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for questions about the science of medicine and its practices. Use [medications] for questions about the actual cures that people take, and use [alternative-medicine] for claims about cur…
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for questions about claims based in the United States, or limited to the United States.
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for claims regarding the way we eat, and the effects eating has on our bodies.
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for questions that pertain to historical events, or claim whose evidence is historical in nature.
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a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy.
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for questions about understanding, predicting, and changing the thoughts, emotions, and specifically psychological theories of behavior should use this tag. However, this excludes questio…
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the science of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of humans in good health, their organs, and the cells of which they are composed. The principal level of focus of…
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for questions that regard statements made by politicians.
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the social science that analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Macro-economics studies the large-scale behaviour of the whole economy. Micro-economi…
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for questions about the physical nature of reality and in particular claims that are strictly about the field of physics. Please use specific tags if the question is about other sciences …
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for questions involving animal biology; evolution, ecology, physiology, behavior, genetics, and marine biology.
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for questions regarding physical, chemical and biological factors that may affect human health.
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for claims about the law. This must be almost always be accompanied by a country tag, such as [united-states] to clarify which country's laws the claim is about.
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for claims regarding cures and health practices which fall outside the boundaries of the western medical science.
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when the question is about whether someone said or wrote a quote.
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for questions about religious practices. Do not ask questions about religious beliefs, though. Those are off-topic and there is no tag to use.
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for the psychological and social aspects of sex and sexual activities in general. Use [gender] for gender differences and gender issues (male/female/lgbt...); use [reproduction] for the r…
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for "natural" solutions to common problems such as healthcare conditions, but also everyday nuisances and problems. See also "folk remedies" or "home remedies".
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for questions about the effectiveness of products which are sold to end consumers. Typically this is used for claims about products when there is no more specific tag available, such as […
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for question about cars, trucks and other road transport.
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Blanket term for a class of diseases in which cells lose the function called apoptosis" and continue to grow uncontrolled. Can also refer to the study of this uncontrolled growth, as well as its invas…
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The science of matter and the changes it can undergo.
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Referring to the surrounding ecosystem of the planet Earth, its natural mechanisms and balances, and study of the effects of human interaction with it.
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The balance of benefit versus harm of an activity, device, technology or substance.
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A chemical substance with the chemical formula H₂O, and an important biological solvent.
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Questions about the state or condition of being subject to death; mortal character, nature, or existence.
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The making, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems or methods of organization in order to solve a problem or perform a specific function.
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Climate change is a significant and lasting change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns. In public discourse, often used as a shorthand for the effects of anthropogenic global warmin…
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Generally regarded as the center of the nervous system in most living beings.
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a naturally recurring state characterized by reduced or absent consciousness, relatively suspended sensory activity, and inactivity of nearly all voluntary muscles. It is distinguished from q…
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a process of imparting knowledge. It is typically associated with the formal, systematic process that includes schools and trained teachers, but also includes the informal "word-of-mouth…
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a programmable machine designed to automatically carry out a sequence of arithmetic or logical operations.
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the branch of science concerned with the forces that occur between electrically charged particles. Use this tag for anything related to electricity, electrical or magnetic fiel…
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Any action which violates an established law within a given society.
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Term has many and varied definitions depending on context, but is generally accepted as the period in life between birth and puberty, although this can be argued. Can also refer to offspring at any s…
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a range of characteristics used to distinguish between males and females, particularly in the cases of men and women and the masculine and feminine attributes assigned to them.