What Do Superhero Movies Need a Science Advisor For?

What Do Superhero Movies Need a Science Advisor For?

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Episode: Measles Outbreak, Escape Rooms, Food Preferences,Llama Nanobodies

  • Jan 30, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 30:02 mins

Guests: Jennifer Ouellette, Senior Reporter, Ars Technica; Sean Carroll, Theoretical Physicist, California Institute of Technology When you’re trying to tell a good story for the silver screen, you can’t get bogged down in the scientific details. You could argue we watch TV and go to the movie theater to escape reality. But many Hollywood producers and directors do care about getting at least some of the science right. The National Academy of Sciences even has a program to put the entertainment industry in touch with top scientists and engineers to advise them.

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