Earth
  • Heat Stress and Global Warming
    12:50 - Mar 16 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Heat stress from extreme heat and humidity will annually affect areas now home to 1.2 billion people by 2100, assuming current greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Rutgers study.
  • Earth, Moon Not Identical Oxygen Twins
    12:16 - Mar 11 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists at The University of New Mexico have found that the Earth and Moon have distinct oxygen compositions and are not identical in oxygen as previously thought according to a new study released today in Nature Geoscience.
  • Some Plants Ignore Beneficial Soil Microbes
    12:16 - Mar 11 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- While domestication of plants has yielded bigger crops, the process has often had a negative effect on plant microbiomes, making domesticated plants more dependent on fertilizer and other soil amendments than their wild relatives.
  • Days Half-Hour Shorter 70 Million Years Ago
    14:05 - Mar 10 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Earth turned faster at the end of the time of the dinosaurs than it does today, rotating 372 times a year, compared to the current 365, according to a new study of fossil mollusk shells from the late Cretaceous. This means a day lasted only 23 and a half hours, according to the new study in AGU's journal Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.
  • Brains of Shrimps, Insects Are More Alike than We Thought
    14:33 - Mar 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- New research shows that crustaceans such as shrimps, lobsters and crabs have more in common with their insect relatives than previously thought -- when it comes to the structure of their brains.
  • Early Earth Was A 'Water World'
    14:14 - Mar 05 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Earth of 3.2 billion years ago was a "water world" of submerged continents, geologists say after analyzing oxygen isotope data from ancient ocean crust that's now exposed on land in Australia.
  • Iran’s President Rouhani Marks National Arbor Day with Planting Sapling
    15:44 - Mar 04 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani commemorated the National Tree Planting (Arbor) Day on Wednesday with planting a sapling at Sa'adabad Complex in Northern Tehran.
  • Upswing in Precipitation Raises Water Levels in Iranian Reservoirs
    14:39 - Feb 28 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- Officials announced that recent rainfalls in Iran have increased average precipitation for the water year in the country, raising water levels in dam reservoirs across the country.
  • 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.
  • Bumble Bees: Recognition Across Senses
    13:01 - Feb 22 2020

    TEHRAN (FNA)- How are we able to find things in the dark? And how can we imagine how something feels just by looking at it?
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Poll: Biden Leads Trump Across Six Battleground States

TEHRAN (FNA)- Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump in six key battleground states, according to a new CNBC-Change Research poll released on Wednesday.
Moscow Urges Washington to Fight Coronavirus, Not Russian Vaccine

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Embassy in Washington called upon the US government to focus its effort on fighting the coronavirus rather than criticizing the Russian vaccine.
UK Says Avoiding Post-Brexit Border Chaos in France’s Hands

TEHRAN (FNA)- Britain’s worst-case scenario predictions of two-day delays at Dover would happen only if the French authorities “decline to be pragmatic”, UK Cabinet Minister Michael Gove said Wednesday.
Police in Australia’s Victoria Criticized over COVID-19 Response

TEHRAN (FNA)- Human Rights Watch (HRW) condemned the “harsh” police actions during the enforcement of a strict lockdown in Australia’s Victoria state, the epicentre of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak.
Report: Western Media Manufactured Narratives to Rally Support for Militants in Syria

TEHRAN (FNA)- Western governments and their media outlets have been concocting narratives to sway public opinion in favor of militant groups operating in the Arab country, according to a report.
Five Committed Iranian Cinema Practitioners Honored

TEHRAN (FNA)- The ceremony commemorating five committed Islamic Revolution and Sacred Defence cinema practitioners was held in the opening ceremony of the 16th International Resistance Film Festival held in Tehran.
More Than 200 Retired Generals, Admirals Endorse Biden, Including Some Who Served Under Trump

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

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump on Wednesday stated that he thinks the 2020 US presidential election will end up in the Supreme Court, suggesting that it is important to immediately fill the vacancy left after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
Russia Calls on International Organizations to Continue Helping Assange

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia is calling on international agencies, human rights organizations and the journalist community to continue helping save the life of Wikileaks creator Julian Assange, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.
Saudi Prince Says Trump Has Not Been Such An Honest Broker on Palestinian Statehood

TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal questioned President Donald Trump’s role in recent peace talks between the United Arab Emirates and Israel.
Biden Leads Trump by 10 Points Nationally in New Pair of Polls

TEHRAN (FNA)- Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by 10 points nationally in a pair of new polls released Wednesday.
Trudeau Says Canada Already in Second Wave of Coronavirus

TEHRAN (FNA)- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Canadians that the second wave of COVID-10 has arrived in many parts of the country.
Cuba Says New US Sanctions Affect Families in Both Nations

TEHRAN (FNA)- Washington's new sanctions against Cuba, including a ban on the import of Cuban rum and cigars and a prohibition for US travelers to stay in Cuban state-owned hotels, infringes on US citizens' rights and harms people in both countries, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla said on Thursday.
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.