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Jacob DeGrom Is Breaking The Cy Young Formula - 2018-08-17T16:59:31+00:00
Pitcher wins were already an unpopular metric among the sabermetric set, but Jacob deGrom’s 2018 season may have officially put the final nail in their coffin, even for traditionalists still hanging on to their old-school stats. DeGrom is currently leading the major leagues in ERA with a microscopic 1.81 mark in 159 innings. Yet, for […]

Step 1: Game Theory. Step 2: ???? Step 3: Profit! - 2018-08-17T12:00:42+00:00
Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two types: Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct answer for either, and […]

The 5 Big Takeaways From Our House Forecast - 2018-08-17T11:24:17+00:00
Democrats are favored to gain control of the House of Representatives in this year’s midterm elections, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast model. But — a very FiveThirtyEight-ish sentence follows — the range of possible outcomes is wide and Democrats’ prospects are far from certain. Relatively small shifts could allow Republicans to keep control of the […]

Significant Digits For Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 - 2018-08-17T10:00:22+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 74.7 percent chance FiveThirtyEight launched its 2018 House forecast yesterday. According to our “Classic” model (there’s also “Lite” and “Deluxe”), as I write, Democrats are projected to pick up an average of 35 seats, giving them a roughly 3-in-4 chance to […]

Politics Podcast: Let’s Talk About The 2018 House Forecast - 2018-08-16T21:36:40+00:00
Our 2018 House forecast is now live! That also means that the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast is resurrecting “Model Talk,” in which Nate Silver answers questions about what goes into the forecast and how it’s reacting to new developments. This is the inaugural episode of the 2018 midterm season. You can listen to the episode by […]

25 Districts That Could Decide The House In 2018 - 2018-08-16T20:39:54+00:00
One of my favorite FiveThirtyEight concepts is the “tipping-point state,” first introduced by Nate more than 10 years ago. A tipping-point state is a literal swing state: the state that swings the result of a presidential election from one candidate to another. For example, if you put all 50 states in order by the margin […]

How FiveThirtyEight’s House Model Works - 2018-08-16T16:30:32+00:00
We’ve been publishing election models for more than 10 years now, and FiveThirtyEight’s 2018 House model is probably the most work we’ve ever put into one of them. That’s mostly because it just uses a lot of data. We collected data for all 435 congressional districts in every House race since 1998, and we’ve left […]

The Backup QB Who Gets Paid A Lot To Never Play - 2018-08-16T14:19:52+00:00
Quarterback Chase Daniel is guaranteed to make at least $7 million over the next two years playing football for the Chicago Bears. But Daniel is unlike most of the NFL signal callers who lock in that type of money: There’s a very good chance he won’t actually be playing football. Teams usually deal with the […]

Significant Digits For Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 - 2018-08-16T09:49:31+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. $3.30 per avocado Thanks to low harvests, there is an avocado shortage in New Zealand. Thanks to the laws of supply and demand, the price of avocados has skyrocketed to $3.30 per avocado. And thanks to the depths of human nature, […]

The NBA’s Small Guys Are Getting Bigger, And That’s Bad News For Isaiah Thomas - 2018-08-15T13:00:48+00:00
Of all the shocking NBA free-agency moves this summer, Isaiah Thomas’s deal with Denver — for just one year, at the minimum salary for a veteran player — might have been the most telling, in terms of where the league is heading. This time last year, Thomas — one of the NBA’s most underpaid players […]

Significant Digits For Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 - 2018-08-15T11:00:02+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. More than 300 priests The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released a nearly 1,400-page grand jury report that listed more than 300 Catholic clergy accused of sex abuse and more than 1,000 child victims. It’s the most comprehensive investigation into Catholic Church […]

It’s So Freaking Hot. Now What? - 2018-08-15T10:00:28+00:00
cwick (Chadwick Matlin, features editor): 🎵 Summertime, and the livin’ is really freaking hot. People are jumping into the sea in Greece to avoid wildfires. The temps are higher than they’ve ever been in Japan. California is dealing with the biggest wildfires it’s ever seen. The heat even has Andean flamingos laying eggs for the […]

We Looked At Hundreds Of Endorsements. Here’s Who Democrats Are Listening To. - 2018-08-14T15:27:47+00:00
Research by Ballotpedia and Roey Hadar, Lee Harris, Adam Kelsey, Adia Robinson, Meena Venkataramanan and Johnny Verhovek of ABC News. This story was produced in collaboration with ABC News and Ballotpedia. Two of the three Bernie Sanders-endorsed candidates who were on the ballot last Tuesday lost their primary races — Abdul El-Sayed of Michigan and […]

