Earth
  • Volcanic Activity and Changes in Earth's Mantle Were Key to Rise of Atmospheric Oxygen
    13:47 - Jun 11 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Oxygen first accumulated in the Earth's atmosphere about 2.4 billion years ago, during the Great Oxidation Event. A long-standing puzzle has been that geologic clues suggest early bacteria were photosynthesizing and pumping out oxygen hundreds of millions of years before then. Where was it all going?
  • Finding Young Earth-Like Planets
    11:38 - Jun 07 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Research from the University of Sheffield has found that the chance of finding Earth-like planets in their early stages of formation is much higher than previously thought.
  • Climate Change: A Threat Glass Sponge Reefs
    11:57 - Jun 06 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Warming ocean temperatures and acidification drastically reduce the skeletal strength and filter-feeding capacity of glass sponges, according to new UBC research.
  • Yellowstone Hotspot May Be Waning
    14:28 - Jun 04 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Throughout Earth's long history, volcanic super-eruptions have been some of the most extreme events ever to affect our planet's rugged surface. Surprisingly, even though these explosions eject enormous volumes of material -- at least 1,000 times more than the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens -- and have the potential to alter the planet's climate, relatively few have been documented in the geologic record.
  • 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.
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Official: Saudi Media’s Insult to Ayatollah Sistani, ‘Abominable Act’

TEHRAN (FNA)- Supreme Council of Ahl-ul-Bayt World Assembly condemned Saudi media’s disrespect of the Iraqi Shia Source of Emulation Grand Ayatollah Seyed Ali Sistani and called it an ‘abominable act’.
Trump Claims 99% of COVID-19 Cases 'Totally Harmless' as US Infections Surge

TEHRAN (FNA)- President Donald Trump claimed 99% of novel coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" after a surge of infections in the United States.
Rouhani Calls for Development of Bilateral Ties with Algeria

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Iran to Sue US for Impacts of Sanctions on Coronavirus Spread

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneydi said on Saturday that her country has filed a complaint against the United States regarding the impacts of sanctions on the fight against coronavirus.
Nearly 2.7 Tons of Illicit Drugs Seized in Two Operations

TEHRAN (FNA)- Police forces of Sistan and Balouchestan province, Southeastern Iran, confiscated 2.246 tons of narcotics in Saravan County, according to the local Police Chief Brigadier General Mohammad Ghanbari.
Zarif to Publish Letters on Triggering DRM

TEHRAN (FNA)- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that he will release six letters pertaining to the past record of the Dispute Resolution Mechanism (DRM) in JCPOA triggered by Iran.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Social Welfare Minister Ahmad Meydari and UNICEF Representative in Iran Mandip Obrayan discussed ways to prevent and treat COVID-19 during a virtual meeting.
Iran’s Interpol Chief: Tehran Ready to Cooperate with Seoul to Combat International Crimes

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran is prepared to cooperate with South Korea in the field of police training to boost the fight against international crimes, Iranian Interpol Chief Brigadier General Hadi Shirzad said on Saturday.
Protesters Burn American Flag Outside White House After Trump's July Fourth Address

TEHRAN (FNA)- Far-left protesters burned an American flag near the White House on Saturday, chanting "America was never great", just moments after President Donald Trump finished delivering a speech at the "Salute to America" Independence Day celebration.
EC Secretary: Time Ripe for Fueling Fight against US

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezayee said that the conditions are fit to fuel the anti-US fight, adding that Iran intends to start the American decline.
Iraq Condemns US for Missile Test Inside Its Embassy

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi government condemned the United States for testing an air defense missile system inside its embassy in Baghdad.
Algeria Wants France to Apologize for Colonial Past

TEHRAN (FNA)- Algeria is waiting for an apology for France's colonial occupation of the North African country, the country's president stated, expressing hope that President Emmanuel Macron would build on recent conciliatory overtures.
Shooting in US' Mississippi State Leaves 1 Person Killed, 3 Others Injured

TEHRAN (FNA)- A man was shot dead and three other people sustained injuries following a shooting attack at a night club in the Hinds county of the US state of Mississippi in the early hours of Saturday, local sheriff's office announced in a press release on Saturday.
Envoy: US Intelligence, Accusing Russia of Shady Deal with Taliban, Involved in Drug Trade

TEHRAN (FNA)- US intelligence is deeply involved in the Afghan drug trade at the same time as it accuses Russia of conspiring with the Taliban, Special Presidential Envoy on Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov said on Saturday.
Johnson Set to Exclude Huawei Tech from UK’s 5G Network in 'Major' U-Turn

TEHRAN (FNA)- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to start excluding the use of Huawei technology in the country’s 5G network this year "in a major about-turn", The Telegraph reported.