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NNSA Moves to Expand Plutonium Pit Production

The National Nuclear Security Administration said last week that it will proceed with a plan to sharply expand production of plutonium “pits” — the explosive triggers for thermonuclear weapons — without performing a full...


Foreign Interference in NIH Research: Policy Implications

The following report from the Congressional Research Service was published on December 19, 2019. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is a federal legislative branch agency, housed inside the Library of Congress, charged with providing...


51 FDA Approved Medical Countermeasures Backed by BARDA

Many health security threats involve bacteria or chemicals for which clinical trials cannot be performed in humans. To overcome this hurdle, U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research Projects Agency (BARDA) works closely with FDA on a...


Pandora Report: 1.10.2020

Novel Coronavirus Identified in Clustered Pneumonia Outbreak – Wuhan, China Growing case counts and rising concern have plagued the international public health community as a cluster of an unusual pneumonia began bubbling up in...


Iran Announces New Nuclear Deal Breach

By Kelsey Davenport and Julia MastersonWASHINGTON DC, Jan 10 2020 (IPS) Iran announced its fifth breach of the 2015 nuclear deal Jan. 5, stating that it “discards the last key component of its operational...


Has Trump deterred Iran? Experts not so sure.

Washington (AFP) Jan 9, 2020 – US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that the US strike that killed a top Iranian general had restored credibility to the US threat to Tehran to restrain...


Experimenting with Fluorochromatic Ink

The December hardcopy arrived in the office today and we are a tad excited about how awesome our flourochromatic ink cover looks. Don’t forget to renew your subscription to avoid missing out! …read more...

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