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Science Wants Your Data - 2018-06-25T16:42:06+00:00
Eric Dishman wants your data. As the director of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us research program, he’s trying to convince 1 million Americans to donate reams of sensitive personal information to science. Electronic medical records? Gimme. Genetic data? He’ll take it. Residence history? His inbox waits with open arms. Dishman’s goal is […]

Significant Digits For Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2018-06-25T11:01:06+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 24 teams remaining After two rounds of games, eight teams — out of the 32 that began — have been mathematically eliminated from the World Cup as of Sunday night. And with one round of games left in the group stage, […]

Why The Republican Party Elects So Few Women - 2018-06-25T09:45:34+00:00
Graphics by Julia Wolfe and Gus Wezerek Quantitative analysis by Mai Nguyen There has been a lot of buzz recently about the wave of women running for office in 2018. It’s record-breaking. But that’s not quite right. At least, it’s too broad. There are a lot of Democratic women signing up as candidates and winning […]

Russia Is Not This Good — Right? - 2018-06-22T19:14:05+00:00
Before the 2018 World Cup kicked off last week at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, much had been written about why Russia was so bad at soccer. A convincing 5-0 opening match win over Saudi Arabia — Russia’s first win at the tournament since 2002 also matched its largest margin of victory at a World Cup […]

The Riddler’s Inaugural Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament - 2018-06-22T12:00:03+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 […]

Which Teams Made The Biggest Gambles On NBA Draft Night? - 2018-06-22T11:45:40+00:00
The NBA draft is a time for optimism, the launching pad for 60 pro careers full of aspirations of championships and star-making moments. In reality, though, only a couple will likely become stars; many more will become key role players, while others will barely sniff the league. Here are the biggest questions about those future […]

Significant Digits For Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2018-06-22T11:00:37+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Nearly 40 years For the first time in almost four decades, women in Iran watched a men’s soccer match in a stadium. Women were barred from attending men’s sporting events after the 1979 Islamic revolution, but on Wednesday they were allowed […]

An Updated Look At The Race For The Senate - 2018-06-22T09:53:09+00:00
Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll of the week There’s been a flurry of polls released over the past two weeks in key U.S. Senate races, giving us a fresh picture of the electoral dynamics in that chamber less than five months ahead of the election. Remember, Republicans have a 51-49 majority and […]

Spying Doesn’t Pay — Unless You’re Really Good At It - 2018-06-21T18:38:22+00:00
Earlier this month, the Justice Department announced the arrest of Ron Hansen, a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer. Hansen is accused of receiving at least $800,000 from Chinese sources in exchange for information he learned from “military and intelligence conferences in the U.S.” and for sensitive technology that the U.S. government had banned from being […]

Injuries And Underperformance Couldn’t Keep The Dodgers Down - 2018-06-21T18:24:25+00:00
In retrospect, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins on May 16 was probably the low point of their 2018 season. It was the Dodgers’ sixth consecutive defeat and their ninth in 10; it dropped their overall record to 16-26, then only the fourth-best in their division; and it brought their playoff […]

Why Rank-And-File Evangelicals Aren’t Likely To Turn On Trump Over Family Separation - 2018-06-21T14:47:24+00:00
Over the past few weeks, religious leaders have emerged as some of the strongest critics of President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in the separation of children from their parents at the U.S.’s southern border. More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church brought a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, […]

Driving? Your Phone Is A Distraction Even If You Aren’t Looking At It - 2018-06-21T12:01:11+00:00
I was in the car with a friend recently when she pulled up to a stoplight, picked up her phone and replied to a text. I gave her the side eye. What? she glared back. “I only use my phone when we’re stopped.” “OK, fine,” I said. But, I wondered, is it? We all know […]

Significant Digits For Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 2018-06-21T11:01:44+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 0 0-0 matches The 2018 World Cup has been full of goals — and as of Thursday morning had completely avoided the bête noire of some of us more restless soccer fans: the 0-0 draw. Indeed, these international footballers have been […]

If The NBA Is Going Small, Why Are This Year’s Prospects Tall? - 2018-06-21T10:00:55+00:00
When the NBA drafts its newest class of rookies Thursday, big guys should be the order of the night. According to rankings from ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, six of the top seven prospects in this year’s draft stand 6-foot-10 or taller. (The one exception is Real Madrid’s Luca Doncic, a 6-foot-8 point guard.) If things play […]

