Monthly Archives: November 2016

Escaping the Hangman

In June 1996, in her Phakalane suburb of Gaborone, Botswana, Ria Wolmarans died. She was shot twice, in her side and chest, with a pistol. The police assumed it was a robbery gone awry, and for three months, so it … Continue reading

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Malaria: P. falciparum and me.

Thanks, Wiki-p:¬† Plasmodium¬† falciparum¬†– located worldwide in tropical and suburban areas, but predominately in Africa. An estimated 1 million people are killed by this strain every year. The strain can multiply rapidly and can adhere to blood vessel walls in … Continue reading

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