'The Imitation Game' and 'Theory of Everything' Lack the Conviction to be Great Biopics
November 19, 2014
Scientists have never been so sexy—and so devoid of personality.
The Ghosts in the Machine and the Rise of Retro Techno Chic
September 12, 2012
A new exhibit at the New Museum confronts the romance and anti-romance of technology.
The Turing Test
March 14, 2007
Former Republican Senate whip and Iraq Study Group member Alan Simpson argues powerfully against Joint Chiefs chair Gen. Peter Pace's assessment that homosexuality is "immoral" and that the military should not "condone" it. Here's a bit of Simpson: Military attitudes have also shifted. ... [L]ast year, a Zogby poll showed that a majority of service members who knew a gay member in their unit said the person's presence had no negative impact on the unit or personal morale. ...In World War II, a British mathematician named Alan Turing led the effort to crack the Nazis' communication code.