Science Goes to the Movies

Real Dragons

American Natural History curator, Mark Norell explains the origins of some fantastic beasts and shows us the paleontological underpinning of giants and cyclopes - not to mention the startling discovery that many dinosaurs were covered in bright colored feathers!
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #212

Friday, September 23 at 2:00 pm on 12.1

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Science Goes to the Movies is a new monthly series, co-hosted by Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin, that looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. Guests are drawn from different scientific disciplines, illuminating scientific truths or imaginings in films like Interstellar, Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Into the Woods, and more. The series encourages lively and informative conversation about concepts, as well as film portrayals of scientists and scientific inquiry, asking if there is real science behind a story, or if a screenwriter made something up. Is science leading dramatic imagination, or does imagination create new science?