Sansa Stark's actress adopted her real-life direwolf

In Game of Thrones, Sansa Stark's dire wolf Lady met an untimely end as a sacrifice to mollify the queen's anger after Arya's dire wolf Nymeria bit Prince Joffrey (and then ran away). In real life, however, Lady's doing much better — especially after actress Sophie Turner adopted the Mahlek Northern Inuit Dog who… » 8/19/13 7:20am 8/19/13 7:20am

Heal your Game of Thrones anguish with these plush Direwolf puppies

It's no secret that this past season of Game of Thrones has been rather... rough. But what better way to get over your agony than by snuggling your very own plush Direwolf puppy? These three Stark pets are the pinnacle of Factory Entertainment's brand-new, shockingly adorable Game of Thrones plush line. » 7/18/13 1:40pm 7/18/13 1:40pm

Winter is coming, so why not get yourself a real-life Dire Wolf?

Anyone who's seen Game of Thrones and has a pulse has probably coveted the Stark children's dire wolves, the giant lupines that are loyal to their Winterfell masters, powerful, and generally just awesome. Unfortunately, actual dire wolves died out about 10,000 years ago, and even the Starks needed a lttle help from… » 3/28/13 11:30am 3/28/13 11:30am

Why did supersized coyotes suddenly shrink 10,000 years ago?

Just 11,500 years ago, coyotes were about 1.5 times as big as they are today. By 10,000 years ago, they had shrunk to their current proportions. What could have made these predators get so much smaller, so quickly? » 2/28/12 4:51pm 2/28/12 4:51pm