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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 new sci-fi movie on HBO Max reveals a real-life ecological crisis

Dune is finally here, but its environmental message is more complicated than you might think.

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How to beat 3 of the deadliest 'Squid Game' challenges with science

Experts explain the actual forces at play in the dystopian drama.

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The scariest sci-fi thriller on Amazon Prime reveals a real virus deadlier than Covid-19

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The best sci-fi disaster movie on HBO Max reveals a possible apocalypse

"Greenland" and its planet-killing comet doesn't get the science of cosmic disasters entirely wrong. A planetary scientists explains why.

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The most epic sci-fi apocalypse movie on HBO Max reveals a real-world threat

This science-fiction classic made history when it debuted in 2004.

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The best sci-fi thriller on HBO Max infiltrates the mind — literally

Experts weigh in on the mind-expanding memory tech at the center of sci-fi thriller 'Reminiscence,' starring Hugh Jackman.

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The best sci-fi western of 2021 reveals a problem with colonizing Mars

In 'Settlers,' humans achieve this dream and successfully manipulate the Martian atmosphere, but scientists say the method used in the movie isn’t exactly realistic.

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Netflix’s bloodiest sci-fi thriller of 2021 reveals a real-life monster

The battle between humankind and this terrifying creature is as old as civilization itself.

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The most epic sci-fi movie on Netflix reveals a dangerous question about our reality

We're already incepted.

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Netflix's most inspiring new sci-fi show reveals a controversial real-life debate

Sweet Tooth imagines a world of human-animal hybrids. The real-life equivalent is way more complicated.

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Amazon’s best sci-fi action movie of 2021 reveals an urgent global crisis

“They thawed it out.”

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'Loki' time travel reveals a surprising scientific truth about the multiverse

The Disney+ show almost gets it right.

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The most underrated Bond movie on Netflix reveals a real-world crisis

Water wars are on the horizon.

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Netflix's best sci-fi thriller of 2021 reveals a controversial real technology

Can we really bring the dead back to life?

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HBO Max’s best sci-fi series reveals the dangers of a controversial new technology

A new HBOMax sci-fi comedy series explores the futuristic science of brain implants through one couple's complicated marriage. How realistic is the tech in 'Made for Love'?

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Netflix’s best sci-fi space epic of 2021 reveals a real-life cosmic danger

It’s not aliens...