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(Moderated) sci.edu The science of education. sci.electronics.basics Elementary questions about electronics. sci.electronics.cad Schematic drafting, printed circuit layout, simulation. sci.electronics.components Integrated circuits, resistors, capacitors. sci.electronics.design Electronic circuit design. sci.electronics.equipment Test, lab, & industrial electronic products. sci.electronics.misc General discussions of the field of electronics. sci.electronics.repair Fixing electronic equipment. sci.energy Discussions about energy, science & technology. sci.energy.hydrogen All about hydrogen as an alternative fuel. sci.engr Technical discussions about engineering tasks. sci.engr.biomed Discussing the field of biomedical engineering. sci.engr.chem All aspects of chemical engineering. sci.engr.civil Topics related to civil engineering. sci.engr.color The art, science, and industry of coloring. sci.engr.control The engineering of control systems. sci.engr.electrical.compliance Laws, regulations and design for EMC, safety. sci.engr.electrical.sys-protection Power system protection. sci.engr.geomechanics Geomechanics issues and related topics. sci.engr.heat-vent-ac Heating, ventilating, air conditioning & refrigeration. sci.engr.lighting Light, vision & color in architecture, media, etc. sci.engr.manufacturing Manufacturing technology. sci.engr.marine.hydrodynamics Marine Hydrodynamics. sci.engr.mech The field of mechanical engineering. sci.engr.metallurgy Metallurgical Engineering. sci.engr.micromachining Devices enabled by micromachined structures. sci.engr.mining Mining engineering and mining technical topics. sci.engr.safety All aspects of the safety of engineered systems. sci.engr.semiconductors Semiconductor devices, processes, materials, physics. sci.engr.surveying Measurement and mapping of the earth surface. sci.engr.television.advanced HDTV/DATV standards, equipment, practices, etc. sci.engr.television.broadcast Broadcast facility equipment and practices. sci.environment Discussions about the environment and ecology. sci.finance.abstracts Abstracts of unpublished finance working papers. (Moderated) sci.fractals Objects of non-integral dimension and other chaos. sci.geo.earthquakes For discussion of earthquakes and related matters. sci.geo.eos NASA's Earth Observation System (EOS). sci.geo.fluids Discussion of geophysical fluid dynamics. sci.geo.geology Discussion of solid earth sciences. sci.geo.hydrology Surface and groundwater hydrology. sci.geo.meteorology Discussion of meteorology and related topics. sci.geo.oceanography Oceanography, oceanology and marine science. sci.geo.petroleum All aspects of petroleum and the petroleum industry. sci.geo.rivers+lakes Science of rivers and lakes. sci.geo.satellite-nav Satellite navigation systems, especially GPS. sci.image.processing Scientific image processing and analysis. sci.lang Natural languages, communication, etc. sci.lang.japan The Japanese language, both spoken and written. sci.lang.translation Problems and concerns of translators/interpreters. sci.life-extension Slowing, stopping or reversing the ageing process. sci.logic Logic -- math, philosophy & computational aspects. sci.materials All aspects of materials engineering. sci.materials.ceramics Ceramic science. sci.math Mathematical discussions and pursuits. sci.math.research Discussion of current mathematical research. 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(Moderated) sci.nonlinear Chaotic systems and other nonlinear scientific study. sci.op-research Research, teaching & application of operations research. sci.optics Discussion relating to the science of optics. sci.optics.fiber Fiber optic components, systems, applications. sci.philosophy.tech Technical philosophy: math, science, logic, etc. sci.physics Physical laws, properties, etc. sci.physics.accelerators Particle accelerators and the physics of beams. sci.physics.computational.fluid-dynamics Computational fluid dynamics. sci.physics.cond-matter Condensed matter physics, theory and experiment. sci.physics.electromag Electromagnetic theory and applications. sci.physics.fusion Info on fusion, esp. "cold" fusion. sci.physics.particle Particle physics discussions. sci.physics.plasma Plasma Science & Technology community exchange. (Moderated) sci.physics.relativity The theory of relativity. sci.physics.research Current physics research. (Moderated) sci.polymers All aspects of polymer science. sci.psychology.announce Psychology-related announcements. (Moderated) sci.psychology.consciousness On the nature of consciousness. (Moderated) sci.psychology.journals.psyche