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Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

Science And The Agony Of Ignorance

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Astrophysicist Adam Frank reflects on the fact that while many of his questions for the universe can be answered, some are beyond him now — and may remain so for the rest of his life.

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What Is Humanity's Prize For Dealing With Climate Change?

Monday, June 22, 2015

The short film Wanderers is a beautifully realized vision of all the places waiting for us in our cosmic backyard, if we can just find a way to sustain humanity, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Why The Pope's Stand On Climate Change Matters

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The public discussion on climate change occupies a weird alternate reality, despite the science; it's not really about the science — which is why Pope Francis' encyclical matters, says Adam Frank.

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This Summer Explore An 'Alien' Planet: Earth

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Really imagining Earth as just one of countless planets can illuminate everything you see with a new and poignant clarity, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Who Gets To Hang Out At The Pool?

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

An ugly incident at a Texas pool party in which a police officer drew his gun on several unarmed black teenagers sits against a long history of racialized conflict over who can swim where.

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When Robots Run

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Commentator Adam Frank says robots capable of "living" are coming more quickly than most of us imagine — so we better get ready.

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Why Aren't The Aliens Here Already?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

If we learned we're the only ones looking into the night sky, it'd be impossibly lonely. But it might also mean there's something holding all beings from a higher state, which may spell our doom too.

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A Festival Of Science

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A five-day celebration of all things empirical investigation of the cosmos — the World Science Festival 2015 — begins this week.

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One Concept That Gives Physicists A Casper-Like Haunting

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Recently, astrophysicist Adam Frank raised the idea that your butt — and the chair it sits on — are not solid matter. Now, he revisits the issue of why you don't fall to the floor, with an addendum.

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Climate Denialists In Congress Acting As NASA's Kryptonite

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NASA, with all its heroism and accuracy, is like Superman to many Americans — and denying the agency the funding it needs because of its position on climate is wrong, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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How We Came To Be Run By Time

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The breakdown of time, the time that has been pacing your life since your birth, was born through technology. Living by the clock has changed the way we view the world, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Why Video Games Matter

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

For some people, "video game" doesn't conjure up images of anything considered worthwhile. But some games, like The Last of Us, belong to a time-honored story genre, says commentator Adam Frank.

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Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years In Space

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Friday marks 25 years since the Hubble Space Telescope was launched. Astrophysicist and NPR blogger, Adam Frank, celebrates what it's shown us.

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25 Years On: How Hubble's Vision Became Our Own

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thousands of years from now, our names will be long forgotten, but what the Hubble Space Telescope did to us — and what it did for us — will endure, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Can The Earth Be Conscious?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Just as the development of a biosphere can imply new evolutionary paths for a planet, maybe the development of a planetary Noosphere has its own concrete evolutionary implications, says Adam Frank.

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Why Doesn't Your Butt Fall Through The Chair?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

One of the strangest and least appreciated discoveries of modern physics is that solid matter is — to put it bluntly — a big lie, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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How Many Stars Are There?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The night sky carries the weight of many meanings for humanity. Astrophysicist Adam Frank directs us to a short video addressing the sum of the stars in the sky.

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What If Web Search Results Were Based On Accuracy?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Google has been researching the possibility of ranking search results based on established facts. Were this to become the norm, it would have huge implications for future discourse, says Adam Frank.

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How A Soggy Solar System Can Spark A New Human Future

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Astrophysicist Adam Frank says the recent discovery of all this water across the solar system has just made humanity's long-term possibilities a whole lot more possible.

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Are 'Big' Truths Better Than 'Small' Truths?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Humans, with our finite lives, are naturally drawn to grand questions about time, space and the cosmos. But, astrophysicist Adam Frank asks, where does that leave life's little truths?

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