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This Awesome 16-Year-Old Wants To Be The Youngest African American Chess Grandmaster

There were plenty of signs that 16-year-old Joshua Colas was a chess prodigy.<p>"He told me one day, 'Daddy, I can play you blindfolded,'" his father Guy Colas recounted to <i>The Huffington Post</i>. "And I said, 'You sure? I've never seen you practice.'"<p>Joshua was right; he could not only match his dad but …

The New Chess World Champion

<i>Available for $59.96, or—for free?</i><p>Larry Kaufman is a Grandmaster of chess, and has teamed in the development of two champion computer chess programs, …

Centaur Chess Shows Power of Teaming Human and Machine

The story of IBM's Deep Blue computer defeating world chess champion Garry Kasparov in 1997 has been told so many times that it's practically shorthand for the philosophical debate over man vs. machine.<p>But the story lacks subtlety and perhaps the right moral. Deep Blue was only the beginning; and …

If You Want A Good ACT Score, It Really, Really Helps To Be Rich

A new report out from the ACT outlines the numbers of students who reached college readiness benchmarks in 2013. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the report found that low-income students, on the whole, performed worse on the ACT than their wealthier peers last year. However, when the results are broken …

The Economic Benefits of Closing Educational Achievement Gaps

Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF and Scribd versions.<p>Our nation is currently experiencing growing levels of income and wealth …

Top 25 Music Videos of 2013

When was the last time you actually sat through an entire music video? Thought so. It’s not like the old days, when an afternoon on the couch meant …

TIME Picks the Top 10 Photos of 2013

John Tlumacki. Boston, Mass., USA. April 15, 2013. The first Boston Marathon bomb exploded about two hours and forty m<p>... VIEW MORE<p>John …

2013's Most Popular Songs In Epic One Video

Now even if you're not an avid fan of the music of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber you have to appreciate the incredible editing skills on …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …