Reel Science is an Inverse series that reveals the real (and fake) science behind your favorite movies and TV.
The Weirdest Sci-Fi Movie on HBO Max Reveals an Even Stranger True Story
The Men Who Stare at Goats fictionalizes real-life attempts by the Pentagon into psychic powers.
The Best Dystopian Movie on Netflix Reveals a Dark Psychological Truth
Political scientists explain the perverse role of psychology in The Hunger Games.
What Tom Cruise's Weirdest Sci-Fi Movie Gets Wrong About Time Travel
Are time loops possible according to physics?
The Best Marvel Movie of 2022 Reveals an Incredible Quirk of Human Evolution
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s plot raises deeper questions about humans’ evolutionary relationship to the sea.
The Wildest Sci-fi Movie On Netflix Reveals a Real-Life Ethical Dilemma
The twist no one saw coming ...
The Most Underrated Sci-Fi Movie on HBO Max Reveals a Controversial Branch of Pseudoscience
Weathering with You features a way to make the rain disappear — and it has a message for our warming planet.
The Wildest Sci-Fi Show on Netflix Defies the Rules of Dream Science
Alice in Borderland's Season 2 plot might have something interesting to say about mutual dreaming.
The Weirdest Sci-Fi Apocalypse on Netflix Reveals a Controversial Field of Medicine
The fear of death depicted in White Noise is real — and some studies say magic mushrooms could help treat it.
The best mystery thriller on Netflix ignores a basic fact about hydrogen energy
Could a solid hydrogen crystal really power our homes today? Experts weigh in on Glass Onion.
A deadly fungal plague swept the world of The Last of Us — is it realistic?
Can the cordyceps fungus really infect humans and cause a global pandemic? Experts weigh in on The Last of Us.
Did Minority Report predict our current reality?
In this Tom Cruise classic, police use sophisticated tech to stop crime before it happens.
The most underrated dystopian thriller on HBO Max ignores a simple scientific reality
Maze Runner's experiment seems to mimic real-life rodent mazes — but not very convincingly.
The best James Cameron sci-fi movie on HBO Max reveals a modern threat to society
Are Terminator 2’s killer robots inching ever closer to our lived reality?
The worst Tom Cruise sci-fi movie on Netflix reveals a possible path to nuclear fusion, physicists say
Turning seawater into energy might actually be a good idea.
Is Superman’s strength possible? Scientists debunk DC's most iconic hero
Super strength is super stupid.
This classic sci-fi movie on HBO Max popularized a futuristic technology — can science make it happen?
Star Trek’s science fiction inspired real-life science on the warp drive.