Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

My Depressing Day With A Famous Climate Skeptic

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The world was being told that one particular scientist's research was of the highest caliber — and that we had to take notice. The truth wasn't anywhere close, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Shock, Awe And Science

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Imagine that, in the midst of your daily routine, something utterly unexpected plopped itself into your reality. The shock of the new is one of the greatest gifts science offers us, says Adam Frank.


The Moon Like You Have Never Seen It Before

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Astrophysicist Adam Frank asks us to take a minute to enjoy this NASA video showing the other side of the moon — and to think about all the world that's out there right now hidden from our eyes.

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Science Denialism Has Consequences

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Adam Frank says the Disneyland measles outbreak is a wake up call; the assumption that if you disagree with certain established scientific results you can just ignore them will have consequences.


The Most Dangerous Ideas In Science

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

There's a battle going on over the methods we can use to get answers for the biggest cosmic questions humans can ask. Astrophysicist Adam Frank explains why it's a contest over the future of science.


What If Heaven Is Not For Real?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The idea that we, as individuals, did not exist 1,000 years ago doesn't seem to worry us. So, why does the idea of not existing in the future freak us out so much? Adam Frank explores this notion.


Climate And Other Worlds

Monday, January 19, 2015

A few years ago, as part of his own thinking about human beings and their planet, astrophysicist Adam Frank began working on a project to think about any technological species on any planet.


The Invisible World Has A Funky Fresh Beat

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Invisible mathematical relations guide the sounds in this video — and everywhere, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. They're present in the waves your cellphone uses and are the heartbeat of the tides.


Setting The Record Straight For Alan Turing

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The world lost a young genius because people were uncomfortable with whom he was inclined to love, says commentator Adam Frank. The future of computing may have been very different if he'd been alive.


Book Review: 'Waking Up: A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion'

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Astrophysicist Adam Frank reviews Sam Harris' Book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion.


The Magic Of Christmas Eve Goes Beyond Religion

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

For a few hours on Christmas Eve, we let the charade and the walls drop and recognize each other for what we all are — fellow travelers on a journey no one understands, says commentator Adam Frank.


Seeing Heaven: The Beauty of Cosmigraphics

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

If you were asked to picture the universe, you might conjure up images of stars and swirling galaxies. Commentator Adam Frank says one new book succeeds in showing you what past generations imagined.


Searching For Proof Of The Unseen

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

From ghosts to gods, human beings have invested enormous effort trying to understand the invisible. The unseen world is, pretty much, the entire world, says commentator Adam Frank.


Confessions Of An Astrophysicist: I'm In Love With A Star

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Commentator Adam Frank says the best part of being a scientist is falling deeply, intimately in love with what you study, on a very specific level. Here, he waxes poetic on his connection to Mira.


Something To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Commentator Adam Frank says that no matter what your year has been like — no matter what you may have lost — you can always be thankful for the miracle that is planet Earth.


Should Science End Humankind?

Monday, November 17, 2014

How ready are we to be completely replaced? Commentator Adam Frank says it's a question that has to be asked because we are, as a culture, rapidly pushing the enabling technologies forward right now.


Are You Important?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Network science is shining a spotlight on everything from your status in high school — it's not as simple as how many people you know — to the spread of diseases, says commentator Adam Frank.


Can Dancing Teach You Quantum Physics?

Sunday, November 09, 2014

After experiencing sound artist Ryoji Ikeda's newest composition, Superposition, commentator Adam Frank says yes — but that it won't just be science you'll be learning.


Need Perspective? Watch Our Crazy Star, The Sun

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Astrophysicist Adam Frank often tells his students that one reason to study science is that it puts our lives in perspective. Take a look at this video of the sun, and you'll see what he means.


Does Being 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Really Mean Anything?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The self-defined "unaffiliated" are apt not to reject science's promise of knowledge based on evidence but, rather, to embrace it, says commentator Adam Frank.