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Transcript of Nate Silver’s ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit

Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight took questions Tuesday on the popular social news site Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” section. What follows is an edited transcript, with the questions and answers sorted…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 8, 2013
LENGTH: 14 minutes (3620 words)

The Hunt For “Geronimo”

President Obama saw it as a “50–50” proposition. Admiral Bill McRaven, mission commander, knew something would go wrong. So how did the raid that killed bin Laden get green-lighted? In an adaptation…
PUBLISHED: Nov. 6, 2012
LENGTH: 39 minutes (9892 words)

Strange but true: science's most improbable research

The Bedouins' apparently strange habit of wearing black clothing in hot environments is one that has irked scientists. Photograph: Jeff Rotman / Alamy/Alamy Why do Bedouins wear black in…
PUBLISHED: Aug. 19, 2012
LENGTH: 8 minutes (2155 words)
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"You 'Da Boss?" Collective Creation

There are many forms of collective creation that run the whole spectrum, from merely coloring in someone else’s existing drawing to the actual creation of a thing from scratch. Often this…
PUBLISHED: Dec. 12, 2011
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4295 words)