What Our Early NBA Projections Can Tell Us About Next Season - 2018-08-14T12:00:14+00:00
When last we left the NBA, the Golden State Warriors were wrapping up their third championship in four years and staking their claim as perhaps the game’s greatest dynasty. Then a bunch of players switched teams, including LeBron James (to the Lakers), Kawhi Leonard (to the Raptors), FiveThirtyEight stat-namesake Carmelo Anthony (to the Rockets) and […]

Significant Digits For Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 - 2018-08-14T11:00:21+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 11 years old Last week, at the hacking convention DEFCON, 11-year-old Emmett Brewer hacked into a replica of Florida’s election website, changing its voting results. It took him less than 10 minutes. When I was 11, “Mario Kart 64” had just […]

Primary Briefing: Vermont, Connecticut, Minnesota And Wisconsin - 2018-08-14T10:00:28+00:00
It’s Rivalry Week on the primary circuit! This Tuesday, Gophers and Badgers will compete for your attention with eight competitive races between them, while voters will set the stage for choosing their next governor in Connecticut and Vermont, which, um, I’m sure have some dispute over fall foliage or something. Bone up on the primaries […]

Politics Podcast: Who Are Democrats Nominating? - 2018-08-13T20:15:35+00:00
What kinds of candidates are Democrats nominating to compete this fall? Meredith Conroy joins the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew to discuss an analysis of hundreds of Democratic candidates in House, Senate and governor races. The crew also rounds up the latest election news, including Rep. Chris Collins’s decision to suspend his campaign and the ongoing […]

All Brooks Koepka Does Is Win Majors - 2018-08-13T13:24:44+00:00
When Brooks Koepka outdueled Tiger Woods (and Adam Scott) to win the PGA Championship Sunday afternoon, he joined an exclusive group of golfers with three career major championships to their name. In all of golf history, going back even past the days of Tom Morrises both young and old, only 46 players have ever won […]

Significant Digits For Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 - 2018-08-13T11:11:40+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 811 candidates As of Aug. 7, 811 people had appeared this year on ballots in open Democratic primaries. My colleagues, in partnership with ABC News and Ballotpedia, gathered data on every single one of them, to see what was making these […]

Hacking The Electric Grid Is Damned Hard - 2018-08-13T09:58:04+00:00
The nightmare is easy enough to imagine. Nefarious baddies sit in a dark room, illuminated by the green glow of a computer screen. Meanwhile, technicians watch in horror from somewhere in the Midwest as they lose control of their electrical systems. And, suddenly, hundreds of thousands, even millions of Americans are plunged into darkness. That […]

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Features – FiveThirtyEight -

Jacob DeGrom Is Breaking The Cy Young Formula - 2018-08-17T16:59:31+00:00
Pitcher wins were already an unpopular metric among the sabermetric set, but Jacob deGrom’s 2018 season may have officially put the final nail in their coffin, even for traditionalists still hanging on to their old-school stats. DeGrom is currently leading the major leagues in ERA with a microscopic 1.81 mark in 159 innings. Yet, for […]

Step 1: Game Theory. Step 2: ???? Step 3: Profit! - 2018-08-17T12:00:42+00:00
Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. There are two types: Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle movement. Submit a correct answer for either, and […]

The 5 Big Takeaways From Our House Forecast - 2018-08-17T11:24:17+00:00
Democrats are favored to gain control of the House of Representatives in this year’s midterm elections, according to the FiveThirtyEight forecast model. But — a very FiveThirtyEight-ish sentence follows — the range of possible outcomes is wide and Democrats’ prospects are far from certain. Relatively small shifts could allow Republicans to keep control of the […]

Significant Digits For Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 - 2018-08-17T10:00:22+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 74.7 percent chance FiveThirtyEight launched its 2018 House forecast yesterday. According to our “Classic” model (there’s also “Lite” and “Deluxe”), as I write, Democrats are projected to pick up an average of 35 seats, giving them a roughly 3-in-4 chance to […]

Politics Podcast: Let’s Talk About The 2018 House Forecast - 2018-08-16T21:36:40+00:00
Our 2018 House forecast is now live! That also means that the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast is resurrecting “Model Talk,” in which Nate Silver answers questions about what goes into the forecast and how it’s reacting to new developments. This is the inaugural episode of the 2018 midterm season. You can listen to the episode by […]

25 Districts That Could Decide The House In 2018 - 2018-08-16T20:39:54+00:00
One of my favorite FiveThirtyEight concepts is the “tipping-point state,” first introduced by Nate more than 10 years ago. A tipping-point state is a literal swing state: the state that swings the result of a presidential election from one candidate to another. For example, if you put all 50 states in order by the margin […]

How FiveThirtyEight’s House Model Works - 2018-08-16T16:30:32+00:00
We’ve been publishing election models for more than 10 years now, and FiveThirtyEight’s 2018 House model is probably the most work we’ve ever put into one of them. That’s mostly because it just uses a lot of data. We collected data for all 435 congressional districts in every House race since 1998, and we’ve left […]

