Chemical weapons used in #Syria – an annotated graphic

Well, this is depressing: an infographic about how Sarin – the chemical nerve agent most likely used in the recent Syrian atrocity – affects the human body. We put it out there in the interests of enlightenment as to the severity of the use of chemical weapons, the repugnant humanitarian transgression such an action represents.

For a more technological take on how the conflict in Syria has been taken online, you might like to read E&T‘s news reports on how both sides have waged a war of disinformation in cyberspace, the hacking of BBC Twitter accounts and the recent hack attack on the New York Times.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

How Sarin nerve gas works
How Sarin nerve gas works
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