Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
In the early 20th century, we weren't able to visualize reactions of tiny matter. We didn't doubt they were there, but we weren't sure of the details. Now we are, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The challenge we face is to keep a healthy balance between power-on life and power-off life — to be sure we don't become something we are not, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Saturday, October 08, 2016
California's governor just signed a bill to allow testing of driverless cars. The future is here — but it's important to consider the consequences as development moves ahead, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The hope is that the connectome, a map of all neural connections, will somehow address how physical processes are connected with consciousness, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
A liberal arts education was supposed to expose students to the sciences and the humanities without exploring their affinities or overlaps — but this era is coming to an end, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
It makes some sense that too much of a good thing may end up being bad for you, but, so far, the science hasn't proved this to be true of running, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016
There are lessons to be learned in the false detection of alien signals: Sure, we should keep on listening, but we also should understand our role as guardians of Earth, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Where did the world come from? Unless future physicists make new observations from the Big Bang, it's hard to contemplate any science coming from the first originating event, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
There is a herolike narrative in science that is not that far from a sports narrative — the striving for success with the hope of bringing something unimagined to the field, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Imagine how sad it would be if, one day, we arrived at the end of knowledge — that would be incomparably worse than embracing doubt as the unavoidable partner of a curious mind, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Science is not out there to kill people's faiths: Science is out there to make sense of the world we live in — and when science gets pitched against religion, everyone loses, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Tribalism is deeply ingrained in our value system — but we can commit to goals without radicalizing them, to support groups without demonizing others, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Even with all the uncertainty in the numbers, we seem to be marching towards a point of saturation, where our current practices and needs will exhaust what the planet can offer, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
What would happen if the world's countries armed with nuclear weapons engaged in all-out confrontation? Marcelo Gleiser considers this in the first of a series of essays on our collective future.
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Juno's scientists will be the first ones to see things about Jupiter no one has ever seen before. For a few brief moments, they will share a silent bond with Galileo, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Imagine how sad it would be if we one day arrived at the end of knowledge — no new questions to explore, no boundaries to expand, no great discoveries ahead, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Even if chiral molecules are part of the ingredients of new planets, the choice of chirality could vary randomly from star-forming region to star-forming region, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
There's nothing more interesting for a scientist than to have the unexpected show up, as if nature is trying to nudge us to look in a different direction, says Marcelo Gleiser of new CERN data.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Fearing science is not the same as fearing what we are capable of: In the end, it's all really about us, what we can create and what we do with what we create, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
We love aliens because they are a reflection of who we are, representing both the worst and the best in humanity, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.