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Nate Silver
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The three high-profile websites that recently launched all have pretty different philosophies, audiences, and business models.
The stuff that @DLeonhardt & team are doing is great to read.
Gregg Popovich has an insanely good record against the point spread.
Based on play-by-play data, an NBA team's winning chances actually INCREASE after their coach gets a technical.
College enrollment has begun to ebb after surging during the recession.
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The odds of getting on your domestic partner's health plan? It helps if you have a white-collar job. My latest:
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Teams like the Knicks that underperform Vegas by 10+ wins fire their coach ~70% of the time
New Yorkers get to work later than anybody else in America. (I'm writing this from home.)
I hear is @felixsalmon is launching new site called "The Upstream." (Pun credit to @FiveThirtyEight staffer who wishes to remain anonymous.)
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.@WWE wrestlers are dying at an unusual rate. Here, we compare each group’s death rate with its expected death rate.
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Astounding that @SCOTUSblog wasn't given a press pass by Senate Press Gallery. Are they afraid of great journalism?
Data-driven travel tip: The earlier you fly, the more likely your plane will be on time.
MLB games are getting slower, and the Yankees and Red Sox are by far the worst offenders.
♫It's Friday, Friday, everyone's buyin' weed on Friday♫, reports @WaltHickey.
Here's why a plan to circumvent the Electoral College is probably doomed:
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You're 3.5x more likely to become long-term unemployed if you lose your job at the wrong time:
Nice piece by @ForecasterEnten on the Senate, weighing head-to-head polls against Obama's poor approval ratings.
Per @Neil_Paine, controlling the strike zone predicts MLB teams' future W-L record as well as W-L record itself:
In Denver, it snows more in April than in January.
Are higher-quality newspapers doing a better job of retaining readers? We sure hope so, but the data is mixed:
Great @bencasselman post on @DataLab538: cutting unemp. benefits doesn't seem to help the long-term unemp. find work:
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