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Hubble telescope celebrates 30th year in space

ANKARA Scientists on Friday celebrated the Hubble Space Telescope's 30th anniversary with a new image of a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way. In a statement, US space agency NASA said...

Turkish scientists determine age of centuries-old tree

ANKARA Nuclear physicists in Turkey's Ankara University determined the age of an olive tree in country's west by using the luminescence dating method for the first time. Laboratory tests...

China closer to constructing a space station

ANKARA  China’s latest state-of-the-art carrier rocket the Long March-5B took a successful flight on Tuesday, signaling a new era of the construction of manned space projects including the space station,...

Over 1,000 birds die in India

ANKARA Death of over 1,000 migratory birds in India’s western Rajasthan province has sent shock waves across bird watchers who are unable to comprehend what led to the mass deaths. Locals...

Climate refugees: Forgotten migrants in environment (3)

ISTANBUL Climate-related environmental disasters disrupt the right to life just as they hurt human health, according to the head of a refugee rights group. "Desperation describes their situation. No matter...

Australia: Big data can be used to protect nature

ANKARA The use of big data can be part of the solution to achieve a sustainable environment while preventing the degradation of nature, according to a new study published Friday.  Big...

'Food waste third-largest gas emitter'

ANKARA If food waste was a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, said a UN official. "One third of all food that we consume -- that is...

Scientists find black hole 1,000 light years from Earth

WASHINGTON Scientists have discovered a black hole just 1,000 light years from Earth, the European Southern Observatory announced Wednesday. The black hole, which boasts a mass more than four-times that of...

Turkey: Students produce power bank from waste battery

HATAY, Turkey Group of students in southern Turkey produced power bank, called "Hassa" from waste laptop batteries. A group of vocational high school students in the Hassa district of Hatay province...

Turkey should focus on plastic waste for economy, planet: Expert

ANKARA The production of raw materials from plastic waste is a key issue Turkey should focus on for its economic well-being and the planet’s future, according to a top engineer...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...