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After the death of his father, T'Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T'Challa's mettle as king -- and as Black Panther -- gets tested when he's drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
Black Panther won 3 Oscars, for Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design.
Discussion to follow: "Black Panther: Biomimicry and the Biology of Elite Athleticism" with Shane Campbell-Staton, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Institute for Society and Genetics. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA and Arien Darby, Marketing Coordinator, Warner Bros. Publishing.
In this live episode of The Biology of Superheroes Podcast, Shane and Arien discuss Marvel's Black Panther and the world of Wakanda. Using the discoveries and innovations in biology and technology, they will explore what makes King T'Challa and his secretive kingdom so amazing. They will chat about a wide variety of subjects including biomimicry and biologically-inspired engineering, the genetics of elite athleticism and the role of culture in shaping human performance.
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