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Scientists Discover Ancient form of Rubisco

Scientists Discover Ancient form of Rubisco

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A team of scientists has discovered an ancient form of rubisco, the most abundant enzyme on Earth and critical to life as we know it. - Science news - Found in previously unknown environmental microbes, the newly identified rubisco provides insight into the evolution of the photosynthetic organisms that underlie the planet's food chains."Rubisco is the primary...

Thawing Arctic Permafrost Could Reactivate Deadly Ancient Diseases

Thawing Arctic Permafrost Could Reactivate Deadly Ancient Diseases

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Scientists say the rapidly warming climate in the far north risks exposing long-dormant viruses, which may be thousands of years old, and have been frozen in the permafrost in the Arctic. - Science news - Disturbing things are happening in the Arctic. In the last fortnight a devastating heatwave has seen temperatures in Siberia reach a record 38C (100.4F),...

Ancient Mars May Have Once Had Rings

Ancient Mars May Have Once Had Rings

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Researchers have found more evidence that Mars once had its own Saturn-like planetary ring but, curiously, they now also believe that within the next 100 million years. - Science news - Researchers now also believe that within the next 100 million years, the Red Planet will develop a ring once again. The new clue lies in Deimos, the smaller of the two Martian...

Fluid inside Ancient Space Rocks May Hold Clues on Formation of Life

Fluid inside Ancient Space Rocks May Hold Clues on Formation of Life

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A team of researchers are peering into what the solar system may have looked like in its earliest stages, unlocking answers about the formation of amino acids – and ultimately life as we know it – by analyzing ancient space rocks. - Science news - The new findings – reported by an international group of scientists led by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) –...

Iranian Archaeologists Discover Ancient Bas-Relief in West

Iranian Archaeologists Discover Ancient Bas-Relief in West

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An ancient bas-relief carving, which depicts human being figures, has recently been discovered in western Iran. - Science news - Director-General of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts of Lorestan Province, Seyed Amin Qassemi, said the ancient relief was found during the fourth phase of the study and documentation of historical monuments of the city of...