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‘Terror plot’ teen Michael Piggin ‘had poisons book’

(BBCNews) Dr Paul Rice, employed at Porton Down since 1987, said fireworks and bleach found in Michael Piggin’s bedroom could be used to make chlorine gas. Mr Piggin, 18, is accused of planning attacks on a mosque and a school. He denies two Terrorism Act charges but has admitted possessing explosives.  Read More »

Nano-paper filter removes viruses

(MedicalNewsToday) Researchers at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper filter consists of 100 percent high purity cellulose nanofibers, directly derived from nature. The research was  Read More »

Mock Terrorist Event To Take Place Wednesday At BNL

(WBIW) The Lawrence County Health Department in order to test emergency procedures involving a terrorist event using anthrax will conduct a point of distribution drill at the Bedford North Lawrence High School Gym on Wednesday morning. Anthrax was first introduced as a biological agent via chocolate candy. Anthrax exposure can be  Read More »

H7N9 sickens 3 more in 3 Chinese provinces

(CIDRAP) hina has reported three new H7N9 influenza cases over the past 4 days from Fujian, Jiangsu, and Hunan provinces, continuing a slow trickle of infections, as Chinese researchers teased out connections between positive market findings and human infections. Two of the cases were announced on Mar 29.

Senate committee critical of biosecurity policy

(Rural) The Federal Government should establish an independent statutory body to oversee quarantine and biosecurity policy and operations, a Senate committee has found. The Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Committee has handed down a report which recommends upholding bans on imports of Fijian ginger, New Zealand potatoes and Malaysian  Read More »