September 16, 2011

Catching Up On the Science In "Contagion"

Tia Ghose of The Scientist checks out the science behind Steven Soderbergh's new thriller Contagion. Says Ms. Ghose in part,

Critics and scientists alike have touted the movie as a more realistic depiction of disease transmission—no movie stars turn into flesh-eating zombies, and the previously unknown disease does not kill every person it encounters. But despite some impressively realistic details, there are still parts of the movie that would be pretty unlikely in real life, several scientists say.

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