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Did ‘Soylent Green’s’ Predictions About 2022 Hold Up?
A classic film in the 1970s took on the collapse of civil society in 2022. Almost 50 years later, was it right?
For The Love Of Volcanoes
“Fire of Love,” a new documentary by director Sara Dosa, charts the career and relationship of volcanologists Katia and Maurice Kraft.
‘All That Breathes:’ A Story Of Two Brothers Saving New Delhi’s Raptors
The Oscar-nominated documentary follows two brothers on their mission to save black kites.
Notes On Composing For Science
Film composer Darren Fung describes what it took to score the science documentary series “The Great Human Odyssey.”
Science Goes To The Movies: Blade Runner 2049
Could we build … or grow … replicants in the near future?
50 Years Ago: The Odyssey To Craft ‘2001’
A look back on Arthur C. Clarke, Stanley Kubrick, and the science fiction masterpiece they wrote as they went along.
The Real Science In The New Ghostbusters
How physicists made a movie about ghosts a bit more realistic.
Could Thor Punch The Hulk Without Knocking Himself Over?
Mythbusting the physics of this summer’s superhero blockbusters.
Step Inside A Mad Scientist’s Lab
Take a video tour of the California-based prop shop Jadis, where technological curiosities both real and imagined intermingle.
Consciousness At The Center Of ‘Westworld’s’ Maze
We’re a long way from human-mimicking AI. But can artificial intelligence ever truly achieve human levels of consciousness?
How Humans Might Really Colonize The Solar System
The minds behind the “The Expanse” chat about space flight, space politics, and how they keep the show feeling real.
Science Goes To The Movies: ‘First Man’
We gather a panel of space experts to discuss the new movie. Plus, what are the stories that Hollywood could tell about space that we haven’t heard yet?
Decoding The Hacks Of ‘Mr. Robot’
Kor Adana, a writer for Mr. Robot, unpacks the toolkit of real-life hackers that inspired the show.
Science Goes To The Movies: ‘Arrival’
How would real scientists achieve mutual understanding with an alien race?
SciFri Live: Science Movie Quiz
You may know science, but how well do you know movie science?
What Can We Learn From On-Screen Psychopaths?
Few psychopaths who terrorize the big screen could pass a reality check, but those who do can be used as teaching tools for aspiring psychiatrists.
Seeking Humanity In Volcanoes With Werner Herzog
The legendary filmmaker has a new documentary about the power of volcanoes and the gods they’ve inspired.
Science On Screen, From Old to New
The first science documentaries are almost as old as cinema itself.
The Secret to Moana’s Special Animation Sauce? Just Add Water.
Disney animators break down the water effects in its latest hit film.
Science Goes To The Movies: The Martian
An astronaut and a NASA engineer weigh in on “The Martian,” on this edition of Science Friday’s “Science Goes to the Movies.”
Making Hollywood’s Digital Doubles
Now that Hollywood’s visual effects wizards can create convincing “digital actors,” will we still need the real thing?
Spreading The Word About The ‘Mother Of Wi-Fi’
Actress Hedy Lamarr was so much more than a beautiful face. Here’s why her story needs to be told.
From Dothraki To Valyrian: Building The Languages Of Game Of Thrones
Language creator David J. Peterson explains how he constructed Dothraki and the Valyrian languages for the TV series “Game of Thrones.”
Science In The Writers’ Room
Hollywood T.V. and film writers explain how they balance scientific accuracy and storytelling.
Science Goes To The Movies: ‘Jurassic World’
Paleontologists Lindsay Zanno and Kenneth Lacovara share what made them clap and cringe while watching “Jurassic World.”
From The Lab To The Silver Screen: The Birth of CGI
Animator Tom Sito explains how scientists and engineers kickstarted Hollywood’s digital animation revolution.
How To Make Your Own Lightsaber
One “Star Wars” fan shares best practices for a DIY lightsaber.
Science Goes To The Movies: ‘Gravity’
Astronauts separate fact from fiction in Alfonso Cuarón’s “Gravity.”
Science Goes To The Movies: ‘Her’
Our scientist-film critics weigh in on “Her.”
Science Goes To The Movies: ‘Transcendence’
SciFri’s scientist-film critics weigh in on the science behind the Hollywood techno-thriller “Transcendence.”
Science Goes To The Movies: ‘The Imitation Game’
SciFri’s scientist-film critics weigh in on the Alan Turing biopic.
Science Goes To The Movies: ‘Rememory’
Is memory manipulation the stuff of Hollywood, or a glimpse into the near future?
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