Earth will have a close encounter today with a massive asteroid nicknamed "The Rock" by NASA, which first noticed it three years ago. "The Rock" is the largest such object to pass so close to Earth since 2004. CBS News science and futurist contributor Dr. Michio Kaku joins ‘CBS This Morning’ to discuss how the asteroid will not affect us now but underscores the looming dangers of other space objects headed our way. WATCH NOW!
"The Mars Generation" is a documentary film that follows the science, politics, and philosophy of humankind’s future journey to Mars. Young trainees at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center prepare to become astronauts and astrophysicists training on everything from spaceship technology to running through worst-case simulations, and testing out anti-gravity equipment. Featuring scientific luminaries Elon Musk, Dr. Michio Kaku, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye, "The Mars Generation" debuts May 5th, 2017 only on NETFLIX. WATCH THE TRAILER!
"Hidden Figures" is a powerful new feature film that reveals the untold true story of three women of African-American descent who contributed greatly to the USA‘s victory in the space race during the mid-20th century as so-called "human computers" for NASA. The movie, in theaters January 6th, inspired IBM and Vanity Fair Studios to join forces in saluting the new guard of stars in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (collectively known as STEM). As a world renowned popularizer of science and advocate for talent and resources to support and advance STEM fields, Dr. Michio Kaku, was invited to expand on the subject, to put a spotlight on today’s STEM stars, and, as with the film, to inspire future generations to take up STEM studies and contribute to the advancement of humankind. READ NOW!
Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. In a series of four special featurettes released by 20th Century FOX, legendary physicist Dr. Michio Kaku tells us why there’s more to the science of Fantastic Four than you may expect. The videos feature a healthy amount of new Fantastic Four footage that should whet your appetite for the movie, which hits theaters on August 7th. The first is entitled ‘Alternate Dimensions.’ WATCH NOW!
EXODUS: Gods and Kings, the star-studded biblically-inspired epic film from director, Ridley Scott, opens in theaters today and it’s already making waves.
Speaking of waves, CBS invited Dr. Michio Kaku to offer his assessment, as a theoretical physicist, on the feasibility of parting the waters of the Red Sea, as Moses did in the famous bible story on which the motion picture is based. Can it be done relying only on science, without the aid of divine intervention? CBSN poses the question, "Could Moses really part the Red Sea?" WATCH NOW!
After you’ve parted the waters of EXODUS, travel through a cosmic wormhole in Dr. Kaku’s review (also on CBSN) of the hit sci-fi thriller, INTERSTELLAR.
INTERSTELLAR, the inter-dimensional sci-fi blockbuster movie from acclaimed director, Christopher Nolan, continues to wow audiences and critics alike with mind-bending sights and sounds at the forefront of science and storytelling.
Recently, the feature editors at VARIETY, the premiere Hollywood publication, respected throughout the world of show business professionals since 1905, asked Dr. Michio Kaku to contribute to their annual CONTENDERS Series in a special feature called CONTENDERS: WRITERS ON WRITERS.
Dr. Kaku shares his insights and impressions, not just as a physicist and futurist, but also as an avid moviegoer and bona fide fanatic of science fiction. The special feature is ONLINE NOW and hits print at newsstands this week.
INTERSTELLAR has been called one of the most realistic space films ever made. As a CBS News Contributor, Dr. Michio Kaku was recently asked to give his own informed perspective, as a theoretical physicist, assessing how good a job the filmmakers did at the task of aligning their ambitious work of science fiction with the expanding forefront of science fact. WATCH NOW!