Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

Why You Should Play Video Games

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We live in a world of endless pressing concerns with so many competing avenues of being productive. A good game makes no demands. All that matters is the enjoyment of the doing, says Adam Frank.


Why Honeybees Are The Wrong Problem To Solve

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

We must come to understand how to design our interactions with the rest of the world to ensure that everyone and everything thrives. It's much bigger than honeybees, says blogger Adam Frank.


Photosynthesis: The Crazy Little Molecular Engine That Could

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

In follow-up to an on-air brief, Adam Frank highlights a video going into "lovely details" on photosynthesis, including the baroque Calvin Cycle.


The Extended Beauty Of Photosynthesis

Friday, June 02, 2017

Inside every plant there is an insanely complex molecular engine that turns sunlight into food — and across billions of years, photosynthesis shaped the history of the entire planet, says Adam Frank.


Climate Accord Decision Is A Win For Self-Destruction

Friday, June 02, 2017

The Trump administration's choice to leave the Paris climate deal will have consequences that will not be measured in election cycles or decades or even generations, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Detecting Life In Space: The Red Edge

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Movies and TV have taught us that the way to find life elsewhere is to directly detect purposeful signals from intelligences on other worlds. But a new era has begun, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


How Do You Make A Civilization?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Astrophysicist Adam Frank and team are using network and complexity theory to ask questions about civilizations in generic ways — exploring whether one path could apply to all species, even aliens.


Buddhism, Science And The Western World

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Blogger Adam Frank explores the insight of Buddhist scholars, who suggests the affinity Buddhism is supposed to have with science is a consequence of its historical encounter with the West.


The Joy Of Science

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

A paper exploring the consistency and makeup of Saturn's moon Titan brings joy with discovery as we learn about our universe of wonders, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


What's It Like To Be A Squirrel?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It's cool to imagine being a squirrel, and yet, at the same time, this GoPro video reminds us of the huge gap between imagination and being, says blogger Adam Frank.


When It Comes To Policymaking, The Rules Don't Apply To Climate Change

Thursday, April 20, 2017

On Saturday, people from around the country will take to the streets in the March for Science. Organizers say that the point of the March is not to make science political, but to highlight the reality of science to politicians, as a guide in policymaking, in which science is an uncharted issue.


Earth Day And The March For Science

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

People from around the U.S., including 13.7's Adam Frank, plan to gather in D.C. Saturday for the March for Science. Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, discusses the march and Earth Day.


The Moon You Never See

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Most humans have never seen the far side of the moon directly. It's kind of amazing to contemplate that something so familiar to us could also be so hidden, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Why Expertise Matters

Friday, April 07, 2017

We need to become insistent on the value of knowing things — and the value of recognizing when others know what we do not, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Sci-Fi Show 'The Expanse' Preps Us For The Future

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

What is most remarkable about The Expanse, even into Season 2, is its realism; more than any other TV space-themed show, it gets the science right, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Mind, Matter And Materialism

Sunday, March 26, 2017

We all have metaphysical commitments, but when it comes to quantum physics and what it tell us about matter and materialism, we must work to distinguish solid ground from swamp, says Adam Frank.


A Spark Of Hope For Climate Change Reality

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The stand taken by a group of elder Republican statesmen and the formation of the Climate Solutions Caucus represent a ray of hope as the clock ticks on Earth's shifting systems, says Adam Frank.


The Earth Has Oceans And Continents: How Weird Is That?

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

We have both continents and oceans on Earth — but it didn't have to be this way. And on most planets, it probably isn't, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Do You Really Have That Disease?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In statistics, a frequentist interpretation looks only at the simple probability. But Bayes' theorem works with conditional information rather than just looking at a positive result, says Adam Frank.


The Wilderness Vs. The Wildness About Us

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What is it that makes the parking lot seem so sad and lost compared with the forest of trees or the field it used to be? Adam Frank finds some answers in the re-reading of a Gary Snyder book.