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Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

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.


The Divergence Of Art And Science

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Here at 13.7, we spend considerable time thinking about the similarities between art and science. Adam Frank, now, takes a look at one way they may differ.


This Is Your Brain On The Outdoors

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The New York Times recently reported that a walk in nature can actually change the wiring in your brain. So, Adam Frank suggests we go take a walk.


Does Mindfulness Mean Anything?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

As the popularity of mindfulness meditation grows, questions about its effectiveness from both a scientific and a spiritual perspective will continue to be debated, says commentator Adam Frank.


How Long Would It Take To Drive To Pluto?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

As New Horizons completes its journey to the far reaches of the solar system, NPR takes a look at just how long it takes to get to Pluto.


How Long Would It Take To Drive To Pluto?

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A road trip to Pluto is not something you want to try with kids — the asteroid belt is nothing but tourist traps, and the rest stops really thin out after Saturn, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.