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Israel warns anew of action against Iran

Jerusalem (AFP) Feb 12, 2015 – Intelligence Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz warned Thursday that Israel could act unilaterally against Iran over its nuclear drive, saying Tehran has failed to make concessions in talks with...


Iran’s Khamenei sends letter to Obama: report

Washington (AFP) Feb 14, 2015 – Iran’s supreme leader has sent a secret but noncommittal letter to US President Barack Obama in response to American overtures, amid talks to strike a nuclear accord, The...


Israel’s Obsession for Monopoly on Middle East Nuclear Power

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) jointly addresses journalists with Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, in Jerusalem, on Oct. 13, 2014. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Feb 13 2015 (IPS) As the...


Toxnet class

National Library of medicine is offering a free, online class on getting the best out of Toxnet, Wiser etc. Can’t recommend this enough. Click on the main story and follow the links. …read more...


US to destroy its largest remaining chemical weapons cache

COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE – The United States is about to begin destroying its largest remaining stockpile of chemical-laden artillery shells, marking a milestone in the global campaign to eradicate a weapon that still creeps...


Nuclear Newcomers Share Experiences

IAEA – Senior experts from nuclear newcomers and operating nuclear power countries agreed that government guidance and support, stakeholder involvement, financing and safety are key issues in implementing a sustainable nuclear programme, at last...


Marines, Danes Give Iraqi Leaders C-IED Training

MARINES – U.S. Marines and Danish soldiers with Task Force Al Asad gave Iraqi leaders counter – improvised explosive device training aboard Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, Jan. 31, 2015. The training allowed the...


New Mobile-Friendly Tutorial on Nuclear & Radiological Security

A new mobile-friendly online tutorial on the risks posed by nuclear and radiological terrorism. The post New Mobile-Friendly Tutorial on Nuclear & Radiological Security appeared first on James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. …read...


Market Survey: Disaster Response Information Programs

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is conducting a market survey to determine potential small business sources to design programs for improving disaster medicine and public health information access for health professionals, first responders...


Transition of U.S. Military Ebola Mission in Africa

At the height of the epidemic, there were 2,800 DoD personnel deployed to West Africa under Operation United Assistance. The majority of DoD personnel in West Africa will now return home. Today, around 1,500...


Novel Technique for Finding Malaria Drug Targets

A novel approach developed by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University with colleagues from Columbia University allows researchers to readily screen thousands of drugs to find those potentially able to...


Wireless Innovations to Improve Ebola Care

Scripps Translational Science Institute will lead a consortium of four partners to develop a program through which wearable, wireless health sensors, a wireless vital signs monitoring platform and advanced analytics technology. The approach is...


Toxic orange cloud outside Barcelona after chemical blast

RT – Three people were reportedly injured in a chemical explosion in northern Spain, which created a toxic orange cloud. Residents in towns around Barcelona were told to stay indoors. The restrictions were lifted...

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