Chess intelligence, a 1,000 year song and the "Calculus of Friendship"
- Former world champion, Garry Kasperov describes what kind of intelligence it takes to master chess.
- What might your speech intonations be telling the listener? Empathy is like music to the ears.
- "An infinite piece repeating every thousand years," the 1,000 year song by Longplayer has now been making music for over 10 years. You can listen here.
- TierneyLab discusses how monkeys and humans tend to rationalize their choices.
- Inferred only over large cosmological distances, could dark energy be detected in the lab?
- Two of the most supple thinkers about information and networking, Ethan Zuckerman and David Weinberger, blog Georgetown law professor Julie Cohen's recent presentation to the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. The video is here.
- It takes "quite a lot of phonological awareness to turn 'l8r' into 'homework' or 'hmwrk'". How does texting affect learning?
- Hunkering down for the planet's winter, has the Martian rover Spirit become a lander after five years?
- The secret to happiness could be an hourly wage.
- What do physicists dream - and worry - about?
- SEED writes about the poignant relationship between math teacher and pupil documented in the new book, "The Calculus of Friendship." You can listen to one exchange in this recording.
- The image above taken by the robotic explorer Cassini is of the Saturn moon Tethys appearing behind Titan. The atmosphere of a very hydrologically active Titan can clearly be seen. Click to enlarge.