Mars digger bites the dust after 2 years on red planet

This Dec. 6, 2018 image made available by NASA shows the InSight lander. The scene was assembled from 11 photos taken using its robotic arm. On Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, NASA declared the craft dead after failing to burrow deep into the red planet to take its temperature. (NASA via AP) NASA declared the Mars […]

Polysaccharides from red algae affect mice immune systems, say FEFU scientists

Carrageenans, biologically active polysaccharides isolated from red algae and widely used in the food industry as stabilizers, thickeners, or jelly agents have an express effect on the immune systems of mice, a study reports. The research was carried out by scientists from the School of Biomedicine of Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Far Eastern Branch […]

Transfusions with higher red blood cell levels do not improve preterm baby outcomes

IMAGE: This large, multi-center randomized clinical trial was conducted by Dr. Haresh Kirpalani of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Edward Bell of the University of Iowa, and colleagues of the Neonatal… view more  Credit: George Mason University Very low birthweight infants are at a high risk for anemia and often need blood transfusions to survive. Some […]

Higher red cell transfusion threshold offers no advantage for treating preterm infants

Very low birthweight infants often need blood transfusions to survive. A National Institutes of Health-funded study suggests that providing a higher threshold of red cells within accepted limits offers no advantage in survival or reduction in neurological impairment over a lower threshold. The research was conducted by Haresh Kirpalani, B.M., of the University of Pennsylvania, […]

Red Bull skydivers recreate mysterious Marfa lights for winter solstice 2020

The winter solstice is here, bringing with it the longest night of the year, making it a great time to look up and gaze at the wonder of the universe.  Red Bull’s skydiving team celebrated the night sky, and the mysterious Marfa lights of a Texas town, in an epic recent nighttime skydive by the […]

Red Sea oil tanker 4 times as big as Exxon Valdez could spill any day now

A mammoth oil tanker is decaying into the Red Sea, threatening the water supply of millions of people and the world’s most resilient coral reef. Known as the Safer, the vessel is 1,188 feet (362 meters) long and holds 1 million barrels (42 million gallons or 159 million liters) of oil in its 34 storage […]

Milky Way’s central black hole may have zapped nearby red giant stars

Innumerable stars reside within 1.6 light-years of the Milky Way’s central black hole. But this same crowded neighborhood has fewer red giants — luminous stars that are large and cool — than expected. Now astrophysicists have a new theory why: The supermassive black hole, Sagittarius A*, launched a powerful jet of gas that ripped off […]

Robot probes the Red Sea’s carbon storage system

By studying the fate of organic carbon in the Red Sea, KAUST researchers hope to refine models that predict the carbon sink capacity of the world’s oceans in the future. Credit: Susann Rossbach Warming waters and oxygen depletion in the Red Sea could slow the flow of organic carbon from the surface into the deep […]