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.