Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

The Divergence Of Art And Science

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Here at 13.7, we spend considerable time thinking about the similarities between art and science. Adam Frank, now, takes a look at one way they may differ.


This Is Your Brain On The Outdoors

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The New York Times recently reported that a walk in nature can actually change the wiring in your brain. So, Adam Frank suggests we go take a walk.


Does Mindfulness Mean Anything?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

As the popularity of mindfulness meditation grows, questions about its effectiveness from both a scientific and a spiritual perspective will continue to be debated, says commentator Adam Frank.


How Long Would It Take To Drive To Pluto?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

As New Horizons completes its journey to the far reaches of the solar system, NPR takes a look at just how long it takes to get to Pluto.


How Long Would It Take To Drive To Pluto?

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A road trip to Pluto is not something you want to try with kids — the asteroid belt is nothing but tourist traps, and the rest stops really thin out after Saturn, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Science And The Agony Of Ignorance

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Astrophysicist Adam Frank reflects on the fact that while many of his questions for the universe can be answered, some are beyond him now — and may remain so for the rest of his life.


What Is Humanity's Prize For Dealing With Climate Change?

Monday, June 22, 2015

The short film Wanderers is a beautifully realized vision of all the places waiting for us in our cosmic backyard, if we can just find a way to sustain humanity, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Why The Pope's Stand On Climate Change Matters

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The public discussion on climate change occupies a weird alternate reality, despite the science; it's not really about the science — which is why Pope Francis' encyclical matters, says Adam Frank.


This Summer Explore An 'Alien' Planet: Earth

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Really imagining Earth as just one of countless planets can illuminate everything you see with a new and poignant clarity, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Who Gets To Hang Out At The Pool?

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

An ugly incident at a Texas pool party in which a police officer drew his gun on several unarmed black teenagers sits against a long history of racialized conflict over who can swim where.


When Robots Run

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Commentator Adam Frank says robots capable of "living" are coming more quickly than most of us imagine — so we better get ready.


Why Aren't The Aliens Here Already?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

If we learned we're the only ones looking into the night sky, it'd be impossibly lonely. But it might also mean there's something holding all beings from a higher state, which may spell our doom too.


A Festival Of Science

Sunday, May 24, 2015

A five-day celebration of all things empirical investigation of the cosmos — the World Science Festival 2015 — begins this week.


One Concept That Gives Physicists A Casper-Like Haunting

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Recently, astrophysicist Adam Frank raised the idea that your butt — and the chair it sits on — are not solid matter. Now, he revisits the issue of why you don't fall to the floor, with an addendum.


Climate Denialists In Congress Acting As NASA's Kryptonite

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

NASA, with all its heroism and accuracy, is like Superman to many Americans — and denying the agency the funding it needs because of its position on climate is wrong, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


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.