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Adam Frank

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How to See the Universe in a Human Birth

(89) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

We are born in darkness and return to darkness yet through it all we are surrounded by light. It is not only a journey we share...

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Can Science Be Sacred?

(428) Comments | Posted January 20, 2012 | 6:00 AM

I had just come from my undergraduate partial differential equations class and was in serious need of caffeine. We had completed our fourth straight day of lectures on the equations of a vibrating membrane. My head hurt and my hands where cramped from taking notes. Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) appear...

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Beyond Genesis: Is Science Past the Big Bang Already?

(23) Comments | Posted January 5, 2012 | 1:23 PM

The Big Bang is, without doubt, one of the greatest achievements of human civilization. So why then are so many scientists waiting so expectantly for its immanent demise?

Most folks think of the Big Bang as a description of the Universe's creation but that was never really...

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Set Your Clocks for the Twilight of the Big Bang

(9) Comments | Posted November 4, 2011 | 2:38 PM

This Sunday marks the yearly orgy of clock-adjusting known as daylight saving time. As an astrophysicist concerned with cosmology and the origins of the universe, this is the best day of the year to remind everyone that time, as we know it, doesn't exist.

For generations, we have been...

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