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Benedict Cumberbatch takes on another brilliantly awkward role as the man who brought computers to the world

Alan Turing launched us on the road to computers when he was breaking codes for the Allies during World War II. He's considered the father of artificial intelligence and theoretical computer science. But his strange story was hidden for decades. Now, Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Turing in the new film, The Imitation Game.

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Geo answer: Tempelhof airport

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Tempelhof Airport. The World's David Leveille reports that Berlin's city officials want to close the airport down. But supporters say it should stay open, in honor of its role during the historic Berlin Airport in 1948 and 1949.

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Geo answer

The answer to our Geo Quiz is Ikeda City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan. That's were the very first instant ramen noodle was invented. And today is the 50th anniversary of the instant noodle. To celebrate we speak with Mr. Toshiya Suganuma of Ippudo Restaurant in New York City about what it takes to make a good bowl of ramen.

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Galveston's past

The World's Adeline Sire reports on a little-known book of photographs depicting Galveston, Texas. The book includes pictures taken by the late French photojournalist Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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Smurfs turn 50

The Smurfs are turning 50 years old. The likable blue cartoon characters were created by a Belgian artist in 1958. Anchor Marco Werman has more on celebrations this year to mark the anniversary.