Nate Silver

Deconstructing the Data on FiveThirtyEight

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Will Nate's selling out to ESPN for a few pieces of silver, and leaving the venerable NYT, be worth it? Are we truly at the tipping point of a new type of journalism to take hold? Or is this just more hype in the news cycle which should invoke in us a healthy dose of skepticism?

Why Do the Miliband Haters Carp and Groan? He's the Favourite - The Rest is Noise

Mehdi Hasan | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Politics
Mehdi Hasan

Labour's lead over the Tories just isn't big enough, says the party's doom-and-gloom brigade, and has often fallen below the six-point mark. So? As YouGov's Anthony Wells confirms, on a uniform swing and assuming the Liberal Democrats get 15 per cent of the vote, the Conservatives need a lead of seven points to secure a Commons majority, whereas Labour needs just two.

Bad News For Independent Thinking Scots

Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Politics

Nate Silver, the American statistician who shot to fame after predicting the results of the most recent US Presidential election, has struck again. ...

Global Warming Is Not as Scary as We Thought

Dr James Hannam | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Politics
Dr James Hannam

We all know that the world's average temperature hasn't changed much for ten or fifteen years. As a result, warnings about dangerous global warming appear to have been awry. Static temperatures for the last decade don't disprove the predictions of pessimistic climate models, but they do make them less likely.

Elected Police and Crime Commissioners? Don't Be Fooled, This Isn't About Devolving Power to Local Communities

Thomas Midlane | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Thomas Midlane

The idea that this is a genuine exercise in localism just simply isn't credible, because the coalition is only interested in devolving power to two sectors: the private and the voluntary. If you want to know what Cameron and Osborne really think of local government, go and count the number of empty offices at council buildings across the land.