Peter Piot and his colleagues were looking at samples from a Belgian nun who had died of a disease in Congo. The question he thought he was trying to answer: Was it yellow fever?
Instead it was a new disease.
Read more and listen to the interview: The Co-Discoverer Of Ebola Never Imagined An Outbreak Like This
The Deadly Math behind Drift Gillnets and Bycatch
Source: The Beacon: the blog of Oceana, worldwide ocean conservation
Pilot whales and dolphins are two of the many victims of California’s drift gillnets, a devastating fishing practice that’s responsible for the deaths of one hundred marine mammals on average every year off the coast of California.
These nets, intended to catch swordfish and thresher sharks, kill indiscriminately, threatening endangered species like sperm whales and sea turtles.
These nets are cast out below the surface, over vast areas of water.
Go here to learn more about what you can do about drift gillnets off the California coast today.
Brachial Plexus by J. Muniz, PA-C & cartoonist
20 places that don’t look real (part 2)
14.Salar de Uyuni-Bolivia
17.Tunnel of love-Ukraine
18.Wisteria flower tunnel-Japan
19.Zhangye Danxia landform-China
20.Zhangya Danxia Landfrom 2-China