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Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

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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The Forgotten History Of Climate-Change Science

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

When did scientists and politicians first start to think that man may be warming the planet through the burning of fossil fuels? It wasn't just yesterday, says Commentator Adam Frank.

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Sharon Van Etten, 'Every Time The Sun Comes Up'

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

In the video for "Every Time The Sun Comes Up," an aging late-night horror TV host and an animated version of Sharon Van Etten summon both dark humor and real human sadness, beautifully sung.

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Habitable Planets May Not Look Exactly Like The Earth

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

When we think of life, we think of the Earth. But the universe may have other ideas. Commentator Adam Frank considers the case for life on planets around M-dwarf stars.

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Velocity: It's All Relative

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Life only seems to get faster and faster. Sometimes it's hard to deal with the speed of change. Commentator Adam Frank says to hold on to your hats because we may well end up bending time itself.

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Mercury Moves In Mysterious Ways

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A whole new world opens up before our eyes when we look more closely at vibrations, says astrophysicist Adam Frank as he shares a video showing a dancing drop of mercury.

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When Nature Speaks, Who Are You Hearing?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The human experience of sacredness transcends debates about atheism and religion, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. So where does the sacred live and what does it point to?

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High-Speed Trading Defines A New Era

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A lot can happen in a millisecond, if you have the right tools. Commentator Adam Frank says the rise of high-frequency financial trading marks the invention of a new time logic for humanity.

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Is Anti-Gravity Possible? Brian Greene's WSU Has The Answer

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Popular physicist Brian Greene just opened the virtual doors to his World Science U, a resource for those who want to know more. Commentator Adam Frank says it's worth the trip.

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Science And Fiction Without Science Fiction

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Once in a while Hollywood produces a gem, says physicist Adam Frank. He cherishes movies that fold together science and humanity in a way that allows us to look at ourselves and our society anew.

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A New Window On The Big Bang Has Been Opened

Monday, March 17, 2014

The very first moments of the universe hold secrets we'd very much like to know. Commentator Adam Frank says news today takes us a step closer to understanding the origins of the cosmos.

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Plane Lost, Uncertainties Regained

Monday, March 10, 2014

The mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is all the more troubling given how certain we seem to be about everything around us. Has technology inoculated us from reality?

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Watch And Be Amazed By The Machinery Of Life

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

DNA. RNA. Amino acids. They all sound so abstract, so far from human reality. But it's the stuff from which you are constructed. Commentator Adam Frank shares a video that brings it all to life.

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The Galaxy In Your Toilet Bowl

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Our resident physicist, Adam Frank, likes to point out the great science happening around us all the time. Even there in your toilet bowl, that whirl of water is similar to a spiraling galaxy.

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