Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

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.


Book Review: 'Waking Up: A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion'

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Astrophysicist Adam Frank reviews Sam Harris' Book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion.


The Magic Of Christmas Eve Goes Beyond Religion

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

For a few hours on Christmas Eve, we let the charade and the walls drop and recognize each other for what we all are — fellow travelers on a journey no one understands, says commentator Adam Frank.


Seeing Heaven: The Beauty of Cosmigraphics

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

If you were asked to picture the universe, you might conjure up images of stars and swirling galaxies. Commentator Adam Frank says one new book succeeds in showing you what past generations imagined.


Searching For Proof Of The Unseen

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

From ghosts to gods, human beings have invested enormous effort trying to understand the invisible. The unseen world is, pretty much, the entire world, says commentator Adam Frank.


Confessions Of An Astrophysicist: I'm In Love With A Star

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Commentator Adam Frank says the best part of being a scientist is falling deeply, intimately in love with what you study, on a very specific level. Here, he waxes poetic on his connection to Mira.