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(...)

A hit period television drama on ITV highlights the critical contribution that women made to breaking German communication codes at Britain’s Bletc(...)

Jack Andraka speaks after receiving Smithsonian Magazine’s first annual American Ingenuity Award for youth achievement.  photograph: brendan hoffman/getty images

Looking at the two years of extensive media coverage of American teenage science prodigy Jack Andraka, his popular TED talks (there are several), the (...)

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon for a 61-year-old conviction for homosexual activity.

Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon for a 61-year-old conviction for homosexual activity.Dr Turing, who(...)

Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence Alan Shatter: issued a carefully worded  apology  to Mick Wallace in May. Photograph:  Dara Mac Donaill

Sorry really isn’t, as Elton John insists, the hardest word. The hardest words are those we tack on to “sorry” to qualify it. Recently we’ve had plent(...)

Colour patterns produced by a reaction-diffusion maths model with  different inputs

Mathematical models enable us to understand many features of a growing embryo. For example, the patterns of hair colour that give leopards thei(...)