This Terrifying Little Creature Is Actually Much Deadlier Than You Probably Thought

Some things are so dangerous that they can make any calm, rational person panic — and the Ebola virus is definitely near the top of that list. The 2014 epidemic in west Africa (Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea) is so unrelenting, it feels like the whole world is panicking a little, continents away from the problem. But I have to admit finding out the reason this epidemic happened left me pretty speechless.