Marine and Environmental Sciences

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The scientific reality of “Game of Thrones” fantasy

Fiction is often inspired by fact, and fantasy grounded in reality. That’s no more evident than in Game of Thrones itself, where a deadly poison, a disfiguring disease, and a fiercely loyal species of animal have been inspired by real-world beasts, brews, and afflictions. Here, PhD candidate Rebecca Certner offers an entertaining look at the science behind the show’s epic fantasyland.

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