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Adam Frank

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How We Came To Be Run By Time

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The breakdown of time, the time that has been pacing your life since your birth, was born through technology. Living by the clock has changed the way we view the world, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Why Video Games Matter

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

For some people, "video game" doesn't conjure up images of anything considered worthwhile. But some games, like The Last of Us, belong to a time-honored story genre, says commentator Adam Frank.


Hubble Telescope Celebrates 25 Years In Space

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Friday marks 25 years since the Hubble Space Telescope was launched. Astrophysicist and NPR blogger, Adam Frank, celebrates what it's shown us.


25 Years On: How Hubble's Vision Became Our Own

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Thousands of years from now, our names will be long forgotten, but what the Hubble Space Telescope did to us — and what it did for us — will endure, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Can The Earth Be Conscious?

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Just as the development of a biosphere can imply new evolutionary paths for a planet, maybe the development of a planetary Noosphere has its own concrete evolutionary implications, says Adam Frank.


Why Doesn't Your Butt Fall Through The Chair?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

One of the strangest and least appreciated discoveries of modern physics is that solid matter is — to put it bluntly — a big lie, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


How Many Stars Are There?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The night sky carries the weight of many meanings for humanity. Astrophysicist Adam Frank directs us to a short video addressing the sum of the stars in the sky.


What If Web Search Results Were Based On Accuracy?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Google has been researching the possibility of ranking search results based on established facts. Were this to become the norm, it would have huge implications for future discourse, says Adam Frank.


How A Soggy Solar System Can Spark A New Human Future

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Astrophysicist Adam Frank says the recent discovery of all this water across the solar system has just made humanity's long-term possibilities a whole lot more possible.


Are 'Big' Truths Better Than 'Small' Truths?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Humans, with our finite lives, are naturally drawn to grand questions about time, space and the cosmos. But, astrophysicist Adam Frank asks, where does that leave life's little truths?


Can Cities Change Earth's Evolution?

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

The fact that humans can shape ecosystems is nothing new. But new research shows that these changes are shifting the evolution of species right now — and potential feedback will happen just as fast.


My Depressing Day With A Famous Climate Skeptic

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The world was being told that one particular scientist's research was of the highest caliber — and that we had to take notice. The truth wasn't anywhere close, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Shock, Awe And Science

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Imagine that, in the midst of your daily routine, something utterly unexpected plopped itself into your reality. The shock of the new is one of the greatest gifts science offers us, says Adam Frank.


The Moon Like You Have Never Seen It Before

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Astrophysicist Adam Frank asks us to take a minute to enjoy this NASA video showing the other side of the moon — and to think about all the world that's out there right now hidden from our eyes.

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Science Denialism Has Consequences

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Adam Frank says the Disneyland measles outbreak is a wake up call; the assumption that if you disagree with certain established scientific results you can just ignore them will have consequences.


The Most Dangerous Ideas In Science

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

There's a battle going on over the methods we can use to get answers for the biggest cosmic questions humans can ask. Astrophysicist Adam Frank explains why it's a contest over the future of science.


What If Heaven Is Not For Real?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The idea that we, as individuals, did not exist 1,000 years ago doesn't seem to worry us. So, why does the idea of not existing in the future freak us out so much? Adam Frank explores this notion.


Climate And Other Worlds

Monday, January 19, 2015

A few years ago, as part of his own thinking about human beings and their planet, astrophysicist Adam Frank began working on a project to think about any technological species on any planet.


The Invisible World Has A Funky Fresh Beat

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Invisible mathematical relations guide the sounds in this video — and everywhere, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. They're present in the waves your cellphone uses and are the heartbeat of the tides.


Setting The Record Straight For Alan Turing

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The world lost a young genius because people were uncomfortable with whom he was inclined to love, says commentator Adam Frank. The future of computing may have been very different if he'd been alive.