The Daily Populous

Monday June 10th, 2019 evening edition

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I bet this is the natural reaction of many readers once they see the title of this article.

Indeed it is a dream of any chess fan to play like Magnus Carlsen.

OK, let me rephrase the original question: Should we play our openings exactly the same way Magnus Carlsen does?.

You would be surprised, but for the majority of chess players the answer is a resounding no!.

Whenever I attend a scholastic tournament, I see a bunch of games starting with the moves 1.d4 d5 2.

You won't be able to do it using the nearly perfect games of Carlsen and his super-GM opponents. »

UK economy shrinks by four times as much as predicted

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The UK economy shrank 0.4 per cent in April as Brexit paralysis took hold following the proposed deadline for departure from the EU.

Stockpiling of goods to deal with a disorderly Brexit on 29 March slowed down after deadline day was moved back to 31 October.

Ruth Gregory, senior UK economist at Capital Economics, said the clear message is that underlying growth is “pretty sluggish”. »

UMBC’s Sarah Stellwagen first in world to sequence genes for spider glue – UMBC NEWS

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There are more than 45,000 known species of spiders, each of which makes between one and seven types of silk.

However, despite many partial sequences, less is known about the full genetic structure of spider silk: Only about 20 complete genes have been sequenced.

While the glue “does have its own challenges,” Stellwagen says, that difference might make spider glue easier to produce in a lab than silk. »