Super Mario Effect

Have you ever heard of the Super Mario Effect? When YouTube star and former NASA engineer Mark Rober challenged 50,000 people to a basic coding challenge, he learned something profound. Half the participants were given penalty points if they made a mistake. The other half were simply told 'That didn't work. Please try again.' Interestingly,... Continue Reading →

Chess Puzzle

Black has an active queen, but White hopes to take advantage of the weakened back rank and somehow turn the tables! 🙂 It's WHITE TO PLAY. Can he win? 1.Rb2, 1.Rd2, and 1.Re2 are the candidate first moves. But which of them is the best? And why? — Dawid Przepiórka, 1920

Chess Puzzle

WHITE TO MOVE AND MATE IN 2 Is this really a mate in 2, with the white king so severely exposed on b4? Well, well, well… there are more things in the kingdom of Caïssa, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy! 🙂 — Godfrey F. Heathcote (Revue d'Échecs 1904, 1st Prize)

A World Of Languages

5 Indian languages feature in the world's most popular languages (including my mother tongue, Marathi). Interestingly Punjabi is not there even though a large number of people speak Punjabi.

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