Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets, 5: Water and Rock
September 12, 2017
by Dr Henry Richter There is much interest in searching for life elsewhere in the Universe. In previous articles I talked about the many criteria describing conditions and circumstances required to establish and maintain life on a planet. I talked about the importance of the location of the planet in its solar system. The location […]
Creation Therapy Works for Criminals
September 10, 2017
Prisoners locked up in cells day after day, year after year, would calm down if nature could be brought to them, says a new study.
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets: Geophysics
September 5, 2017
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
August 29, 2017
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
August 27, 2017
A few bad ones give bugs an undeserved bad rap. We couldn't exist without insects.
Sunburn? Smear on the DNA
August 25, 2017
DNA makes for an excellent sunscreen, researchers have found. And that's not all.
Multiple Independent Animal Types Use Structural Color
August 24, 2017
The phenomenon is found in butterflies, fish, birds, and snakes, and scientists are rushing to imitate their secrets.
Dolphin Trick Could Save Lives
August 23, 2017
When trauma hits, do what the dolphins do: cool the face and eyes.
Antibiotic Resistance Moves from Evolution to Design
August 22, 2017
They can call it evolution, but information sharing is not what Darwin had in mind.
Awe Struck a Superpower Nerve
August 21, 2017
Got Awe? Go get some. It's good.
Habitability Requires the Right Kind of Star
August 19, 2017
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
August 15, 2017
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
August 12, 2017
Here are some notable fossil finds that tell stories, not necessarily the Darwin kind.
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets
August 11, 2017
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
August 3, 2017
Non-coding sequences of DNA, sometimes considered genetic junk, may actually function to help navigate proteins to their target genes.