Malaria is among the world’s biggest killers of children. Now there’s a vaccine.

Malaria is among the world’s biggest killers of children. Now there’s a vaccine.

The new malaria vaccine isn’t perfect. It’s still a huge deal. Every year, malaria kills more than 400,000 people, most of them children. There’s been significant progress against the disease in the past few decades — death rates have fallen nearly in half — but there’s a long way to go. One child dies of malaria every two minutes. Now, for the first time, we might have a vaccine. The World Health Organization announced Tuesday…

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Bookstores band together for Independent Bookstore Day

Bookstores band together for Independent Bookstore Day

Is the bookstore crawl the new pub crawl? For Catherine Bull, doing a bookstore crawl is like going on an “epic road trip.” For the past four years, she’s joined her mom in Seattle for a full day of bookstore visits, starting with a 6:15 am ferry over to Bainbridge Island, on a carefully plotted car route that takes them until 9 or 10 at night. It’s become as “embedded a tradition as birthdays or…

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