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for questions about claims based in the United States, or limited to the United States.
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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 that pertain to historical events, or claim whose evidence is historical in nature.
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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 regard statements made by politicians.
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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 analytical study of the costs and benefits of producing, distributing, and consuming goods and services. This tag should not be used for personal finance questions, nor for most quest…
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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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when the question is about whether someone said or wrote a quote.
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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 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 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 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 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 claims regarding cures and health practices which fall outside the boundaries of scientifically validated medicine.
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The study of criminal behavior in both the individual and within a given society.
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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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for question about cars, trucks and other road transport.
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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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Questions about the state or condition of being subject to death; mortal character, nature, or existence.
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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 "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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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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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain) is a sovereign state located off the north-western coast of continental Europe.
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Claims made about Donald Trump. Do not use this tag for questions about claims made by Trump.
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The balance of benefit versus harm of an activity, device, technology or substance.
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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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A chemical substance with the chemical formula H₂O, and an important biological solvent.
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Generally regarded as the center of the nervous system in most living beings.
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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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Questions about the religion of the Muslims; a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.
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Healthcare refers to the system or systems used to deliver medical care to patients. It may be a monolithic, government controlled system (like the NHS in some parts of the UK) or a mixed system of pr…
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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…