscopy is not biology

Microscopy is used by scientists from many disciplines: physics, ecology, engineering all use makes use of microscopy. Microscopy is it's own subject. This this is not a duplicate topic.
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Will the history of computing/computer science be considered on topic for History of Math & Science?

I don't see any example questions among the 87 thus far about computing/computer science. Is the history of these considered to be on-topic here? Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics
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How can we move our proposal from the Business to the Science category?

Our new proposal "Currencies" really should be in the Science category where Economics is. Currencies are NOT just about business use of currency but a wide range of currency types including citizens, ...
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Should “Open Science” proposal title be changed to “Open Research” or “Reproducible Research?”

Proposal: Open Science I have recently moved from being an experimental biophysicist to working on "research data services" in an academic library. For this SE site to gain broader audience, I am ...
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Is it good to segregate Maxima CAS from stackoverflow

Proposal: Maxima In last 3 years total number of questions on stackoverflow have been around 125 and have received fewer responses than other questions. But the Sourceforge tells that there have been ...
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Math or Mathematics Educators (vote)

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education In a vote to decide the name of the site proposal dedicated to question around teaching mathematics it seems that the proposal Math Educators ...
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What to expect after reaching 200 commiters

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Based on this question and answer, beta proposals are generally started on a Wednesday or Tuesday a week after the proposal reaches 200 ...
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What would be on topic at this site that is not on topic at History Stack Exchange

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics What would be on topic at this site that is not on topic at History Stack Exchange?
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Progressing towards beta and what if anything should be done?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education The proposal progresses quite fast, at the time of writing we only miss 52 commits (so a quater) and are already done regarding the second ...
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Text Book and Paper Recommendations

Can we ask questions looking for text book recommendations and suggestions for academic papers in certain fields of economics in the Economics proposal?
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Natural Science

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics So far the followers of History of Science and Mathematics are dominated by physicists and mathematicians, and the questions largely reflect their ...
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About my question on “alien/alternate-history mathematics”, and more generally on “figuring out which questions belong”

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics I proposed a question on possible "alien/alternate-history" mathematics that got thoroughly downvoted here. I would like to make a case that it does in ...
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Is Econometrics inside Economics Proposal?

Econometrics is related to Economics Science also Statistics. Is it possible that it be an independent proposal like as Game Theory ? Can we enter Econometrics questions in Economics proposal?
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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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Discussion about Education vs. Mathematics Teaching and Pedagogy

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Proposal: Education This question was originally about Math Teaching being a duplicate of Mathematics, but the discussion turned to comparing ...
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Would Langley calibration questions be on topic

Proposal: Earth Science Would questions about how to interpret Langley plots for different FWHM values be on topic here?
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More followers wanted!

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics The number of new followers per day seems to be dropping. At this rate, we'll likely make it to the required 60, but it would be nice not to scrape past. ...
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Am I confused or does this already exist?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education This isn't https://math.stackexchange.com/...? There is already an education tag there; why not just use it? I understand the "our education ...
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Shouldn't there be more involvement in the discussions as well?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education There have been various discussions about (1) Framing the site definition. (2) Discussing and voting for an appropriate name. (3) Determining ...
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Ideas for questions

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics Users are only allowed 5 questions, but may have more in mind. I suggest we pool them here, for people with available questions but no ideas to take ...
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Do all math history questions need to be “technical”?

Proposal: History of Science And Mathematics I'm noticing that all of the proposed questions are of a technical nature, and while these questions are very valuable and probably the most important ...
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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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Let's discuss the 10 point limit issue

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education Intro: I'm putting this question here in the context of the particular proposal because a moderator has recently deleted some comments that ...
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Any reasons you would disagree this being a valid sub-category of Chemistry.SE and/or Biology.SE?

Proposal: Laboratory Techniques and Safety When I saw the proposal "Laboratory Techniques and Safety", something told me that it might be a valid sub-category at Chemistry.SE. To be sure I wasn't ...
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How to attract more Followers?

Proposal: Mathematics Learning, Studying, and Education At least recently, the addition of Followers has leveled. It seems we need some postings on relevant sites to attract more attention. I myself ...