Jan 22, 2009
The little gold men are on their way. And Hollywood has science to thank for many of this year's Oscar nominees.
Leading the pack with 13 nominations (including for Best Picture and Actor in a Leading Role for star Brad Pitt), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, poses a curious question, indeed: Could humans reverse the aging process? As you can see here, ScientificAmerican.com recently explored the science behind this tempting premise.
But, seriously, is a crime-fighting superhero any more realistic? The Dark Knight garnered eight Oscar nominations, including one for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the late Heath Ledger for his maniacal turn as the Joker (before dying at age 28 a year ago today of an accidental drug overdose). In this sixth installment of the big-screen Batman hits, the big guy (a.k.a. Batman played by actor Christian Bale) single-handedly takes on a parade of opponents. Here's an explanation of why his diligent work is no laughing matter.
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