Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

When Is It OK For Scientists To Become Political?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The power of science and pervasiveness of technology puts scientists in a position of unique responsibility that can make political activism very slippery, says commentator Adam Frank.


Ever-Changing Technology Challenges Filmmakers

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Commentator Adam Frank takes a look at Tony Zhou's video essay exploring the dilemma a director faces integrating new technologies, already part of our lives, into stories about those lives.


When Science Gets Ahead Of Itself

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Scientists have found a that March discovery, touted as one of the most important scientific discoveries ever, may not be one at all. Astrophysicist Adam Frank weighs in on the scientific process.


Is Civilization Natural?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Commentator Adam Frank says if we're building cities that affect the entire planet, maybe it's time to starting thinking about how nature and cities can evolve together.


Is Atheist Awe A Religious Experience?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Recently, we've been talking atheists, awe, science and religion at 13.7. Commentator Adam Frank is weighing in, saying it is the experience of awe that sets us on the road to science or spirituality.


Can We Jump-Start A New Space Age?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Looking over the state of U.S. science funding these days, it's hard to not to get depressed. But the BoldlyGo Institute challenges us to remember that the stakes are too high to give up.


Cute Dog Video Answers Mystery Of The Cosmos. Maybe

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Newton's laws, Quantum Mechanics, Information Theory — the fundamental rules of existence — find expression in the human world for human purposes, says commentator Adam Frank.


Has Next Tuesday Already Happened?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Your birth and death define the end points of a line in the four dimensions of space-time, explains commentator Adam Frank. All the moments and all the places in between fill out this line.


Lessons From The Last Time Civilization Collapsed

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Life as we know it is being threatened by everything from climate change to resource depletion. Commentator Adam Frank looks back at 1177 B.C. — and what we might learn from peoples past.


Israel Resumes Gaza Strikes After Rocket Attacks

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The resumption of violence casts doubts about the future of indirect talks in Cairo, but similar flare-ups in the past have not prevented the two sides from reinstating another temporary truce.


A Lasting Marriage Of Pop Music And Science

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

These two realms of life may seem like an odd couple. In the spirit of summer's lack of seriousness, astrophysicist Adam Frank reflects on the work of one band that has spent decades linking the two.


Boil, Burn Or Explode? How You Die In Space

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

You've seen it in the movies: Somebody gets caught in space without a spacesuit and explodes. Or freezes. Or gets fried by radiation. But which is it? Astrophysicist Adam Frank weighs in.


What Would You Give Up For World Peace?

Sunday, August 03, 2014

War and conflict just go with the territory when you're a human. That fact has commentator Adam Frank looking for solutions. Perhaps a shared consciousness is the answer.


When Cities Become Science, Where Does Art Fit In?

Saturday, July 26, 2014

As big data pushes us toward a full-blown quantitative science of cities, a unique project in Rochester, New York, has commentator Adam Frank appreciating the role of public art in urban living.


Watch And Learn: Wave-Particle Quantum Weirdness

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Understanding how things work in the quantum world is both fun and mind-bending. Physicist Adam Frank suggests spending a minute watching this video on the wave-particle duality.


En Garde! 'Traitor's Blade' Delivers Adventure At Swordpoint

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Former fight choreographer Sebastien de Castell's debut novel is a little heavy on the swordplay — but the story of a disgraced king's guard fighting for honor and justice packs plenty of punch.


Science Vs. Religion: Beyond The Western Traditions

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The endless debate over the relationship between science and religion in the United States ignores the thinking of much of the rest of the world, says commentator Adam Frank.


Spaceship Battles, Alien Worlds And Robots!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Astrophysicist Adam Frank shares his summer reading list. As one would expect, it's heavy on science fiction and soul searching.


What We Need Is A Moon With Rings

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Here are a couple of amazing videos showing what the Earth's sky would look like if some of the solar system's most familiar bodies orbited our planet at close range.


Seeking the Solstice: Kick Off Your Summer of Cosmic Sunsets

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Just in time for the official start of summer, NPR's Adam Frank heads outside to better understand the summer solstice. The secret, he says, is in the sunsets.