Global Health: Widespread Testing Begins on Malaria Vaccine That Is Only Partly Effective

With malaria deaths rebounding worldwide, a pilot program testing a new and fiercely debated malaria vaccine began on Tuesday in Malawi. Dr. Katherine O’Brien, the World Health Organization’s director of immunization, called the rollout “a historic moment in the fight against malaria,” and said the testing will soon expand to malarious regions of Ghana and…

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Gwendoline Christie on Becoming Brienne of Tarth, the Woolmark Prize, and the Importance of Beauty

Gustavo Papaleo/Guardian/Eyevine/Redux The journey to this Gwendoline Christie interview starts where she does—in London. Woolmark has invited 12 designers to compete for their prestigious international fashion prize in the UK capital, and Christie is one of the judges. She meets with candidates like Brandon Maxwell and Angel Chen, reviews their designs, and hotly debates their…

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No Noise Complaints Here

Dance music purists in New York City were dealt three devastating blows on New Year’s Day. The venerable nightclubs Cielo and Output were shuttered, and their Funktion-One speakers, considered among the best in their class, were silenced. In addition, the custom sound system at Analog Brooklyn, an industrial club in the Gowanus section of Brooklyn,…

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