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Kit Harrington plays Jon Snow, who researchers found is one of the most important characters in Game of Thrones. Helen Sloan/Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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How Math Determines The 'Game Of Thrones' Protagonist

Network science: it can be used both to stop terrorists and predict television plotlines. Keith Devlin explains how it can be used to figure out the most important character in Game of Thrones.

Inky the octopus swimming in a tank at the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, New Zealand, before his escape. The National Aquarium of New Zealand via AP hide caption

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Inky The Octopus's Great Escape

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009 Get the Knife and Gorbinda Attacks
James Bond 007 Theme John Barry

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How Math Determines The 'Game Of Thrones' Protagonist

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In Motion Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
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Informant Steelism
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Swanee River Hugh Laurie
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Arlanda Julia Kent

Natural gas is flared off at a plant outside of the town of Cuero, Texas. The Clean Power Plan reinforces the state's trend away from coal, due to Texas-based companies that are big on cheaper, cleaner natural gas. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Power Players Sit Out Political Opposition To Clean Power Plan

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Rachelle Ianelli (left) and Austin Jacobs (middle) both archaeological students from University of Florida, together with Florida Public Archaeology Network representative Rachael Kangas, excavate a section at "Garden Patch," a settlement populated after rising seas forced people to leave Bird Island. Neill Wallis/University of Florida hide caption

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What Can We Learn From Early Floridians On Sea-Level Rise?

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A Remembrance For Chicago's Jazz Record Mart

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On 'Big Bad Good,' My Bubba Finds A Way To Be Quiet In A Loud World

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