October 2021 – News Round Up


24 Sep: Rolls-Royce North America selected to power the B-52 Commercial Engine Replacement Program

28 Sep: West Sussex: Man pleads guilty to possession of homemade paintball grenades after claiming he was ‘preparing for apocalypse’

29 Sep: N.Korea joins race for new hypersonic missile with latest test

29 Sep: Leidos Awarded DARPA Contract for Personalized Protective Biosystem Against Chemical and Biological Threats

30 Sep: Rapidly warming Arctic could cause spread of nuclear waste, undiscovered viruses and dangerous chemicals, new report finds

05 Oct: Allerdale search area proposed in hunt for nuclear waste disposal site

08 Oct: Novavax Covid trial participants in England to get Pfizer jabs to end travel ‘limbo’

10 Oct: Abdul Qadeer Khan: Nuclear hero in Pakistan, villain to the West

10 Oct: ‘Catastrophic’ fourth COVID wave rips through Romania

13 Oct: WHO honours Henrietta Lacks, a Black American whose cells were taken without consent and used in vaccine research

14 Oct: North Korea’s Arsenal Has Grown Rapidly. Here’s What’s in It.

14 Oct: Ivermectin is a Nobel Prize-winning wonder drug – but not for COVID-19

14 Oct: ‘Last chance’: WHO reveals new team to investigate Covid origins

15 Oct: Covid-19: New mutation of Delta variant under close watch in UK

16 Oct: Covid: Russia’s daily deaths pass 1,000 for first time

18 Oct: China denies testing a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile, says it was a spacecraft

20 Oct: Dungeness B: Safety reassessed at nuclear power station

22 Oct: Latest updates on SARS-CoV-2 variants detected in the UK

22 Oct: Russia’s Covid nightmare driven by vaccine rejection

24 Oct: China’s hypersonic glider weapons test threatens to drive new arms race

25 Oct: Covid: Concern at people behaving as if pandemic is over

25 Oct: Evacuations as burning cargo ship spews toxic gas off Canada’s coast

29 Oct: Double vaccinated can still spread COVID-19 at home, says UK study

30 Oct: U.S. spy agencies say origins of COVID-19 may never be known

31 Oct: Covid-19 deaths pass five million worldwide



28 Sep: Bacteria blasting cancer treatment shows promise

28 Sep: “Reverse vaccine” trains immune system not to attack beneficial drugs

01 Oct: The new age of nuclear energy

01 Oct: First COVID-19 pill passes human trials, looks to FDA approval

02 Oct: SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern, especially Delta, more virulent than original strain

06 Oct: WHO recommends ground breaking malaria vaccine for children at risk

07 Oct: “Living medicine” recruits bacteria to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs

08 Oct: Alzheimer’s and Covid-19 share a genetic risk factor

13 Oct: Do COVID vaccines prevent transmission of the virus?

14 Oct: Lateral flow tests detect most people at risk of transmitting Covid-19

14 Oct: Five sites shortlisted for fusion power plant

17 Oct: Prof Sarah Gilbert, Covid vaccine creator: Now let’s take on 12 more diseases

18 Oct: Radiant aims to replace diesel generators with small nuclear reactors

20 Oct: Covid vaccine pioneer: Lives depend on science funding

21 Oct: COVID-19: How Does SARS-CoV-2 Infection Affect Vascular Irrigation of the Brain?

25 Oct: What you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines and rare neurological complications

25 Oct: AstraZeneca’s vaccine dosing ‘mistake’ led to new dosage finding in mice

26 Oct: Statins Likely Not Helpful in Reducing Covid-19 Mortality or Severity