It’s believed that last week the Syrian government murdered hundreds of its own civilians with chemical weapons. We don’t know which weapon they used, but we do know it’s one of a handful of chemicals called nerve agents.
A secret memo leaked to the New York Times proves that the United States knows the Syrian regime is using sarin gas against rebels there. John McCain wants a war. Barack Obama, the president, is more cautious.
The Syrian military has chemical weapons that are ready to go as soon as President Bashar al-Assad gives the order, according to Danger Room.
Evolution is generally regarded as pretty good at specializing species for certain ecological niches, but with a glacial pace of adaptation, sometimes it needs a helping hand. Meet the team of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, who decided they wanted to beef up the paraoxonase 1 (PON1) to the point it could…