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Films about science and nature
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Putting Heads Together

Properly piecing together a rare early human skull (12,000 to 15,000 years old!) is a difficult task, but Robert Martin and JP Brown are pioneering the usage of medical technologies to give us a better picture of what Magdalenian Woman really looked like. 

 

Although previously referred to as "Magdalenian Girl," Field Museum Curator of Biological Anthropology, Dr. Robert Martin, has established that this specimen was likely an adult woman. Found in a cave in France in 1911, many myths and legends have been built around the story of Magdalenian Woman. One thing we do know for sure is that in 1926, Henry Field purchased the skeleton in New York City, packed it in his suitcase and returned to Chicago on a train. Since then the Field Museum has continued to learn new things about Magdalenian Woman, human culture and the world in which we live.

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A Sea Monster Named Jim

Olivier Rieppel and Jim Holstein tell the tale of the giant Lizard Eating Sovereign of the Sea (named Jim!). Touted as the T-Rex of the Sea, the Triassic sea monster…
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A new species, the "T-Rex of the Sea", currently resides at the Field Museum where scientific research may lead to answers regarding ecological recovery both past and present. The potential implications related to our current biodiversity crisis are fascinating.

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BBC: The Hidden Life of the Cell

Animations of scientific principles are becoming more and more popular as a way of condensing complex data into an easily accessible format, particularly in the field of biology. Nonetheless, a recent article in Nature has raised a number of interesting points about how the visualisation of biological processes should not be taken lightly. Biology is unnervingly complex and there is still much that we don't understand - how are we to know how much of an animation is based on actual data and how much is just 'filling in the gaps'? This is not limited to the layperson - humans are very visual creatures and we are more easily swayed by pictures than words, experts are no exception. This is not new, journals have included idealised representations of biological processes for decades, but the advancement in computer animation has opened the door for more sophisticated animations that may imply a more thorough understanding where one does not exist. 

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'56 Up' is a telling human saga - Next Installment in Pioneering Documentary Series

'56 Up' is a telling human saga - Next Installment in Pioneering Documentary Series | Science Film | Scoop.it
'56 Up' checks in on the now-adults who were first captured on film at age 7 in 'Seven Up.'
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Michigan Theater launches Science on Screen series

Michigan Theater launches Science on Screen series | Science Film | Scoop.it
What do the original Batman and the Mars Curiosity Rover have in common? They're both part of Michigan Theater's new Science on Screen series, presented ...
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Popular Science Picks the 2012 Movie With the Sloppiest Science

Popular Science Picks the 2012 Movie With the Sloppiest Science | Science Film | Scoop.it
Science in sci-fi movies is rarely all that accurate. We get that. It's OK. Space battles wouldn't be nearly so visually interesting if there weren't any impossible explosions taking place in a vacuum.
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Interactive Storytelling and the Future Agency

Interactive Storytelling and the Future Agency | Science Film | Scoop.it
Storytelling has been at the forefront of modern life. Whether it is TV, cinema, books, radio or YouTube, we all have access to consume stories that others have created and indeed, create our own for the Internet audience ...
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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, December 17, 2012 6:29 AM

The Internet has given storytelling a new lease of life. The web series has given life to a new breed of film production, social networks have given us the ability to freely interact online with others, whether they are people, or companies and augmented reality has given us the chance to interact with characters and objects.


Here is a great artikel worth reading if you have anything to do with storytelling or just love it. @safegaard

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In depth look at the intersection of storytelling and technology--a very exciting time with huge potential for immersion, participation, transformation. 

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Framtidens kommunikationsbyrå – ständig närvaro, ständig förändring – hur fångar man uppmärksamheten och förmedlar det man vill ha sagt?

