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AI, Go, and Philosophical Argument

<i>After more than four hours of tight play and a rapid-fire endgame, Google’s artificially intelligent Go-playing computer system has won a second</i> …

We Just Discovered Bacteria That Can Eat Our Plastic

The only problem: It’s not very hungry.<p>More than 220 million tons of plastic are produced each year, and despite greater emphasis on recycling programs, much of it gets dumped in landfills and oceans around the world. The U.S., for example, only recycles about 14% of the nearly 33 million tons of …

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South Korean navy fires warning shots at North Korean patrol boat

Tensions rise further after North Korean patrol boat strays over disputed maritime border one day after rocket launch<p>The South Korean navy has fired warning shots at a North Korean patrol boat, further heightening tensions already raised after Pyongyang’s launch of a long-range rocket over the …

“HANNIBAL LECTER AND PHILOSOPHY” (Book Review)

Not long ago, a juicy-looking tome entitled HANNIBAL LECTER AND PHILOSOPHY: THE HEART OF THE MATTER landed on my doorstep. Edited by Joseph Westfall, …

9 Cant-Miss Book Club Picks for February

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NEWS: What Books are College Students Reading? A Cool New Online Tool Reveals All

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review<p>For decades now, universities have been caught up in the "canon wars" -- battles over what students should be reading on their path to a liberal education. While this debate has raged -- with the classicists squaring off against the …