E-journal on consciousness. (Moderated) sci.psychology.journals.psycoloquy E-journal on psychology. (Moderated) sci.psychology.misc General discussion of psychology. sci.psychology.personality All personality systems & measurement. sci.psychology.psychotherapy Practice of psychotherapy. sci.psychology.research Research issues in psychology. (Moderated) sci.psychology.theory Theories of psychology & behavior. sci.research Research methods, funding, ethics, and whatever. sci.research.careers Issues relevant to careers in scientific research. sci.research.postdoc Anything about postdoctoral studies, including offers. sci.skeptic Skeptics discussing pseudo-science. sci.space.history Historical manned and unmanned space flight programs. sci.space.news Announcements of space-related news items. (Moderated) sci.space.policy Discussions about space policy. sci.space.science Space and planetary science and related technical work. (Moderated) sci.space.shuttle The space shuttle and the STS program. sci.space.tech Technical and general issues related to space flight. (Moderated) sci.stat.consult Statistical consulting. sci.stat.edu Statistics education. sci.stat.math Statistics from a strictly mathematical viewpoint. sci.systems The theory and application of systems science. sci.techniques.mag-resonance Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy. sci.techniques.mass-spec All areas of mass spectrometry. (Moderated) sci.techniques.microscopy The field of microscopy. sci.techniques.spectroscopy Spectrum analysis. sci.techniques.testing.misc General testing techniques in science. sci.techniques.testing.nondestructive Nondestructive tests in science. sci.techniques.xtallography The field of crystallography. sci.virtual-worlds Virtual Reality - technology and culture. (Moderated) soc.adoption.adoptees Discussion of adoption by adoptees. (Moderated) soc.adoption.parenting Adoptive parenting by adoptive parents. soc.answers Repository for periodic USENET articles. (Moderated) soc.atheism Living as an atheist and atheism in society. (Moderated) soc.bi Discussions of bisexuality. soc.college College, college activities, campus life, etc. soc.college.admissions The university admissions process. soc.college.financial-aid Financial aid issues, college and beyond. soc.college.grad General issues related to graduate schools. soc.college.gradinfo Information about graduate schools. soc.college.org.aiesec The Int'l Assoc. of Business and Commerce Students. soc.college.teaching-asst Issues affecting collegiate teaching assistants. soc.couples Discussions for couples (cf. soc.singles). soc.couples.intercultural Inter-cultural and inter-racial relationships. soc.couples.wedding Wedding planning. soc.culture.afghanistan Discussion of the Afghan society. soc.culture.african Discussions about Africa & things African. soc.culture.african.american Discussions about Afro-American issues. soc.culture.albanian Albania and Albanians around the world. soc.culture.algeria From A to Z about Algeria. soc.culture.arabic Technological & cultural issues, *not* politics. soc.culture.argentina All about life in Argentina. soc.culture.asean Countries of the Assoc. of SE Asian Nations. soc.culture.asian.american Issues & discussion about Asian-Americans. soc.culture.assyrian Assyrian culture, history, language, current diaspora. soc.culture.asturies Asturian culture. soc.culture.australian Australian culture and society. soc.culture.austria Austria and its people. soc.culture.baltics People of the Baltic states. soc.culture.bangladesh Issues & discussion about Bangladesh. soc.culture.basque Basque culture and related issues. (Moderated) soc.culture.belarus All things about Belarus. (Moderated) soc.culture.belgium Belgian society, culture(s) and people. soc.culture.bengali Sociocultural identity of worldwide Bengali population. soc.culture.berber The berber language, history, and culture. soc.culture.bolivia Bolivian people and culture. soc.culture.bosna-herzgvna The independent state of Bosnia and Herzegovina. soc.culture.brazil Talking about the people and country of Brazil. soc.culture.breton All about Breton culture and Brittany. soc.culture.british Issues about Britain & those of British descent. soc.culture.bulgaria Discussing Bulgarian society. soc.culture.burma Politics, culture, news, discussion about Burma. soc.culture.cambodia Cambodia and its people. soc.culture.canada Discussions of Canada and its people. soc.culture.caribbean Life in the Caribbean. soc.culture.catalan The Catalan language and the lands where it is spoken. soc.culture.celtic Irish, Scottish, Breton, Cornish, Manx & Welsh. soc.culture.chile All about