Earth
  • World's Deepest Point on Land Was Discovered Beneath Antarctica's Ice Sheet
    12:49 - Dec 19 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers have discovered the deepest point on Continental Earth, and it sits beneath Antarctica's ice sheet. Located below the Denman Glacier in East Antarctica, the ice-filled canyon reaches as far down as 3.5 km (11,500 ft) below sea level.
  • Ancient 'Chewing Gum' Yields Insights
    12:48 - Dec 18 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in extracting a complete human genome from a thousands-of-years old "chewing gum." According to the researchers, it is a new untapped source of ancient DNA.
  • Greenland Ice Losses Rising Faster
    10:48 - Dec 15 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Greenland is losing ice seven times faster than in the 1990s and is tracking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's high-end climate warming scenario, which would see 40 million more people exposed to coastal flooding by 2100.
  • Earth Was Stressed Before Dinosaur Extinction
    11:24 - Dec 14 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- New evidence gleaned from Antarctic seashells confirms that Earth was already unstable before the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs.
  • Ice in Motion: Decades of Change
    14:06 - Dec 12 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- New time-lapse videos of Earth's glaciers and ice sheets as seen from space -- some spanning nearly 50 years -- are providing scientists with new insights into how the planet's frozen regions are changing.
  • Killer Whale Grandmas Boost Survival of Calves
    12:22 - Dec 11 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Post-menopausal killer whale grandmothers improve the chances of survival for their grand-calves, new research has found.
  • FAO: Soil Helps to Combat, Adapt to Climate Change
    13:31 - Dec 05 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Healthy soil provides the largest store of terrestrial carbon. When managed sustainably, soil can play an important role in climate change mitigation by storing carbon (carbon sequestration) and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.
  • Biodiversity Might Be Surprisingly Low
    13:27 - Dec 05 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Biodiversity across the globe could be in a worse state than previously thought as current biodiversity assessments fail to take into account the long-lasting impact of abrupt land changes, a new study has warned.
  • Early Microbes Helped Keep Earth Warm
    12:01 - Dec 04 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Ancestors of modern bacteria cultured from an iron-rich lake in Democratic Republic of Congo could have been key to keeping Earth's dimly lit early climate warm, and in forming the world's largest iron ore deposits billions of years ago.
  • Iran Discusses Climate Change Issues in Madrid Conference
    14:31 - Dec 03 2019

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian delegation led by the country's Ambassador to Spain Hassan Qashqavi discussed the latest issues related to climate change in the 2019 United Nations Conference.
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UK: Police Forces Fail to Recruit More Black Officers Despite Government Pledge

TEHRAN (FNA)- Police forces are failing to increase their low numbers of black officers, despite a promise that a big recruitment drive would finally tackle the much-criticised shortfall.
Portland Riot Declared as Fire Burns in Police Union Offices

TEHRAN (FNA)- A fire inside a police union building led authorities in Portland, Oregon, to declare a riot and force protesters away from the offices as violent demonstrations continue in the city that had hoped for calm after federal agents withdrew more than a week ago.
Top Security Official: Iran to Overcome Challenges through Active Resistance, National Solidarity

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani announced on Sunday that western pressures cannot dissuade Iran from pursuing its main policies, saying that the country will resolve problems through active resistance and national solidarity.
Iran Sends 95 Tons of Aid to Lebanon, Vows to Continue Assistance

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran has dispatched 95 tons of aid to Beirut, Head of Iran’s Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Karim Hemmati said on Sunday, adding that another 60-ton cargo will also be sent to the Lebanese capital soon.
Terrorist Behind Recent Sound Bomb Blast in Southeastern Iran Arrested by IRGC

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Quds Base arrested the main perpetrator of a recent sound bomb explosion in the city of Zahedan in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.
Iran Voices Readiness to Boost Exports with Turkey

TEHRAN (FNA)- Chairman of Iran-Turkey Joint Chamber of Commerce Mehrdad Sa'adat said that the country is trying to compensate four-month export gap with neighboring Turkey which happened as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Senior Mufti: Most Iraqi Shiites, Sunnis Ready to Fight for Expelling US

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi Sunni Mufti said an overwhelming majority in his country's both Shiite and Sunni populations are prepared for jihad (religious war of defense) to force the US pull out its military forces from the Muslim state.
Pentagon Claims Moving US Toops ‘Closer to Russia’s Border’ Necessary to Ensure ‘Collective Security’

TEHRAN (FNA)- Criticisms of the US troop reduction in Germany are unwarranted, Defense Secretary Mark Esper stated, claiming that many of these forces are simply being relocated further East in order to serve as a more effective "deterrent" against Russia.
Official: Iranian Pharmaceutical Firm Producing Anti-Coronavirus Drug

TEHRAN (FNA)- A giant pharmaceutical company in Northern Iran has started mass-production of Remdesivir - a drug believed to be of help in fighting the coronavirus, an official said on Sunday.
Official Underlines Iranian Experts' Capability to Repair Heavy Aircraft

TEHRAN (FNA)- New Head of Iran Civil Aviation Organization Touraj Dehqani Zanganeh announced that the country's specialists have gained the know-how and capability to repair and overhaul heavy airplanes.
Lebanon's President Rejects Calls for International Probe in Beirut Incident

TEHRAN (FNA)- Lebanon's President Michel Aoun stated that demands for an international investigation into the deadly blast at the port of Beirut aimed at "wasting time".
Former Chief Scientific Adviser Warns UK Will Go Back into Lockdown Next Month When Schools Open

TEHRAN (FNA)- Britain could be hit with another full lockdown unless Prime Minister Boris Johnson sorts out the country's test and trace "disaster", a former top government advisor warned.
Iran Reports 163 New Coronavirus Deaths, over 280,000 Recoveries

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian health ministry announced on Sunday that 2,020 new cases of coronavirus infection have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours, adding that 163 patients have passed away since yesterday.
Nearly 4.5 Tons of Narcotics Seized in Iran in 2 Operations

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian police confiscated over 4 tons of illicit drugs in two successful operations in the Southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan this week, Anti-narcotics Police Chief of Iran's Law Enforcement Forces Colonel Majid Karimi said.
Former General Warns UK Army Is Not Big Enough for War

TEHRAN (FNA)- The size of the Army may be too small for war, a former general warned.