Reality Checks: Victorian Lady Opera, Malaria Vaccines, Sleeping Sickness, and the Beauty of the Periodic Table
- Residents of a Kazakh village close to an old uranium mine suffer from a mysterious sleeping sickness. (via The Guardian)
- The first vaccine for malaria, or any parasitic rather than viral disease ever for that matter, has been approved for use! (via Al Jazeera)
- Bard College is reviving the opera of an amazing Victorian woman (via NPR)
- Oliver Sacks, one of my heroes, is dying of cancer, and he wrote a beautiful article about where he finds comfort. (via NYTimes)
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