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Help me get out (of the apartment that is).

Long time lurker, first time poster ;) Problem: I am a single 30 year old guy who moved from downtown Seattle to the suburbs of Boston (Marlborough to be exact), for work. As you can imagine this is a somewhat of a difficult adjustment given that I love city life and being able to walk around town and not having to use my car! I used to work for a big name online retailer headquartered in downtown Seattle, and even though living and working in downtown was great, I missed out on quite a lot of fun the city life has generally to offer, primarily due to the working hours. That being said, my new job, still in the suburbs and further west from where I live (and Boston), affords a lot more time. I'd like to go out and experience the city (both Boston and New York). [more inside]
posted by rippersid on Feb 5, 2014 - 5 answers

More recent nonfiction about pharmaceutical drugs

I love reading nonfiction about pharmaceutical drugs, their development, use, methods of action, etc. What's out there lately that I should read? Recent books I've read inside. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Dec 5, 2013 - 12 answers

Past performance is no guarantee of future results

I've noticed that most of what I read about science and technology is universally optimistic about the pace of knowledge (if not necessary its use). From tech journalists to science fiction writers everyone seems to believe that the possibilities of technology are boundless and the pace of scientific discovery is, if anything, accelerating and always will be. My question is: Is anyone credibly arguing the opposite? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on May 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Current host of Daily Planet?

Who's the current host of Daily Planet on Discovery Canada? [more inside]
posted by cozenedindigo on Jan 10, 2013 - 2 answers

Blind me with science.

Help me discover recent 'Best Seller' scientific journal articles to read in 2013. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Dec 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Landsat Island

How did we manage to find every island on earth without satellites? [more inside]
posted by zinon on May 28, 2012 - 21 answers

Need a Card Catalog for the Internet

Help me discover new, interesting things to learn about on the internet. [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Mar 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me find myself?

Dramatic change in life has rock my foundation of self. I need to figure out who I am now that I lost my main identity. I’m in therapy to help with the change, but was wondering if there were any online (preferably) or offline workbooks, tests, or X activity that I can work through that will help me find myself? I’m at a lost. [more inside]
posted by bleucube on Feb 29, 2012 - 7 answers

Mac-based Discovery software?

Mac-based Discovery / document review software? Westlaw CaseLogistix nails the functions but is Windows-only. Must have the ability to manage Bates-stamped PDF/TIF documents with embedded OCR text. Bonus for other file types in addition. Multiple networked users need to analyze/tag documents based on case-specific criteria. It would be great if the information could be easily exported to an open format, but I know that's likely asking too much. I searched through the Macs In Law blog but didn't see any good candidates. What do Mac-based law firms use? [more inside]
posted by reeddavid on Jun 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Looking for "The-birth-of-[field of science]" and "The-X-that-changed-the-world" stories.

Looking for "The-birth-of-[field of science]" and "The-X-that-changed-the-world" stories. [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Feb 21, 2011 - 27 answers

Things that make other things!

What are some other basic inventions/discoveries that became widely applied foundations for other inventions/discoveries? [more inside]
posted by yoga on Nov 26, 2010 - 20 answers

How can I download a Mythbusters clip from YouTube?

Where can I get a clip from a specific Mythbusters episode to use for a third grade class on the scientific method? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Nov 13, 2010 - 8 answers

Chance and the Humanities

I'm looking for historic or documented examples of significant research discoveries that occurred as a product of serendipity–specifically in the humanities. Wikipedia's listing on serendipity primarily lists scientific examples. Surely serendipitous discovery occurs in the humanities. What are the best examples?
posted by Toekneesan on Aug 17, 2010 - 4 answers

"Speed dating" for music

Is there a music discovery service that cycles through songs quickly? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Feb 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Illusion of discovery?

What's the name of that illusion (if that's the right word) where you think you came up with an idea but you actually heard it from someone else previously?
posted by palet on Feb 3, 2010 - 7 answers

Exploring web content by mood?

I'm looking for examples of rich web interfaces that allow users to explore content based on mood or style, like Getty Images' Moodstream or Musicovery. Not necessarily restricted to audio, video or image sites; examples of 'mood 'explorers' helping users discover any other type of content -be it wall paint, holidays or cocktails- will be equally welcome.
posted by blogenstock on Feb 10, 2009 - 4 answers

How to upload listened MP3-player tunes to online music discovery sites?

How do I send my MP3-players listened tunes to a music discovery site (like last.fm) if I'm not using an iPod? [more inside]
posted by evercool on May 5, 2008 - 1 answer

What are some good blogs for discovering new blogs? (explanation within)

What are some good blogs for discovering new blogs? (explanation within) [more inside]
posted by kingtaj on May 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me get my music on

Help me find a good way to fullfill my music needs [more inside]
posted by kall on May 2, 2008 - 13 answers

Distributed Probing?

Why hasn't anyone invented cheap space probes? Some kind of thing that could be sent up en mass to gather just base data we don't have on all the planets/moons/etc . . .? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Aug 18, 2007 - 34 answers

How to get myself employed in NGC, Discovery, BBC documentary crews

How can a Indian software engineer join documentary/photography crew of National Geographic, Discovery, BBC, PBS or other similar production houses? What kind of jobs are available in these organizations? Are there similar jobs (outside of the documentary business) that can take me to such places and pay for it? Low salary not an issue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2007 - 8 answers

Are treasure maps real?

Has an ancient document ever led to an archaeological discovery? [more inside]
posted by bugloaf on Mar 15, 2007 - 22 answers

Run it on regular?

I am looking at purchasing a 99 Land Rover Discovery and I notice that it runs only on premium gas. Is this absolutely necessary? Does anyone with experience with a Discovery have any opinions of this vehicle? I heard that the diesel version is a better choice. Thanks in advance.
posted by scooters.toad on Jan 30, 2007 - 23 answers

Next on...I Shouldn't Be Alive

I'm addicted to the Discovery Channel's show I Shouldn't Be Alive, and the soundtrack is a big part of that. So here's the obvious question: how do I get the soundtrack? [more inside]
posted by symphonik on Jan 5, 2007 - 4 answers

Where/how can I watch Jeremy Piven's Journey of a Lifetime?

Where/how can I watch Jeremy Piven's Journey of a Lifetime? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jul 28, 2006 - 11 answers

What don't we know?

I would like to make a "scientific discovery", or otherwise contribute something (however useful, or not) to the body of human knowledge. What are some unanswered questions, or unexplained details of the world, or (most especially) developing fields of inquirey, that an amateur might seek to investigate with possibility of making progress into the unexplored? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Jul 3, 2006 - 45 answers

TLC, my friend, and her toes.

Apparently an old friend of mine was on some TLC show, but I'm not sure which one, or when. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Finding a production of a play.

Is there a good resource (online or not) to find out if a given theatrical production is running, anytime in the near future, anywhere in the country (USA/Canada)? [more inside]
posted by mto on Oct 16, 2005 - 7 answers

Mercury in Fish

I watched Episode 208 of Discoveries This Week on the Discovery Science Channel, and there was a short blurb about mercury levels in fish. They showed a web site with drop down boxes so you could enter in what fish you have been eating and come up with a figure for how much mercury you have been consuming. I didn't have anything to write on, and by the time I got home to the computer I couldn't recall the address. The Discovery site is useless and I'm not having any luck with Google. Did anyone catch it and go to the site they mentioned?
posted by Orb on Apr 19, 2004 - 3 answers

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