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  • Governor: Fire Controlled in Southwestern Iran
    14:29 - Jun 01 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Governor of Kohgilouyeh and Boyer Ahmad province Alireza Atabak announced on Monday that the wildfires in Khaeiz Protected Area in Southwestern Iran are now under full control.
  • Bumblebees Speed Up Flowering
    13:56 - May 28 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Spring has sprung earlier than ever before this year, accompanied by temperatures more typical of early summertime. Many plants were already in full bloom by mid-April, about three to four weeks earlier than normal. These types of seasonal anomalies are becoming increasingly frequent due to climate change, and the resulting uncertainty threatens to disrupt the timing of mutualistic relationships between plants and their insect pollinators.
  • Mathematics Can Save Lives at Sea
    13:01 - May 27 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Hundreds of people die at sea every year due to vessel and airplane accidents. Emergency teams have little time to rescue those in the water because the probability of finding a person alive plummets after six hours. Beyond tides and challenging weather conditions, unsteady coastal currents often make search and rescue operations exceedingly difficult.
  • Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger, Study Shows
    14:15 - May 20 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- In almost every region of the world where hurricanes form, their maximum sustained winds are getting stronger. That is according to a new study by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Center for Environmental Information and University of Wisconsin-Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies, who analyzed nearly 40 years of hurricane satellite imagery.
  • Using Big Data to Design Gas Separation Membranes, Reduce CO2
    13:48 - May 18 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers at Columbia Engineering and the University of South Carolina have developed a method that combines big data and machine learning to selectively design gas-filtering polymer membranes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Sea-Level Rise Is Linked to Human Activities
    13:08 - May 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- New research by Rutgers scientists reaffirms that modern sea-level rise is linked to human activities and not to changes in Earth's orbit.
  • Ants Use Collective 'Brainpower' to Navigate
    14:15 - May 13 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Ants use their numbers to overcome navigational challenges that are too large and disorienting to be tackled by any single individual, reports a new study in the open-access journal eLife.
  • COVID-19 Lockdowns: Global Air Quality
    13:09 - May 12 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Levels of two major air pollutants have been drastically reduced since lockdowns began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, but a secondary pollutant -- ground-level ozone -- has increased in China, according to new research.
  • Space Laser Missions Map Ice Sheet Loss
    13:04 - May 03 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, scientists have made precise, detailed measurements of how the elevation of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have changed over 16 years.
  • Highest Level Ever of Microplastics on Seafloor
    14:06 - May 02 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- An international research project has revealed the highest levels of microplastic ever recorded on the seafloor, with up to 1.9 million pieces in a thin layer covering just 1 square metre.
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China Halts Some American Farm Imports in Growing Rift with US over Hong Kong

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chinese officials ordered major agricultural companies to pause purchases of some US farm goods, including soybeans, amid heightened tensions with Washington over Hong Kong.
VP: Technology Iran’s Might

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari praised his nation's achievements in campaign against the coronavirus, and said today technology is considered as Iran's might.
Iran’s Speaker Highlights Friendly Ties with Neighboring Afghanistan

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said on Monday that bolstering friendly ties with Afghanistan is of significant importance to Tehran, and expressed hope that both countries will improve parliamentary cooperation.
Dozens Protest at US Embassy in Paris in Solidarity with George Floyd

TEHRAN (FNA)- A few dozen protesters knelt in silence and held signs in front of the US embassy in Paris on Monday in solidarity with George Floyd, an African-American whose death in police custody last week has sparked unrest in the United States.
Chinese Mainland Reports No New Domestically Transmitted COVID-19 Cases

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chinese health authority announced Tuesday that no new domestically transmitted COVID-19 cases were reported on the Chinese mainland on Monday.
Beijing Says Trump's Remarks "Extremely Disrespectful" to China's Efforts Against COVID-19 Pandemic

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump's recent remarks on China's COVID-19 prevention and control were totally unfounded and were extremely disrespectful of the great efforts and sacrifices made by the Chinese people, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Monday.
George Floyd's Death Ruled A Homicide by Medical Examiner

TEHRAN (FNA)- Authorities in Minnesota announced Monday that George Floyd's death was a homicide that occurred while he was being restrained by law enforcement.
More Than 60 Reporters Attacked, Arrested or Harassed Since George Floyd Protests Began

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) said it has tallied more than 60 incidents in which journalists covering demonstrations over death of George Floyd during the course of his arrest by Minneapolis police were attacked, arrested or harassed by protesters or police in the past 48 hours alone.
Unrest in US Continues as Protests over George Floyd’s Death Spread across Country

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States went through another night of chaos Saturday as protestors demanding justice for the death of George Floyd, an African American man, in police custody marched in city streets, vandalized property and clashed with police who hit back, seemingly unprovoked at times, most notably in New York City, and with excessive force. [VIDEO]
Brazil's Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 30,000

TEHRAN (FNA)- The number of coronavirus deaths in Brazil is nearing 30,000, according to official statistics.
Pentagon Officials Express Concern as Trump Threatens to Use military to 'Dominate' Protestors

TEHRAN (FNA)- Defense officials tell CNN there was deep and growing discomfort among some in the Pentagon even before US President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is ready to deploy the military to enforce order inside the United States.
Moscow Calls Allegations of Russian Involvement in US Riots ‘Dirty Manipulation’

TEHRAN (FNA)- The statement made by the former US President Barack Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice regarding Russia’s involvement in organization of riots in the US over the death of George Floyd is a dirty informational manipulation, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Monday.
Official: Iran Pioneering State in Region in Stem Cells Science

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian official said tens of knowledge-based stem cell technology companies have given the country a pioneering role in Southwest Asia.
FM: US Pressure Not to Abase Blacks, Failed Earlier on Iranians

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in a message said the US’ maximum pressure will fail to force African Americans to submit as it has failed to bring Iranians to their knees.
Top Security Official: US’s Decline Portended Clearer than Before

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Monday that the sings of the US’ collapse are more obvious than ever, referring to the failure of various American schemes against Iran.