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Science Goes to the Movies Previous Broadcasts

Disaster Movies and You (Episode #211H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 29, 2018 -- 12:30 AM

Bill Nye - educator, author, television personality, and CEO of The Planetary Society - joins the show to talk about disaster movies, including Independence Day: Resurgence, released in June 2016.

Deadpool, Cancer and Immortality (Episode #210H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 22, 2018 -- 12:30 AM

Christopher Mason, Associate Professor of Computational Genomics at The Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins the show to talk about Deadpool, released in February 2016. To start, Mason talks about his appreciation for comic books and mutants and how that led him to the work he does now in genetics. Then he talks about his current study of astronaut Scott Kelly to determine the molecular effects of longtime space travel, including the effects of stress on genetics, and whether or not Kelly gained any time relative to people on Earth.

Mutants, Super Heroes and Genetics (Episode #209H)

KQED Plus: Mon, Jan 1, 2018 -- 12:30 AM

Hemali Phatnani, the Director of the Center for Genomics of Neurodegenerative Disease, and Joseph Pickrell, Assistant Investigator and Core Member of The New York Genome Center, join the show to talk about "X-Men: Apocalypse."

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