Adam Frank appears in the following:
Thursday, July 14, 2016
The universe gets to run the "life" experiment many times, which means the burden falls on the hyper-pessimists to show why Earth is unique, says Adam Frank, who just published a paper on the topic.
Tuesday, July 05, 2016
There's a deeper post to be written comparing comedy and science jumping off this bit from Louis C.K. — but since we're coming off a holiday weekend, we'll do this in two parts, says Adam Frank.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
It's possible that string theory or the multiverse may find strong links with data, but a recent book provides a view of what a truly different philosophical approach would look like, says Adam Frank.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
We are all trapped in space — the space of three dimensions. NPR blogger and astrophysicist Adam Frank takes us to the next dimension.
Tuesday, June 07, 2016
From inventing ways to clean water on large scales, to building the internet, to landing a science lab on Mars, we've been solving problems with big dreams made real for 240 years, says Adam Frank.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
One of the things that being an astrophysicist has given Adam Frank is real perspective. You think your day is bad? Your smallness should make you realize it just doesn't matter, since we're such a small speck in the universe.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
While Western philosophers relied on reason and logic to source arguments, Buddhists, like Eihei Dogen, attempted to develop refined methods for articulate, focused introspection, says Adam Frank.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Machines don't need to become conscious to rewire our world, they just need to become intelligent enough — and this moment may be coming faster than we are expecting, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
We think of ourselves as separate, higher beings with concerns above and beyond this mundane physicality; but a few minutes with an ultrasound offers a different perspective, says Adam Frank.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Something radical and truly fascinating has begun — a group is putting in place a "credible" road map to interstellar travel, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
We are part of something much larger than ourselves — and our ideas about ourselves, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. How can we be sure? Because, without doubt, it is raining all over the universe.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
What makes the Kavli HUMAN Project, which will follow 10,000 people over 20 years, so exciting is that it's exactly the kind of approach that can show us if Big Data really works, says Adam Frank.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Being an astrophysicist, I didn't have the slightest clue about the answer, says Adam Frank, but — lucky for us all —
13.7's own Barbara J. King has spent a lot of time studying just this question.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The organized denial of climate change science opened the doors to a very public retreat from the principle that a shared public reality could be the basis for our political debates, says Adam Frank.
Tuesday, April 05, 2016
This short video, making the rounds on social media, provides some eye opening insights into the distribution of human welfare, says Adam Frank.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The long delay in getting Americans back into orbit on their own power shows how deeply we've neglected a space science and technology effort that was the envy of the world, says Adam Frank.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
In some cases, a planet's winds could slowly bleed a world of its chance as a safe haven for life — or the winds could boil the world away, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
Saturday, March 19, 2016
13.7 blogger Alva Noë's latest book, he shows that in art, it's our most intimate, lived experience and us as individual world-builders that comes into view, says commentator Adam Frank.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
The Expanse may be the most important piece of science fiction to appear on the small screen in 10 years, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
Tuesday, March 01, 2016
On Aug. 6, 1974, Philippe Petit mesmerized the world by spending 45 minutes a quarter mile above the ground,
walking a tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. When he finally came down and was promptly arrested, waiting reporters jammed microphones in his face and ...