Adam Frank appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.