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How Chess Players' Brains Are Different From Everybody Else's

International chess champion Magnus Carlsen leaned over the 12th chessboard in a long line of half-played games at the Marshall Chess Club in New …

World leaders push for Libya peace as ISIL fills vacuum

World leaders meeting in Rome have urged Libya's warring factions to lay down their weapons and back a new national unity government under a UN peace plan due to be signed on Wednesday.<p>US Secretary of State John Kerry was among ministers and officials from 17 countries who, along with the UN, the …

'So You Think You Can Dance' at 10: 10 moments that took our breath away

<b>(CNN) —</b> For 10 years now, Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance" has stood out as one of the most critically-acclaimed reality series on TV.<p>In recent years -- and days -- it's finally gotten its fair share of Emmy nominations, including some for one of the best TV personalities around, host Cat …

Saudi Arabia, Turkey Discussing Unlikely Alliance To Oust Syria's Assad

WASHINGTON -- Turkey and Saudi Arabia, two nations with a long history of rivalry, are in high-level talks with the goal of forming a military alliance to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to sources familiar with the discussions.<p>The talks are being brokered by Qatar. As the partnership …

Middle East

Pinarello Springs into the Classics with new Dogma K8-S Suspension Road Bike

With Paris-Roubaix just around the corner, it’s a good time to introduce Sir Bradley Wiggins’ latest bike. Especially if that bike is a suspension …

Survivors: Police tear gas made soccer stadium a death trap

CAIRO (AP) — Survivors described it as a corridor of death: a narrow route of high, chain-link security fences and barbed wire that thousands of …

Teargas

The New York Times R&D Lab releases Hive, an open-source crowdsourcing tool

“We want to learn from others who are doing good things, and when we learn things we share them as well.”<p>A few months ago we told you about a new tool from The New York Times that allowed readers to help identify ads inside the paper’s massive archive. Madison, as it was called, was the first …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …