International Business Machines Corp. will pit one of its computers against past champions of the “Jeopardy!” quiz show, more than a decade after another IBM machine defeated chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov .
A Russian court jailed three female punk performers for two years for inciting religious hatred and hooliganism, prompting international condemnation of the case that’s become a symbol of President Vladimir Putin’s intolerance for dissent.
Garry Kasparov was one of the world's undisputed chess grand masters. How does he fare when Bloomberg Television's Ryan Chilcote challenges him to a game? And how does Ryan fare when he joins one of Russia's best-known TV chefs cooking up a traditional dish of borscht? (Source: Bloomberg)
India Against Corruption, a powerful if flawed mass movement that put the government under considerable pressure last August with its demand that a long-delayed anti-corruption bill be passed, made two widely watched moves last week. They also happened to be moves in opposite directions.
If the largest anti-government demonstrations since the fall of the Soviet Union have had any meaningful effect on Russia's leadership, you would hardly have guessed it from the president's traditional New Year's Eve address to the nation.
Humility and punditry are two characteristics not often found in the same person -- or the same book. But they co-exist more or less happily in “The Signal and the Noise,” Nate Silver’s engaging if occasionally shambling new book on the fine art of prediction.