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Bats Use Blood to Reshape Tongue for Feeding
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists said they have found that a species of bat uses blood flow to reshape its tongue while feeding. The quick dynamic action makes the tongue an effective "mop" for nectar and could even inspire new industrial designs. ( 08:01:17 - 2013/05/08)

Brighter Clouds Helping Cool Earth's Climate
TEHRAN (FNA)- University of Manchester scientists, writing in the journal Nature Geoscience, have shown that natural emissions and humanmade pollutants can both have an unexpected cooling effect on Earth's climate by making clouds brighter. ( 10:05:40 - 2013/05/07)

Flame Retardants May Be Toxic to Children
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been used for decades to reduce fires in everyday products such as baby strollers, carpeting and electronics. ( 09:50:35 - 2013/05/07)

Suicide Rates Soaring among Middle-Aged US Adults
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that the suicide rate among middle-aged Americans increased during recent decade. ( 12:25:48 - 2013/05/06)

Human Brain Cells Developed in Lab, Grow in Mice
TEHRAN (FNA)- A key type of human brain cell developed in the laboratory grows seamlessly when transplanted into the brains of mice, researchers have discovered, raising hope for the treatment of people with Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, and possibly even Alzheimer's disease, as well as complications of spinal cord injury such as chronic pain and spasticity. ( 09:56:25 - 2013/05/06)

Monkey Math: Baboons Show Brain's Ability to Understand Numbers
TEHRAN (FNA)- Opposing thumbs, expressive faces, complex social systems: it's hard to miss the similarities between apes and humans. Now a new study with a troop of zoo baboons and lots of peanuts shows that a less obvious trait - the ability to understand numbers - also is shared by humans and their primate cousins. ( 09:55:49 - 2013/05/06)

Robotic Insects Make First Controlled Flight
TEHRAN (FNA)- In the very early hours of the morning, in a Harvard robotics laboratory last summer, an insect took flight. ( 09:48:55 - 2013/05/05)

New Kind of Cosmic Flash May Reveal Birth of a Black Hole
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new kind of cosmic flash may reveal something never seen before: the birth of a black hole. ( 09:48:03 - 2013/05/05)

Iran Develops Petrovorous Bacteria
TEHRAN (FNA)- A university professor announced that the microbial powder of petrovorous bacteria has been produced for the first time in the country. ( 14:08:42 - 2013/05/04)

Iran University Develops Log Master
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers at Shahid Beheshti University designed and developed log master software used in the oil industry. ( 12:40:39 - 2013/05/04)

Gene Mutations Linked to Nearsightedness
TEHRAN (FNA)- People have long taken for granted that glasses and contact lenses improve vision for nearsightedness, but the genetic factors behind the common condition have remained blurry. ( 10:33:01 - 2013/05/04)

Graphene: Harnessing Sun's Energy Hitting Walls
TEHRAN (FNA)- Combining wonder material graphene with other stunning one-atom thick materials could create the next generation of solar cells and optoelectronic devices, scientists have revealed. ( 10:21:10 - 2013/05/04)

Studying Meteorites May Reveal Mars' Secrets of Life
TEHRAN (FNA)- A team of scientists examined a meteorite that formed on Mars more than a billion years ago in a bid to determine if conditions were ever right on the red planet to sustain life. ( 11:38:44 - 2013/05/03)

Turning Human Stem Cells into Brain Cells Sheds Light on Neural Development
TEHRAN (FNA)- Medical researchers manipulated human stem cells into producing types of brain cells known to play important roles in neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia and autism. ( 11:35:21 - 2013/05/03)

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