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Benedict Cumberland And The Cast Of 'The Imitation Game' Have Mixed Feelings About Artificial Intelligence

The cast of "The Imitation Game" offered their thoughts on artificial intelligence. The film is directed by Morten Tyldum and follows the race against the clock to crack the German Enigma Code during World War II. It stars Benedict Cumberland as Alan Turing and Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke. Produced by Devan Joseph. Show More Summary

Watch: Take to the Skies in First Trailer for Joe Wright's New 'Pan'

After getting a first look at Joe Wright's new take on the infamous Lost Boy, the first trailer for the prequel story Pan has arrived. This time we find the title orphan living in the World War II era where he's kidnapped by pirates and taken to Neverland. Show More Summary

Cumberbatch’s Captivating Strangeness Elevates The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game is a highly simplified version of the highly complex life of proto-computer genius, World War II code breaker, and gay martyr Alan Turing—but even with all its elisions and distortions it tells a cracking good story. Turing is played with captivating strangeness by Benedict Cumberbatch, who has... More »

A 250kg Bomb From World War II Caused A Mass Evacuation In France

A weapon from seven decades ago created a crisis in France this week. A team digging out a new metro line in Rennes, France, found an enormous 250kg bomb from World War II lodged in the ground near City Hall. Over 3000 people had to evacuate their homes. More »      

RAF Stenigot in Stenigot, England

A Royal Air Force Radar Station in operation between 1938-1955, RAF Stenigot was a vital piece of a communications network that prevented both German attacks during World War II and Russian airstrikes in the years following, but toady the disused dishes simply rust away as enormous relics of wars gone by. Show More Summary

Liveblogging World War II: November 25, 1944: V2 Attack on Woolworths

Tony Rollins: [World War II Today: at Woolworths, in New Cross, South London]( >I used to buy Airfix model aeroplane assembly kits and put them together.Since there were few toys around I was able to sell these to a shop in New Cross Gate. Show More Summary

Feminists and WWII Museum Reach Armistice in Battle Over Controversial Statue

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

A French feminist organization has scored a partial victory in its petition to have a sculpture it claims is sexist removed from the exterior of the Mémorial de Caen, a World War II memorial and museum in the Lower Normandy city.

History Buffs: Iwo Jima Photo Has 70-Year-Old Error

Two amateur historians—one in Ireland, another in Nebraska—say that after spending dozens of hours reviewing the iconic World War II photo of the flag-raising in Iwo Jima, and consulting other historic photos and documents, one of the six men listed in the photo has been misidentified. Their full...

This week's Playfire Rewards: Company of Heroes 2, Total War Rome II

Welcome to this week's Playfire rewards bulletin where we outline all the great offers and rewards appearing on the Playfire service and Green Man Gaming. Don't forget if you sign up to Playfire, you actually earn rewards and incentives for playing games - how good is that?Click here to read the full article

Albert Einstein's autographed letter sold at auction

A letter penned by Albert Einstein during World War II was recently auctioned off in Los Angeles. The auction house Nate D. Sanders, Inc. sold the historical document for $12,500 — significantly more than the $10,000 requested minimum bid. Show More Summary

A 500-Pound Bomb from World War II Caused a Mass Evacuation in France

A weapon from seven decades ago created a crisis in France this week. A team digging out a new metro line in Rennes, France found an enormous 550-lb. bomb from World War II lodged in the ground near City Hall. Over 3,000 people had to evacuate their homes. Read more...

Liveblogging World War II: November 24, 1944: U.S. B-29s Raid Tokyo [U.S. B-29s Raid Tokyo]( >On this day in 1944, 111 U.S. B-29 Superfortress bombers raid Tokyo for the first time since Capt. Jimmy Doolittle's raid in 1942....Show More Summary

Bachmann, King in Texas Border Town Devastated by Illegal Immigration: Looks Like 'World War II After a Bombing'

ROMA, Texas — Standing on a cliff looking over the Rio Grande river in this border town, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) notes the buildings behind us on the American side—largely abandoned, run-down houses and a seemingly abandoned local chamber of commerce outpost—look like they’ve been ravaged by war. Show More Summary

Live blogging World War II: November 23, 1944: 'Except in the case of attack'

[MY DAY by Eleanor Roosevelt, November 21, 1944]( >CHICAGO, Monday—I have had a number of letters in the course of the last few days, some of them stating that IShow More Summary

Thousands evacuated after British WWII bomb found in French city of Rennes

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the centre of the French city of Rennes Sunday while a huge British bomb from World War II was defused. The 250-kilogramme (550-pound) bomb was found near the city’s town hall during the building of a new metro line in the capital of...

Watercolor painting by Adolf Hitler sells for $161,000

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

He’s better known for planning the Nazi takeover of Germany and much of Europe, triggering World War II, and leading the extermination of six million Jews and millions of others deemed inferior to the Aryan race. But before he became an infamous dictator, Adolf Hitler was an aspiring artist whose...

Pentagon operation name for Islamic State fight inspires criticism

During World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill urged military leaders to come up with valiant names for battles so no mother of a fallen soldier need say her son was killed "in an operation called 'Bunnyhug' or 'Ballyhoo.'"

Gun shop saves museum display

The other day, there was a story going around about a museum IN Washington State that, because of new gun laws going into effect in the state on December 4th, they were going to have to return guns of a World war II presentation because even the transfer of guns to museum were subject to […]

Ursula von Rydingsvard and the Drill Bit’s Caress

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

In a video produced by Art 21, Ursula von Rydingsvard recalls her childhood in refugee camps after World War II, living in barracks made of “raw wooden floors, raw wooden walls, and raw wooden ceilings.” Her current show at Galerie Lelong, Permeated Shield, is the first solo of her long career with a title that alludes at least indirectly to warfare.

Black Sea Colonies Culture Pack Trailer

This DLC pack features three new factions for Total War: Rome II - Cimmeria, Colchis, and Pergamom.

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