Intrepid Reporters Catch ‘Snowflake Students’ Correctly Surmising the Moral of Frankenstein

Monsters are bad and that’s just the way that it is, with no exceptions ever. Read More >>

If Dr. Frankenstein Was Real: The Science Behind Creating a Real-Life Monster

Two hundred years ago, Frankenstein was published. It is often credited as the first science fiction novel. Like many works of science fiction, the fiction often came unnervingly close to fact. Read More >>

Grab Your Torches and Pitchforks, it’s the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein

Though Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein wasn’t published until 1818, the teenage author started penning the story 200 years ago — inspired by a memorable nightmare and the gloomy, volcano-spurred climate event known as “the Year Without a Summer.” Read More >>

The Gruesome Trial That Sent an Innocent Woman to the Gallows

Few people have heard of Eliza Fenning today, but in 1815 she was the most famous wronged woman in England. Executed for a crime on flimsy evidence, she inspired a new age of scientific inquiry—and a character in Frankenstein. Read More >>

Stunning Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Iconic Movies in a New Light

We love the magic of the movies, that trickery that lets us believe in beautiful robots, time-travelling scientists, wolf men, and flying superheroes. But sometimes it's fun to peek behind the curtain, and see the secrets and candid faces behind our favourite films. Read More >>

Scary “Frankenstein” Virus Builds Itself From Code it Finds on Any Computer

Two researchers from the University of Texas have built a rather clever little virus that scours its host computer for code it can use, taking snippets from existing software to perform any tasks it's been ordered to complete -- sounds a heck of a lot like Skynet to me. Read More >>