What is the relation between science and culture in defining our response to the world.  How does it shape our choices for the human future?

Astrophysicist Adam Frank is a leading expert on the final stages of evolution for stars like the sun, and his computational research group at the University of Rochester has developed advanced supercomputer tools for studying how stars form and how they die. A self-described “evangelist of science,” he is also committed to showing others the beauty and power of science, and exploring the proper context of science in culture.

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The closer you look, the more the materialist position in physics appears to rest on shaky metaphysical ground.
- Aeon

Trump may defund NASA climate research. That's a bad idea for the entire planet.
- The New York Times

They may not exist now. But new discoveries imply that they once did.
- The New York Times

As the popularity of mindfulness meditation grows, questions about its effectiveness from both a scientific and a spiritual perspective will continue to be debated.
- 13.7: Cosmos & Culture

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.
- 13.7: Cosmos & Culture

The binary pairing of Darkness and Light is so basic to human culture, no other name for the unseen stuff could do.
- Nautilus

Does science always need empirical evidence?
- The New York Times

Humanity's climb up the ladder of technological sophistication has come with a heavy price.
- The New York Times

Our society no longer values the integrity of scientific fact.
- The New York Times