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Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:

Viewing A Universe In Flux

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Observing the night sky is like looking through a time machine; every image comes from a different past — a kaleidoscope of times — each telling a different story, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Merging Global Values In A More Secular America

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

When pondering whether a secular society can be moral, we must consider that there are certain values that stand above and beyond culture and faith, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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Are We To Become Gods, The Destroyers Of Our World?

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Sci-fi thriller Ex Machina explores a variable of artificial intelligence we don't see in most considerations — the potential use of emotions as control, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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Pope's Coming Statement On Global Warming Will Be Significant

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pope Francis is preparing to urge world leaders to take action on global warming — an example of how scientific and religious leaderships can work together for the common good, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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'Planetary' Calls For A Global Vision Shift For Earthlings

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On this Earth Day, Marcelo Gleiser points us to a trailer of the new movie, which calls for a change in perspective — a new way of relating to each other and to the planet.

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Einstein's Universe Turns 100

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Einstein's greatest lesson may be that reality is not what it seems; what we perceive as real is a distortion due to how our brains take in the world around, and within, us, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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What The 'God Of The Gaps' Teaches Us About Science

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser says that to put God in our current knowledge gaps would not further our understanding of the universe. For that, we need science and its stubbornly secular approach.

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Van Gogh's Turbulent Mind Captured Turbulence

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The painter's creations during his blue period mirrored nature's turbulent flows, as if his mind somehow tapped into a universal archetype, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Should You Trust That New Medical Study?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The majority of individual medical studies tend to be either premature or badly formulated, so it's best to be patient and wait for the truth to become evident, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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Take A Shorter Shower — It's World Water Day

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Leaving politics aside, it is clear that water usage and waste are central issues of our time and we may all do well by finding ways to cut down, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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Much Rests On The Enhanced Large Hadron Collider

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

This month, the powerful particle accelerator will be back up and running — bigger and bolder than before. Physicist Marcelo Gleiser says it may bring big discoveries or be nature's big tease.

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Do Fairies Live In The Multiverse?

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Little, fabulous, flying entities capable of magical deeds that defy what we think reasonable in this world may exist, but we couldn't confirm this directly, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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The Man Who Turned Life Into Magic

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Oliver Sacks is a rare soul-reader among us — and we are blessed to have him as a listener, at once scribe and bard of the human condition, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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Clinging To Timelessness In A Changing Cosmos

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Traditional science has little to offer our longing for permanence, leading many to disenchantment, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser. Can we be scientific and satisfy our desire for transcendence?

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Should We Be Afraid Of Aliens?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The notion that other intelligences exist in the universe is pervasive in popular culture: Aliens are often portrayed as evil invaders. Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser ponders whether we should worry.

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Lessons From The Beginning Of Time

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The fact that science opens a window for us to peer into our deep past should be a cause for celebration, irrespective of what we find when we are able to look, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Is An Identical Copy Of You, You?

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Commentator Marcelo Gleiser ponders the question: Would you be comfortable dying, knowing that another you, a copy, would still be alive?

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Was 2014 The Hottest Year On Record — Or Not?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Our planet is getting steadily warmer — and ignoring this fact is like stepping in front of a train and hoping that if we close our eyes, it won't hit us, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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Capturing Changes In The Way We Connect

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Photographer Jacob F. Lucas put together a book called Commute Culture, addressing how technology is changing human connections. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser caught up with him for an interview.

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As 2015 Begins, Some Ruminations On Science And Life

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

At this time of introspection and self-analysis, commentator Marcelo Gleiser shares some thoughts that have come to him in the course of writing books and essays over the years.

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