Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

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.


Video: Making Snowflakes In Slo-Mo

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

If you live in certain areas of the country, you may be sick and tired of snow right now. May this 2-minute video remind you that there's more going on than our worries and concerns, says Adam Frank.


Why I'd Rather Not March

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Science shouldn't be pinned to a political view; the whole point is that evidence should win over everything, regardless of the opinions you walked in the door with, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Taking Stock In The Search For Aliens

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We need to get past the "giggle factor" when thinking about life, including intelligent life, on other worlds — but if it's out there, the search will take time, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Science And Facts, Alternative Or Otherwise

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Science, with its emphasis on public facts, gives us a model for answering many of the most important questions we face as a society. Adam Frank asks: Given our needs, tell me, what's the alternative?


Why Hell Can't Freeze Over: Quantum Physics And Absolute Zero

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Researchers inch ever closer to, but never reach, the state of absolute zero temperature; it's a science that has some very cool (pun very much intended) applications, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Personal-Productivity Efforts Are Doomed To Fail

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Every culturally imposed time-logic is an invention, it's something we made up — and we lie to ourselves if we think we can get more out of time, says commentator Adam Frank.


Reflecting On Some Of The Scientists We Lost In 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Adam Frank takes a moment to honor some of the scientists, engineers and explorers who left us this year. It's their shoulders we're all standing on now to get a better view of this world, he says.


200,000 Years Of Holidays: Where Do You Fit In?

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Watching the growth of the human population from our beginning — and plotting our place on the line — provides an opportunity for reverence and humility this holiday season, says Adam Frank.


What Does It Really Mean To 'Be Here Now'?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Astrophysicist Adam Frank asks: What is the relationship between the first two words in that New-Agey triplet: "Be here now?" How do "be-ing" and, well, "here-ing" go together?


Could You Power Your Home With A Bike?

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The discrepancy between what you personally can generate and what you personally use says a lot about what's happened with civilization and the planet in the past couple of centuries, says Adam Frank.


Short Answers To Big Questions: What Is Dark Matter?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NPR blogger Adam Frank answers your questions about dark matter. What is it? And how do we find it?


'Miracle On 34th Street': An Old Holiday Movie For Modern Times

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What makes Miracle on 34th Street so delightful is the way it constantly turns the question of belief vs. evidence into a question about our most essential and human values, says blogger Adam Frank.


How I Learned To Love Statistics — And Why You Should, Too

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The real, independent world is way more complex than my theoretical physics equations can handle — this is particularly true when it comes to human society, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Can Science Save The World?

Friday, November 18, 2016

Over centuries, science has played a particular — and particularly unique — role in addressing our uncertainty and our hope for control. But we must work with it to save ourselves, says Adam Frank.


Need Some Perspective? Watch Carl Sagan's 'Pale Blue Dot'

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

On a day where we as a nation will make a very important collective decision, Carl Sagan's speech serves to help remind us of our place in the universe, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Astrophysicist Takes Deep Dive Into The Science Of 'Doctor Strange'

Monday, November 07, 2016

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to astrophysicist Adam Frank about his role as physics and philosophy adviser on Marvel's newest movie, Doctor Strange, which opened last Friday.


Elon Musk's Reminder To America

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

It isn't just Elon Musk's telling the world about his Mars visions that matters — our reaction to it matters as well, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Can We Build Cities That Think Like A Planet?

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Do cities destroy nature or are they part of nature? Astrophysicist Adam Frank looks at a new book attempting to answer that question — which he says could be a key to our collective future.


In 'The Tao Of Bill Murray,' A Lesson On Joy And Spontaneity

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A new book reminds me why the actor has been my comedy hero ever since he started on Saturday Night Live when I was just a wisecracking high school student, says Adam Frank.