Film

  1. James Balog
    Climate

    ‘The Human Element’ makes the impacts of climate change feel real

    Photographer James Balog puts a human face on the impacts of climate change in the documentary The Human Element.

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  2. Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong in First Man
    Astronomy

    The Neil Armstrong biopic ‘First Man’ captures early spaceflight’s terror

    At a time when NASA is considering how to return astronauts to the moon, ‘First Man’ is a sobering reminder of how risky the first giant leap was.

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  3. screenshot from The Meg
    Paleontology

    What ‘The Meg’ gets wrong — and right — about megalodon sharks

    A paleobiologist helps Science News separate shark fact from fiction in the new Jason Statham film The Meg.

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  4. Hedy Lamarr
    Science & Society

    Actress Hedy Lamarr laid the groundwork for some of today’s wireless tech

    ‘Bombshell’ tells the story of Hedy Lamarr’s double life as a Hollywood starlet and tech inventor.

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  5. NASA image from "Hidden Figures"
    Math

    Hidden Figures highlights three black women who were vital to the U.S. space program

    "Hidden Figures" tells the untold story of the "human computers" who were essential to the launch of the U.S. space program.

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  6. Earth’s atmosphere
    Cosmology

    ‘Voyage of Time’ is Terrence Malick’s ode to life

    With “Voyage of Time,” director Terrence Malick brings the history of the universe — and the evolution of life on Earth — to the big screen.

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  7. Gigantopithecus in The Jungle Book
    Paleontology

    Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ resurrects giant extinct ape

    Disney’s latest version of ‘The Jungle Book’ features Gigantopithecus, the largest known ape ever to have lived.

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  8. Damon with rover
    Planetary Science

    ‘The Martian’ is entertaining science fiction rooted in fact

    With NASA’s help, filmmakers made story of astronaut stranded on Mars believable.

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  9. Ex Machina
    Tech

    ‘Ex Machina’ explores humanity as much as AI

    Sci-fi thriller delves into hubris and power relationships.

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  10. Benedict Cumberbatch as mathematician Alan Turing
    Computing

    ‘The Imitation Game’ entertains at the expense of accuracy

    Inaccuracies weaken “The Imitation Game,” an otherwise enjoyable film about Alan Turing breaking the Enigma code during World War II.

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  11. A still from the movie 'The Theory of Everything'
    Cosmology

    ‘The Theory of Everything’ reveals Stephen Hawking’s personal side

    A new film explores love and science in the life of physicist Stephen Hawking.

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  12. Paleontology

    ‘Dinosaur 13’ details custody battle for largest T. rex

    Documentary details nasty custody battle over the dinosaur nicknamed Sue, the largest T. rex skeleton ever found.

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