Tagged: movies

Cuddly, Charismatic and … Cursed? - Guest Work

Jean Balchin Apr 18, 2018

Who hasn’t seen Madagascar, the animated comedy depicting four hapless animals – a lion, a zebra, a giraffe and a hippo – stranded in Madagascar? I have eight younger siblings, and was forced to watch it myriad times. I have a perverse hatred for Alex the Lion, and have refused to watch any of the sequels.  It is generally considered … Read More

Opinion: Turn off the TV - Guest Work

Jean Balchin Mar 01, 2018

When I was ten years old, a traveling brass band came to town. My primary school class trotted down to the town hall, and there we listened to a spectacular concert, our eyes wide and and our attention unwavering. Finally, the band readied themselves for the last song. “This is one you’ll all recognise,” said the conductor, “Put your hand … Read More

The hidden superpower of ‘Black Panther’: Scientist role models - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 12, 2018

Clifford Johnson, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. I’m not the first to say that the upcoming Marvel movie “Black Panther” will be an important landmark. Finally a feature film starring a black superhero character will be … Read More

New ways scientists can help put science back into popular culture - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 19, 2018

Clifford Johnson, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. How often do you, outside the requirements of an assignment, ponder things like the workings of a distant star, the innards of your phone camera, or the number and layout … Read More

The Martian: Blows Gravity and Interstellar out of the water - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 05, 2015

Space movies have become a hot genre over the last few years, with star-studded blockbusters Gravity and Interstellar reigniting interest in the drama of space exploration. The makers of those movies also prided themselves on the scientific authenticity of their movies, appointing science advisors to help them get the technical aspects if not exactly right, at least plausible. Those two movies … Read More

Public Health at the Movies: A Selection of 35 Top Movies - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Apr 07, 2015

Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Dr Peter Gallagher We have assembled a collection of 35 high quality movies as part of public health teaching for medical students. In this blog post we detail the movies and reflect on some of the … Continue reading → … Read More

Hayabusa movies might be a plus for science - Kagaku

Motoko Kakubayashi Feb 14, 2012

Over the weekend, the second of three films (four if you include a documentary originally made for planetariums that was later released on the big screen) about the spacecraft Hayabusa opened in movie theatres across Japan. Hayabusa (Japanese for Falcon) was the first unmanned spacecraft that traveled to an asteroid, collected a sample of it, and came back to Earth … Read More