TED Talk: Pandemics

TED Prize wish: Help stop the next pandemic by Larry Brilliant What can we learn from the 1918 flu? by Laurie Garrett My favorite part is that only 20% of Tamiflu is used by human bodies. The rest goes back into the ecosystem where waterfowl who can spread flu end up breeding resistant strains. Ouch.

TED Talk: Picking apart the puzzle of racism in elections

By Nate Silver A less than convincing point… The list of states with voters reporting a racial bias only well matches the Obama-Clinton difference map because Nate draws the audience to the states he’s picking on: Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, and West Virginia (5 hits). He totally ignores the strong race bias in South Carolina,… Continue reading TED Talk: Picking apart the puzzle of racism in elections