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Science Goes to the Movies

Mummification rituals around the world

Guest: Dr. David Hurst ThomasMovie: The Mummy!The Mummy is rising once again! Fact and fiction from a guy who knows, the American Museum of Natural History's Dr. David Hurst Thomas.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #403

Friday, September 14 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?