The Most Promising Players In The NBA Draft According To My Computer - 2018-06-20T22:08:54+00:00
We usually don’t release our CARMELO NBA projections until after the NBA draft. But this year, in an effort to procrastinate from other modelling-related tasks, I finished them a little early. We’ll publish the complete set of CARMELO projections later this month, but with the draft scheduled for Thursday night, I wanted to share the […]

Europe And South America Are Growing In Soccer Power — That Wasn’t Supposed To Happen - 2018-06-20T20:50:54+00:00
If there’s been a dominant trend in the first week of the 2018 World Cup, perhaps it has been how well European nations from beyond the continent’s traditional giants have performed. Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, Sweden, Croatia and Russia are all off to a strong start. This should be no surprise. Only two nations from outside […]

Who Is In The Most Trouble: Brazil, Germany Or Argentina? - 2018-06-20T20:01:18+00:00
The World Cup has been full of surprises. Of the five teams rated most likely to win the World Cup before the tournament by FiveThirtyEight’s Soccer Power Index, only France won its first match. Spain, Argentina and Brazil could manage only draws, and worse yet, Germany lost to Mexico. While Spain’s 3-3 draw against Portugal […]

Significant Digits For Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2018-06-20T11:00:50+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 10 percent drop in crime President Trump, in defense of his hardline anti-immigration policies, tweeted that crime in Germany was “way up” and that it was “up 10% plus … since migrants were accepted.” In fact, it appears it’s been just […]

Can Trump Use Hard-Line Immigration Policies To Turn Out GOP Voters? - 2018-06-20T10:00:25+00:00
Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Hi, everyone!!! Ready to chat? natesilver (Nate Silver, editor in chief): What? During a World Cup match? It’s the game of the tournament! micah: We’re talking about immigration today. There’s a lot going on. The family separation […]

Doug Jones Thinks He’s Supposed To Be Here - 2018-06-20T10:00:09+00:00
You probably know Alabama’s new senator, Doug Jones, because he narrowly won a special election last year against a man accused of molesting underage girls. But there are probably quite a few things you don’t know about him. His first name is actually Gordon, and he is left-handed, hitches his head a bit when he’s […]

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Science Wants Your Data - 2018-06-25T16:42:06+00:00
Eric Dishman wants your data. As the director of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us research program, he’s trying to convince 1 million Americans to donate reams of sensitive personal information to science. Electronic medical records? Gimme. Genetic data? He’ll take it. Residence history? His inbox waits with open arms. Dishman’s goal is […]

Significant Digits For Monday, June 25, 2018 - 2018-06-25T11:01:06+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 24 teams remaining After two rounds of games, eight teams — out of the 32 that began — have been mathematically eliminated from the World Cup as of Sunday night. And with one round of games left in the group stage, […]

Why The Republican Party Elects So Few Women - 2018-06-25T09:45:34+00:00
Graphics by Julia Wolfe and Gus Wezerek Quantitative analysis by Mai Nguyen There has been a lot of buzz recently about the wave of women running for office in 2018. It’s record-breaking. But that’s not quite right. At least, it’s too broad. There are a lot of Democratic women signing up as candidates and winning […]

Russia Is Not This Good — Right? - 2018-06-22T19:14:05+00:00
Before the 2018 World Cup kicked off last week at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, much had been written about why Russia was so bad at soccer. A convincing 5-0 opening match win over Saudi Arabia — Russia’s first win at the tournament since 2002 also matched its largest margin of victory at a World Cup […]

The Riddler’s Inaugural Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament - 2018-06-22T12:00:03+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 […]

Which Teams Made The Biggest Gambles On NBA Draft Night? - 2018-06-22T11:45:40+00:00
The NBA draft is a time for optimism, the launching pad for 60 pro careers full of aspirations of championships and star-making moments. In reality, though, only a couple will likely become stars; many more will become key role players, while others will barely sniff the league. Here are the biggest questions about those future […]

Significant Digits For Friday, June 22, 2018 - 2018-06-22T11:00:37+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Nearly 40 years For the first time in almost four decades, women in Iran watched a men’s soccer match in a stadium. Women were barred from attending men’s sporting events after the 1979 Islamic revolution, but on Wednesday they were allowed […]

An Updated Look At The Race For The Senate - 2018-06-22T09:53:09+00:00
Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Poll of the week There’s been a flurry of polls released over the past two weeks in key U.S. Senate races, giving us a fresh picture of the electoral dynamics in that chamber less than five months ahead of the election. Remember, Republicans have a 51-49 majority and […]

