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Giant Petri Dishes Promote Movie

This week’s issue features a Reel Science movie review of “Contagion,” Steven Soderbergh’s biomedical thriller about a global pandemic. Reel Science was established to encourage critical thinking about the way science is presented in film, and our reviewer, Jovana J. Grbić, notes that “Contagion” does an excellent job of getting the science right.

Apparently the movie’s promotion department wanted to use science as well, so they made two giant petri dishes, painted them with bacteria and fungi, and put them in a Toronto storefront. Over time, the organisms grew so that they displayed the film’s title, surrounded in biohazard symbols. Simultaneously cool and disgusting–perfect for Newscripts.

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