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Can You Track The Delirious Ducks?  13h00 17 janvier
Zach Wissner-Gross
Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle...
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Can You Find A Number Worth Its Weight In Letters?  13h00 10 janvier
Zach Wissner-Gross
Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle...
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Significant Digits For Friday, Jan. 10, 2020  12h00 10 janvier
Karen K. Ho
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. A bittersweet note about Significant Digits before we get going: FiveThirtyEight is revamping Significant Digits in the coming weeks. This will be the last edition in this format. The newsletter will take a few...
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Significant Digits For Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020  12h00 09 janvier
Karen K. Ho
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 1 million people without power After a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Puerto Rico on Tuesday, the country is still struggling to restore power to the island. About one million people still had no power of...
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Significant Digits For Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020  12h00 08 janvier
Karen K. Ho
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Today’s number is 10 million, the cost of each of President Trump and Mike Bloomberg’s 60-second Super Bowl advertisements, according to the New York Times. 46 million settlement IKEA, the popular Swedish...
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Significant Digits For Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020  12h00 07 janvier
Karen K. Ho
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Today’s number is 4,500, the average cost of having a baby in the United States, even with medical insurance, according to a data analysis of 657,061 American women who gave birth between 2008 and 2015 by...
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Significant Digits For Monday, Jan. 6, 2020  12h43 06 janvier
Karen K. Ho
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Today’s number is 1.325 billion, the amount Frozen 2 has made at the box office, making the sequel officially the highest-grossing animated movie in history, according to Variety. 161 fires in Australia The...
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Can You Solve The Vexing Vexillology?  13h00 03 janvier
Zach Wissner-Gross
Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle...
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Significant Digits For Friday, Jan. 3, 2020  12h00 03 janvier
Karen K. Ho
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Today’s number is 3.2 million, the value of legal cannabis sold in the state of Illinois on its first day, according to Bloomberg News. 10.6 percent of movie directors The number of women holding the reins to...
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Significant Digits For Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020  12h00 02 janvier
Karen K. Ho
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Today’s number is 70 million, the loss projected at Universal Pictures because of the disastrous box office reception to the musical Cats, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. 5 million hectares...
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Damn, We Wish We’d Written These 17 Stories  12h00 31 décembre
FiveThirtyEight
Long ago, Bloomberg News started publishing a Jealousy List at the end of the year the stories Bloomberg staffers wish they had published. It’s an idea so good it made us what’s that word? envious. So we decided imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Here are the stories other folks...
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Some Of Our Best Work From 2019  13h27 30 décembre
FiveThirtyEight
For a newsroom like FiveThirtyEight’s, 2019 may as well been part of 2020. Such is the peril of covering electoral politics. But before 2020 actually arrives, we wanted to take a moment and remember some of our favorite features from the past year that the news cycle hasn’t rendered obsolete. There...
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The 56 Best And Weirdest Charts We Made In 2019  11h00 27 décembre
Christopher Groskopf
Over the past year, FiveThirtyEight visual journalists have created hundreds of original charts and graphics. To mark the close of the year, we are continuing our tradition of collecting together a few dozen of our most creative (and most unusual) creations. There’s no particular order here, so don...
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Significant Digits For Friday, Dec. 20, 2019  14h39 20 décembre
Karen K. Ho
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. Today’s number is 8.8 million, the price paid at Sotheby’s New York on Wednesday for the original Olympic Games Manifesto written in 1892 by French aristocrat Pierre de Coubertin, which the auction house said...
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Can You Find A Matching Pair Of Socks?  13h00 20 décembre
Zach Wissner-Gross
Welcome to The Riddler. Every week, I offer up problems related to the things we hold dear around here: math, logic and probability. Two puzzles are presented each week: the Riddler Express for those of you who want something bite-size and the Riddler Classic for those of you in the slow-puzzle...