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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.
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.
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.
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.
Earth’s Magnetic Field Protects Us from Solar Sneezes
July 31, 2017
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.