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Transistors Beat Brain Cells in Chess World

World chess champion Vladimir Kramnik lost the sixth and decisive game against computer program Deep Fritz on Tuesday, ceding a hard-fought man vs. machine match 4-2.

Denisova Has Her Sights Set on Gold in Honolulu

Lyubov Denisova of Russia was the women's pacesetter in the 2002 Honolulu Marathon and is back this year to run the full race with hopes of not only winning, but setting a course record.

A Breath of Not-So-Fresh Air

With more cars clogging its streets every year, Moscow's air is among the most polluted of any city in Europe.

A Walk in the Park

Ecostandard has drawn up a list of Moscow parks with the cleanest air -- and those where it says a visit of more than an hour imperils your health.

Andalusian Adventures

For affordable, authentic ethnic eateries, you can't beat the People's Friendship University neighborhood in the southern suburbs.

Salad Olivye

In the 1860s, Moscow's Trubnaya Ploshchad was a swampy, rowdy, fetid maze of tenements, where card sharks, scapegraces, crooks and rakes wiled away the hours in taverns with names like Crimea and Hell.

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