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Why is Ebola "out of control" in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, but appears contained in Nigeria and Senegal:
Wait time in single lines (even long, snaking ones) is more predictable, and more likely to be shorter:
RT @NateSilver538 Our crowdsourced data suggests the more people you invite to a party, the later they arrive:
Which diet is better for losing weight: low-fat or low-carb? Low-fat beats low-carb by a hair:
Senate fundraising totals are a bad sign for Democrats:
In Florida, polls show that Democrat Charlie Crist is leading Republican Gov. Rick Scott, for governor:
The New Orleans Saints' playoff chances will improve with a Sunday win over the Detroit Lions. Find out how much:
Who will advance from the CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifiers?
Why do grocery stores have us wait in separate lines for each cashier, if single lines reduce wait times?
Aaron Rodgers: overrated, underrated or properly rated?
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Who were the most and least valuable kickers in Week 6? @skepticalsports runs his algorithm:
How late is fashionably late? And an equation to estimate when people will show up to a party.
.@MonaChalabi looks at research on how to optimize your waiting experience at the grocery store:
The playoff implications for every Week 7 game for every NFL team! @inpredict @ReubenFB
Voters still don’t like the guy, but Charlie Crist is now leading in Florida:
Aaron Rodgers never comes back when he's down 9+ points in the second half. He's too cautious:
Senate Update: There's been a lot of movement in some states. But the overall picture...
The law of supply and demand suddenly applies to oil, too. By @bencasselman
How do you quantify the spiciness of a chili pepper?
When a country detects its Ebola outbreak has a major effect on how quickly it can move past it.
We have to wait until Election Day if political polls are skewed this year. By @NateSilver538
FiveThirtyEight Films is coming. Watch the trailer for the first short film now: On Oct. 22, the full thing arrives.
The 12 Democratic Senate seats most likely to flip:
The polls might be skewed against Democrats -- or Republicans. by @NateSilver538
Which diet will help you lose the most weight? At six months, Atkins.
#TheDayTheSeriesStopped airs on @espn at 10 ET. 25 years after the Bay Area disaster, why can't we predict quakes?
The now better-rested #Royals and #Orioles are atop our list of ALCS/NLCS comeback clashes.
.@CarlBialik chats with @wabenews about how much stock can be put in polling data.
The prediction that seismologists can make is that we won’t get more definite earthquake predictions anytime soon.
Current chance of GOP win: Kansas 44% Colorado 63% Iowa 63% Georgia 72% Kentucky 74% Arkansas 74% Louisiana 74%…
Electing a black mayor leads to more black police officers.
.@ameliatd on why new clinic standards in Texas won’t make abortions safer.
Chinese growth regressing to the mean, retirees' wealth depletion, & costs of medical records. The latest @nberpubs:
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Between 2000 and 2010, China's GDP grew by an average of 9.7%. It should slow to 3.9% over the next two decades.
Here's what each manager should have done based on the math, and what actually happened in Game 2 of the #NLCS.
.@DCComics and @Marvel have come closer to gender parity, but each still faces an imbalance.
25 years after the destructive Bay Area quake, why can't we still predict earthquakes? @FiveThirtyEight investigates
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The #Seminoles' drop from college football's No. 1 spot in the AP Poll wasn't unprecedented.
If you had to pick a diet to maximize weight loss at one year, Ornish comes out on top.
25 years after the day the series stopped, seismologists have mostly forsaken a quest for precise quake predictions.
Here's what a GOP win on election night would look like.
To say the comic book industry has a slight gender skew is like saying Superman's kind of strong.
Our latest Senate update: What's the most likely path for the GOP to win the Senate on Nov. 4?
Those #Rams sure look sharp. That uniform's a throwback from the Greatest Show on Turf era.
Asylum requests coincide with the violence in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico.