Oh good, there's a Salmonella outbreak while the government's shut down

With many of America's federally employed food-safety personnel on furlough (thanks, government shutdown), it's a good thing there isn't a major foodborne-illness outbreak unfolding across the country! Oh, wait. » 10/08/13 9:20am 10/08/13 9:20am

NBC is basing a show on the movie Outbreak

Remember Outbreak, the 1995 disease thriller that was less about science, and more about monkeys and heartfelt Dustin Hoffman speeches? Well, that movie is getting its own television drama! Why? Because coming up with new ideas is HARD, OK? » 8/29/13 4:00pm 8/29/13 4:00pm

7 Scientific Facts That Will Ruin Movies for You

You probably already know that most science fiction movies feature terrible science, and especially awful physics. But some movies feature scientific mistakes so basic and so terrible, they give you what can only be described as a "logic coronary." » 10/16/12 10:30am 10/16/12 10:30am

70 disease-filled stills from Contagion remind you to wash your damn…

Get a good look at Steven Soderbergh's disgusting outbreak movie Contagion and be reminded, you're just a hand rail or public restroom visit away from dying a horrible viral death. » 8/25/11 3:00pm 8/25/11 3:00pm

Contagion set pics show the wrath of Steven Soderbergh's deadly outbreak

New images from the virus film Contagion, which people are calling Crash meets Outbreak, show Jude Law (who plays an angry damn-the-man blogger) handing out leaflets to the ruined masses, warning that the CDC is FULL OF LIES. Methinks Jude needs to be a bit more concerned about his ridiculous suit than the CDC. But… » 2/15/11 11:49am 2/15/11 11:49am

Disaster Movie Moments That Pissed Us Off The Most

Sure, disaster movies are just empty calories of mass destruction — but even when you don't take them seriously, there are always some scenes that you just can't excuse. We've collected the most infuriating moments from the biggest disaster movies. » 11/12/09 4:20pm 11/12/09 4:20pm

A Mathematical Model for Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

We may think we know how best to eradicate the zombie threat, but movies and books give us, at best, an anecdotal account of how to deal with the undead. A new paper, however, offers mathematical models for human survival. » 8/14/09 10:32am 8/14/09 10:32am

Dustin Hoffman Is On A Mission Of Scientific Awesomeness

Dustin Hoffman is so concerned about getting better science in science-fiction movies, he's helping to sponsor a "dating service" to match movie directors with real scientists. But will he play a violin at their table-side? » 3/30/09 1:59pm 3/30/09 1:59pm