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Plot twister: A new test gauges Hollywood’s depictions of global warming. Will it make a difference?

Good feminists or adept film buffs may be familiar with the Bechdel Test, a metric for gauging female representation in film. Created by comic author Alison Bechdel in the 1980s, a movie has to meet three standards to pass: It must have at least two women in it, the women need to talk to each other and they should discuss something other than a man....

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This controversial sci-fi blockbuster about climate change still polarizes scientists today

At the start of the third act of the 2004 sci-fi disaster flick “The Day After Tomorrow,” teenager and academic decathlon participant Laura Chapman shares her deep feelings of despair with her boyfriend Sam Hall.

“Everything I’ve ever cared about, everything I’ve worked for… has all been preparation for a future that no longer exists,” Laura (Emmy Rossum) tells Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) as she shivers due to combo of a recent blood infection and an apocalyptic snowstorm....

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How this laughable sci-fi flick embarrassed Hollywood into doing better science

No matter how much you might hate a movie, it is doubtful you loathe it as much as scientists despise this one infamous flick.

There is a motion picture so scientifically irresponsible that merely mentioning its title instantly arouses ire in countless otherwise stolid academic personalities. When first released in 2003, it badly bombed at the box office, prompting one physicist to speculate that the public stayed away because it could smell garbage....

Originally posted on salon.com

How this laughable sci-fi flick embarrassed Hollywood into doing better science

No matter how much you might hate a movie, it is doubtful you loathe it as much as scientists despise this one infamous flick.

There is a motion picture so scientifically irresponsible that merely mentioning its title instantly arouses ire in countless otherwise stolid academic personalities. When first released in 2003, it badly bombed at the box office, prompting one physicist to speculate that the public stayed away because it could smell garbage....

Originally posted on salon.com

How this laughable sci-fi flick embarrassed Hollywood into doing better science

No matter how much you might hate a movie, it is doubtful you loathe it as much as scientists despise this one infamous flick.

There is a motion picture so scientifically irresponsible that merely mentioning its title instantly arouses ire in countless otherwise stolid academic personalities. When first released in 2003, it badly bombed at the box office, prompting one physicist to speculate that the public stayed away because it could smell garbage....

Originally posted on salon.com