Imatge promocional d'Oppenheimer, de Cristopher Nolan.

‘Oppenheimer’: A cautious look from the social sciences

In this review of the film Oppenheimer, PhD in Law Clara Portela criticises the victimising vision of Robert Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan's biopic, released in July 2023.

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‘Moulin Rouge’ and the absinthe myth

Absinthe is a distillate of different herbs, most notably Artemisia absinthium (wormwood), which contains several highly toxic molecules and some with hallucinogenic effects.

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Fotograma de la pel·lícula Memento

‘Memento’ and DNA replication

In Memento, Christopher Nolan used the same solution as nature did when it came to duplicating DNA millions of years before: he told Leonard's story cutting it in ten-minutes sections.

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Fotograma de El castell ambulant de Miyazaki

It is all there in the drawing of the wind

In his films, Miyazaki notes that the boundless confidence in progress and growth inherent in modern thinking and state dynamics leads directly to catastrophe.

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Science and fiction

We can find physic and ecological errors in many science-fiction films and series, such as Star Wars

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Star Wars and ecology

We can find many physics and biology errors in Star Wars, but let's take a look at ecology.

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Heisenberg’s ambulance

The movie Die hard has an important plot hole that could be justified with Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.

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Gene Tierney

Gene Tierney and the importance of vaccines

Gene Tierney was infected with rubella by a fan while she was pregnant. This story reminds us about the dangers of COVID-19 and the need to be vaccinated, even if we do not belong to a risk group.

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Tick-tock

There is no way to force a pendulum to oscillate at a different rhythm, determined exclusively by its length

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«The Matrix» and thermodynamics

If we were to use electrodes to extract energy from ourselves, we would collapse because we would have nothing left to keep our hearts beating.

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