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Family of scientist Alan Turing seeks pardon for 49,000 other men

The family of world-renowned code-breaking scientist Alan Turing plans to demand that the government pardon 49,000 other men who, like Turing, were also persecuted for being gay.

Review: Nothing artificial about ‘The Imitation Game’ Special

‘The Imitation Game’ is the fascinating story of Alan Turing (played by an indelible Benedict Cumberbatch) and his contributions to a top secret military project that turned the tides in WWII.

Op-Ed: Computer passes itself off as human for the very first time

London - Russian software called Chatterbot has successfully passed itself off as a 13-year-old boy. This is the first time that a computer has convinced a required number of scientists that it is in fact human.

Op-Ed: The Alan Turing Pardon reconsidered

Manchester - The posthumous pardon awarded to Alan Turing has made the news on both sides of the Atlantic, but was it warranted, and are others more deserving?

Alan Turing receives posthumous 'homosexual' pardon from Queen

London - Alan Turing was a brilliant British mathematician, acknowledged as a central figure in the development of computers, but for all his service to Britain his reputation was tarnished after a conviction on homosexuality charges. Finally he receives a pardon.

‘Sherlock Forever’ and rumours persist of a Christmas special

Benedict Cumberbatch could continue playing Sherlock Holmes “forever”, while those pesky rumours of a Christmas special of the BBC’s hit drama have resurfaced once again.

First pictures emerge of Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing

Coming Soon has revealed a series of photographs showing Benedict Cumberbatch as the father of the modern computer, Alan Turing.

Stephen Hawking leads pardon petition for code hero, Alan Turing

AlanTuring was one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the modern era, helping win WWII through his codes. However, he would later be prosecuted and tortured for his homosexuality by Britain. He committed suicide at age 41.

Enigma coding machine sells for record amount (includes video)

A rare Enigma encoding machine, used by Germany in World War II to send secret messages, has sold at auction in London for around $135,000 (£85,250).

Google doodle celebrates Alan Turing centenary

Google have marked the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing with a doodle, based on the cryptographer's wartime code-breaking work.

Father of computer science Alan Turing born 100 years ago today

Alan Turing, the mathematician, cryptanalyst, logician and computer scientist who was hounded by the British establishment for being gay, was born exactly 100 years ago today. To mark the occasion, a number of events are taking place.

Op-Ed: Reviewing the documentary 'The Secret Life of Chaos'

Professor Jim Al-Khalili takes the viewer on a voyage of discovery in his documentary "The Secret Life of Chaos" where he explains what chaos means for science, and how it can not only explain the shapes of nature, but also the origin of life itself.

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Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing in  The Imitation Game
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game'
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Two pieces of ENIAC currently on display in the Moore School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Two pieces of ENIAC currently on display in the Moore School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Alan Turing (1912–1954)
Alan Turing (1912–1954)

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