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Washington Post: She was the last American to collect a Civil War pension —$73.13 a month. She just died.
By Ian Shapira: “The check arrived every month: $73.13. Irene Triplett, who lived in a North Carolina nursing home, rarely talked about the source of the money. She was the last American to receiveRead More »
Washington Post: Google just mastered a game that vexed scientists — and their machines — for decades
By Matt McFarland January 27 “Artificial intelligence took a historic step forward Wednesday when a Google team announced that it taught a machine to master the ancient Chinese game Go, a feat researchers haveRead More »
By Lindsey Bever February 19 “Remember when true success was measured by the height of your Monopoly cash stack? These days, it’s calculated with your credit score. In an attempt to keep the classic board game relevant to ourRead More »
By Tom Dunkel Flowers are in full spring bloom outside Bruce Weigle’s Alexandria home, but inside it’s the dead of winter: January 1871 to be exact. Weigle is refereeing a step-back-in-time battle from theRead More »
By Graham Allison Graham Allison is director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School. One hundred years ago this week, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser WilhelmRead More »