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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Climate Change Is Not Our Fault

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Humans changed Earth's climate by mistake, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. But not doing everything we can now that we know it's happening — that would be our fault and our failure as a species.


Want To Help Name A Real Planet?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

You don't have to ride a rocket ship into the cosmos to have the chance to help name a planet. The names of stars and planets are up for grabs right now — and you can get in on the action.


The True Meaning Behind The Pope's Rejection Of God As 'Magician'

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Adam Frank reflects on the pope's statement through a talk with Jesuit priest and astronomer George Coyne, who he says may represent the beginnings of a true dialogue between science and religion.


A Question For You About Evolution, God And Death

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Astrophysicist Adam Frank considers how our expectations, fears and anxiety about death affect our attitudes about the existence of a deity — and poses a question to readers.


The Climate Story Nobody Talks About

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Through climate science, we learned to read entire worlds — and no one can take that achievement from us: We are greater for what we have built with this knowledge, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Science, Knowledge And Darkness

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Knowledge gained from science, in its most democratically practiced forms, will always be threatening to someone. We must be stalwart in our determination to pass the light forward, says Adam Frank.


The Summer's Greatest Hits — Of The Solar System

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A lot happened in the solar system this summer, from Pluto flybys to comet closeups. As the long summer shadows begin fading into memory, astrophysicist Adam Frank tours all we accomplished.


It's Just A Phase: How To Boil, Freeze And Steam All At Once

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

With the last of summer on our minds, it may be hard to get pumped up to think about deep issues like the politics of consumption on a finite planet, says Adam Frank. But what about thermodynamics?


'The Water Knife' Previews A Future Drought Scenario

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

A new novel doesn't take the easy way out but, instead, asks questions about the mutations of human institutions under the pressure of global warming, says commentator Adam Frank.


The Epic Battle Of Science Vs. Malarkey

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

All those folks who think they can invent whatever claims they want about climate change, vaccines or evolution are like Martin Sheen trying to sell Centrum Silver on TV, says Adam Frank.