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

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We are in Day 180 and two users have reached 10 posts on the beta, but they are not being marked as having “fulfilled commitment”

Proposal: Matter Modeling We are currently in Day 180 of Beta: These three users have reached the 10 post threshold recently: https://area51.stackexchange.com/users/208048/ https://area51....
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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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“Unregistered” Users: How does it happen, and will they be invited to Beta?

Proposal: Materials Modeling Recently I advertised this proposal on a mailing list, which accounted for our big recent surge in committers. Since making any mistake during the commitment process (...
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Does the “data” in the proposal description interfere with opendata.stackexchange?

Proposal: Open Science The current description of the Open Science proposal reads: Proposed Q&A site for the "open science" movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination ...
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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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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 ...
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Do we need an official statistics Stack Overflow? Isn't the statistics “Cross Validated” board enough?

Just to throw this out there: is it better to latch onto one of these established boards for statistics, and encourage people to ask questions there, rather than trying to establish a whole new board.....
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What about a site for Maple

There is a site for Mathematica which seems very active. Maple does have Mapleprimes.com which is a whole mix of stuff and not so active. I'd think that both systems get wide use. I have my own ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Can I propose my proposal again if it gets deleted for unpopularity?

Proposal: Trains If my proposal ended today, could I create it again the next day?
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Astronomy and Space Exploration

Just a simple question: what's the difference between this and Space Exploration? It's not a doubt, I just want to interest that what is this site about that can't be discussed there? Proposal: ...
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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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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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To SE relevant staff members: When will the Theoretical Physics private beta begin? [closed]

To whom it may concern: When will the Theoretical Physics private beta begin?
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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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The problem of more than one answer

Proposal: Earth Science All geosciences, excluding geomatics, are not exact sciences. That means, that almost any question can have many correct answers, even in the limits of one accepted theory. ...
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On or off topic: Cosmology?

Proposal: Astronomy. Cosmology and Astronomy are closely related and a few of the example questions look more like Cosmoloy to me: What does the future of the universe look like? Does the cosmic ...
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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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You do realize that 'Libraries & Information Science' is not the same as 'Libraries', right?

Proposal: Library & Information Science You'd have almost been better off merging Libraries with Books. LIS deals more with the theory of how information is organized. Now, an MLS (Master of ...
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“Formal Math” - Do you allow sites that don't follow the usual Stack Exchange protocols?

Following discussion with trusted colleagues I am thinking about setting up a site for working on formalized mathematics. To quote John Harrison: It is generally accepted that in principle it’s ...
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Duplicate of Earth Science?

What makes Flat Earth Studies stand out from the existing Beta site Earth Science?
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Interstack Trade and the Inefficiency of Autarky

Proposal: Economics Are there any related stack exchanges we could establish mutually beneficial relationships with? Or broadening the question, communities at large? For other SE's, would a ...
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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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Should Recruiters be allowed to use this site

My Aviation Professionals Site on LinkedIn (114k members) has a high level of recruiter activity. Generally the quality of the questions are quite low and they tend to have little respect for the ...
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SE Sites for communication and for psychology?

I was wondering if there are some existing sites where questions about (interpersonal) communication and ((applied or theoretical) psychology can be asked? I searched around, not finding any for ...
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Biology: Please un-commit & commit to update score [closed]

Proposal: Biology I recently found out that commitment scores decay over time. It would be nice to see how many people are still interested in the biology proposal—it's over a year old! So please ...
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Definition/scope of what linguistics is (and/or is not)?

Proposal: Linguistics This is heeding MatthewMartin's call for a discussion on the scope of 'linguistics'. Advance apologies for prolonging the discussion.. I do agree the phrase 'applied ...
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Errata could also be for “non-technical” textbooks

Proposal: Errata Say, I have had ideas of posting and collecting errata in textbooks teaching foreign languages, or science textbooks (maths). These topics are not "technical", but also quite non-...
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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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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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Computer animated cartoons - overlap with AVP.SE? [closed]

Proposal: computer animated cartoons Possible duplicate/overlap with AVP.SE?
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Should we include specs of any military equipment?

Proposal: Strategy If we're including military strategy, should we include specs of any military equipment? For example, what are the dimensions of the AK-47, what is it's expected lifetime, it's ...
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Is it allowed to invite people?

I am proposing an area to discuss about GeoGebra software. But I would like to know if is allowed to invite people to follow me. And what about other areas? I am a member in Mathematics, but I would ...
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Bug with verifying email addresses

Proposal: Materials Modeling On one hand there is the bug which causes people's Area51 accounts not to link properly with their StackExchange Network profiles: Persistent bugs hindering users from ...
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Places to meet other members and have discussions about our Stack Exchange

Proposal: Materials Modeling As we are rapidly reaching the requirements to launch our Private Beta site, people may wish to know where they can have open discussions about this site with other ...
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Has anyone studied other potential Area51 criteria, that might be a better indication of a site's potential success?

I have looked at some of the most recent proposals that managed to survive the gruelling Area 51 processes. I will use the short form: q/d = questions/day (I'm trying to fit everythin on one line each)...
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What is the scope of solar energy science and economy?

Some of the students involved in either Solar Challenge U, Planet Stewardship Research, or TranSeed Labs indicated that they wanted to begin a Solar Energy Science and Economy Q&A site. Being a ...
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I'd like to propose a site for holology, antique grandfather clocks, and the restoration of these masterpieces [duplicate]

I took a few pictures of a grandfather clock at a bank branch, and I'd like to upload some pictures in hopes someone might recognise it. However, I can't seem to find the appropriate site to ask. Here'...
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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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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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How are are we to distinguish between Open Science and some of the related fields that may already have sites?

Proposal: Open Science Preamble Science can refer to several topics listed in other Stack Exchange sites. There are a few questions pointing to similarities between (for example) Open Data, however ...
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“Scientific Computing” vs. “Computational Science” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the options for naming the Computational science proposal Proposal: Scientific Computing (was Computational Science) The more I think about the name change, the more ...
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When will Economics start private beta?

Proposal: Economics Now that Economics has fulfilled it's commitment requirements, and it says 'lauching private beta soon...' - when exactly will this be? What is required to do before then?
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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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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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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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Is experimental and strange drone designs also a topic that will be discussed in this sub?

Hi I am a researcher and currently I have some unusual ideas about drone designs that I wish to try and know more about. Is this site also going to go towards more experimental/scientific ...
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Why does Area 51 say Astronomy beta failed?

When I visit http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/51/astronomy it tells me: The Astronomy site didn't have enough activity during the beta. It has been closed, and its content has been ...

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