Spying Doesn’t Pay — Unless You’re Really Good At It - 2018-06-21T18:38:22+00:00
Earlier this month, the Justice Department announced the arrest of Ron Hansen, a former Defense Intelligence Agency officer. Hansen is accused of receiving at least $800,000 from Chinese sources in exchange for information he learned from “military and intelligence conferences in the U.S.” and for sensitive technology that the U.S. government had banned from being […]

Injuries And Underperformance Couldn’t Keep The Dodgers Down - 2018-06-21T18:24:25+00:00
In retrospect, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins on May 16 was probably the low point of their 2018 season. It was the Dodgers’ sixth consecutive defeat and their ninth in 10; it dropped their overall record to 16-26, then only the fourth-best in their division; and it brought their playoff […]

Why Rank-And-File Evangelicals Aren’t Likely To Turn On Trump Over Family Separation - 2018-06-21T14:47:24+00:00
Over the past few weeks, religious leaders have emerged as some of the strongest critics of President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that has resulted in the separation of children from their parents at the U.S.’s southern border. More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church brought a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, […]

Driving? Your Phone Is A Distraction Even If You Aren’t Looking At It - 2018-06-21T12:01:11+00:00
I was in the car with a friend recently when she pulled up to a stoplight, picked up her phone and replied to a text. I gave her the side eye. What? she glared back. “I only use my phone when we’re stopped.” “OK, fine,” I said. But, I wondered, is it? We all know […]

Significant Digits For Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 2018-06-21T11:01:44+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 0 0-0 matches The 2018 World Cup has been full of goals — and as of Thursday morning had completely avoided the bête noire of some of us more restless soccer fans: the 0-0 draw. Indeed, these international footballers have been […]

If The NBA Is Going Small, Why Are This Year’s Prospects Tall? - 2018-06-21T10:00:55+00:00
When the NBA drafts its newest class of rookies Thursday, big guys should be the order of the night. According to rankings from ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, six of the top seven prospects in this year’s draft stand 6-foot-10 or taller. (The one exception is Real Madrid’s Luca Doncic, a 6-foot-8 point guard.) If things play […]

The Most Promising Players In The NBA Draft According To My Computer - 2018-06-20T22:08:54+00:00
We usually don’t release our CARMELO NBA projections until after the NBA draft. But this year, in an effort to procrastinate from other modelling-related tasks, I finished them a little early. We’ll publish the complete set of CARMELO projections later this month, but with the draft scheduled for Thursday night, I wanted to share the […]

Europe And South America Are Growing In Soccer Power — That Wasn’t Supposed To Happen - 2018-06-20T20:50:54+00:00
If there’s been a dominant trend in the first week of the 2018 World Cup, perhaps it has been how well European nations from beyond the continent’s traditional giants have performed. Iceland, Switzerland, Serbia, Sweden, Croatia and Russia are all off to a strong start. This should be no surprise. Only two nations from outside […]

Who Is In The Most Trouble: Brazil, Germany Or Argentina? - 2018-06-20T20:01:18+00:00
The World Cup has been full of surprises. Of the five teams rated most likely to win the World Cup before the tournament by FiveThirtyEight’s Soccer Power Index, only France won its first match. Spain, Argentina and Brazil could manage only draws, and worse yet, Germany lost to Mexico. While Spain’s 3-3 draw against Portugal […]

Significant Digits For Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 2018-06-20T11:00:50+00:00
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 10 percent drop in crime President Trump, in defense of his hardline anti-immigration policies, tweeted that crime in Germany was “way up” and that it was “up 10% plus … since migrants were accepted.” In fact, it appears it’s been just […]

Can Trump Use Hard-Line Immigration Policies To Turn Out GOP Voters? - 2018-06-20T10:00:25+00:00
Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited. micah (Micah Cohen, politics editor): Hi, everyone!!! Ready to chat? natesilver (Nate Silver, editor in chief): What? During a World Cup match? It’s the game of the tournament! micah: We’re talking about immigration today. There’s a lot going on. The family separation […]

Doug Jones Thinks He’s Supposed To Be Here - 2018-06-20T10:00:09+00:00
You probably know Alabama’s new senator, Doug Jones, because he narrowly won a special election last year against a man accused of molesting underage girls. But there are probably quite a few things you don’t know about him. His first name is actually Gordon, and he is left-handed, hitches his head a bit when he’s […]


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