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Portuguese Baked Eggs

6 Servings<p>Baked eggs are great for brunch, and this recipe is no exception. But with a green salad, it’s also hearty and satisfying enough to double as dinner.<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup olive oil<p>3 bell peppers, any color, thinly sliced<p>1 medium red onion, thinly sliced<p>2 beefsteak tomatoes, …

Eggs

Rats Show Regret After Wrong Choices, Scientists Say

Researchers studied brain areas involved in decision making, evaluating outcomes.<p>Could've, should've, would've. Everyone has made the wrong choice at some point in life and suffered regret because of it. Now a new study shows we're not alone in our reaction to incorrect decisions. Rats too can feel …

Here's The Key To Magnus Carlsen’s Success As A Chess Grandmaster

For the fifth installment of my series of posts analyzing a data set of over 650,000 chess tournament games ranging back to the 15th century, I wanted to focus in on Magnus Carlsen and try to understand what makes him such an exceptional chess player.<p>In November 2013, Magnus Carlsen soundly …

The United States Chess Federation - How To Catch A Chess Cheater: Ken Regan Finds Moves Out Of Mind

Cover Photography by Luke Copping<p><i>cover story. Normally this would be behind our pay wall, but we feel this article about combating cheating in chess</i> …

Mathematics

How I discovered I have the brain of a psychopath

I first discovered my “hidden” psychopathy in 2006 during a series of scientific and clinical studies of murderers and patients with psychopathy and schizophrenia, as well as a separate imaging genetics study of Alzheimer’s disease in which I happened to be a control subject.<p>In that study, we were …

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

A data-driven exploration of the evolution of chess: Popularity of openings over time

For the 3rd installment in my series of blog posts exploring a data set of over 650,000 chess tournament games ranging back to the 15th century, I …