Chile and its people. soc.culture.china About China and Chinese culture. soc.culture.colombia Colombian talk, social, politics, science. soc.culture.cornish All things Cornish and Cornwall, worldwide. soc.culture.costa-rica Topics about Costa Rica. soc.culture.croatia The lives of people of Croatia. soc.culture.cuba Cuban culture, society and politics. soc.culture.czecho-slovak Bohemian, Slovak, Moravian and Silesian life. soc.culture.dominican-rep The life and people of the Dominican Republic. soc.culture.ecuador The culture and people of Ecuador. soc.culture.egyptian Egypt, and its society, culture, heritage, etc. soc.culture.el-salvador Topics about El Salvador, Central America. soc.culture.estonia Estonian culture, language, news, politics. (Moderated) soc.culture.ethiopia.misc Unmoderated forum to discuss Ethiopian culture. soc.culture.ethiopia.moderated Ethiopian culture. (Moderated) soc.culture.europe Discussing all aspects of all-European society. soc.culture.filipino Group about the Filipino culture. soc.culture.french French culture, history, and related discussions. soc.culture.german Discussions about German culture and history. soc.culture.greek Group about Greeks. soc.culture.guinea-conakry Guinea (ne French Guinea, in West Africa). soc.culture.haiti Haiti specific development and cultural issues. soc.culture.hawaii Aloha kakou, E KOMO MAI! Eh, no forget hemo da shoes. (Moderated) soc.culture.hmong Discussion of Hmong people and its culture. soc.culture.honduras General topics regarding Honduras and Central-America. soc.culture.hongkong Discussions pertaining to Hong Kong. soc.culture.hongkong.entertainment Entertainment in Hong Kong. soc.culture.indian Group for discussion about India & things Indian. soc.culture.indian.delhi Information related to Delhi, capital of India. soc.culture.indian.gujarati Gujarati cultural group. soc.culture.indian.info Info group for soc.culture.indian, etc. (Moderated) soc.culture.indian.jammu-kashmir The culture of Jammu & Kashmir. soc.culture.indian.karnataka Karnataka's culture, history, and present. soc.culture.indian.kerala Culture of the people of Keralite origin. soc.culture.indian.marathi Discussion related to Marathi Culture. soc.culture.indian.telugu The culture of the Telugu people of India. (Moderated) soc.culture.indonesia All about the Indonesian nation. soc.culture.intercultural People of mixed "culture", "ethnicity", "race". soc.culture.iranian Discussions about Iran and things Iranian/Persian. soc.culture.iraq Iraq, its society, culture and heritage. soc.culture.irish Ireland and Irish culture. soc.culture.israel Israel and Israelis. soc.culture.italian The Italian people and their culture. soc.culture.japan Everything Japanese, except the Japanese language. soc.culture.japan.moderated Anything Japanese. (Moderated) soc.culture.jewish Jewish culture & religion (cf. talk.politics.mideast). soc.culture.jewish.holocaust The Shoah. (Moderated) soc.culture.jewish.parenting Issues about raising Jewish children. (Moderated) soc.culture.jordan All topics concerning The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. soc.culture.kenya Kenyan peoples, politics, culture, and affairs. soc.culture.korean Discussions about Korea & things Korean. soc.culture.kurdish People from Kurdistan and Kurds around the world. soc.culture.kuwait Kuwaiti culture, society, and history. soc.culture.kuwait.moderated Kuwaiti culture, society, and history. (Moderated) soc.culture.laos Cultural and Social Aspects of Laos. soc.culture.latin-america Topics about Latin-America. soc.culture.lebanon Discussion about things Lebanese. soc.culture.liberia The culture of Liberia. soc.culture.maghreb North African society and culture. soc.culture.magyar The Hungarian people & their culture. soc.culture.malagasy Madagascar and the Malagasy culture. soc.culture.malaysia All about Malaysian society. soc.culture.mexican Discussion of Mexico's society. soc.culture.mexican.american Mexican-American/Chicano culture and issues. soc.culture.misc Group for discussion about other cultures. soc.culture.mongolian Everything related to Mongols and Mongolia. soc.culture.native Aboriginal people around the world. soc.culture.nepal Discussion of people and things in & from Nepal. soc.culture.netherlands People from the Netherlands and Belgium. soc.culture.new-zealand Discussion of topics related to New Zealand. soc.culture.nicaragua Topics related to the country of Nicaragua in general. soc.culture.nigeria Nigerian affairs, society, cultures, and peoples. soc.culture.nordic Discussion about culture up north. soc.culture.pacific-island Culture of the pacific islands (except