Newly discovered genus and species of crabs named after two of the main characters of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter.
It seems Harry Potter's greatest achievement may not be bringing peace to the Wizarding World after defeating Voldemort. It may all lie in his impact to his audience, and how his stories fight prejudice.
Harry Potter spin-off "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" dominated the box office this weekend, and everyone fell in love with the film's cute beasts. Most of the creatures are just a fantasy, but one beast called the "Niffler" may actually be true to life.
Harry Potter is leaking into science. Researchers get inspiration from the fictional hero’s invisibility cloak to create a cutting edge cloaking device for processing chips.
In the past, invisibility is just something you could find in fiction books and movies such as "Harry Potter" and "Star Trek," but now, this sci-fi dream is slowly turning into reality. A team of researchers has developed an "invisibility cloak" for high-tech processing computer chips to improve speed using less power.
It sounds too much like magic to be real, but it’s true: scientists recently made a breakthrough moving and controlling objects through the use of a single acoustic source. How controlled? Well, the researchers have actually achieved in writing letters with loose metal pieces just by playing a melody.
While technology (and magic!) can turn invisibility cloaks into a possibility, the laws of physics think otherwise.
Here's good news for every potterhead. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a real place for you to visit.
The soul-sucking "dementor" wasp is just one of 139 new and unusual species discovered in the Greater Mekong region in 2014, and with this area under attack from human activities, a new report highlights the need to protect such bizarre creatures.