Brian Cox

Scientists Call For Official 'Asteroid Day' Before We Get Wiped Out By One

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Tech

Mark your calendars: June 30 is now Asteroid Day. No, that's not when we're all going to die from an asteroid strike (one hopes). It's when we're a...

The Nation's Superhero: Brian Cox

Samantha Baines | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Comedy
Samantha Baines

Brian puts on his new "trust me I'm a Physics teacher" badge. And he is SuperCox once more! With superhero flair he deletes the email and grabs his man-bag ready to face his agent, So many thoughts are developing in his mind, Could the BBC really survive without me?

Mark Strong Takes First Lead Role In Bone-Chilling 'Mindscape'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

We're used to seeing Mark Strong reliably propping up the back four in umpteen films ('Zero Dark Thirty', 'The Young Victoria', the upcoming 'Kingsman...

Actor Brian Cox Tells Voters To 'Conquer Their Fears' And Vote For An Independent Scotland

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK

Actor Brian Cox has urged voters to "conquer their fears" and vote for an independent Scotland. The prominent Yes campaigner and rector of Dundee Univ...

Dara Ó Briain's Beloved Science Club Is No More

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Comedian Dara Ó Briain's BBC Two science show 'Science Club' is to be axed from the channel after just two series. The show is being dropped to ma...

Brian Cox and Me

Ruby Wax | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I'm placed next to Brain Cox and something inside me wilts because I know I am sitting next to a superior being and he will soon find out I'm a two-celled worm... This is my trigger, if I'm near someone that smart, I tailspin into the interior pre-recorded CD made in childhood that goes something like this, "You're a total idiot and people will find out that you're an idiot."

Why Striving in Life Is Important

Sam Branson | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Sport
Sam Branson

By setting yourself goals in life you learn an incredible amount and you get a sense of fulfilment and pride. Even the journey getting there, the ups and the downs makes you feeling motivated and positive. There is a constant feeling of reward. Knowing you have believed in yourself enough to set yourself goals requires self-worth and along the way you gain many attributes including resilience, communication and team building qualities - life skills that are so important and the foundation to becoming a healthy, happy and productive individual.

Collider at the Science Museum: Worse Than Nothing

Chris T-T | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech
Chris T-T

Last weekend we went to Collider at the Science Museum, the exhibition about CERN, the LHC and the discovery of the Higgs Boson. It is £10 for an adult, gets drastically undermined by its introductory film - and I don't think I've ever been so disappointed coming out of a major exhibition.

Theatre Review: The Weir, Wyndham's Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

This production of The Weir is so warm and intimate, it makes you feel as if you've just pulled up a bar stool in a rural Irish pub for the evening.

Scottish Independence: Less of the Dismal Science

Neil Simpson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Simpson

The Yes campaign has recognised, in that great tradition of enlightened Scottish thought, that you can't view political decisions in isolation of broader societal and cultural trends. Beyond the cold and narrow business of balancing budgets and ballot boxes lies a modern republic of letters: of Buzzfeed, Youtube clips and memes.

WATCH: 'The Brian Cox Song'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Comedy

It seems that musical comedian Vikki Stone has moved on from Phillip Schofield. Yes, a new silver fox has caught her eye - and it's Professor Bria...

Child Sexual Abuse - The Taboo of Paedophilia

Dragana Brown | Posted 03.12.2013 | UK
Dragana Brown

There was an article on an Australian website recently on "mild paedophilia" mainly about Richard Dawkins' justification for a bit of sexual groping not having a lasting impact on someone. Most comments under the article disagree with such an irresponsible statement, yet there are those who feel he "has a point".

'Young People Should Be Forced To Stay In Education Until They're 21'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Famous TV physicist Professor Brian Cox has weighed in on the school leaving age argument, saying students should have to continue their education unt...

10-Year-Old With Dreams Of Joining Nasa Aces Astronomy GCSE

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A 10-year-old boy is "over the moon" after achieving a B grade in GCSE astronomy and becoming the youngest person to sit the exam. Monty Rix, from ...

Career Changes: Will I Always Be A Musician?

Josephine | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Josephine

Changing path is an exciting but scary thing to do.These are people who say "what the hell", throw caution to the wind (or do loads of research and come to an informed conclusion about their new direction in life), and say "I'm changing career".

WATCH: Brian Cox Says 'Bollocks' On American TV

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Comedy

The only thing better than Brian Cox appearing on the tellybox? Brian Cox appearing on the tellybox alongside Conan O'Brien. Just click play to wat...

Universities Should Cherish Former Students, Not Treat Them As Cash Cows

Mark Piggott | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Mark Piggott

I will never attend another event at Manchester, and have asked them to remove my name from anything which promotes the University. I would advise anyone considering studying at Manchester to consider how it treats its former students. If this is how it treats us - how will it treat you? As people to be cherished - or potential cash cows to be milked?

All The Economy Needs Is A Scouse Ex-Footballer

Richard Taylor | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Sport
Richard Taylor

Joking aside, in these hard economic times I do genuinely think the success and ambition of people like Robbie Fowler should be saluted. For our economy to get going again we are going to need people investing in a big way. So I say, arise Lord Fowler, arise Lord Neeson and arise Great Britain!

Engineering a Conversation

Judi Sutherland | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Tech
Judi Sutherland

Cox does a great job in furthering the public understanding of science. If only the people giving out the medals for communication in science could actually master the communication they claim to value.

David Bowie: What We Can Expect From 'The Next Day'

Sam Dix | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Dix

With the new album, 'The Next Day', due to be released in March, featuring a cover that can only be described as a very 'Bowie' take on the previous album cover of 'Heroes', it might be quite fun, though ultimately pointless, to have a quick guess as to what it will almost definitely sound like.

WATCH: It's The League Of Extraordinary Television Presenters!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Thought every idea for a TV format had been done? Think again! Take a look at our trailer for The League Of Extraordinary Television Presenters,starri...

ET Phone Home...

PA | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK

BBC bosses told Professor Brian Cox he could not attempt to listen to a newly discovered planet on TV show Stargazing Live in case aliens breached the...

Guess Which Show Brian Cox Is Set To Cameo On?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Professor Brian Cox comes up against one of the wonders of the universe even he cannot explain when he appears in the latest episode of Doctor Who. ...

Higgs-Consistent Particle Discovered at LHC

Théo Le Bret | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Tech
Théo Le Bret

Yesterday was, for many physicists (and physics students), as a friend put it, "a bit like Christmas", and I think it is safe to bet that quite a few at CERN woke up today with a very Christmassy hangover. But, now that the party is over, a question arises (as often on the morning after): what exactly did happen yesterday?

PHOTOS: Scientists React With Joy At Finding The God Particle

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK Tech

Particle physicists are usually fairly reserved and cautious – but the discovery of the Higgs boson has led to some fairly excitable reactions from ...