Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

Why Expertise Matters

Friday, April 07, 2017

We need to become insistent on the value of knowing things — and the value of recognizing when others know what we do not, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Sci-Fi Show 'The Expanse' Preps Us For The Future

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

What is most remarkable about The Expanse, even into Season 2, is its realism; more than any other TV space-themed show, it gets the science right, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Mind, Matter And Materialism

Sunday, March 26, 2017

We all have metaphysical commitments, but when it comes to quantum physics and what it tell us about matter and materialism, we must work to distinguish solid ground from swamp, says Adam Frank.


A Spark Of Hope For Climate Change Reality

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The stand taken by a group of elder Republican statesmen and the formation of the Climate Solutions Caucus represent a ray of hope as the clock ticks on Earth's shifting systems, says Adam Frank.


The Earth Has Oceans And Continents: How Weird Is That?

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

We have both continents and oceans on Earth — but it didn't have to be this way. And on most planets, it probably isn't, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Do You Really Have That Disease?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In statistics, a frequentist interpretation looks only at the simple probability. But Bayes' theorem works with conditional information rather than just looking at a positive result, says Adam Frank.


The Wilderness Vs. The Wildness About Us

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What is it that makes the parking lot seem so sad and lost compared with the forest of trees or the field it used to be? Adam Frank finds some answers in the re-reading of a Gary Snyder book.


Video: Making Snowflakes In Slo-Mo

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

If you live in certain areas of the country, you may be sick and tired of snow right now. May this 2-minute video remind you that there's more going on than our worries and concerns, says Adam Frank.


Why I'd Rather Not March

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Science shouldn't be pinned to a political view; the whole point is that evidence should win over everything, regardless of the opinions you walked in the door with, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Taking Stock In The Search For Aliens

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

We need to get past the "giggle factor" when thinking about life, including intelligent life, on other worlds — but if it's out there, the search will take time, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Science And Facts, Alternative Or Otherwise

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Science, with its emphasis on public facts, gives us a model for answering many of the most important questions we face as a society. Adam Frank asks: Given our needs, tell me, what's the alternative?


Why Hell Can't Freeze Over: Quantum Physics And Absolute Zero

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Researchers inch ever closer to, but never reach, the state of absolute zero temperature; it's a science that has some very cool (pun very much intended) applications, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.


Personal-Productivity Efforts Are Doomed To Fail

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Every culturally imposed time-logic is an invention, it's something we made up — and we lie to ourselves if we think we can get more out of time, says commentator Adam Frank.


Reflecting On Some Of The Scientists We Lost In 2016

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Adam Frank takes a moment to honor some of the scientists, engineers and explorers who left us this year. It's their shoulders we're all standing on now to get a better view of this world, he says.


200,000 Years Of Holidays: Where Do You Fit In?

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Watching the growth of the human population from our beginning — and plotting our place on the line — provides an opportunity for reverence and humility this holiday season, says Adam Frank.


What Does It Really Mean To 'Be Here Now'?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Astrophysicist Adam Frank asks: What is the relationship between the first two words in that New-Agey triplet: "Be here now?" How do "be-ing" and, well, "here-ing" go together?


Could You Power Your Home With A Bike?

Thursday, December 08, 2016

The discrepancy between what you personally can generate and what you personally use says a lot about what's happened with civilization and the planet in the past couple of centuries, says Adam Frank.


Short Answers To Big Questions: What Is Dark Matter?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NPR blogger Adam Frank answers your questions about dark matter. What is it? And how do we find it?


'Miracle On 34th Street': An Old Holiday Movie For Modern Times

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What makes Miracle on 34th Street so delightful is the way it constantly turns the question of belief vs. evidence into a question about our most essential and human values, says blogger Adam Frank.


How I Learned To Love Statistics — And Why You Should, Too

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The real, independent world is way more complex than my theoretical physics equations can handle — this is particularly true when it comes to human society, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.