Iran’s largest iron ore pellet plant was inaugurated by President Hassan Rouhani in the central city of Bafq on Monday during an online ceremony as the government moves ahead with plans to expand Iran’s largely untapped mining and metals sector.
Largest iron ore pellet plant opens in Iran with $360 worth of investment
Wisdom the albatross, the world's oldest known wild bird, has had a chick at the age of at least 70.
World's oldest known wild bird has another chick at age of 70
An official with Iran’s Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) has said a major home-made Oil Spill Response Vessel (OSRV) has been launched to boost environment protection efforts in the Persian Gulf waters.
Major OSRV launched in Persian Gulf to improve oil spill responses
E-commerce giant Amazon tweaked the icon for its mobile shopping app after it drew some unfavorable comparisons. Amazon replaced the blue ribbon on top of the icon after receiving feedback that it resembled Adolf Hitler's moustache, reports Fox News.
Amazon changes app icon after some compare it to Hitler's moustache
Uber is spinning off the sidewalk robotics division of the Postmates delivery service acquired last year, creating a new company called Serve Robotics.
Uber spins off robot delivery unit of Postmates
Microsoft set the stage for a future in which long-distance coworkers can collaborate as though in the same room, using augmented reality glasses and cloud computing power.
Microsoft sets stage for mixed-reality future
Once a piece of fruit or a vegetable is picked, it starts to go bad. One common way to slow or stop that spoilage is to remove water from the food. That process – dehydration – typically involves heat. But heat can destroy a food’s nutrients. Now, researchers have come up with a more energy-efficient way to dehydrate food without heat. It could help keep dried fruits and veggies more wholesome and more flavorful, they say, sciencenewsforstudents.org reported.
New ‘ionic wind’ can dry foods while preserving nutrients
And now we have space hurricanes to worry about. For the first time, scientists have spotted what they're calling a "space hurricane" spinning above the North Pole, according to a new study. The roughly 600-mile-wide swirling mass of plasma was located several hundred miles above the North Pole, and "rained" electrons instead of water, according to the study.
A 'space hurricane' hovered above North Pole for about eight hours, study says
The Australian government has officially acknowledged the extinction of 13 endemic species, including 12 mammals and the first reptile known to have been lost since European colonization.
Australia confirms extinction of 13 more species, including first reptile since colonization
China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, succeeded in lowering “carbon intensity” by 18.8% in the five years through 2020, a Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE) report said, showing the economy’s reduced reliance on fossil fuels.
China cut "carbon intensity" 18.8% in past five years, in effort to rein in emissions

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