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  • Organic Molecules on Mars May Be Evidence of Ancient Life
    13:06 - Mar 07 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Organic compounds have been discovered on Mars in recent years – but how did they get there? A new study examines the different ways that one type in particular, thiophene, may have formed, and intriguingly one of the most plausible scenarios involves ancient microbial life.
  • Why Is There Any Matter in Universe at All?
    14:20 - Mar 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists at the University of Sussex have measured a property of the neutron -- a fundamental particle in the universe -- more precisely than ever before. Their research is part of an investigation into why there is matter left over in the universe, that is, why all the antimatter created in the Big Bang didn't just cancel out the matter.
  • Extraterrestrial Protein Discovered in Meteorite for First Time
    14:58 - Mar 02 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists have discovered a full, previously-unknown protein inside a meteorite for the first time. Named hemolithin, the new protein contains iron and lithium and may play an important role in seeding life on habitable planets like Earth.
  • Large Exoplanet With Conditions Good for Life
    15:23 - Feb 29 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Astronomers have found an exoplanet more than twice the size of Earth to be potentially habitable, opening the search for life to planets significantly larger than Earth but smaller than Neptune.
  • Earth May Have Formed Much Faster Than Thought
    13:10 - Feb 27 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The precursor of our planet, the proto-Earth, formed within a time span of approximately five million years, shows a new study from the Centre for Star and Planet Formation (StarPlan) at the Globe Institute at the University of Copenhagen.
  • Iran Ready to Place New Satellite into Orbit
    12:45 - Feb 25 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced that his country is poised to launch its latest telecommunication satellite, Nahid 1 (Venus 1), adding that two other satellites are being assembled to be launched later.
  • Japan Green Lights First Ever Mission to Sample A Martian Moon
    10:42 - Feb 21 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- JAXA, Japan's space agency, is moving ahead with a first-of-a-kind mission to explore the two moons of the Mars system, Phobos and Deimos. All going to plan, the Martian Moon Exploration (MMX) mission will return to Earth with the first ever samples of a Martian moon by the end of the decade, which scientists hope may offer a few clues about Mars' formation and its watery past.
  • Critical Piece of Planetary Formation Puzzle
    14:13 - Feb 19 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Data from NASA's New Horizons mission are providing new insights into how planets and planetesimals -- the building blocks of the planets -- were formed.
  • NASA Is Hiring Astronauts: Here's Your Chance to Go to Moon
    15:14 - Feb 13 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The office views are amazing and the commute's a blast ... NASA is looking for a new generation of astronauts to travel to the ISS, the Moon and maybe even Mars as part of the Artemis mission program. So scrub up your CV, have you got what it takes?
  • Oxygen in Ancient Star's Atmosphere
    15:13 - Feb 13 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- An international team of astronomers from the University of California San Diego, the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), and the University of Cambridge have detected large amounts of oxygen in the atmosphere of one of the oldest and most elementally depleted stars known -- a "primitive star" scientists call J0815+4729.
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TEHRAN (FNA)- More than 200 retired generals and admirals endorsed Joe Biden for president in a letter published Thursday, saying he had the character and judgment to serve as commander-in-chief instead of President Donald Trump, who has failed "to meet challenges large or small."
Trump Says 2020 US Presidential Election Could End Up in Supreme Court

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Russia Calls on International Organizations to Continue Helping Assange

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Saudi Prince Says Trump Has Not Been Such An Honest Broker on Palestinian Statehood

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Biden Leads Trump by 10 Points Nationally in New Pair of Polls

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Trudeau Says Canada Already in Second Wave of Coronavirus

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Cuba Says New US Sanctions Affect Families in Both Nations

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Health Group CEO Says Germany’s Virus Response Left ‘Collateral Damage'

TEHRAN (FNA)- Germany has been praised for its tackling of the coronavirus pandemic, having managed to keep deaths under 10,000 while its European neighbors have seen much higher fatalities, but the chief executive of German health-care group Fresenius warned that the country may have been overly focused on the pandemic, ignoring other areas of business and society that have suffered.
New Understanding of Earth's Carbon Cycle

TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study led by a University of Alberta PhD student -- and published in Nature -- is examining the Earth's carbon cycle in new depth, using diamonds as breadcrumbs of insight into some of Earth's deepest geologic mechanisms.
Weighted Blankets Can Decrease Insomnia Severity

TEHRAN (FNA)- Weighted blankets are a safe and effective intervention in the treatment of insomnia, according to Swedish researchers who found that insomnia patients with psychiatric disorders experienced reduced insomnia severity, improved sleep and less daytime sleepiness when sleeping with a weighted chain blanket.
Russia Slams US Attempts to Forge Coalition Against Nord Stream 2

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia rejects US attempts to oppose the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project by forging a coalition of project opponents, Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova noted on Wednesday.
Trump Again Refuses to Commit to Peaceful Transition of Power If He Loses to Biden

TEHRAN (FNA)- President Donald Trump was asked Wednesday whether he would commit to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose this fall to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, and the American leader declined to do so.
Venezuela’s Maduro Calls on UN to Rally Against US Sanctions

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Saudi Dissidents Rise Against Repression, Form Political Group

TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of Saudi dissidents, most of them in exile, formed a political party to call for reforms in the kingdom amid "increasing repression".