In this file photo taken on Oct. 5, 2017, a woman holds a sign that reads, “Faure! How many Togolese do you still have to kill to quench your thirst for power?” in Lomé during a demonstration against the Togolese President. (Matteo Fraschini Koffi/AFP/Getty Images)
After months of large-scale [...]
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Influenza isn't just widespread — the strains in circulation are also severe. As the following chart illustrates, the share of doctor visits for flu and flu-like illnesses has not been this high since the 2009-10 season, when the flu hit early and hard but then [...]
After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the national argument about gun control seems to have taken a new turn. The National Rifle Association and its political allies seem to be on the [...]
After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the national argument about gun control seems to have taken a new turn. The National Rifle Association and its political allies seem to be on the defensive. Pro-gun politicians such [...]
It's tough to say for sure, but I'm concerned that our boss, FiveThirtyEight editor-in-chief Nate Silver, may have developed a curling addiction these past few weeks:
The accents of the Great Britain (who's curlers are from Scotland) and USA (Minnesota/Wisconsin) curling teams are, on average, Canadian.
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) [...]
It's December 2002, and Oscar season is getting underway. On Dec. 9, Martin Scorsese's Civil War period piece, “Gangs of New York,” premieres in New York. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Daniel Day-Lewis, with John C. Reilly in a supporting role.
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As of Tuesday, that's the number of public holidays that Cambodia has, which some consider a tad high for a country trying to compete in the global economy. The average number of holidays in a G20 [...]
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 [...]
Yemen is becoming the world's worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations. The divisive and violent civil war allowed the resurgence of militant jihadist groups such as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the Islamic State, especially since the [...]
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