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Now just add the parmesan cheese solution..

Miko says: I've seen a lot of similar "SCIENCE!" tricks done at the bar. In fact, I've known some bartenders who collected them and mastered them in order to perform for customers and thereby increase their tips and build their crowd. One of the most wonderful nights I ever had working was when a group of Navy engineers... [more inside]
posted by Pants! on Mar 9, 2009 - 12 answers

Testing the warmth of a blanket.

How can I empirically test the relative warmth of a blanket? [more inside]
posted by plasticbugs on Mar 9, 2009 - 23 answers

Looking for childhood Encyclopedia set.

I’m trying to remember the name of a set of themed encyclopedias for children from my childhood. [more inside]
posted by studentbaker on Mar 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Roll Call: Who's come unstuck in time?

Help with my homework filter!! I want to compile a list of time travelers from literature, television and cinema. I am looking for a couple specific attributes. [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Mar 9, 2009 - 35 answers

Why do double-paned windows have a 2cm gap?

Why is a 2cm gap between window panes optimal? [more inside]
posted by unmake on Mar 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Looking for crisp, royalty free medical illustrations with one-click purchasing.

Looking for crisp, royalty free medical illustrations with one-click purchasing. [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Mar 6, 2009 - 6 answers


What are the essential amino acids necessary to human growth and development? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Mar 5, 2009 - 6 answers

Where's my Soviet jetpack?

Soviet science: Besides the obvious topic of space exploration, name some examples of post World War II Soviet science that were so good, they entered global, widespread use without much modification and are perhaps still in use today. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Any recent failed scientific theories?

There are many examples of failed or replaced scientific theories throughout history, like heliocentrism or the four-element theory of matter. Can you think of any examples from the last 50-75 years of a theory once held in high regard that is now thoroughly discredited? [more inside]
posted by GhostintheMachine on Mar 2, 2009 - 45 answers

Is that a textbook in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

What small, easy-to-carry-around books provide a satisfying introduction to mathematic and scientific fields, topics and/or concepts? [more inside]
posted by shaun uh on Feb 28, 2009 - 15 answers

Who studies the university?

Are there any academics who specialize in criticizing/studying academia? What are their names? [more inside]
posted by Dr. Send on Feb 25, 2009 - 27 answers

Historical fiction about scientists

Your recommendations: Historical novels about scientists [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Feb 23, 2009 - 29 answers

A light conservation.

Does light (like heat) seep and weaken? [more inside]
posted by Pennyblack on Feb 18, 2009 - 5 answers

How to get work in science as a layman?

What sorts of science-y work are available for a non-professional? [more inside]
posted by lholladay on Feb 18, 2009 - 16 answers

Do you know any good undergrad schools for Political Science and Engineering double majors?

Do you know any good undergrad schools for Political Science and Engineering double majors? [more inside]
posted by shatteredverve on Feb 17, 2009 - 18 answers

I want to be a productive member of society, but be paid for it

As a PhD student in the wet biological sciences who will (hopefully) graduate in 2-3 years, what skillsets/experiences should I work on to maximize my employability? [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Feb 13, 2009 - 7 answers

Science fiction that involves farming?

Does anyone know of examples of science fiction about farming? I am especially interested in illustrated stories, movies, comic books, or anything with pictures. [more inside]
posted by tnygard on Feb 12, 2009 - 16 answers

It's not the end of the world...

Reading this article (and a USA Today story linked in it) this morning, and I'm curious about an astronomical event mentioned in it. [more inside]
posted by jasondbarr on Feb 10, 2009 - 12 answers

please translate: bow wow. Meow. Buzz buzz.

Recommend non-fiction books about animals -- books that will blow my mind. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Feb 10, 2009 - 43 answers

Please help me identify some ancient lab equipment from these photos.

Can somebody help me identify this ancient lab equipment? I'm doing some research and have posted two photos to my flickr account, here and here. (PS, I know what the typewriter is!) Thanks!
posted by soulbarn on Feb 9, 2009 - 13 answers

I want to be smart so I can write clever Askme Headlines

What are some easy, relatively quick ways to learn to write better, think clearer, and express myself better? [more inside]
posted by Bageena on Jan 28, 2009 - 24 answers

Methanol will make you blind. The antidote is ethanol. Drink hard liquor if you can't get to a hospital.

Good resources for rules-of-thumb for laboratory dangers and chemical safety? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Jan 26, 2009 - 13 answers

Classic works in social and environmental sciences?

I'm looking for recommendations on some must-read/classic literature from the social and environmental fields of science. [more inside]
posted by jofuu on Jan 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Credible scientific studies?

What scientific studies should you believe? [more inside]
posted by theholotrope on Jan 17, 2009 - 30 answers

How can I extract scents from things?

How do I extract scents? [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx on Jan 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Story Filter for a friend

I've been waxing poetic about AskMeFi for a while, and a coworker asked for help identifying a story about an experiment with dancing children. Save my co-worker, MeFites! [more inside]
posted by Gorgik on Jan 15, 2009 - 7 answers

0.1 gram scale

recommendations for a 0.1 gram accuracy scale that does not reset if you tare it to 0 and then remove the weight and has a capacity of more than 1kg? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl on Dec 31, 2008 - 10 answers

StoryID: Alternate history where physics is based on angelology.

