Former world chess champion Garry Kasparov failed Monday to unseat an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin as head of the World Chess Federation.
The 110-61 defeat of Kasparov, now a human rights activist and opposition leader living in exile, was...
The Chairs Are Where the People Go
How to Live, Work, and Play in the City
Misha Glouberman with Sheila Heti
Faber and Faber:: 175 pp., $13 paper
Sheila Heti wanted to write about her friend Misha Glouberman. The Canadian performance artists had...
No one was surprised that Vladimir Putin won the Russian presidency on Sunday. With no strong candidate for the opposition to unite around, the election was widely expected to go his way. What were Russians surprised by? His tears.
The "Jeopardy!" clue: Humans, for now. The answer (in the form of a question, of course!): Who is smarter, people or computers? Monday night marks the debut of man versus machine, "Jeopardy!" style. A computer built by IBM, named Watson, ...
The machine has won. Watson defeated the two top champions "Jeopardy" has so-far produced: Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. The IBM supercomputer finished the final round of competition on Wednesday night with $77,147 in winnings over Jennings' $24,000 and Rutt