Co-screenwriter Jon Spaihts speaks of humanity's quest for knowledge in Scott's latest film.
Science in film can mean futuristic sci-fi, with faster-than-light-speed spacecraft; laser battles on distant planets; or an uprising of humanlike, intelligent androids. It could also accompany stories of global disasters fueled by exaggerated versions of modern threats, such as pandemics, nuclear war, extreme weather or climate change. It could even present thoughtful portraits of real women and men who were scientific pioneers and innovators, whose discoveries shaped the world as we know it today. Grab some popcorn and settle in with Live Science at the movies.
'Protecting the Earth from the scum of the Universe' isn't so hard when you've got the Fermi Paradox on your side.
Watching an actor light up onscreen activates the part of the brain that plans hand movements in smokers, a new study finds, just as if the smokers were planning to light a cigarette themselves.
Sprinkling some science into Hollywood blockbusters can help inspire the next generation of physicists and biologists.
Every Halloween season, Americans spend millions on scary fun. From haunted houses to horror movies, we crave a good spine-chilling scare. Why do we love to be scared?
Search clicks could predict box office hits (or misses), music and video purchases, and other consumer activity, a new study finds.
A group of U.S. senators want the Department of Justice to have the power to shut down websites that provide illegal access to files.
There is actually more than one kind of 3-D glasses, and the difference in price and performance is enormous.
Our society's mysterious but irrational fear of Friday the 13th has made it synonymous with bad luck and superstitions.
In the summer of 1975, the movie “Jaws” made people across America stop thinking it was safe to go into the water.