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Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

Short Answers To Big Questions: What Is Dark Matter?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NPR blogger Adam Frank answers your questions about dark matter. What is it? And how do we find it?

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'Miracle On 34th Street': An Old Holiday Movie For Modern Times

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What makes Miracle on 34th Street so delightful is the way it constantly turns the question of belief vs. evidence into a question about our most essential and human values, says blogger Adam Frank.

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How I Learned To Love Statistics — And Why You Should, Too

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The real, independent world is way more complex than my theoretical physics equations can handle — this is particularly true when it comes to human society, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Can Science Save The World?

Friday, November 18, 2016

Over centuries, science has played a particular — and particularly unique — role in addressing our uncertainty and our hope for control. But we must work with it to save ourselves, says Adam Frank.

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Need Some Perspective? Watch Carl Sagan's 'Pale Blue Dot'

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

On a day where we as a nation will make a very important collective decision, Carl Sagan's speech serves to help remind us of our place in the universe, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Astrophysicist Takes Deep Dive Into The Science Of 'Doctor Strange'

Monday, November 07, 2016

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to astrophysicist Adam Frank about his role as physics and philosophy adviser on Marvel's newest movie, Doctor Strange, which opened last Friday.

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Elon Musk's Reminder To America

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

It isn't just Elon Musk's telling the world about his Mars visions that matters — our reaction to it matters as well, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Can We Build Cities That Think Like A Planet?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Do cities destroy nature or are they part of nature? Astrophysicist Adam Frank looks at a new book attempting to answer that question — which he says could be a key to our collective future.

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In 'The Tao Of Bill Murray,' A Lesson On Joy And Spontaneity

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A new book reminds me why the actor has been my comedy hero ever since he started on Saturday Night Live when I was just a wisecracking high school student, says Adam Frank.

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The Hidden, The Revealed And The Starry Night

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The great irony of modern life is that we know more about the universe than those past, but few of us have direct contact with the emotional magnitude of the night sky, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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Are Scientific Truths Better Than Other Truths?

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

It's easy to make claims that the truths of different fields live in a shared space — but backing up those claims with new research and insights will take new research and insight, says Adam Frank.

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Climate Change And The Astrobiology Of The Anthropocene

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Looking at the Anthropocene through the lens of astrobiology could help us move on with the planet — so it doesn't move on without us, says physicist Adam Frank.

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The Freaky, Clanking, Buzzing, Whirring Glory Of MRI

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Few people can really trace the path from basic physics theory all the way up to health diagnostics. Yet we all rely on these machines, and other science, in daily life, says Adam Frank.

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If Dark Matter Can't Be Seen, What About Ghosts?

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

You can't see dark matter and dark energy — but, like ghosts in movies, they mess with the things you can see. The difference is that there's no data to show the existence of ghosts, says Adam Frank.

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Why The Discovery Of An Earth-Like Planet Is Such A Big Deal

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Last month, astronomers announced they found a planet that is four light years away. This is huge news, and we need to pay attention.

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What If Evolution Bred Reality Out Of Us?

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Commentator Adam Frank talks with professor Donald Hoffman about Hoffman's big radical idea: Evolution and objective reality have almost nothing to do with each other.

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Evolution In Art And Science: From 'The Get Down' To 'Hamilton'

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Always new but always building on ground that's already been covered, science and art evolve in similar ways because they are the foundation of culture's imaginative landscape, says Adam Frank.

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Ancient Zen Advice On How Not To 'Be A Jerk'

Sunday, August 28, 2016

While author Brad Warner's approach to 13th-century Japanese Zen master Eihei Dogen may be unorthodox, its freshness might be exactly what the doctor ordered, says Adam Frank.

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Are Humans Evolved To Explore And Expand Into Space?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Evolution and culture made us explorers and wanderers and, now, with so much to gain, we should recognize that explicitly and see exactly where our next frontier lies, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.

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20 Science Questions For The Presidential Candidates

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A coalition of 56 major U.S. nonpartisan organizations has called on all the presidential candidates to address a list of issues rising from science and engineering. Adam Frank takes a look.

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