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Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

Has Next Tuesday Already Happened?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Your birth and death define the end points of a line in the four dimensions of space-time, explains commentator Adam Frank. All the moments and all the places in between fill out this line.

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Lessons From The Last Time Civilization Collapsed

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Life as we know it is being threatened by everything from climate change to resource depletion. Commentator Adam Frank looks back at 1177 B.C. โ€” and what we might learn from peoples past.

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Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Rocket Attacks

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The resumption of violence casts doubts about the future of indirect talks in Cairo, but similar flare-ups in the past have not prevented the two sides from reinstating another temporary truce.

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A Lasting Marriage Of Pop Music And Science

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

These two realms of life may seem like an odd couple. In the spirit of summer's lack of seriousness, astrophysicist Adam Frank reflects on the work of one band that has spent decades linking the two.

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Boil, Burn Or Explode? How You Die In Space

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

You've seen it in the movies: Somebody gets caught in space without a spacesuit and explodes. Or freezes. Or gets fried by radiation. But which is it? Astrophysicist Adam Frank weighs in.

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What Would You Give Up For World Peace?

Sunday, August 03, 2014

War and conflict just go with the territory when you're a human. That fact has commentator Adam Frank looking for solutions. Perhaps a shared consciousness is the answer.

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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 โ€” 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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