Some news stories are too good to read and move away from.
Vaccine for malaria
There’s a promising work towards a vaccine for malaria. Interesting things about it:
– It’s a vaccine for malaria, a disease responsible for 2.23% of deaths worldwide
– It’s based on the fact that some people have developed immunity from malaria
– It can be produced cheaply if it proves successful.
Liter of Light
This one is a very cool innovation to light poorly lit houses. Take a bottle of water, drill a hole in the roof and stick the bottle in. The key thing is the water refracts the sunlight whereas if you simply leave a hole in the roof what you get is a long line of light which doesn’t help much. A little bit of work to keep the roof sealed to avoid rain water from coming through and it’s all set. More on Liter of Light website.