Shock, Horror: Why Frankenstein Is Really About the Love in All of Us

Suzanne Askham | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK Entertainment
Suzanne Askham

So here's the question: what is the real meaning of Frankenstein? Opinion is and always has been divided... where does the truth lie?

Halloween Medical Marvels

Carla Valentine | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK
Carla Valentine

It's only natural that we begin to consider monsters at this time of year: Halloween is upon us and vampires, witches and skeletons haunt the windows ...

Science Fiction Through the Light-Years

Katrina Vasey | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katrina Vasey

*I should preface this by saying that a light-year is not actually a measurement of time but actually a measurement of distance. More specifically, h...

'Playing Hunchback Has Left Me In Agony'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Daniel Radcliffe has revealed how playing a hunchback has left him in agony and needing Osteopathy sessions. The 'Harry Potter' star, who has taken...

Science Museum Takes on History of Mental Illness Treatment in Compelling New Exhibition

Victoria Sadler | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Sadler

Mental illness, how it is caused and what we can do to treat it is a pressing issue in contemporary society. Psychology has not always been perceived as a science in the outside world but in this fascinating - and free! - exhibition, the Science Museum has brought the scientific assessment and treatment of mental illness centre stage.

Theatre Review: Frankenstein, NT Live, National Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Frankenstein, the jewel in the crown of the National Theatre's NT Live initiative, is returning to UK cinemas just in time for Halloween. So if you haven't yet seen Danny Boyle's extraordinary interpretation of Mary Shelley's gothic tale of creation and destruction then grab your opportunity.

Negative Thinking; Monstrously Easy

Sonja Lewis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sonja Lewis

This might be our best chance for mastering positive thinking and thus taking responsibility for our very own circumstances. But how? How do we get rid of this illusive monster within and replace it with a genuine genie?

'This Fatal Catastrophe': The Sad Life and Strange Death of Harriet Shelley

Lynn Shepherd | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lynn Shepherd

She was discovered in an advanced state of pregnancy, despite the fact that she had been estranged from her husband for over two years; and last, and most explosively, the husband in question was not only the eldest son of a baronet, but the noted radical, atheist and poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley.

Pupils Find Out They've Been Taught The Wrong Text..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils at a school in Suffolk were left with just five hours to be taught a novel for their exam after they found out they had been taught the wrong t...

Adolf Hitler Squares Off Against Frankenstein..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

Eighty years since his election to the Reichstag, Adolf Hitler is having another pop at power - this time, in India. The unfortunately named Adolf ...

The Scariest Classic Horror Film Creatures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Halloween is the time to dig out the scariest films lurking in your attic and frighten yourselves with tales of vampires, ghouls, zombies and monsters...

Sam Parker

Happy Freshers' Week: Here's The Five Books You Meet At University | Sam Parker | Posted 25.11.2012 | Home

If you're a book-lover and you're heading off to start university this Freshers' week, then good luck to you. You're going to need it. Over the ne...

Frankenstein’s Dream: Electricity Used To Regrow Limbs

PA | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Experiments with echoes of Frankenstein suggest electricity could one day be used to regenerate tissue and regrow lost limbs. Scientists believe el...

What's So Special About A Copy Of Frankenstein That's Worth £400,000?

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home

A copy of Frankenstein that belonged to Lord Bryon and features an inscription by Mary Shelley has been discovered in a family library - and is expect...

Are Three-Parent IVF Babies 'Morally Justified'?

PA | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A report from an influential think tank could help clear the way to IVF babies being born with DNA from three different people. Outlawed techniques...

Mind Over Matter: Scientists Turn Skin Cells Into Brain Cells

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

For the first time scientists have managed to turn skin cells into fully functional brain cells. It may sound Frankenstein-like to some, but far fr...

Danny Boyle's 'Frankenstein' Themed Olympics

WENN | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Filmmaker Danny Boyle borrowed ideas from Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein when drawing up plans for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Lon...

Annoyingly Young And Successful Arts Prodigies

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home

Ah, youth. A time for experimentation, freedom, and making mistakes. Or for some - a time for obscene levels of creativity that leave a lasting art...

The Divided Self: Remaking Frankenstein as an Interactive Novel

Dave Morris | Posted 30.06.2012 | Home
Dave Morris

The dumbing down started early for Frankenstein. Barely five years after Mary Shelley first sent her "hideous progeny" out into the world, Richard Brinsley Peake's stage play, Presumption; or, The Fate of Frankenstein began the process of turning a complex psychological novel about the divided self into a crowd-pleaser with hunchbacks.

Zuckerberg's Monster: Facebook's Timeline Takes The 'Social' Out Of Social Networking

Oscar Williams-Grut | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK Tech
Oscar Williams-Grut

There's something quite offensive about Timeline's intrusiveness. It takes seemingly discrete pieces of information and combines them to create a composite picture of who it thinks you are.

Caroline Frost

Cumberbatch Plays Coy - And Rocket Man, Apparently | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Benedict Cumberbatch was playing very coy last night on the red carpet at the Moet British Independent Film Awards. Asked about the prospect of ta...

The Children of Frankenstein

Euclides Montes | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK
Euclides Montes

Mary Shelley's gothic creation is perhaps a rather obscure analogy for the unrest in the UK at the moment but I believe it is quite apt.