Category: Science of Science Fiction

Science of SciFi: Annihilation

Refraction and the speed of DNA in Annihilation

The Science of SciFi: Rampage!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson faces a terrifying foe: CRISPR.

Stranded on Mars: The science behind The Martian

The Martian (2015) was beautiful, funny, and featured Matt Damon’s butt. But does the science check out? Kristina Vrouwenvelder investigates for our Science of SciFi series.

Ghost hunting in the twenty first century: science or science fiction?

Popular shows like Ghost Hunters suggest that ghosts are just a sixth sense away—what are the scientific theories and methods behind this conclusion?

The Science of Science Fiction: A Trip to the Moon

The 1902 French film “A Trip to the Moon” is considered to be the first scifi movie… does it stand the test of time?