Malarious World: Square Nets for Round Huts

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The bednet was like a thing from outer space in the interior of this rural African woman’s hut, its blue fabric still packaged in its improbably shiny plastic.

It was big and square.

The hut was tiny and round.

Need I say more?

TED lecturer exploits African women + children

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How former Microsoft exec Nathan Mhyrvold wrapped his new gizmo in a halo–and trampled on the fight to help African women and children tame malaria along the way