Popular Science awards good, bad, and highly implausible movie science. The Island, Fantastic Four, and Batman Begins are all featured. (via SF Signal)
Also, the testing is at the Wright-Patterson Air Force base… I’ve been there. It’s where the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is. Totally a must-see for anyone into that sort of thing – it’s huge. (And if you’re lucky, sometimes they give tours of the warehouses of all the stuff they’re not putting up in the main museum. Or at least they did a few years back.)
Rivendell, Minas Tirith, even Lothlórien. But Indonesia? Merry and Pippin got around.
Geneticists in Scotland are exploreing a Darwinian explanation of the Harry Potter’s inheritance of magical abilities, with an eye towards teaching children about genetics.