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Collider at the Science Museum: Worse Than Nothing

Chris T-T | Posted 21.03.2014 | 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 ...

The Art of Science

Alan Davey | Posted 20.03.2012 | Home
Alan Davey

Professor Brian Cox said that whenever he saw the prime minister he would ask: "how can we ensure that Britain is the best place to do science?" It's a pertinent question, and one that mirrors the question I'm continually asking government ministers: "how can we ensure Britain is the best place to do the arts?"

A Brief History Of Stephen Hawking's 10 Best Quotes

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

Acclaimed professor and cosmological theorist Stephen Hawking turned 70 on Sunday. For the past 40 years Hawking has captured the public's imagina...

LOOK: The Nearest Black Hole To Earth

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Tech

Spiral galaxy NGC 4151 may not have the snappiest of names, but as this image proves, it sure looks impressive. Using data from the NASA's Chandra...

Remember These? The Funniest Spoof Stories Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Huffington Post UK Comedy proudly presents... This year's most popular stories from our favourite satirical news site, the marvellous, the hilarious, ...

Out Of This World: Pupils Win Lesson From TV Star

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils at a Yorkshire school will be given a lesson by TV science star Professor Brian Cox, after winning a nationwide competition, which saw them bea...

CERN Higgs Boson V Comic Sans Debacle

Robert Urquhart | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK Tech
Robert Urquhart

Watching the news from CERN via Twitter yesterday made for interesting viewing as one by one whispers of a design faux-pas echoed round the room and rash of Comic Sans hashtags broke out.

FIRST LOOK: All-Star Cast In Ralph Fiennes' Directing Debut 'Coriolanus'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

He's one of cinema's most celebrated villains as the indefatigable Lord Voldermort in the Harry Potter films. And he's enjoyed critical acclaim, too, ...