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Science at the Movies

Science-related movies up for Oscars include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Dark Knight, and Wall-E. But science has been part of films as long as there has been a big screen

The science of the Oscars

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?...

January 22, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

The Science of Star Wars

Droids, lightsabers and the Force return to theaters August 15th in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Get the lowdown on the science behind it all.

August 15, 2008

Klaatu's Back and He's Not Happy

Scott Derrickson, director of the new version of The Day the Earth Stood Still, talks about his take on the iconic sci-fi movie. And Nobel laureate Richard Roberts discusses the importance of open-access science publishing...

December 10, 2008 — Steve Mirsky

I See Doomed People

The director of The Happening, M. Night Shyamalan, talks about his scientific and environmental inspirations

June 13, 2008 — George Musser
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