• Flesh-eating disease sweeps Syria

    Leishmaniasis is far from new to the Middle East.

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  • Syrian farmers’ lost landscape

    A pitiless drought has played part in tragedy unfolding in Syria.

    Imagine you are a scientist charged with studying your country’s climate. As you tour the north, you find whole villa...

    Society March 24, 2016
  • Inside Syria – the search for sarin

    A lot rides on the accuracy of tests for chemical weapons.

    Not all chemists wear white coats. Some wear flak jackets, heavy boots and military helmets. And this August, Åke Sel...

    Chemistry October 13, 2013
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