Pocket-Sized #1003: “Dogs’ Favorite Garbage”

Dogs’ Favorite Garbage In this Pocket-Sized episode #1003, Marc Abrahams shows an unfamiliar research study to Melissa Franklin. Dramatic readings and reactions ensue. The research mentioned in this episode is featured in the special Blushing issue (vol. 19, #2) of the Annals of Improbable Research magazine. Remember, our Patreon donors, on most levels, get access to each podcast episode […]

Graphene From Garbage (and Girl Scout cookies and bugs)

Biscuits, rubbish and bugs in Texas raise hopes that Britain will grow a lucrative new techology-based empire soon, rather than just eventually. This is all about getting usable amounts of graphene – the two-dimensional form of carbon. An American experiment, so goofy-sounding that it has drawn little attention, points towards a cheap way of obtaining […]

Garbage and Fraudulent Financial Reporting

Garbage In/Garbage Out: A Critique of Fraudulent Financial Reporting: 1987–1997 (the COSO Report) and the SEC Accounting Regulatory Process,” Abraham J. Briloff, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, vol. 12, no. 2, April 2001, pp. 125–48 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/cpac.2001.0458). The author, at the City University of New York, reports: “According to traditional wisdom, the efficiency of a sanitation department […]