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Alan Turing, code-breaker castrated for homosexuality, receives royal pardon

Alan Turing, a British code-breaker during World War II who was later subjected to chemical castration for homosexual activity, has received a royal pardon nearly 60 years after he committed suicide.<p>Turing was best known for developing the Bombe, a code-breaking machine that deciphered messages …

The Book of Trees: 800 Years of Visualizing Science, Religion, and Knowledge in Symbolic Diagrams

How the humble tree became our most powerful visual metaphor for organizing information and distilling our understanding of the world.<p>Why is it that when we behold the oldest living trees in the world, primeval awe runs down our spine? We are entwined with trees in an elemental embrace, both …

Now On Kickstarter, Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch

There are a lot of games and puzzles now that promise to teach kids how to code, but Tickle stands out. Now on Kickstarter, the iPad app was created in part by Mike Chen, currently a professor at National Taiwan University, who received his PhD in computer science from U.C. Berkeley.<p>Its name is a …

Africa’s Multi-Level Floating Hotel with an Underwater Room

The Manta Resort is a beautiful, multi-room hotel that sits on the Indian Ocean island of Pemba. The spectacular getaway offers not only a place to rest your head for the night, but also some truly breathtaking views from its unique, underwater room. The floating structure, made of local hardwood, …

71 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014: ‘The Hunger Games,’ ‘Gone Girl,’ And More

Upcoming<p>We waded through more than 600 films to bring you the best of 2014. From Wes Anderson and Paul Thomas Anderson movies to blockbuster sequels, …