Persephone mosaic, found inside a 2,300-year-old tomb near the ancient site of Amphipolis in northern Greece (via National Geographic)

Persephone mosaic, found inside a 2,300-year-old tomb near the ancient site of Amphipolis in northern Greece (via National Geographic)

Comet Siding Spring Passes Mars (by SEN/Damian Peach; via APOD)

Comet Siding Spring Passes Mars (by SEN/Damian Peach; via APOD)

Ebola spreads slower, kills more than other diseases: This simulation [screenshot] shows how quickly 10 diseases, from more fatal to less fatal, could spread from one person to 100 unvaccinated people. 
Flu spreads fastest, but kills least. Measles comes in second fastest, with a scary 27 deaths per hundred sick.  Past ebola outbreaks have been closer to 90% lethality, which might have kept them more contained than the current crisis. [by Washington Post]

Ebola spreads slower, kills more than other diseases: This simulation [screenshot] shows how quickly 10 diseases, from more fatal to less fatal, could spread from one person to 100 unvaccinated people

Flu spreads fastest, but kills least. Measles comes in second fastest, with a scary 27 deaths per hundred sick.  Past ebola outbreaks have been closer to 90% lethality, which might have kept them more contained than the current crisis. [by Washington Post]

Cave paintings on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (via National Geographic)

Cave paintings on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi (via National Geographic)

Tethys suspended from Saturn’s A and F rings (by Cassini; via NASA)

Tethys suspended from Saturn’s A and F rings (by Cassini; via NASA)

Timelapse Greece

Nuclear slide rules (via butdoesitfloat)

Mutnovsky volcano, Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula (by Sergey Krasnoshchokov; via National Geographic)

Mutnovsky volcano, Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula (by Sergey Krasnoshchokov; via National Geographic)

Jumping, pouncing kitty cats

Monsoon

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