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Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets: Geophysics

by Dr Henry Richter This is a continuation of my discussion on the requirements to allow life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe. My discussion moved from our position in the galaxy, our position in the solar system, and then focused on the earth, looking at the influence of our moon, our […]

Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets: Moon, Atmosphere, and Mass

This is part 3 of Dr Henry Richter's discussion on the requirements for life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe.

Humans Need Most of the Bugs in the World

A few bad ones give bugs an undeserved bad rap. We couldn't exist without insects.

Sunburn? Smear on the DNA

DNA makes for an excellent sunscreen, researchers have found. And that's not all.

Multiple Independent Animal Types Use Structural Color

The phenomenon is found in butterflies, fish, birds, and snakes, and scientists are rushing to imitate their secrets.

Dolphin Trick Could Save Lives

When trauma hits, do what the dolphins do: cool the face and eyes.

Antibiotic Resistance Moves from Evolution to Design

They can call it evolution, but information sharing is not what Darwin had in mind.

Awe Struck a Superpower Nerve

Got Awe? Go get some. It's good.

Habitability Requires the Right Kind of Star

This is a continuation of my discussion on the requirements to allow life to exist on a planet elsewhere in the universe.

Explorer 1 Pioneer Corrects Mistakes in Space.com Article

Dr Henry Richter, instrument manager for the Explorer 1 mission (1958), corrects some mistakes about the mission in an article published at Space.com

Surprising Fossils Upset Evolutionary Expectations

Here are some notable fossil finds that tell stories, not necessarily the Darwin kind.

Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets

by Dr Henry Richter For a number of years I have been amused to watch many in the scientific community conduct a frantic campaign to identify life elsewhere in the universe. There has been a plethora of articles and significant dollars dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life, particularly intelligent life. In recent times several […]

Pinpoint Navigation and Propulsion in a Seemingly Random Soup

Non-coding sequences of DNA, sometimes considered genetic junk, may actually function to help navigate proteins to their target genes.

Earth’s Magnetic Field Protects Us from Solar Sneezes

By capturing solar 'sneezes' of high-energy charged particles, the Van Allen Belts provide a prime example of how the earth and its space environment are designed to allow and protect life.

The Fossils that Didn’t Evolve

Here's an assortment of newly-discovered fossils that challenge Darwinian evolution.
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