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Ritchie S. King is a reporter and visual journalist at FiveThirtyEight, focusing on data visualization and interactive features. Prior to that, he occupied a similar role at Quartz. In a previous life, he was a chemical engineer at a startup that was trying to turn wood chips and switchgrass into fuel. Though he left the world of engineering to become a journalist, he’s still into math and likes to muck with data. His written stories and graphics have appeared in The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Popular Science, and IEEE Spectrum.