The Backup QB Who Gets Paid A Lot To Never Play - 2018-08-16T14:19:52+00:00
Quarterback Chase Daniel is guaranteed to make at least $7 million over the next two years playing football for the Chicago Bears. But Daniel is unlike most of the NFL signal callers who lock in that type of money: There’s a very good chance he won’t actually be playing football. Teams usually deal with the […]

Significant Digits For Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 - 2018-08-16T09:49:31+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. $3.30 per avocado Thanks to low harvests, there is an avocado shortage in New Zealand. Thanks to the laws of supply and demand, the price of avocados has skyrocketed to $3.30 per avocado. And thanks to the depths of human nature, […]

The NBA’s Small Guys Are Getting Bigger, And That’s Bad News For Isaiah Thomas - 2018-08-15T13:00:48+00:00
Of all the shocking NBA free-agency moves this summer, Isaiah Thomas’s deal with Denver — for just one year, at the minimum salary for a veteran player — might have been the most telling, in terms of where the league is heading. This time last year, Thomas — one of the NBA’s most underpaid players […]

Significant Digits For Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 - 2018-08-15T11:00:02+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. More than 300 priests The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has released a nearly 1,400-page grand jury report that listed more than 300 Catholic clergy accused of sex abuse and more than 1,000 child victims. It’s the most comprehensive investigation into Catholic Church […]

It’s So Freaking Hot. Now What? - 2018-08-15T10:00:28+00:00
cwick (Chadwick Matlin, features editor): 🎵 Summertime, and the livin’ is really freaking hot. People are jumping into the sea in Greece to avoid wildfires. The temps are higher than they’ve ever been in Japan. California is dealing with the biggest wildfires it’s ever seen. The heat even has Andean flamingos laying eggs for the […]

We Looked At Hundreds Of Endorsements. Here’s Who Democrats Are Listening To. - 2018-08-14T15:27:47+00:00
Research by Ballotpedia and Roey Hadar, Lee Harris, Adam Kelsey, Adia Robinson, Meena Venkataramanan and Johnny Verhovek of ABC News. This story was produced in collaboration with ABC News and Ballotpedia. Two of the three Bernie Sanders-endorsed candidates who were on the ballot last Tuesday lost their primary races — Abdul El-Sayed of Michigan and […]

What Our Early NBA Projections Can Tell Us About Next Season - 2018-08-14T12:00:14+00:00
When last we left the NBA, the Golden State Warriors were wrapping up their third championship in four years and staking their claim as perhaps the game’s greatest dynasty. Then a bunch of players switched teams, including LeBron James (to the Lakers), Kawhi Leonard (to the Raptors), FiveThirtyEight stat-namesake Carmelo Anthony (to the Rockets) and […]

Significant Digits For Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 - 2018-08-14T11:00:21+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 11 years old Last week, at the hacking convention DEFCON, 11-year-old Emmett Brewer hacked into a replica of Florida’s election website, changing its voting results. It took him less than 10 minutes. When I was 11, “Mario Kart 64” had just […]

Primary Briefing: Vermont, Connecticut, Minnesota And Wisconsin - 2018-08-14T10:00:28+00:00
It’s Rivalry Week on the primary circuit! This Tuesday, Gophers and Badgers will compete for your attention with eight competitive races between them, while voters will set the stage for choosing their next governor in Connecticut and Vermont, which, um, I’m sure have some dispute over fall foliage or something. Bone up on the primaries […]

Politics Podcast: Who Are Democrats Nominating? - 2018-08-13T20:15:35+00:00
What kinds of candidates are Democrats nominating to compete this fall? Meredith Conroy joins the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast crew to discuss an analysis of hundreds of Democratic candidates in House, Senate and governor races. The crew also rounds up the latest election news, including Rep. Chris Collins’s decision to suspend his campaign and the ongoing […]

All Brooks Koepka Does Is Win Majors - 2018-08-13T13:24:44+00:00
When Brooks Koepka outdueled Tiger Woods (and Adam Scott) to win the PGA Championship Sunday afternoon, he joined an exclusive group of golfers with three career major championships to their name. In all of golf history, going back even past the days of Tom Morrises both young and old, only 46 players have ever won […]

Significant Digits For Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 - 2018-08-13T11:11:40+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 811 candidates As of Aug. 7, 811 people had appeared this year on ballots in open Democratic primaries. My colleagues, in partnership with ABC News and Ballotpedia, gathered data on every single one of them, to see what was making these […]

Hacking The Electric Grid Is Damned Hard - 2018-08-13T09:58:04+00:00
The nightmare is easy enough to imagine. Nefarious baddies sit in a dark room, illuminated by the green glow of a computer screen. Meanwhile, technicians watch in horror from somewhere in the Midwest as they lose control of their electrical systems. And, suddenly, hundreds of thousands, even millions of Americans are plunged into darkness. That […]


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