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FiveThirtyEight and ESPN Films follow the drama of those nine days in a short documentary film, “The Man vs. The Machine,” directed by Frank Marshall. The story — part of FiveThirtyEight’s new digital short series, “Signals” — hinges on a single move, the 44th move...

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. James Hamblin writes for the Atlantic about one professor who left his home for a 36-square-foot open-air box, and is happier for it. It makes one think: how much does a person really need? Read...

Rick’s Picks is a series of posts highlighting the very best content online. The video below shows just how huge our galaxy is. Pretty astonishing! ...

Rick's Picks is a new series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe. Sometimes it's...

Rick’s Picks is a new series of posts highlighting the very best content online. Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again....

Rick's Picks is a new series of posts highlighting the very best content online. What do you do when you’re tired of the prospect of dating? Two good friends with opposite relationship problems found themselves single at the same time. As an experiment, they dated for...