StoryID: Alternate history where physics is based on angelology. [more inside]
posted by rwhe on Dec 31, 2008 - 8 answers

Small Ice vs. Big Ice

Craft bartenders say that big ice melts more slowly than small ice. How is this possible? Treating the cocktail as a closed system, if you include an equal mass of ice, and the starting and ending temperatures are the same, wouldn't the same amount of heat be transferred into the ice, resulting in an equal quantity of melt? [more inside]
posted by fedward on Dec 31, 2008 - 45 answers

Shared human/lettuce DNA

"The DNA of humans and chimps is 98.4% identical." I've read that several places. I've also read "The DNA of all living things is 90% identical" and "The DNA of humans and lettuce is 16% identical." How could I find out which of those last two statements is correct? Or is the problem that I don't understand which part of the DNA is being referred to? (Frankly, I'm not that clear on DNA in the first place - I'd just like the right number.)
posted by kestralwing on Dec 31, 2008 - 14 answers

descent of gould

Science reading for the informed layperson. [more inside]
posted by nihlton on Dec 30, 2008 - 23 answers

Help me identify this mid 90's Japanese science/educational TV show.

Help me identify this mid 90's Japanese science/educational TV show and prove that it exists. Every week it explored how something worked by approaching it from a different angle or doing an unusual experiment. One show they made gasoline from orange peels and drove a car around with it. On another they tried making coffee from other foods by roasting, grinding and filtering water through peanuts, soy beans, and beef. I remember the title as "MegaTen" but the Googles, they do nothing. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Dec 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Questions about Grad App Questions

A few questions that I'm running into while submitting my graduate school applications about fellowships, diversity statements, other schools I am applying to, and accepting admission without funding. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford on Dec 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Peer review for semen samples?

A dispute between friends: is there any, say, peer-reviewed information out there about how a vegetarian diet impacts the taste of semen versus a meat-heavy diet? [more inside]
posted by palindromic on Dec 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Couch Surfing Professor

There is the story of the perennial house guest who is either a distinguished mathematician or a physicist. The story goes that if this gentleman comes to stay with a young scientist it means that their future in the field is in for a sudden uptick. His tenure in their home tends to result in a few collaborative papers which in turn leads to notice in the scientific community and a rapid rise in status. Please help me find this professor's name?
posted by cm on Dec 26, 2008 - 14 answers

Find it: Website with a unique explanation of lens focal lengths.

Find-that-website filter: Website with a unique explanation of lens focal length with respect to photography and zoom lenses. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Dec 24, 2008 - 7 answers

Coming from an art-school background, I have *none* of the requirements for a CS grad school. Am I hopeless?

How do I start a MS in Computer Science with no applicable background? [more inside]
posted by amileighs on Dec 19, 2008 - 12 answers


How do ladybugs get inside without being smushed?
posted by docloch on Dec 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Eco-Friendly sites for Kids?

I am trying to put together a list of environmental eco-friendly sites targeted from young children (kindergarten) to grades 3-4, and 4-6. Looking for anything interesting that has stats, games and so forth. Appreciate your time and input. I need a lot (30 plus...even if you give me one, that is a help)
posted by snap_dragon on Dec 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Flavor Tripping Party

My friend is having a flavor tripping party (with the miracle-fruit berry), and has asked everyone to bring something to try. I am shot for ideas. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Something creative, or clever, or anything, really. Just not lemons. Thanks!
posted by howgenerica on Dec 16, 2008 - 49 answers

Suggestions (books, projects, things to learn, things to do) for a 2nd year Computer Science Student over Winter Break?

Suggestions (books, projects, things to learn, things to do) for a 2nd year Computer Science Student over Winter Break? [more inside]
posted by Javed_Ahamed on Dec 12, 2008 - 15 answers

It's still 72. Why am I cold?

Why does my apartment feel colder in the winter than in the summer, when the thermostat reads the same? [more inside]
posted by chundo on Dec 11, 2008 - 21 answers

Identify this B-Grade Sci-fi Television Show!

Help me with the name of this obscure military science fiction television show. I'm presuming it was the early nineties when it was on. It focused on a small unit of soldiers which had a mix of clones and humans. I believe they were fighting evil robots that looked like humans and were obsessed with the notion of chance or fate. The only other thing I remember is that the clones were called nipple necks since that's where the tank's umbilical cord was attached.
posted by TorontoSandy on Dec 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Plant ideas for an elementary school science project

Need ideas for a good type of plant to use for a science project for my 9-year-old daughter. [more inside]
posted by marble on Dec 6, 2008 - 9 answers

I want to study political science in an english speaking country. Help?

I don´t have a brilliant academic career or anything. I live in Brazil, I just turned 24, and just recently majored in communication/journalism. For the past few years my main interest has been political philosophy and political science. I would like to study abroad, preferably in the United States or United Kingdom. [more inside]
posted by sumo on Nov 27, 2008 - 5 answers

Wanted: academic conference about inflammation in Europe

As a senior-level science PhD student, how do I find an academic conference to go to? And how do I know if a conference is going to be suitable, both it for me and vice versa? [more inside]
posted by shelleycat on Nov 26, 2008 - 9 answers

How to break into science writing for magazines?

How to break into science writing for magazines? What are the strengths/weaknesses of using a traditional vs non-mainstream approach (eg, a blog). [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on Nov 26, 2008 - 3 answers

What do I need to reverse-engineer hardware and where can I buy it?

What equipment do I need to become an EE student cum amateur hacker? For bonus points, where can I buy it (either online or in person) in Melbourne, Australia? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Nov 25, 2008 - 7 answers

[Internship Filter] Help me find a programming internship (computer science student) over summer break!

[Internship Filter] Help me find a programming internship (computer science student) over summer break! [more inside]
posted by Javed_Ahamed on Nov 20, 2008 - 16 answers

How to meet other math and science geeks when you're not in school?

How to meet academic/intellectual/geeky people when you work in a mechanical trade (millwright), and can't feasibly go to college at the moment although you want to badly? [more inside]
posted by tehgeekmeister on Nov 18, 2008 - 17 answers

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