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, Rebecca Certner, a PhD can­di­date in the Vollmer Lab at Northeastern’s Marine Sci­ence Center, offers a look at the sci­ence behind the show’s epic fantasyland.

3Qs: The legacy of Stuart Scott

Stuart Scott, the long­time ESPN sports­caster, died Sunday at the age of 49 after a seven-​​year battle with cancer. Here, Charles Foun­tain, an asso­ciate pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, dis­cusses Scott’s legacy as one of sports broadcasting’s sig­na­ture voices.

3Qs: What are you watching? #Now

We binge watch TV shows, live tweet along with actors, and indulge in increas­ingly com­pelling online pro­gram­ming. But these are just a few exam­ples of the TV industry’s recent evo­lu­tion, says Bill Lan­caster, a lec­turer in the Depart­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Studies.

Red Sox take offseason swing to campus

Red Sox players and man­age­ment vis­ited campus on Wednesday evening for a town-​​hall style meeting in which they dis­cussed the upcoming season and fielded ques­tions from the fired-​​up audience.

The revolution will be televised

Chet Kanojia, a dig­ital media tech­nol­o­gist and North­eastern alumnus, dis­cussed his ground­breaking online TV plat­form Aereo on Monday night in the latest install­ment of the Pro­files in Inno­va­tion Pres­i­den­tial Speaker Series.