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A Chess Grandmaster Shares a Remarkably Effective Trick for Solving Any Problem | Inc.com

How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to the U.S. Of course he was eager to teach me, his firstborn son, the rules of the game.<p>This …

Chess

Heroes, monsters and people: When it comes to moral choices, outstanding physicists are very ordinary

Last week, on the plane back from Chicago, I finished Philip Ball’s book about physics in Germany in the nineteen-thirties and -forties. I’m still thinking about it, and I’m trying to work out why it has left such a strong impression. I think it is because the compromises, recriminations and …

Physics

This stunning discovery about the brain will have scientists rewriting textbooks

The lymphatic system is part of the circulatory system but, instead of blood, it carries lymph — a clear liquid that ferries immune cells and rids the body of toxins and waste. As a 2009 research review notes, <b>it is "an undisputed anatomical fact" that the brain is the only major organ that lacks a</b> …

Rocking the casbah: the gig of a lifetime that put Iranian women back on stage

Three years ago, the Iranian singer and composer Sara Najafi came up with the idea of hosting a concert in Tehran, her hometown. It was a plan so audacious, it seemed slightly nuts. The concert would be “a festival of the female voice” featuring solo singers – not just Iranians, but artists from …

Middle East

Turkish politicians brawl in parliament building over controversial bill

Turkish politicians apparently know how to pack a punch. Five members of parliament were injured after a brawl broke out in parliament in the early …

Taksim Square