FiveThirtyEight began in 2008 as an independent polling aggregation website. Founded by now-famous statistical analyst, Nate Silver, the site published articles accurately predicting several election cycles. The New York Times bought FiveThirtyEight in 2010 and sold it to ESPN in early 2014. These days readers can expect a punchy online magazine that dissects sports, politics, economics, science, and other topics using a numbers-crunching lens. Points of interest include DataLab, the site's "data-driven takes on the daily news," and Interactives, which feature charts, graphs, tables and other visually stimulating representations of complex information.
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