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Game of Thrones Returns

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The Ethics of Loyalty: Game of ThronesStartlingly Contemporary Moral Compass. The actions of every character make one think about what they might do in such a situation.
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Game of Thrones is a favorite among cosplayers. Here are 21 cosplayers all decked out as proof.
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The “Honest Trailer” for Game of Thrones was written by fans of the female breast (so it may be NSFW). Otherwise, it's pretty funny.
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Here are the baby versions of animals that represent every state of the U.S. I don’t know why Kentucky got a gray squirrel, considering all the lovely Thoroughbred colts we have.
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A new tick-borne disease called Heartland Virus is striking more and more people. It won’t kill you, it just makes you feel like death warmed over.
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A 19th Century Guide To Courtship And Marriage in a series of stereographs. This was state-of-the-art storytelling before moving pictures became all the rage.
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How to flirt, according to science. It takes just a little practice and guidance to master this almost-lost art.
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14 Great Names for Bugs. Entomologists sometimes get a chance to leave a pun in the annals of science for eternity.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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