That one looks delicious

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While researching my recent post on the Nobel Prize, I discovered that the website has a series of "educational productions," including games and written/illustrated primers on different topics. I've been playing the malaria game all morning - you have to fly a mosquito around drinking the blood of humans while avoiding bug spray and mosquito nets and birds, but first you get a little lesson telling you about how malaria is transmitted.

Or play immune system defender where general macrophage teaches you how to hunt down the nefarious bacterial invaders.

The written articles are pretty good too, and the illustrations (like the one above) are great. I mostly looked at the medicine ones, but there's educational games/articles for the other prizes too. Anyone that can make a game out of chemical chirality deserves some recognition.

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