Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

'Black Panther': Science, Heroes — And How Comics Changed The World

Friday, February 16, 2018

Hidden in the narratives of 1970s comics like the Black Panther was an idea that grew like a seed in the imagination of kids like me: Science and heroism were indelibly linked, says Adam Frank.


Computational Propaganda: Bots, Targeting And The Future

Friday, February 09, 2018

Computational propaganda was invented by people who realized the possibilities emerging from the intersection of new technologies and behaviors they create — and it's frightening, says Adam Frank.


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.


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Is A Nearly Perfect Movie For An Imperfect Hero

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The new Spider-Man movie comes pretty close to perfection in honoring all that the Spidey comics meant to his many fans, like this once-upon-a-time, 12-year-old, science-obsessed kid, says Adam Frank.


To Defend Western Civilization, Start With Science

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

We should defend Western Civilization's best achievements. Let us start with something obvious from which we all benefit: Let us defend science, says blogger Adam Frank.


Seeing John Coltrane's 'Giant Steps'

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

John Coltrane's Giant Steps is a great piece of American music, says blogger Adam Frank. In this video, musician and artist Michal Levy uses spatial metaphors to represent the song's symmetries.


Could You Help Rewire Income Disparity?

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

New research using network science shows that shifting individual behavior in small ways could influence economic equality, says blogger Adam Frank.


Why You Should Play Video Games

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We live in a world of endless pressing concerns with so many competing avenues of being productive. A good game makes no demands. All that matters is the enjoyment of the doing, says Adam Frank.


Why Honeybees Are The Wrong Problem To Solve

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

We must come to understand how to design our interactions with the rest of the world to ensure that everyone and everything thrives. It's much bigger than honeybees, says blogger Adam Frank.


Photosynthesis: The Crazy Little Molecular Engine That Could

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

In follow-up to an on-air brief, Adam Frank highlights a video going into "lovely details" on photosynthesis, including the baroque Calvin Cycle.


The Extended Beauty Of Photosynthesis

Friday, June 02, 2017

Inside every plant there is an insanely complex molecular engine that turns sunlight into food — and across billions of years, photosynthesis shaped the history of the entire planet, says Adam Frank.


Climate Accord Decision Is A Win For Self-Destruction

Friday, June 02, 2017

The Trump administration's choice to leave the Paris climate deal will have consequences that will not be measured in election cycles or decades or even generations, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Detecting Life In Space: The Red Edge

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Movies and TV have taught us that the way to find life elsewhere is to directly detect purposeful signals from intelligences on other worlds. But a new era has begun, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


How Do You Make A Civilization?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Astrophysicist Adam Frank and team are using network and complexity theory to ask questions about civilizations in generic ways — exploring whether one path could apply to all species, even aliens.


Buddhism, Science And The Western World

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Blogger Adam Frank explores the insight of Buddhist scholars, who suggests the affinity Buddhism is supposed to have with science is a consequence of its historical encounter with the West.


The Joy Of Science

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

A paper exploring the consistency and makeup of Saturn's moon Titan brings joy with discovery as we learn about our universe of wonders, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


What's It Like To Be A Squirrel?

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

It's cool to imagine being a squirrel, and yet, at the same time, this GoPro video reminds us of the huge gap between imagination and being, says blogger Adam Frank.


When It Comes To Policymaking, The Rules Don't Apply To Climate Change

Thursday, April 20, 2017

On Saturday, people from around the country will take to the streets in the March for Science. Organizers say that the point of the March is not to make science political, but to highlight the reality of science to politicians, as a guide in policymaking, in which science is an uncharted issue.


Earth Day And The March For Science

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

People from around the U.S., including 13.7's Adam Frank, plan to gather in D.C. Saturday for the March for Science. Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, discusses the march and Earth Day.


The Moon You Never See

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Most humans have never seen the far side of the moon directly. It's kind of amazing to contemplate that something so familiar to us could also be so hidden, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.