I wear many hats ⎯ figuratively.
Paula Reyes, 26, New York, New York;
The worst Ebola outbreak in history has put a number of countries in West Africa in lockdown, led to the deaths of nearly 700 people since February and brought new reports of doctors, including Americans, contracting the virus they are attempting to contain. The situation is undeniably scary. Here’s what you need to know.
What is Ebola?
Ebola viral disease is a highly infectious illness with fatality rates up to 90 percent, according to the U.N. World Health Organization. Symptoms initially include a sudden fever as well as joint and muscle aches and then typically progress to vomiting, diarrhea and, in some cases, internal and external bleeding — you can see a full, grim description of symptoms compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) here.
The virus spreads through contact with bodily fluids of someone who is infected. Reports of human infections usually first emerge in remote areas that are in proximity to tropical rain forests, where humans can come into contact with animals such as chimpanzees, gorillas and forest antelope. The consumption of bush meat is often a precursor to such outbreaks. The WHO says fruit bats are probably the natural host for the virus.
Scientists from MIT Developed a Trillion frames per second slow motion camera that can show light moving through a bottle. Ramesh Raskar presents femto-photography - For comparison, the imaging of a bullet captured at this many frames per second would last a year as explained in thepresentation by Professor Ramesh Raskar of MIT.
^ what you have witnessed above is light travelling in slow motion.
OOOOOOOOOH MY GOD
“A real loser is someone who’s so afraid of not winning he doesn’t even try”
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
I have abs of steel. Just covered in soft, fluffy padding.
I have abs of mattress.
" When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."
— (via orlansky)
Maybe like ten miles? I don’t know I feel like you should stay pretty local on a first date.
A Jewish woman and a Palestinian woman protesting together in 1973, 1992, and 2001.
— Esperanza Spalding (via tropicanastasia)
It’s gon be cohesive
It’s gon be my thesis
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