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In ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ and beyond, chess holds up a mirror...

Jenny Adams, University of Massachusetts Amherst In the closing sequence of “The Queen’s Gambit,” the chess-playing heroine, Beth Harmon, defeats her archrival Vasily Borgov at...

AI makes huge progress predicting how proteins fold – one of...

Marc Zimmer, Connecticut College Takeaways A “deep learning” software program from Google-owned lab DeepMind showed great progress in solving one of biology’s greatest challenges –...

Chess is taking over the online video game world – and...

Ilya Brookwell, University of California, Riverside As a global pandemic continues to determine a new normal, tens of thousands of viewers have been tuning in...

3 things to consider before you let your child play chess...

Alexey W. Root, University of Texas at Dallas Editor’s note: The school closures forced by COVID-19 have parents and students searching for ways to make...

A chess program helped this 8-year-old raise $240,000 and get his...

Alexey W. Root, University of Texas at Dallas Before he won the primary (K-3) championship section of the New York State Scholastic Championships earlier this...

5 ways to develop children’s talents

Kenneth A. Kiewra, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Some people think talent is born. The often-told story of Mozart playing piano at 3 and composing at 5...

Myths and unknowns about chess and the contenders for the World...

Alexey W. Root, University of Texas at Dallas If Fabiano Caruana wins the World Chess Championship match against champion Magnus Carlsen this month, he will...

Fabiano Caruana is poised to do what no American has done...

Daaim Shabazz, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Whenever a glimmer of chess talent is spotted in the United States, people often ask: “Is this...

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Some graduation gifts really are better than others

Selin Malkoc, The Ohio State University Graduation season is upon us, and for many graduates, it’s a moment they’ll want to remember for the rest...