Hawaii). soc.culture.pakistan Topics of discussion about Pakistan. soc.culture.pakistan.education Education in Pakistan. (Moderated) soc.culture.pakistan.history History of Pakistan. (Moderated) soc.culture.pakistan.moderated Discussions on Pakistan. (Moderated) soc.culture.pakistan.politics Political discussions on Pakistan. soc.culture.pakistan.religion Religious discussions related to Pakistan. soc.culture.pakistan.sports Sports in Pakistan. soc.culture.palestine Palestinian people, culture and politics. soc.culture.peru All about the people of Peru. soc.culture.polish Polish culture, Polish past, and Polish politics. soc.culture.portuguese Discussion of the people of Portugal. soc.culture.puerto-rico Puerto Rican culture, society and politics. soc.culture.punjab Punjab and Punjabi culture. soc.culture.quebec Quebec society and culture. soc.culture.rep-of-georgia The Caucasian Republic of Georgia and Georgians. soc.culture.romanian Discussion of Romanian and Moldavian people. soc.culture.russian All things Russian in the broadest sense. soc.culture.russian.moderated Moderated discussion of Russian culture. (Moderated) soc.culture.scientists Cultural issues about scientists & scientific projects. soc.culture.scottish Anything regarding Scotland or things Scots. soc.culture.sierra-leone The culture of Sierra Leone. soc.culture.singapore The past, present and future of Singapore. soc.culture.singapore.moderated Singapore & Singaporeans. (Moderated) soc.culture.slovenia Slovenia and Slovenian people. soc.culture.somalia Somalian affairs, society, and culture. soc.culture.south-africa South African society, culture, & politics. soc.culture.south-africa.afrikaans The Afrikaans language and speakers. soc.culture.soviet Topics relating to Russian or Soviet culture. soc.culture.spain Spain and the Spanish. soc.culture.sri-lanka Things & people from Sri Lanka. soc.culture.swiss Swiss culture. soc.culture.syria Syrian cultural matters and affairs. soc.culture.taiwan Discussion about things Taiwanese. soc.culture.tamil Tamil language, history and culture. soc.culture.thai Thai people and their culture. soc.culture.turkish Discussion about things Turkish. soc.culture.ukrainian The lives and times of the Ukrainian people. soc.culture.uruguay Discussions of Uruguay for those at home and abroad. soc.culture.usa The culture of the United States of America. soc.culture.venezuela Discussion of topics related to Venezuela. soc.culture.vietnamese Issues and discussions of Vietnamese culture. soc.culture.welsh The people, language and history of Wales. soc.culture.yugoslavia Discussions of Yugoslavia and its people. soc.culture.zimbabwe Culture and other issues pertaining to Zimbabwe. soc.feminism Discussion of feminism & feminist issues. (Moderated) soc.genealogy.african Genealogy of Africa and the African Diaspora. (Moderated) soc.genealogy.australia+nz Australia, New Zealand, and their territories. soc.genealogy.benelux Genealogy in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. soc.genealogy.computing Genealogical computing & net resources. soc.genealogy.french Francophone genealogy. soc.genealogy.german Family history including a German background. soc.genealogy.hispanic Genealogy relating to Hispanics. soc.genealogy.jewish Jewish genealogy group. (Moderated) soc.genealogy.marketplace Genealogy services and products. soc.genealogy.medieval Genealogy in the period from roughly AD500 to AD1600. soc.genealogy.methods Genealogical methods and resources. (Moderated) soc.genealogy.misc General genealogical discussions. soc.genealogy.nordic Genealogy in the Scandinavian countries. soc.genealogy.slavic Genealogy of Slavic peoples. soc.genealogy.surnames Surname queries & tafels. (Moderated) soc.genealogy.uk+ireland Genealogy of Britain, Ireland & offshore isles. soc.genealogy.west-indies Genealogy of the West Indies. soc.history Discussions of things historical. soc.history.african.biafra History of Biafra (Eastern Nigeria). (Moderated) soc.history.living Living history and reenactment, issues and info. soc.history.medieval The historic period of the middle ages. soc.history.moderated All aspects of history. (Moderated) soc.history.science History of science and related areas. soc.history.war.misc History & events of wars in general. soc.history.war.us-civil-war Aspects of the U.S. Civil War. (Moderated) soc.history.war.us-revolution American Revolution/international perspectives. soc.history.war.vietnam The Vietnam War. (Moderated) soc.history.war.world-war-ii History & events of World War Two. (Moderated) soc.history.what-if Alternate history. soc.libraries.talk Discussing all aspects of libraries. soc.men Issues