explainers

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.

inhumans

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.

suicide squad

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.

#gamergate

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.

science

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.

science

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.

science

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.

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON

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.

#Comics

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.

uber

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.

TURING TEST

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.

the year of the flood

What Is HBO’s Show Based On Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy About?

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We lay out a bit about Margaret Atwood, MadAddam, and what to expect from HBO's upcoming series.

#Marvel

What Happened At The End Of ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’? A Non-Nerdy Guide

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'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' ends on what can be a rather confusing note. Thus, we explain.

WHAT'S HAPPENING!!

Here Is What’s Actually Going On With The FCC And Net Neutrality

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The FCC isn't making an about-face on net neutrality. But it is struggling with choosing which bad option is the least awful.


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