Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


Black Holes And Our Cosmic Future

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says that while he enjoys sci-fi speculation like most people, he also thinks there is a chance, in viewing recent films, to learn something about ourselves and our planet.


Church Of England Names Its First Female Bishop

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Rev. Libby Lane has been a parish priest for 20 years. She will be consecrated on Jan. 26, becoming the first female bishop since the church was founded five centuries ago.


Space, Time, Love And Stephen Hawking

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Theory of Everything celebrates the spirit of a man who has fought for all of his adult life to uncover the mystery of time, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


A Quest For The Unattainable Unification Of Knowledge

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

There is no reason to expect that we can get to the ultimate nature of reality, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser. We must learn to live with the mystery, with the fact that we cannot know everything.


The Little Comet Probe That Could

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

You may be carrying comet dust in your bones and blood. Probe Philae has shown that, now, we can go collect the original stuff. That's where science becomes magical, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.


The Science Of 'Interstellar'

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Few, if any, movies have been this faithful to science and still managed to tell a gripping tale, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser — though some liberties are taken at points.


Despite Disasters, Explore We Must

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The crash of Virgin Galactic's spacecraft has renewed criticism of commercial space exploration. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says disasters and loss of life are the cost of pushing humanity's limits.


Can Scientific Belief Go Too Far?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Can scientists have too much faith, insisting that an idea is right despite contrary evidence? Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says yes, which could pay off in the end — or be a colossal waste of time.