Category: At the Movies

LISTEN AGAIN (Episode 13): The Science of Jurassic Park

“Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by sixty-five million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?” –Alan Grant Jurassic Park was released more than 20 years ago at a time when the idea of de-extinction was just taking off. It’s been a month since […]

Episode 15 – The Science of Jaws: from shark attacks to marine biology!

In this episode, we feature a Q&A discussion that followed a recent screening of the 1975 film Jaws held at the Glasgow film theatre as part of the 2014 Glasgow Science Festival. Dr David Bailey, Dr Deborah McNeill and Dr Shaun Killen are the experts answering the questions and exploring the relative risk of shark attacks, the impact of overfishing […]

Episode 13 – The Science of Jurassic Park

This episode marks the first in a series in which we discuss the science behind some of our favourite science fiction movies. Why start with Jurassic Park? Well, it’s loaded with sciencey concepts, but this year is also 20 years (!) since it was first released and so we thought it would be a good time to check back on […]