Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Kílian Jornet says failure is an opportunity to try again; it motivates him to try harder. This is a lesson we can all take home, whatever mountains you choose to climb in life, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
We've made huge strides in understanding the nature and composition of the physical universe, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser, but it's clear that much remains to be learned — as it should be.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
It may be that to explain where the universe came from is an impossibility for our causally-based, logically-oriented, experientially-functioning minds, but we must keep trying, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Cosmic expansion stretches space itself, as if space were made of some kind of stretchy rubber material; there is no physical border, only stretching space, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
CERN has said that the Linac 4 booster for the Large Hadron Collider is ready. The hope is that with higher speed and luminosity, unknown particles may be found, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
In a case like The Lost City of Z, it's better not to take the details as serious history; instead, be inspired by the drive that propels a courageous few into the wild to discover for all of us.
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
USAFacts.org and Wikitribune.com are worthy initiatives in the fight against fake news, but even a fact-based narrative can't be separated from who's telling and hearing it, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
When we fill up our garbage cans, we empty them into bigger ones. The biggest one, we seem to think, is our planet. We can't keep on filling it thinking it's a bottomless pit, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
In reality, Earth's days are getting longer. To change our perception that time goes more quickly as we age, we need to carve in a bit of time to just be, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
The transcendence of human into information is either almost here, a step in evolution — or an impossibility, a mad dream of people who can't accept the inevitability of death, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Blogger Marcelo Gleiser imagines a conversation between a geneticist, a Buddhist, a physicist, a psychologist, and a theologian about life and the future of humanity.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The prospects can be either beatific or terrifying depending where you come from but, whatever your choice, transhumanism is here to stay, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The blockbuster movie Logan brings to the fore the moral choices of those in power as they apply scientific knowledge. It is so utterly sad it's painful to watch, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
There's a philosophical discussion considering the possibility that we are in a computer simulation, run by posthumans. Marcelo Gleiser asks: Why would an advanced species waste their time this way?
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Seven Earth-size planets have been found to orbit a dwarf star 40 light-years away. Finding life as we know it there would mean it's likely elsewhere in galaxy, too, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The issue of the right or wrong use of science emerges in the colliding front between scientists and their supporting sponsors, be they the government or the private sector, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
If there is a central lesson in the movie, it is that united we win; that what makes America great is not segregation and intolerance, but openness and inclusiveness, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Carlo Rovelli's new book is a gem: It's full of wonderful analogies and imagery — and is a celebration of the human spirit, in "permanent doubt, the deep source of science," says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Nature tends to follow rules, some of which we can understand. But we have limitations and are surrounded by mystery, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser, who recounts an unexplained event in his own life.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The expansion of the universe was sealed as fact in 1965, but the seeds for this revolutionary take on the cosmos and our place in it were planted in 1917 by a daring Einstein, says Marcelo Gleiser.