Separating Cheap Talk from Truly Held Beliefs

Michael Giberson In his book, Plight of the Fortune Tellers, Riccardo Rebonato describes how an invitation to bet can be used to separate cheap talk from truly held beliefs (and, in the process, ruin an otherwise engaging dinner conversation). In the early to mid 1990s in the United Kingdom and in other European countries a … More Separating Cheap Talk from Truly Held BeliefsMore Separating Cheap Talk from Truly Held Beliefs

Methane-absorbing Microbes

Lynne Kiesling From New Zealand, a newly-discovered bacterium that lives at high temperatures and eats methane. Is it possible to add them to landfills without creating invasive species problems? Maybe. Still, quite interesting. Thanks to Slashdot for the link. … More Methane-absorbing Microbes