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Science Friday

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"Science Friday lesson plans are based on our popular Science Friday Videos and are created for us by the New York Hall of Science"
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Variety is the Spice of Lice

What's there to love about lice? In the course of studying evolution, Dr. Jason Weckstein has become fascinated by the diversity of these little insects, and their coevolutionary relationship to birds.
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The Man Who Mistook His Tarantula for a Hat

Collections Assistant Jim Louderman wears many hats (some of which are tarantulas). In addition to preparing specimens for the Field Museum's Insect Collecti...
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Manhattan-Sized Iceberg? Antarctic Glacier's Huge Crack Expands | Video

Manhattan-Sized Iceberg? Antarctic Glacier's Huge Crack Expands | Video | Science Film | Scoop.it
The Pine Island Glacier huge crack has been flown over once again by the NASA's Operation IceBridge. New measurements shows a widening and lengthening of the original and the formation of a second fracture.
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Getting to Know the Deep Sea Octopus

Janet Voight does much of her research over a mile below the surface of the ocean, where amazing creatures can be found near hydrothermal vents. Here, she re...
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The HOW of Science and Art

The HOW of Science and Art | Science Film | Scoop.it

When scientists and artists don’t typically have professional reasons for mixing, what are the mechanisms that enable collaboration? Is it the sort of thing that happens at a dinner party, where a painter and a biologist unwittingly decide that a collaborative project would be a good idea? That certainly could be the case, but there are other ways in which these things happen.


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Field Revealed Science Films

Field Revealed Science Films | Science Film | Scoop.it
"Field Revealed Science Films", a playlist created by morearmadillos
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As a Science Media Producer, I have produced a number of films at the Field Museum about a variety of science topics and areas of research. The Series I produced, The Field Revealed, has over 50,000 views. This link will send you to a playlist of selected episodes. I am now pursuing a career as an independent Science/Natural History filmmaker and Social Media Specialist. If you are interested in hiring me for on-staff or contract work please feel free to contact me jdberent@gmail.com

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Boogüd: Bamboo Bicycles

In many parts of the world, rough terrain limits the mobility of people in wheelchairs. ASU students created an innovative hand-cycle to solve this problem as part…

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Documentary- A Silent Forest. The Growing Threat, Genetically Engineered Trees- Full Movie


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Glacial melt may hit the Oscars with the stunning, somber Chasing Ice

Glacial melt may hit the Oscars with the stunning, somber Chasing Ice | Science Film | Scoop.it
Extreme Ice Survey imagery is expertly brought to life on the silver screen.
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Planetarium hosting series of science films

Planetarium hosting series of science films | Science Film | Scoop.it
Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center at the University of Nevada, Reno hosts several immersive theater experiences through Jan. 6. Shows include: 'Solar Max,' the SkyDome 8/70 large-format feature film, 1, 3 and 5 p.m.
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Chasing Volcanoes with Filmmaker Bertrand Loyer

Chasing Volcanoes with Filmmaker Bertrand Loyer | Science Film | Scoop.it
The filmmaker and crew chased erupting volcanoes for a new PBS documentary series, "Life on Fire."
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The Birds In My Backyard

Building on his doctoral research at the University of Kansas, Peter Lowther takes us to the site of over twenty years of research on House Sparrows. Peter shows us that science can be found in all of our backyards; and specifically, in his yard in suburban Chicago.


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The 100 Hour Film Race | December 13-17, 2012

The 100 Hour Film Race | December 13-17, 2012 | Science Film | Scoop.it
The 100 Hour Film Race is an international competition that challenges filmmakers to create short films in just 100 hours based on a theme, prop, and action assignment.
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Europa Mission A Go In New SciFi Film | Teaser Trailer

In 'Europa Report', a manned mission to the Jupiter moon - in search of alien life - is the setting of a new movie starring Sharlto Copley (District 9). Fact...

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Time Stacks (a timelapse photography technique)

Since I've had a lot of interest in my 'stacked' timelapse photos lately, and a lot of people asking how to do it, I thought I'd make a video that shows anot...

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The Field Revealed: The Tully Monster

The fossil invertebrate collection at The Field Museum holds several fossil specimens of the Tully Monster (Tullimonstrum gregarium). These rare fossils were...
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