Tagged: chemical weapons

Blatant misreporting of latest OPCW report on chemical weapons in Syria - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 10, 2018

BBC caught out promoting fake news about OPCW report The Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reports no evidence of banned chemical weapons use by the Syrian government in Douma last April. This conflicts with the strong claims of NATO states and most of the mainstream media at the time. It also shows that the illegal missile … Read More

Mainstream media-political alliance gets vindictive - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 24, 2018

Hala Jaber, highly Respected Middle East correspondent and author of  The Flying Carpet of Small Miracles: A Woman’s Fight to Save Two Orphans.” Image Credit: Goodreads. Several things have come together in the last few months – centred around news about the war in Syria, chemical weapons, the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury and the … Read More

Enzymes versus nerve agents: Designing antidotes for chemical weapons - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 12, 2017

By  Ian Haydon, University of Washington A chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people, including children, triggered the Trump administration’s recent missile strikes against the Syrian government. The use of illegal nerve agents – apparently by the Assad regime – violated international law; President Trump said he was moved to act … Read More

Two Nobel Prizes for Chemistry This Year - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Oct 20, 2013

The Nobel Prize for Chemistry this year was awarded to Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel for their work on “the development of multiscale models for chemical systems”. Their work makes use of today’s powerful computers to apply quantum and classical physics to a variety of chemical challenges, for example modelling how drug molecules might interact with a … Read More