Since Dracula first appeared in Bram Stoker’s novel of the same name in 1897, the character has been depicted in books, graphic novels, cartoons TV, films and even audio dramas. Here, Jonathan Barnes, author of Dracula horror sequel Dracula’s Child runs down his top ten best Draculas in popular culture… Christopher Lee in Count Dracula
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Following the story of Nathan (Russell Tovey), The Sister (originally called Buried… then renamed Before The Night) is a tense four-part series that has a tinge of the supernatural. Ten years into his married life with Holly, Nathan is unnerved when Bob (Bertie Carvel) – an unwelcome face from the past – turns up at
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Creepy isn’t the same as scary. Of course horror movies can be scary simply by using loud noises and sudden movements to make their audiences jump, but creepy is harder to pull off. To be effectively creepy, a film needs to establish a certain atmosphere; it needs to draw you in and make you care. It
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IMAGE: Robert Prud’home, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University, will receive a new University award recognizing faculty innovation. view more  Credit: Photo by David Kelly Crow. Robert Prud’homme, professor of chemical and biological engineering at Princeton University, has been selected to receive the inaugural Dean for Research Award for Distinguished Innovation for the
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“It’s a suburban ghostbusters!” Richard McDowell laughs as we discuss his new TV series Truth Seekers. “Make of that what you will. That’s what makes it unique. There’s no show on television like this, that’s even close to this. There’s lots of wonderful things in it.” Truth Seekers follows the story of Gus (Nick Frost)
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IMAGE: Flash graphene made from plastic by a Rice University lab begins as post-consumer plastic received from a recycler. It is then mixed with carbon black and processed into turbostratic graphene… view more  Credit: Tour Group/Rice University HOUSTON – (Oct. 29, 2020) – Plastic waste comes back in black as pristine graphene, thanks to ACDC. That’s
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All the major releases of 2020 have been postponed or released via streaming and cinemas are holding on by their fingertips, it hasn’t exactly been a stellar year for film. But as is so often the cast, one genre is holding on strong – horror. One of the very best horror movies of the year
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This Star Wars article contains spoilers. From the very beginning, Boba Fett has inspired The Mandalorian. Showrunner Jon Favreau’s “toy box” approach pitched protagonist Din Djarin as a Boba Fett-like figure, and although the two are quite different in terms of personality and history, the iconic silhouette of the space western gunslinger is very similar. 
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Marina Sirtis made her first step towards iconic status back in 1987 in her role as Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation alongside Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes and since then, has cemented herself in legendary status, appearing in a plethora of TV shows and movies besides. From the Nineties/early
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IMAGE: Rice University researchers have expanded their theory on converting graphene into 2D diamond, or diamane. They have determined that a pinpoint of pressure can trigger connections between layers of graphene,… view more  Credit: Illustration by Pavel Sorokin HOUSTON – (Oct. 29, 2020) – Marrying two layers of graphene is an easy route to the blissful
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IMAGE: By depositing gold (Au) and Indium (In) contacts, researchers create two crucial types of quantum dot transistors on the same substrate, opening the door to a host of innovative electronics. view more  Credit: Los Alamos National Laboratory/University of California, Irvine LOS ALAMOS, N.M., October 29, 2020 – Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their
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IMAGE: Structural model of highly porous a-Si:H, which was deposited very quickly, calculated based on measurement data. Densely ordered domains (DOD) are drawn in blue and cavities in red. The grey… view more  Credit: Eike Gericke/HZB Silicon does not have to be crystalline, but can also be produced as an amorphous thin film. In such amorphous
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IMAGE: Upon heating thermoresponsive molecular brushes with propylene oxide/ethylene oxide copolymer side chains in aqueous solution split off water molecules. Depending on the structure of the polymer the molecular structure collapses… view more  Credit: Reiner Mueller / TUM They look like microscopic bottle brushes: Polymers with a backbone and tufts of side arms. This molecular design
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