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Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

What Is The Value Of An Education In The Humanities?

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Old barriers between the humanities and technology are falling. Skills needed in jobs today require knowledge that crosses the road from technology to humanities and back, says professor Adam Frank.

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The Planets We Don't Have

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Last week, astronomers said they discovered evidence of a ninth planet in our solar system. It may be a super-Earth, something scientists didn't think we had here, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Are Snowflakes Truly Unique, Like You?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

There is a whole lot to the problem of how snowflakes form and if every one of them is really, truly unique. Physicist Adam Frank directs our attention to a video that may help clear up the question.

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Paris Climate Agreement: Success Or Failure?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

While the new climate accord does not go far enough, is a first step in developing a new set of behaviors for human civilization — toward our evolution as a true planetary species, says Adam Frank.

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How Real Is Reality?

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Reality seems pretty stubborn, pretty fixed — and pretty much independent of whatever is going on in your head. But is it, really? Astrophysicist Adam Frank explores the scientific debate.

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Lesson Of The Day: The Magnus Effect

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Just because it's the sweet space between Christmas and New Year's doesn't mean you can't learn new, cool things — like physics — says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Do You Really Know Why Earth Has A Solstice?

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

If you don't know why Earth has a solstice — or seasons, for that matter — you are in good company, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. But he's going to clear it up for you.

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Explaining The Celestial Logistics Of The Winter Solstice

Monday, December 21, 2015

Why doesn't the winter solstice have the earliest sunset of the year? NPR's Ari Shapiro explores that and other fun celestial news with NPR blogger Adam Frank.

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In A Solar System Really Close By, 'The Expanse' Comes To TV

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Star Wars, I will always love you; but right now, I'm way more interested in a solar system close to home — called The Expanse — than in a galaxy far, far away, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Humanity's Coming Of Age On Planet Earth

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Some of the five mass extinctions Earth experienced in the past were driven by climate changes. Future Earth will be just fine. It's us humans we need to worry about, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Explaining Einstein's Theory Of General Relativity On Its 100th Birthday

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Einstein's theory of general relativity turns 100 Wednesday. Astrophysicist Adam Frank tells us what this meant for science.

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Instead Of 'What,' Be Grateful For 'When' This Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Where does time live in all its cosmic mystery of millions of years and billions of sunrises? The answer, I think, is within us: We are the unfolding place for time, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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After Paris: Reason, Faith And Love

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

History shows us clearly that the ability to organize human culture through these virtues is no small thing — it has always been hard won. But we can feel grace to know it at all, says Adam Frank.

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As A Fruit Fly Hatches, A Choreography Of Cells Unfolds

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

While a degree of self-organization can be found in non-living systems, this video shows that the machinery of life is finely tuned for manipulating matter across both space and time, says Adam Frank.

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Is It Moral To Explore, And Colonize, Mars?

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

It is possible that Mars still has microbes scraping out a living in its nooks and crannies. Astrophysicist Adam Frank asks: What are our responsibilities to that life, if it exists?

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Why Fighting Climate Change Requires Changing The Narrative

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

NPR blogger Adam Frank says Americans need to stop carrying the guilt of climate change, so that we can move on and fix it.

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Maybe It's Time To Stop Snickering About Aliens

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

This may be the moment for all of us sober, rational, boring scientists to stop with our quick dismissals, as beyond them hides a much more interesting reality, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Reinventing Infrastructure: How Hard Is It?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

We've created new infrastructures with the inventions of cars, trains and planes. What is different about this moment is that we must shift infrastructures with a planetary intention, says Adam Frank.

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Why The Future Of Transportation Depends On Changing Infrastructure

Thursday, October 15, 2015

NPR science blogger and astrophysicist Adam Frank argues infrastructure must change in order to develop new, environmentally friendly forms of transportation.

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In Space, Using The Toilet Is Quite An Operation

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The film The Martian has people wondering about life in space. After talk of death runs out, conversation eventually turns to two topics: sex and going to the bathroom, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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