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Malaria and Magical Thinking

My whole life I’ve been a voracious reader, and as a child there were no genre I devoured more than fantasy. I remember cataloging all the spells in the Harry Potter books, and (this is a little embarrassing) when I was alone, sometimes I would try them out, hoping I too might have the magic. As you can read here, I embarked on a career in science in part because I had an epiphany that the amazing things scientists do can themselves seem pretty magical. Chemistry, in which we regularly… Read more Malaria and Magical Thinking