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Essential Science: The poison behind the killing of Kim Jong-nam

Authorities in Malaysia reported that Kim Jong-nam, the half-brother of North Korea's leader, was killed by a highly toxic nerve agent called VX. We take a look as to what this chemical is and why it is so deadly.

UK government 'may sanction nerve-agent use on rioters'

London - It is believed by leading neuroscientists in the UK that the Government might sanction the development of nerve agents for use by the British police against rioters and protesters, along similar lines to those used in the Egyptian protests.

Britain Destroys Last Of Its Nerve Gas Weapons

The 10th anniversary of Britain signing an international treaty agreeing to eradicate nerve gas weapons arrives and the UK says that their mustard and nerve gas stockpiles that were left over from World War II are finally being destroyed.
 

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A man holds the body of a dead child among bodies of people activists say were killed by nerve gas i...
A man holds the body of a dead child among bodies of people activists say were killed by nerve gas in the Ghouta region, in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus August 21, 2013
With permission by Reuters / Bassam Khabieh
VX or O-ethyl S-[2-(diisopropylamino)ethyl] methylphosphonothioate)  an extremely toxic organophosph...
VX or O-ethyl S-[2-(diisopropylamino)ethyl] methylphosphonothioate), an extremely toxic organophosphate.
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