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Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

When Cities Become Science, Where Does Art Fit In?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

As big data pushes us toward a full-blown quantitative science of cities, a unique project in Rochester, New York, has commentator Adam Frank appreciating the role of public art in urban living.

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Watch And Learn: Wave-Particle Quantum Weirdness

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Understanding how things work in the quantum world is both fun and mind-bending. Physicist Adam Frank suggests spending a minute watching this video on the wave-particle duality.

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En Garde! 'Traitor's Blade' Delivers Adventure At Swordpoint

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Former fight choreographer Sebastien de Castell's debut novel is a little heavy on the swordplay — but the story of a disgraced king's guard fighting for honor and justice packs plenty of punch.

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Science Vs. Religion: Beyond The Western Traditions

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The endless debate over the relationship between science and religion in the United States ignores the thinking of much of the rest of the world, says commentator Adam Frank.

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Spaceship Battles, Alien Worlds And Robots!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Astrophysicist Adam Frank shares his summer reading list. As one would expect, it's heavy on science fiction and soul searching.

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What We Need Is A Moon With Rings

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Here are a couple of amazing videos showing what the Earth's sky would look like if some of the solar system's most familiar bodies orbited our planet at close range.

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Seeking the Solstice: Kick Off Your Summer of Cosmic Sunsets

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Just in time for the official start of summer, NPR's Adam Frank heads outside to better understand the summer solstice. The secret, he says, is in the sunsets.

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Science Defines The Shores Of Our Ignorance

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Does science have limits? Commentator Adam Frank reviews Marcelo Gleiser's eye-opening new book exploring this very question. It appears that we are forever headed into the dark.

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A Problem Like No Other: Science And Politics

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The products of science define modern life. But existential danger lurks in the chasm between the relentless advance of science and the values of politics, says commentator Adam Frank.

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The Case Against Flying Cars

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Open up your New York Times this morning and read 13.7's own Adam Frank as he breaks down why we don't have hovercraft and other gravity defying vehicles.

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Your Computer Is Bored By You

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Our fear of sentient machines is overblown, says commentator Adam Frank. They won't have time to bother with us.

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Israel Furious Over U.S. Decision To Work With Palestinians

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer tells Steve Inskeep that the U.S. should have no relations with the new Palestinian government, which includes Hamas.

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Doing Science In The Wild

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Science can be a very hands-on, dangerous affair. The story of researcher John All is just one example, says commentator Adam Frank.

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Look Up In The Sky And Live Big

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Summer is the best season for star gazing and, in that spirit, commentator Adam Frank offers up a video of the Milky Way passing over the desert.

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The Forgotten History Of Climate-Change Science

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When did scientists and politicians first start to think that man may be warming the planet through the burning of fossil fuels? It wasn't just yesterday, says Commentator Adam Frank.

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Sharon Van Etten, 'Every Time The Sun Comes Up'

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In the video for "Every Time The Sun Comes Up," an aging late-night horror TV host and an animated version of Sharon Van Etten summon both dark humor and real human sadness, beautifully sung.

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Habitable Planets May Not Look Exactly Like The Earth

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

When we think of life, we think of the Earth. But the universe may have other ideas. Commentator Adam Frank considers the case for life on planets around M-dwarf stars.

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Velocity: It's All Relative

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Life only seems to get faster and faster. Sometimes it's hard to deal with the speed of change. Commentator Adam Frank says to hold on to your hats because we may well end up bending time itself.

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Mercury Moves In Mysterious Ways

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A whole new world opens up before our eyes when we look more closely at vibrations, says astrophysicist Adam Frank as he shares a video showing a dancing drop of mercury.

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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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