A few links and videos about the Ebola outbreak:
"We saw a gigantic worm like structure - gigantic by viral standards," says Piot. "It's a very unusual shape for a virus, only one other virus looked like that and that was the Marburg virus."
"We saw a gigantic worm like structure - gigantic by viral standards," says Piot. "It's a very unusual shape for a virus, only one other virus looked like that and that was the Marburg virus."



W.H.O. Chief Calls Ebola Outbreak "a Crisis for International Peace"

C.D.C. Reviewing Procedures After New Case of Ebola in Dallas


WHO: Ebola Response Roadmap Situation Report 1 October 2014

WSJ video, "Ebola: How the U.S. Will Contain the Threat"

Brief video summary from the Wall Street Journal on the world response to the current Ebola outbreak.
WSJ video short

NYTimes article, "A Hospital from Hell, in a City Swamped by Ebola

Article from BBC, "Ebola crisis: Five ways to break the epidemic"

Article from the Wall Street Journal, "U.S. Troops Battling Ebola Get Off to Slow Start in Africa" There are some interesting video briefs embedded in this article.

This program was filmed when the Ebola virus struck in the city of Kikwit in Zaire, Africa, in early 1995 and killed almost 250 people before it was contained. Medical experts and relief workers went to work quickly to locate victims, to provide educational and prevention services to neighbors and families, and to research the Ebola virus. This NOVA program follows the medical researchers and doctors as they work to prevent the virus from wiping out an entire community and to locate where the virus originated.

EBOLA: THE PLAGUE FIGHTERS - NOVA - Discovery... by valeriivankov

"BBC story, "Ebola-hit nations may 'face collapse'"

Link to BBC's coverage of all things Ebola - great stuff here!

NYTimes article, "Liberia's Ebola Victims Dying at Home Amid Shortage of Clinics"

NYTimes article - "Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in 4 Months, C.D.C. Estimates"

NYTimes - "What you need to know about the Ebola Outbreak"

FACT SHEET: U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

NYTIMMES article,"Ebola Could Devastate West African Economies, World Bank Says"



NYTIMES article, "U.N. sees need for $1 billion to fight ebola"

Another look at the Ebola outbreak in Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia. The video report from the New York Times is called, " Ebola Outbreak Dying of Ebola at the Hospital Door"

Fascinating / Terrifying letter to the New York Times regarding the current Ebola outbreak

PBS Frontline: Ebola Outbreak 9/9/2014

Fact Sheet about Ebola virus disease from the World Health Organization


Short video from Vox
"Why this Ebola outbreak is by far the worst we've ever seen"





ISIS/ISIL, Syria and Iraq

NYTimes, "How ISIS Works"





Watching as ISIS Attacks a Border Town

US and Arab allies in first anti-IS air strike operation in Syria



Video (PBS Frontline) - Syria: Arming the Rebels (May 27, 2014)

Video link to President Obama's address to the Nation regarding ISIS?ISIL



Energy Issues / Innovations

Fascinating video about Germany's pioneering efforts to transition to RENEWABLE energies.

Interesting Odds and Ends:

Segment from 10/14 PBS Newshour

"Can science make low-sodium foods without sacrificing flavor"