Wait, An Unexpected ‘Wheel Of Time’ Pilot Aired On FX? An Explainer.

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A half-hour pilot aired for 'The Wheel of Time' on FX... and everybody's furious. A brief explainer as to why.


What You Need To Know About The Marvel-Sony Spider-Man Team Up

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Marvel and Sony are making Spidey movies together... but what will that actually entail?


Why Did Oil Prices Suddenly Tank? An Explainer.

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Oil is cheap and thus gas is cheap. But how did we get to $2.13 a gallon from $4 in the summer?

Sling TV

Everything You Need To Know About Sling TV, Dish’s Attempt To Turn Cable Into Netflix

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Ready for cable without cable? Here's what you need to know about Sling TV.


Who The Heck Are The Inhumans? A Non-Nerd Explainer.

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Marvel is all about the Inhumans these days... but who are they? Here's an explainer for the non-nerds.

Artificial Intelligence

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence scared the hell out of some really smart people in 2014. But it shouldn't have. Here's why.

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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About The Suicide Squad

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Excited for the Suicide Squad... but not sure what it's all about? Here's what you need to know about this supervillain team.

#Game of Thrones

A Short Primer On Telltale Games For ‘Game Of Thrones’ Fans

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'Game Of Thrones' gets a video game worth playing... but it might be a bit of a surprise to non-gamers. Here's what you need to know.


What Is GamerGate? Here’s An Explainer For All The Confused Non-Nerds Out There.

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GamerGate is everywhere these days... but what is it? Here's a brief overview.


Why Is Lockheed Building A Fusion Reactor? A Non-Nerd Explainer

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Lockheed just promised to, essentially, change the world in ten years with nuclear fusion. Here's how.


Is Ebola Going To Wipe Us All Out? An Explainer

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Right now, no, Ebola won't be killing us all. But there are serious concerns.


Did They Really Find A Woman With No Brain In China?

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Well, she does have a brain. She's just missing a very crucial part of it. We explain.

#Video Games

Why #GamerGate Is A Lie Gamers Need To Stop Telling Themselves

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#GamerGate is a trending hashtag. And it's also an embarrassment to gaming.


Here’s Why Facebook Is Pissed At Neil DeGrasse Tyson Over GMOs

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson took on GMOs, and the Internet is FURIOUS. Here's why.

#Guardians Of The Galaxy

The Non-Nerd’s Guide To The Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Not up on the Guardians Of The Galaxy? Here's a refresher course on the team's history.

Sinister Six

A Non-Nerd’s Guide To The Sinister Six

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The Sinister Six are coming to multiplexes in 2016. But who the heck are these guys? Here's what non-nerds should know about the team.


This Is Why Archie Is Dying: A Brief Explanation

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Why is Archie Andrews buying the farm? Not just to sell comics, believe it or not.


Why Uber Drivers Are Protesting The Company’s CEO: An Explainer

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Uber drivers are unhappy with their boss for wanting to replace them with robots. Really.


The Non-Nerd’s Guide To The Turing Test, And Why It’s Important

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A chatbot has passed the Turing Test... but what does that actually mean? Here's an explanation for non-nerds.

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