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How 5 Alarming Diseases Stack Up Against Ebola

With three confirmed Ebola cases in the United States, people can’t stop talking about what would happen if a full-blown outbreak rampaged throughout the country. Thankfully, experts–which doesn’t necessarily include the media–are pretty certain that there’s no potential for a Walking Dead-like spread of the alarming disease.

While the latest Ebola outbreak in West Africa was reported in March 2014, Ebola virus disease (EVD) was first discovered in 1976. Yet Ebola isn’t the first alarming disease to raise eyebrows in the United States. The infographic below shows which serious infectious diseases have topped America’s Disease Watchlist for more than a century. Keep reading to learn more about how these alarming diseases stack up against Ebola.

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What “Childhood” Looks Like In Gaza

For those of us fortunate enough to grow up in conflict-free zones, childhood consists primarily of sugary pleasantries and sandy playgrounds. The same cannot be said for children growing up in the crosshairs of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Featured here is a Palestinian girl in Gaza City, wielding a Kalashnikov rifle amid Islamic Jihad militants.

In the latest burst of militarized conflict in Gaza, the Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights reports that over 500 children were killed, with UNICEF reporting the complete destruction of 22 schools and over 370,000 Gaza children in need of psychosocial aid.

10 Terrifyingly Beautiful Storm Satellite Images

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Although hurricane season usually peaks around mid-September, more than a handful of monstrous hurricanes, storms and cyclones have formed during October 2014. Bringing with them torrential rain and swift winds, the storms have touched almost every corner of the world. Check out these 10 terrifyingly beautiful storm satellite images that prove that Mother Nature is not a force to be reckoned with.

Super Typhoon Vongfong

Super Typhoon Vongfong from Space

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What We Love This Week, Volume XCII

Pinnacles

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Man Travels Thousands Of Miles Around Australia, Returns With These Stunning Scenes

Milky Way Uluru

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Johan Lolos spent an entire year traversing Australia’s diverse terrains, documenting all of his findings on film. In spite–or perhaps because–of the danger to which he subjected himself daily, we think Lolos made the right choice in abandoning his Belgian homeland and entering the Outback. Lolos’ photos present a world that seems external to our own, but are made that much more exciting because–guess what–these places are right here on Earth. Check out the entire spread at Bored Panda.

Uluru Sunset

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