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  • Comic-Con: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch talk Sherlock, ‘Penguins’ and more

     
    Benedict Cumberbatch made his first trip to Comic-Con on Thursday with DreamWorks Animation's “Penguins of Madagascar,” and after leaving the shrieks of […]...
  • Code breaker Alan Turing granted royal pardon for gay-sex conviction

    Code breaker Alan Turing granted royal pardon for gay-sex conviction
    LONDON — Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing, the British scientist whose code-breaking work helped the Allies beat Hitler and whom many consider the father of artificial intelligence, received a royal pardon Tuesday for the crime of having...
  • Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon

    Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon
    Dr. Alan Turing, the World War II-era British codebreaker who is often said to be the father of the modern computer, received a posthumous royal pardon Tuesday, close to 60 years after he committed suicide. The pardon’s announcement comes during...
  • British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen

    British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen
    LONDON — Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing, the British scientist whose code-breaking work helped the Allies beat Adolf Hitler and whom many consider the father of artificial intelligence, received a royal pardon Tuesday for the crime...
  • Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013

    Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013
    It's tempting to view Alan Turing as Britain's analogue to America's J. Robert Oppenheimer. Two certified scientific war heroes of the '40s, pilloried by their governments in the '50s for supposed offenses totally unrelated to their wartime service, in...
  • Looking Out: Uganda bill threatens life in prison for 'aggravated homosexuality'

    Looking Out: Uganda bill threatens life in prison for 'aggravated homosexuality'
    While you were making your Yuletide gay in the last seven days, Nigeria and Uganda passed legislation to strengthen already-on-the-books laws criminalizing homosexuality. Ugandan lawmakers last Friday passed legislation that would imprison for life...
  • Letters: The real world -- and charters

    Re "When charter schools fail," Opinion, Dec. 23 As a longtime elementary school teacher, I know that the single most important factor in a student's success is the involvement of parents. The mere fact that a parent has taken the time to apply to a...
  • Letters: Justice for Alan Turing?

    Re "Gay British scientist gets posthumous royal pardon," Dec. 25 Alan Turing, the British codebreaker who committed suicide in 1954 after being convicted of having sex with another man, was tortured both emotionally and physiologically, all for being...
  • Letters: Celebrating Obamacare

    Re "The umpteenth fix," Editorial, Dec. 24 The Times writes, "We only wish Congress was more engaged in making the law work rather than battling endlessly to make it go away." Lawmakers and their concerted efforts to drag down the Obama administration...
  • Letters: Leave the Rim fire burn area alone

    Re "Making the Rim fire worse," Editorial, Dec. 24 The emotional need to make the black go away after a wildfire, in addition to financial incentives, lead to counterproductive actions such as salvage logging, massive tree-planting projects and...
  • Mavis Batey dies at 92; renowned code-breaker for Britain in WWII

    Fifty miles north of London lies Bletchley Park, a railway town during World War II that had few, if any, sights to recommend it. It was here, to a rundown estate on the other side of the tracks, that 19-year-old Mavis Batey was dispatched in the spring...