North Korea ‘tests ultramodern tactical weapon’North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has overseen the testing of a “newly developed ultramodern tactical weapon”, Pyongyang’s state media reported Friday, in a move that will raise the temperature over denuclearisation talks.
Heysham 1: Three hurt in nuclear plant accidentA release of steam at a British nuclear power plant injured three workers on Monday but there was no risk to the public and the incident was now under control, operator EDF Energy said.
Anti-vaccine community behind North Carolina chickenpox outbreakA chickenpox outbreak at a private school now ranks as the state’s largest since a vaccine for the virus became available more than 20 years ago, health officials say.
Over 350 cracks found in Hunterston B nuclear reactorMore than 350 cracks have been discovered in an ageing nuclear power reactor at Hunterston in North Ayrshire, breaching an agreed safety limit and prompting calls for a permanent shutdown.
Inside Sellafield’s death zone with the nuclear clean-up robotsThe Thorp nuclear reprocessing plant at Sellafield, Cumbria, has recycled its final batch of reactor fuel. But it leaves behind a hugely toxic legacy for future generations to deal with. So how will it be made safe?
Democratic Republic of the Congo begins first-ever multi-drug Ebola trialThe Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today announced that a randomized control trial has begun to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of drugs used in the treatment of Ebola patients.
How the global trade in tear gas is booming
On the surface, Noor Noor and Terry Burns don’t have much in common. The former is a 28-year-old student at Cambridge, getting a degree in environmental conservation that he plans to use back home in Cairo, Egypt.
Uncovering secret structure to safer explosivesA team of scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has shown that the structure of microscopic pores in high explosive materials can significantly impact performance and safety.
U.S. gives Russia 60 days to comply with nuclear treatyThe United States delivered Russia a 60-day ultimatum on Tuesday to come clean about what Washington says is a violation of a arms control treaty that keeps missiles out of Europe, saying only Moscow could save the pact.
Charlie Rowley: Novichok victim ‘terrified’ about healthA survivor of the Salisbury Novichok attack fears the poison is slowly killing him. Speaking for the first time since battling meningitis, Charlie Rowley, 45, tells how he is losing his sight, has heart trouble and has had a series of strokes.
Lyndra Scientists Develop Ultra Long-Acting Oral Drug Delivery PlatformLyndra, a healthcare company developing ultra long-acting oral drug delivery technologies, announced the publication of a scientific paper describing its novel technology in one of its earliest applications.
Successful second round of experiments with Wendelstein 7-X Fusion DeviceThe experiments conducted from July until November at the Wendelstein 7-X fusion device at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) in Greifswald have achieved higher values for the density and the energy content of the plasma and long discharge times of up to 100 seconds – record results for devices of the stellarator type.
Budget biosensor detects infections in real timeUsing a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers at UBC Okanagan, in collaboration with the University of Calgary, have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.
Motion-powered electric bandage speeds healing by zapping woundsA new, low-cost wound dressing developed by University of Wisconsin–Madison engineers could dramatically speed up healing in a surprising way. The method leverages energy generated from a patient’s own body motions to apply gentle electrical pulses at the site of an injury.
New mask to protect military aircrews against weapons of mass destruction In November 2018, the Air Force will complete fielding of an improved Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear protective mask for aircrew on rotary wing aircraft, allowing operational units to achieve Full Operational Capability.
Essential Oils From Garlic and Other Herbs and Spices Kill “Persister” Lyme Disease BacteriaOils from garlic and several other common herbs and medicinal plants show strong activity against the bacterium that causes Lyme disease, according to a study by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. These oils may be especially useful in alleviating Lyme symptoms that persist despite standard antibiotic treatment, the study also suggests.
Promising antibiotic derived from wasp venomThe venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic for humans, making it impossible to use them as antibiotic drugs.
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