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A Guide to Suspected Chemical Weapons Used in Syria [Slide Show]

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The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has just published an informative photo slideshow by terrorism expert Charles Blair about chemical weapons possibly used in Syria. Page through it to learn about the history and effects of Sarin, chlorine, CN, CS, BZ and white phosphorous—and the evidence so far as to whether they have been used in Syria.

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About the Author: Gary Stix, a senior editor, commissions, writes, and edits features, news articles and Web blogs for SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. His area of coverage is neuroscience. He also has frequently been the issue or section editor for special issues or reports on topics ranging from nanotechnology to obesity. He has worked for more than 20 years at SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, following three years as a science journalist at IEEE Spectrum, the flagship publication for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He has an undergraduate degree in journalism from New York University. With his wife, Miriam Lacob, he wrote a general primer on technology called Who Gives a Gigabyte? Follow on Twitter @@gstix1.

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