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Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

When Nature Speaks, Who Are You Hearing?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The human experience of sacredness transcends debates about atheism and religion, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. So where does the sacred live and what does it point to?

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High-Speed Trading Defines A New Era

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A lot can happen in a millisecond, if you have the right tools. Commentator Adam Frank says the rise of high-frequency financial trading marks the invention of a new time logic for humanity.

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Is Anti-Gravity Possible? Brian Greene's WSU Has The Answer

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Popular physicist Brian Greene just opened the virtual doors to his World Science U, a resource for those who want to know more. Commentator Adam Frank says it's worth the trip.

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Science And Fiction Without Science Fiction

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Once in a while Hollywood produces a gem, says physicist Adam Frank. He cherishes movies that fold together science and humanity in a way that allows us to look at ourselves and our society anew.

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A New Window On The Big Bang Has Been Opened

Monday, March 17, 2014

The very first moments of the universe hold secrets we'd very much like to know. Commentator Adam Frank says news today takes us a step closer to understanding the origins of the cosmos.

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Plane Lost, Uncertainties Regained

Monday, March 10, 2014

The mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is all the more troubling given how certain we seem to be about everything around us. Has technology inoculated us from reality?

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Watch And Be Amazed By The Machinery Of Life

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

DNA. RNA. Amino acids. They all sound so abstract, so far from human reality. But it's the stuff from which you are constructed. Commentator Adam Frank shares a video that brings it all to life.

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The Galaxy In Your Toilet Bowl

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Our resident physicist, Adam Frank, likes to point out the great science happening around us all the time. Even there in your toilet bowl, that whirl of water is similar to a spiraling galaxy.

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Everything's Amazing And Nobody's Happy

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

You are living in an age of wonders, says commentator Adam Frank. Every day we take part in activities that once seemed like the realm of science fiction. So why are you so dissatisfied?

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How To See A Galaxy In Your Toilet Bowl

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The relationships between big and small, near and far, then and now can be perplexing. Commentator Adam Frank says you can bring it all into focus by spending a little quality time with your toilet.

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What Is Your Big Question?

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

It's time to hear from you, the 13.7 Cosmos and Culture community. What burning questions do you have about our existence? What do you need to know?

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Eureka! First Life In The Universe

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

When did it first become possible for life (as we know it) to appear in the cosmos? The answer seems obvious now. But it arrived, unexpectedly, in the shower. It's a story that tells us a lot about how creativity works in science.

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A Human-Driven Mass Extinction: Good Or Bad?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The real dilemma we face from climate change is keeping this machine we call civilization working in a rapidly changing natural world. Nature, life, will survive and thrive, regardless of what happens to humanity, says commentator Adam Frank.

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The Absurdity Of Consumerism

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Science fiction is littered with warnings of a consumerist future ruled by all-powerful corporations. Commentator and science-fiction fan Adam Frank offers up a clever song he saw on YouTube as one small defense against falling into that trap.

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GMOs And The Dilemma Of Bias

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Recent reporting on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has commentator Adam Frank questioning his views on the subject. At what point must belief in an ideal crumble in the face of evidence?

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Take Four Minutes To Reflect On Your Place In The Cosmos

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

This New Year, stop to consider the point of it all with this beautiful animation of Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" meditation on Earth's place in the cosmos.

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Can Science Explain Everything?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

We turn to science for answers about a lot of things. But its grand theories about life, the universe and everything should be seen for what they are: more tools to think about the big questions than answers in-and-of themselves. That's the word from astrophysicist and commentator Adam Frank.

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The Infinite Monkey Theorem Comes To Life

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Can a monkey randomly striking keys on a typewriter write Hamlet? It doesn't seem likely. But that hasn't stopped people from trying to bring this idea to life. Watch and find out what they did.

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The Man Who Knew Comets

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Imagine stepping into an elevator and bumping into your greatest hero. What would you say? Commentator Adam Frank had this happen with one of the 20th century's greatest astronomers, a seer of sorts.

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Dark Matter Eludes Capture: Science And The Unseen

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

We are awash in the unseen, a fact revealed to us by science. But there is more to discover. The hunt for dark matter is still on, says astrophysicist Adam Frank, despite news of another failed attempt to detect the mysterious stuff.

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