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After three straight years of finishing 7-9, the New Orleans Saints seemed headed to another year of mediocrity when they began the season 0-2. But... [Read More]
We look at how the Jaguars dismantled Big Ben and the Steelers in October. [Read More]
When the Atlanta Falcons travel to Philadelphia on Saturday, they will be the first No. 6 seed in NFL history to be the betting favorite... [Read More]
Doctors, lawyers and soldiers have to prove that they're mentally competent to do their jobs. Should the president? That's what Rep. Brendan Boyle, a Pennsylvan…... [Read More]
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... [Read More]
Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup. Today's theme song is "We're the Chipmunks" from the television show "Alvin and the Chipmunks." Poll of the…... [Read More]
You're reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 2 words Number of words that most of earth has for... [Read More]
Things That Caught My Eye GOATs Nick Saban's tenure at Alabama brought the program their fifth college championship this decade on Monday after defeating a... [Read More]
The numbers suggest a decline similar to Peyton Manning's — but Brady has defied time before. [Read More]
FiveThirtyEight's NBA podcast discusses Minnesota's quest to end its 13-year playoff drought, Steph Curry's hot streak and the Lakers' life with LaVar Ball. [Read More]
Gerrymandering was once only the concern of map drawers and politics nerds. Most people didn't know who their congressional representatives are, let alone the c…... [Read More]
You're reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 6 trains per hour There are two 107-year-old train tunnels connecting... [Read More]
Energized by the successful passage of tax cuts, some Republicans are eying a new target: entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare. House Speaker …... [Read More]
Jusuf Nurkic has drawn the highest share of opposing flagrant fouls in more than 20 years. [Read More]
After Democrat Doug Jones won a stunning victory in Alabama's special election to the U.S. Senate last month, lots of smart people whose work I... [Read More]
You're reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 13 districts That's the number of congressional districts in the state... [Read More]
The Supreme Court is hearing arguments today on whether the state can use nonvoting as a trigger in removing people. [Read More]
There are several strong divides over a DACA bill within each party. [Read More]
Over the summer, FiveThirtyEight published two stories on broadband internet access in the U.S. that were based on a data set made public by academic... [Read More]
Atlanta's offense may have looked better against the Rams, but don't be fooled -- it still has problems. [Read More]