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Is it bad to mention if a specific article is open access or paywalled?

I received an edit on the question Why “Having chlorophyll without photosynthesis is actually very dangerous” and “like living with a bomb”? Removed reference to paywalling. Nature is a print ...
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Finding a deleted question without enough rep

I'm asking here a similar question to this one. I'm pretty sure I've asked a question a while ago (years?) about the use of ammonia in agriculture where it is introduce directly into the soil. The ...
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How can I improve my poorly received question

I'm not trying to revert the downvotes or convince users that it was a good question. I'm trying to understand what (if anything at all) can be improved. The (now auto-deleted) question was: Can ...
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The Amazing Migration of an English terminology question to Russian Language Stack Exchange

I've just discovered that my question asking about an English term that an English biotechnitian would use was migrated to, of all possible SEs, the Russian Language SE. This is just to register my ...
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How is this question opinion based?

Besides fruits and milk, what other things in nature are "intended" to be eaten? I understand that it initially could stir up some emotions regarding the use of language and lack of context,...
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To what degree can a person's age be accurately determined from images alone?

This question has generated a good bit of discussion and controversy recently, mostly centered around the original context in which it was placed. After some rather extended discussion in chat, it ...
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Policy on textbook recommendation questions?

There have been quite a few book-recommendation/reference-request questions lately. Some of them have been closed and even deleted while others have remained open. I'm curious on what the site ...
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my question was marked as opinion based - I edited it - is it still opinion based

I asked a question How would you affect bulk DNA gene therapy for a human? I had worded the question in a way that might have been open to interpretations about the seriousness of the question or ...
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How can bird behavior be opinion based?

Where do migratory birds go when it rains? It got 7700 views. It got 14 upvotes. And it got closed. This is sending me mixed messages. It got closed for being "primarily opinion-based". And maybe ...
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Can this question about zombie virus be on topic on Biology StackExchange?

Engineered Zombie Virus possible? I asked this question at Skeptics StackExchange but it was put on hold. I asked for further explanation as references and specific expertise. They said that "...
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Is osmosis off-topic according to the Help Center?

My question is about this post. I would appreciate it if a few folks with strong biology backgrounds could weigh in. There are currently three close votes on what appears to me to be a classic SAT-...
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Question on comparing veggies and alcohol flagged as personal medical question

What's the difference between diuretic veggies and alcohol that make the latter bad? It's only remotely related to health, and even then it's just the context of the question, not the question ...
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Policy on duplicates of unanswered questions

This question is the same as this unanswered question, all the way down to the asker's thoughts. I suppose it might be the case that a new user is trying to gain reputation by re-asking old questions,...
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Was moving this question to SE.Chemistry justified?

This question about fats and oils was moved to Chemistry after I answered it and the answer had been accepted. I don't really see why it was moved. It is no more chemical than lots of other questions ...
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Why my answer is deleted?

How is evolution possible in contemporary humans? Is it wrong? I mean normally males in most species evolve by mating with more females and breed more children. The reason why it doesn't happen to ...
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Where does this question belong?

This question just came up Is Webmedcentral a reputable scientific publisher? We certainly have the expertise to answer this question but it seems to be more appropriate for academia.stackexchange. ...
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Why questions about race do not belong to biology?

I wonder why my question about race was closed as off-topic https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/5630/does-europeoid-race-exhibit-greather-sexual-dimorphism-than-both-negroid-and-mon
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Vet. Medicine Questions

I'd like to draw attention to this question. I can't help but feel that this is more asking for medical advice (admittedly not for humans) rather than for medical explanations of physiology/pathology....