Adam Frank

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What's It Like To Be A Squirrel?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It's cool to imagine being a squirrel, and yet, at the same time, this GoPro video reminds us of the huge gap between imagination and being, says blogger Adam Frank.


When It Comes To Policymaking, The Rules Don't Apply To Climate Change

Thursday, April 20, 2017

On Saturday, people from around the country will take to the streets in the March for Science. Organizers say that the point of the March is not to make science political, but to highlight the reality of science to politicians, as a guide in policymaking, in which science is an uncharted issue.


Earth Day And The March For Science

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

People from around the U.S., including 13.7's Adam Frank, plan to gather in D.C. Saturday for the March for Science. Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, discusses the march and Earth Day.


The Moon You Never See

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Most humans have never seen the far side of the moon directly. It's kind of amazing to contemplate that something so familiar to us could also be so hidden, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Why Expertise Matters

Friday, April 07, 2017

We need to become insistent on the value of knowing things — and the value of recognizing when others know what we do not, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Sci-Fi Show 'The Expanse' Preps Us For The Future

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

What is most remarkable about The Expanse, even into Season 2, is its realism; more than any other TV space-themed show, it gets the science right, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Mind, Matter And Materialism

Sunday, March 26, 2017

We all have metaphysical commitments, but when it comes to quantum physics and what it tell us about matter and materialism, we must work to distinguish solid ground from swamp, says Adam Frank.


A Spark Of Hope For Climate Change Reality

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The stand taken by a group of elder Republican statesmen and the formation of the Climate Solutions Caucus represent a ray of hope as the clock ticks on Earth's shifting systems, says Adam Frank.


The Earth Has Oceans And Continents: How Weird Is That?

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

We have both continents and oceans on Earth — but it didn't have to be this way. And on most planets, it probably isn't, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Do You Really Have That Disease?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In statistics, a frequentist interpretation looks only at the simple probability. But Bayes' theorem works with conditional information rather than just looking at a positive result, says Adam Frank.


The Wilderness Vs. The Wildness About Us

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What is it that makes the parking lot seem so sad and lost compared with the forest of trees or the field it used to be? Adam Frank finds some answers in the re-reading of a Gary Snyder book.


Video: Making Snowflakes In Slo-Mo

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

If you live in certain areas of the country, you may be sick and tired of snow right now. May this 2-minute video remind you that there's more going on than our worries and concerns, says Adam Frank.


Why I'd Rather Not March

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Science shouldn't be pinned to a political view; the whole point is that evidence should win over everything, regardless of the opinions you walked in the door with, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Taking Stock In The Search For Aliens

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We need to get past the "giggle factor" when thinking about life, including intelligent life, on other worlds — but if it's out there, the search will take time, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Science And Facts, Alternative Or Otherwise

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Science, with its emphasis on public facts, gives us a model for answering many of the most important questions we face as a society. Adam Frank asks: Given our needs, tell me, what's the alternative?


Why Hell Can't Freeze Over: Quantum Physics And Absolute Zero

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Researchers inch ever closer to, but never reach, the state of absolute zero temperature; it's a science that has some very cool (pun very much intended) applications, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Personal-Productivity Efforts Are Doomed To Fail

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Every culturally imposed time-logic is an invention, it's something we made up — and we lie to ourselves if we think we can get more out of time, says commentator Adam Frank.


Reflecting On Some Of The Scientists We Lost In 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Adam Frank takes a moment to honor some of the scientists, engineers and explorers who left us this year. It's their shoulders we're all standing on now to get a better view of this world, he says.


200,000 Years Of Holidays: Where Do You Fit In?

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Watching the growth of the human population from our beginning — and plotting our place on the line — provides an opportunity for reverence and humility this holiday season, says Adam Frank.


What Does It Really Mean To 'Be Here Now'?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Astrophysicist Adam Frank asks: What is the relationship between the first two words in that New-Agey triplet: "Be here now?" How do "be-ing" and, well, "here-ing" go together?