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31

Jul

laurajmoss:

Harry Potter fans less likely to be prejudiced, studies sayResearchers found that reading J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series enables young readers to view society from the perspective of a marginalized group.

laurajmoss:

Harry Potter fans less likely to be prejudiced, studies say
Researchers found that reading J.K. Rowling’s bestselling series enables young readers to view society from the perspective of a marginalized group.

20

Jul

Muggle scientists develop Harry Potter ‘Marauder’s Map’ technologyAn algorithm developed at Carnegie Mellon University allows multiple individuals to be tracked in a complex environment even when they slip out of a camera’s view.

Muggle scientists develop Harry Potter ‘Marauder’s Map’ technology
An algorithm developed at Carnegie Mellon University allows multiple individuals to be tracked in a complex environment even when they slip out of a camera’s view.

11

Jul

Does Harry Potter belong to J.K. Rowling or readers?The best-selling author recently published a short story about Harry and his friends, which raises a good question: When an author says a series is finished, are the characters’ stories still hers to tell?
Give us your thoughts in the comments, Potter fans!

Does Harry Potter belong to J.K. Rowling or readers?
The best-selling author recently published a short story about Harry and his friends, which raises a good question: When an author says a series is finished, are the characters’ stories still hers to tell?

Give us your thoughts in the comments, Potter fans!

15

Jun

We are all ‘Divergent’: What our quest for identity reveals about usAre you a fan of the Harry Potter series and ‘Divergent’? Can’t get enough of those wacky Buzzfeed quizzes? Perhaps you’re on a journey of self-discovery.

We are all ‘Divergent’: What our quest for identity reveals about us
Are you a fan of the Harry Potter series and ‘Divergent’? Can’t get enough of those wacky Buzzfeed quizzes? Perhaps you’re on a journey of self-discovery.

16

May

Harry Potter gets new headache diagnosisA muggle neurologist has diagnosed the boy wizard with nummular headaches and cites his lightning bolt scar as proof.

Harry Potter gets new headache diagnosis
A muggle neurologist has diagnosed the boy wizard with nummular headaches and cites his lightning bolt scar as proof.

05

May

The genetics of wizards (yes, really)If the wizarding gene is dominant, as J.K. Rowling says in her famous series of Harry Potter books, then how can a wizard be born to muggle parents? And how can there be squibs? It seems these baffling genetic questions have finally been answered, thanks to Andrea Klenotiz, a biology student at the University of Delaware. In a six-page paper, which she sent to Rowling, Klenotiz outlines how the wizarding gene works and even explains why some witches and wizards are more powerful than others.

The genetics of wizards (yes, really)
If the wizarding gene is dominant, as J.K. Rowling says in her famous series of Harry Potter books, then how can a wizard be born to muggle parents? And how can there be squibs?
 
It seems these baffling genetic questions have finally been answered, thanks to Andrea Klenotiz, a biology student at the University of Delaware.
 
In a six-page paper, which she sent to Rowling, Klenotiz outlines how the wizarding gene works and even explains why some witches and wizards are more powerful than others.

27

Apr

We are all ‘Divergent’: What our quest for identity reveals about usAre you a fan of the Harry Potter series and ‘Divergent’? Can’t get enough of those wacky Buzzfeed quizzes? Perhaps you’re on a journey of self-discovery.

We are all ‘Divergent’: What our quest for identity reveals about us
Are you a fan of the Harry Potter series and ‘Divergent’? Can’t get enough of those wacky Buzzfeed quizzes? Perhaps you’re on a journey of self-discovery.

25

Apr

laurajmoss:

Are you Dauntless or Erudite? Gryffindor or Syltherin? A chocolate chip cookie or a snickerdoodle?
No matter what faction, house or cookie you associate with, here’s the bottom line: We’re all Divergent.
We are all ‘Divergent’: What our quest for identity reveals about us
Are you a fan of the Harry Potter series and ‘Divergent’? Can’t get enough of those wacky Buzzfeed quizzes? Perhaps you’re on a journey of self-discovery.
(As a huge fan of YA books, I had a lot of fun writing this one.)

laurajmoss:

Are you Dauntless or Erudite? Gryffindor or Syltherin? A chocolate chip cookie or a snickerdoodle?

No matter what faction, house or cookie you associate with, here’s the bottom line: We’re all Divergent.

We are all ‘Divergent’: What our quest for identity reveals about us

Are you a fan of the Harry Potter series and ‘Divergent’? Can’t get enough of those wacky Buzzfeed quizzes? Perhaps you’re on a journey of self-discovery.

(As a huge fan of YA books, I had a lot of fun writing this one.)

25

Jan

Harry Potter wizarding genetics decodedA biology student at the University of Delaware explains how magic is inherited in a six-page paper she shared with J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter wizarding genetics decoded
A biology student at the University of Delaware explains how magic is inherited in a six-page paper she shared with J.K. Rowling.

10

Jan

J.K. Rowling lands on list of ‘most valuable living autographs’'Harry Potter' author and philanthropist moves ahead of Madonna and Ringo Starr for 2014's most sought-after signatures.

J.K. Rowling lands on list of ‘most valuable living autographs’
'Harry Potter' author and philanthropist moves ahead of Madonna and Ringo Starr for 2014's most sought-after signatures.