Tuesday Links

  • The backlash against Nate Silver has been strange, to me – I think Ezra Klein’s post effectively sums why it’s happening: threatened reporters and a lack of a basic understanding of probability 
  • Private secondary schools are opening in Nairobi and other African cities with increasing frequency. The debate mirrors the public-private debate in America a bit; I think the article misses some of the better questions, though
  • Amazing pictures of Hurricane Sandy aftermath
  • Fascinating article on the search for a universal flu vaccine – researchers are trying to boost T cell “early activation” by implanting forms of the flu virus that can infect cells by not replicate

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