Tropical Diseases

Portfolio: The nature detectives

Imagine standing on the surface of the Moon, staring back at Earth and having in your grasp a device that allows you to see a tennis ball.

Never before seen letters reveal the story of the scientist who laid

When British doctor Sir Ronald Ross discovered the crucial link between mosquitos and malaria at the end of the 19 century, he understandably thought it marked the beginning of the end of the deadly disease – rampant then not only in colonial India and Africa, but also in southern European countries such as Greece and Italy.

O'Brien glad to leave baked beans at home

Katie O'Brien must be thinking how peaceful everything is here at the Australian Open. Nobody demanded £900 in cash before she got on the plane; there have been no bodies lying in the road en route to the tennis centre; police escorts are not necessary; and she has not gone down with food poisoning or a tropical disease.

Album: Air, Love 2 (Virgin)

Love 2 is a return to the source for "Air French Band". (It's so much more satisfying to call them that awkward album-sticker name, don't you think? Just as the disambiguating "The London Suede" is actually a better name than Suede.)

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