What to Expect from HBO's Game of Thrones Spin-Off

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HBO

What to Expect from HBO's Game of Thrones Spin-Off. The prequel is set thousands of years before the story we know.

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People are Already Making Questionable Decisions With Elon Musk’s Flamethrowers. While you may be concerned, you're surely not surprised.

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How the West Was Wired. When Ma Bell didn't want to spend money running phone lines to isolated farms, western homesteaders came up with their own plan.

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Why Harry Potter's Witch Hats Disappeared and Jedis Wear Robes. Costume inconsistencies in movie series are often artistic decisions that shouldn't be taken too seriously.

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The Difference Between Being Broke and Being Poor. When you're poor, you depend on "survival math."

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Do People Really Get Promoted to Their Level of Incompetence? A new study shows the Peter Principle holds true, at least for salespeople.

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The Race to Save Arctic Cities. They were designed and built for a climate that is changing rapidly.

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Seonduk, Korea’s Forward-Looking Queen. The country's first woman ruler ascended to the throne in 632 CE.

Is Breakfast Cereal Good for You?

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iStock

Is Breakfast Cereal Any Good for You? Nutrition experts say it depends on which cereal you select.

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Chelsea Peretti’s Controversial Cake Photo Made the Internet Go Bananas. Everyone has an opinion on eating cake without frosting.

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The Muscogee Maintained Independence Against Colonizers for 200 Years. They realized the Europeans were trouble from the beginning.

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Let the Nomad Games Begin! The competitions in Kyrgyzstan this month including horseback wrestling, bone tossing, and dead goat polo.

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Why 95.8% of Female Newscasters Have the Same Hair. The pressure for TV reporters to look a certain way is not necessarily to make them look better, but to make them less distracting.

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The Fake Neighborhoods on Google Maps. Anomalies and mistakes on the app have real-world consequences, including almost starting a war between Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

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The Frozen Dead of Antarctica. Some are eventually buried on the continent, others are lost to deep snow and ice, or they become part of glaciers moving toward the sea.

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14 of the World’s Coolest Ice Bars. Any of them will give you a great excuse to plan a winter getaway.

The Early History of the Batman TV Series

The Early History of the Batman TV Series. As cheesy as it seems now, it was a vast improvement over previous on-screen depictions of comic book heroes.

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How Asia Got Crazy Rich. A historical background for the Singaporean wealth of Crazy Rich Asians.

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Your Earliest Childhood Memory is Probably Fake. A surprising number of people report memories from infancy.

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The Art of Star Wars: The Force Behind the Most Iconic Image in the Cinematic Universe. Greg Hildebrandt tells how he and his brother Tim produced the Star Wars Style B poster.

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How Will Police Solve Murders on Mars? Various experts explain how Martian forensics will be different from what we know on Earth.

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23 People Who Were Born To Do Their Jobs. All are prime examples of nominative determinism.

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6 Delicious, Nutritious Vegan Pantry Essentials. Even if you're not vegan, stock these and you'll always have something to eat.

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4 Unofficial Rules Native English Speakers Don't Realize They Know. We follow them unconsciously after hearing words used that way for so long.

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