Editor’s note: In many cases, what once was science fiction has now become science fact. Science flashes by, known by only a select few. Art chases science, or, sometimes, predicts it. Sometimes, they are the same.
The Monitor asked Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist Dean Peterson what in the Harry Potter series is close to fact. Here are his responses.
Monitor: What features in “Harry Potter” are not that far-fetched scientifically?