Reel Science

Reel Science is an Inverse series that reveals the real (and fake) science behind your favorite movies and TV.

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The best superhero movie on HBO Max resurrects an ancient warrior myth

Recent evidence suggests the Amazons were based on reality.

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The most miraculous sci-fi movie on Netflix reveals a scientific debate over aging

Is it really possible to stop aging, as The Age of Adaline suggests?

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The darkest sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime could reveal real alien life

Europa Report suggests life likely inhabits Jupiter's moon, but does the science back that up?

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The most epic fantasy movie on HBO Max reveals a dark truth about real life

Princess Mononoke’s story reveals a nuance of how humans treat the climate crisis.

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The best sci-fi thriller on HBO Max reveals a brutal truth about life on Mars

Living on Mars is a dystopian hell in this classic ‘90s movie. Will real life be the same?

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The best post-apocalypse movie on Netflix now reveals a dark truth about our present

Surviving a pandemic requires a community approach — not a single savior.

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The best post-apocalypse movie of the century reveals a dark debate over humanity’s future

Climate doom is a serious threat in both science fiction and real life.

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The darkest sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime reveals a controversial robotics debate

Can we create AI that is truly equivalent to humankind?

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The zaniest sci-fi movie on Netflix reveals a real way to manipulate the weather

Can you really control the weather? Here's what an expert has to say.

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The best dinosaur show of the decade is based on ancient clues and fossils

Buried in our fossil record lies clues to the lives of prehistoric animals, including, yes, dinosaurs.

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The most controversial alien sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime explores a murky theory on the origin of life

Is it problematic to suggest aliens are the origin of life on Earth? Let's explain.

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The greatest sci-fi epic on HBO Max reveals a provocative scientific debate

Is Jurassic Park in our near future? Experts explain.

The Rules of Time Travel

The best sci-fi thriller on Netflix reveals a provocative spin on time travel

Can you really kill your future self? Experts explain.

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The grittiest superhero movie on HBO Max reveals a real looming disaster

Is the future of climate change really so grim for New York?

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Does Moon Knight actually have dissociative identity disorder?

The science of DID, explained.

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The smartest sci-fi movie on Netflix reveals a dark truth about future technology

How close are we to achieving personal relationships with artificial intelligence? An AI expert breaks down the science of the movie 'Her,' now streaming on Netflix.