How the Cell Handles Oxygen: A Nobel Prize Discovery
November 2, 2019
Another amazing body function discovered – cellular oxygen regulation. It won three researchers the Nobel Prize.
What the Apollo Rock Samples Revealed About the Moon
July 19, 2019
The lunar rocks changed what scientists thought they knew about our satellite, but raised many more questions.
50 Years After Apollo, Our Moon Is Still Mysterious
July 16, 2019
Scientists in the 1960s were confident that the moon missions would solve their problems with lunar origins.
Mechanical Engineering in the Skeleton
April 17, 2019
Dr Henry Richter explains some of the design requirements for having a skeleton.
Wonders of the Immune System
April 9, 2019
Medical science and physiological research has barely begun to understand all of the facets of the human immune system.
Ode to the Amazing Atom
January 7, 2019
Space pioneer Henry Richter (PhD Chemistry, Caltech), explores the designed intricacies of the building blocks of the universe.
Spacecraft Launches to Sun, Still a Mystery
August 13, 2018
A spacecraft just took off on a mission to the sun, but not to worry; it went at night.
Richter Scaling: Is Funding for Astrobiology and SETI Justified?
August 7, 2018
Should the government fleece taxpayers again for a project with almost zero chance for success? Consider two "Richter scales" that should inform hopes.
The Frantic Determination of Some Scientists to Discover Life Elsewhere
July 6, 2018
We often hear exciting news about 'habitable planets' that might have life, or at least the 'building blocks of life.' Are these reports based on sound thinking about the requirements?
Van Allen Belts Protect Earth from Solar Wind
June 11, 2018
Geophysicists are still puzzling over how the earth's magnetic field and Van Allen radiation belts protect the surface from deadly particles in the solar wind.
Earth Magnetic Field Still Decaying
March 7, 2018
Old-earth belief tries to paper over a disturbing fact with speculative models, but 160 years of measurements show the strength of our planet's magnetic field is dropping fast.
JPL Honors Explorer 1 Manager on 60th Anniversary *
January 31, 2018
Dr Henry Richter, who has contributed articles to CEH, is a VIP at NASA's 60th Anniversary celebration of America's first satellite. *Audio version included.
Our Solar System Appears Odd to Astronomers *
January 29, 2018
Our solar system is an oddball, conclude astronomers who looked at hundreds of planetary systems around other stars. *Audio version available.
Habitable Planets Just Got Much More Rare
December 13, 2017
If this scientist’s theory about the origin of magnetic fields is correct, habitable planets will be few and far between. Earth has a magnetic field sufficient to support life. Venus does not. Why does “Earth’s twin” lack this protective shield? According to secular geophysicists, a magnetic field is generated by a dynamo in a planet’s […]
Facing Reality About Life on Other Planets, 6: Chemistry and Probability
September 18, 2017
In this final segment about habitability of exoplanets, Dr Henry Richter looks at chemistry and probability.