related to men, their problems & relationships. soc.misc Socially-oriented topics not in other groups. soc.motss Issues pertaining to homosexuality. soc.net-people Announcements, requests, etc. about people on the net. soc.org.nonprofit Nonprofit organizations. soc.org.service-clubs.misc General info on all service topics. soc.penpals In search of net.friendships. soc.politics Political problems, systems, solutions. (Moderated) soc.politics.arms-d Arms discussion digest. (Moderated) soc.politics.marxism Karl Marx and his legacy in theory and practice. (Moderated) soc.religion.bahai Discussion of the Baha'i Faith. (Moderated) soc.religion.christian Christianity and related topics. (Moderated) soc.religion.christian.bible-study Examining the Holy Bible. (Moderated) soc.religion.christian.youth-work Christians working with young people. (Moderated) soc.religion.eastern Discussions of Eastern religions. (Moderated) soc.religion.gnosis Gnosis, marifat, jnana & direct sacred experience. (Moderated) soc.religion.hindu Discussion about the Hindu dharma, philosophy, culture. (Moderated) soc.religion.islam Discussions of the Islamic faith. (Moderated) soc.religion.mormon The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (Moderated) soc.religion.paganism Networking for Pagans. (Moderated) soc.religion.quaker The Religious Society of Friends. soc.religion.shamanism Discussion of the full range of shamanic experience. (Moderated) soc.religion.sikhism Sikh Religion and Sikhs all over the world. (Moderated) soc.religion.unitarian-univ Unitarian-Universalism & non-creedal religions. (Moderated) soc.religion.vaishnava All aspects of Vishnu and Vaishnavism. (Moderated) soc.retirement For seniors: retirement, aging, gerontology issues. soc.rights.human Human rights & activism (e.g., Amnesty International). soc.singles Newsgroup for single people, their activities, etc. soc.singles.moderated Conversations among people who are or were single. (Moderated) soc.support.depression.crisis Personal crisis situations. soc.support.depression.family Coping with depressed people. soc.support.depression.manic Bipolar/manic-depression. soc.support.depression.misc Depression and mood disorders. soc.support.depression.seasonal Seasonal affective disorder. soc.support.depression.treatment Treatments of depression. soc.support.fat-acceptance Self-acceptance for fat people. No diet talk. soc.support.loneliness Mutual help and chat for those of us who feel alone. (Moderated) soc.support.pregnancy.loss Support and Information about Pregnancy Loss. soc.support.transgendered Transgendered and intersexed persons. soc.support.youth.gay-lesbian-bi Gay youths helping each other. (Moderated) soc.veterans Social issues relating to military veterans. soc.women Issues related to women, their problems & relationships. soc.women.lesbian-and-bi Lives of lesbian and bisexual women. (Moderated) talk.abortion All sorts of discussions and arguments on abortion. talk.answers Repository for periodic USENET articles. (Moderated) talk.atheism Debate about the validity and nature of atheism. talk.bizarre The unusual, bizarre, curious, and often interesting. talk.environment Discussion the state of the environment & what to do. talk.euthanasia All aspects of euthanasia. talk.origins Evolution versus creationism (sometimes hot!). talk.philosophy.humanism Humanism in the modern world. talk.philosophy.misc Philosophical musings on all topics. talk.politics.animals The use and/or abuse of animals. talk.politics.china Discussion of political issues related to China. talk.politics.crypto The relation between cryptography and government. talk.politics.drugs The politics of drug issues. talk.politics.european-union The EU and political integration in Europe. talk.politics.guns The politics of firearm ownership and (mis)use. talk.politics.libertarian Libertarian politics & political philosophy. talk.politics.medicine The politics and ethics involved with health care. talk.politics.mideast Discussion & debate over Middle Eastern events. talk.politics.misc Political discussions and ravings of all kinds. talk.politics.soviet Discussion of Soviet politics, domestic and foreign. talk.politics.theory Theory of politics and political systems. talk.politics.tibet The politics of Tibet and the Tibetan people. talk.rape Discussions on stopping rape; not to be crossposted. talk.religion.buddhism All aspects of Buddhism as religion and philosophy. talk.religion.course-miracle A Course in Miracles. talk.religion.misc Religious, ethical, & moral implications. talk.religion.newage Esoteric and minority religions & philosophies. talk.rumors For the posting of rumors.