Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

From Poverty To Stanford, Memoir Tells A Physicist's Remarkable Tale

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

A Quantum Life is an important book to help understand the institutional hurdles that have kept science mostly white and male — and how the fire of inquiry can take root in a heart and lift it up.


'Helgoland' Offers A New Way To Understand The World, And Our Place In It

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Carlo Rovelli writes that quantum mechanics tells us reality is a net of interactions where there are no things, only relationships; nothing has properties until it interacts with something else.


Author John Green Explores How To Live In Uncertainty In 'The Anthropocene Reviewed'

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The author of best-seller The Fault In Our Stars uses humor, wisdom and a keen sense of connections to offer guidance — as he reviews how humans are reshaping Earth.


'Under A White Sky' Examines What It Might Take For Humans To Continue To Exist

Monday, February 08, 2021

Elizabeth Kolbert makes clear how far we already are from a world of undisturbed, balanced nature — and how far we must go to find a new balance for the planet's future, one that still includes us.


'Wild Minds' Traces The Origins Of Animation — From Blackton And McCay To Disney

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Author Reid Mitenbuler's real target is a quintessentially American story of daring ambition, personal re-invention, and the eternal tug-of-war of between art and business.


Playing 'Death Stranding,' Even In Isolation, You're Not Alone

Thursday, May 14, 2020

In Hideo Kojima's famously strange new game, you're often alone, trekking across deserted post-apocalyptic America. But you're also not alone, as you find clues and connections left by other players.


'A Marvelous Life' Holds Stan Lee High As The Man Who Made Superheroes Matter

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

Danny Fingeroth spends some time unpacking Lee's long-running dispute with Jack Kirby and others over ownership, but mainly offers strong insights into the forces that drove Lee and Marvel to success.


In 'Something Deeply Hidden,' Sean Carroll Argues There Are Infinite Copies Of You

Friday, September 13, 2019

The physicist dives into fraught territory, taking up the age-old debate over quantum mechanics — aiming to convince readers that the Many Worlds interpretation is the one that describes reality.


An Imagined Future Speaks In 'Talking To Robots'

Friday, July 19, 2019

If you want to see what that future might look like, David Ewing Duncan's book is a fun place to start; he envisions various bots based on interviews with scientists and engineers, among others.


The Music Of Our Spheres

Thursday, July 11, 2019

We asked an astronomer to listen to Brian Eno's reissued Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks, which features brand new music, to answer the question: "What do we think space should sound like?"


As The 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11 Nears, New Books Highlight The Mission's Legacy

Friday, June 14, 2019

These works make apparent how singular an achievement America's moon landing was — and show that half a century later we're still grappling to understand its long-term meaning.


'Einstein's Unfinished Revolution' Looks At The Quantum-Physics-And-Reality Problem

Friday, April 19, 2019

A century after the birth of quantum mechanics, no one is sure what it is telling us about the nature of reality — and Lee Smolin's book adds to a stream of excellent works on the topic.


Here's Why Some Mess Is Not Always A Bad Thing

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Does mess drive you nuts? Astrophysicist Adam Frank says to think of it as showing off — all proteins need mess to do their own work.


New Climate Books Stress We Are Already Far Down The Road To A Different Earth

Monday, March 25, 2019

David Wallace-Wells' The Uninhabitable Earth and Nathaniel Rich's Losing Earth offer valuable perspectives on climate change — if we're committed to being adult enough to face the future.


'Team Human' Stresses That The Future Lies In Connection And Cooperation

Monday, January 28, 2019

Douglas Rushkoff's knowledge of digital technology shines in his new book, horrifying us with the capacities of the machines we've built — and the ways they have been used against us.


Please Explain: Extraterrestrial Life

Friday, August 03, 2018

Our latest Please Explain is all about aliens, the universe, and what the fate of other worlds could mean for the future of humanity.

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The True, The Real And The Beautiful: 7 Years Of 'Cosmos And Culture'

Friday, April 13, 2018

Through science commentary, we created a place for exploration of deep, complex issues. There's a hunger in all of us for more than just facts — we hunger for meaning, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Is Humanity Unusual In The Cosmos?

Monday, April 02, 2018

Commentator Adam Frank talks with Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb about exo-civilizations, techno-signatures, and the search for alien life — living or long-gone.


Why Not Talk About Death?

Monday, March 26, 2018

Many people just don't want to talk about what it means to live in the face of death. Astrophysicist Adam Frank reflects on life and death — and invites others to do the same.


Who Were Your Millionth-Great-Grandparents?

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Our pre-human ancestors are back there somewhere in the deep time that makes up Earth's braided history of life and change — and we are the tip of the spear moving that life forward, says Adam Frank.