Musicians Common and John Legend address the audience after accepting the Oscar for Best Original Song “Glory”. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty

“Tonight we honour Hollywood’s best and whitest – sorry brightest” – Host Neil Patrick HarrisRacial representation proved a particularly contentious i(...)

Alan Turing never received credit for his work during World War Two and took his own life in 1954 while receiving hormone treatment after being charged with homosexuality, which was then a crime.
Rare Alan Turing notebook to be sold
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A notebook about mathematics and computer science written by Nazi-code breaker Alan Turing, played by actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the Oscar-nominate(...)

Aiden Gillen as Charlie Haughey in RTÉ series ‘Charlie’. Photograph: RTÉ

For a journalist, the highest priorities must always be truth and accuracy. Reporters rarely find themselves in court (alas) for misplacing an adject(...)

Alan Turing’s reputation grows and grows, from the nadir of his conviction for “gross indecency”, in 1952, to his present standing as a pioneer of com(...)

It’s a good story: Burberry model plays astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and gets a Golden Globe nomination for his performance. An Oscar nod, according(...)

The will of Helen Beatrix Heelis who is better known as Beatrix Potter. Millions of wills including those of Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill, Alan Turing  are now available online.  Photo: Ministry of Justice/PA Wire

Millions of wills including those of Charles Dickens, Winston Churchill, Alan Turing and Beatrix Potter are now available online. The UK government is(...)

There is nothing illegal or even slightly dodgy about accessing these free movies: they’re free because they are mostly old classics, independent art (...)

For those of us defiantly opposed to the conspiracy- theory mentality, the story of Bletchley Park kicks up a few uncomfortable questions. It seems(...)

Wartime mathematician and father of artificial intelligence Alan Turing started something big by asking the question: “Can machines think?” From this (...)

Joaquin Phoenix in Her, which tells the story of a man’s relationship with his computer operating system

The movie Her starring Joaquin Phoenix, which is being released here next month, tells the story of a man who develops a relationship with his compute(...)