Link Tank: 15 Facts About 1979’s Alien

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15 Facts About 1979's Alien

Here’s how Arya Stark may be key to defeating the Night King on Game of Thrones.

“Arya Stark’s journey leading up to Season 8 of Game of Thrones has been filled with many faces, vengeance, and death. So it’s no surprise this trend will continue, but an exciting new theory suggests she could add one more name to her infamous kill list in the final season of Game of Thrones, and it could be her most dangerous target yet.”

Read more at Inverse.

Here’s how a new comic featuring Darth Vader has caused controversy within the Star Wars fandom.

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“While Star Wars novels have featured more women writing them, the franchise’s installments in other mediums have not followed suit. This is not only true for women behind the camera on the films, but women writing the comics. The latest issue of Vader: Dark Visions more than proved that there need to be more women working on the comics, as it shows a stunning lack of consideration for women fans.”

Read more at The Mary Sue.

Here are the 15 companies with the best work-life balance.

“Important” messages from your boss while you’re on vacation aren’t as rare as they should be. If you’ve had to deal with that or other absurd requests, you know that a good work-life balance is an important thing. The job listing site Indeed has just released its annual look at the companies that maintain the best work-life balance, as judged by more than 100 million reviews from employees.”

Read more at Thrillist.

A secretive group of elite scientists were nearly disbanded due to Pentagon budget cuts.

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“The Jason Group, an advisory panel of scientists and academics that have conducted studies for the Pentagon since 1960, might not be dissolving after all. The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has stepped in to keep the group alive until January 2020.”

Read more at Gizmodo.

Here are 15 facts about Ridley Scott’s 1979 science-fiction masterpiece Alien.

“Ridley Scott’s Alien was perhaps the first movie to reveal the true terrors of space, where no one can hear you scream. The 1979 horror sci-fi classic gave us spine-tingling new special effects and a revolutionary heroine in Ellen Ripley, the alien’s only worthy adversary. But she almost didn’t make the movie. Find out how she wound up in the script, which rock band helped with the lighting design, and more interesting Alien facts below.”

Read more at Mental Floss.

Tesla is set to launch a new insurance product beginning next month.

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“Buying a new car is just the start of the costs you’ll incur, with insurance being another potentially big layout depending on your driving history and experience. But if you’re buying a Tesla, Elon Musk is looking to offer you a “much more compelling” insurance option.”

Read more at PCMag.