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 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.

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The scariest sci-fi movie on Netflix reveals a controversial genetics debate IRL

Gattaca was ahead of its time at its release, but real life may have already surpassed the movie.

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The best fantasy movie on Netflix reveals a weird scientific debate IRL

Are "dronkeys" compatible with our scientific understanding of hybrid animals?

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The best sci-fi show on Amazon Prime reveals a disturbing scientific debate

Can we really upload our consciousness into a computer simulation? Experts explain the "science" behind the Amazon Prime Show "Upload."

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The trippiest sci-fi movie on Amazon Prime reveals a strange debate about the human brain

Can we really erase our memories like the characters in 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'? Experts explain.

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The best sci-fi action movie on HBO Max reveals a real interstellar threat

Could we really beat aliens? Alien researchers break down the science — real or not — behind the classic science fiction epic 'Independence Day.'

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The most underrated sci-fi action movie on HBO Max reveals a controversial robotics debate

I, Robot may be more relevant now than ever before.