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Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:

Evaluating Our Importance In The Universe

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The next time you hear a scientist say something like, "The more we know about the universe, the less important we become," beg to differ: The reality is precisely the opposite, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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Locating The Cradle Of Life

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Given that there are trillions of worlds in our galaxy alone, circling hundreds of billions of stars, it would be a true statistical fluke if Earth were the only harbor for life, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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The Search For The Oldest Life On Earth Is A Complicated One

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

To start, we can't ever be sure that what we find is the oldest life on Earth. All we can do is to keep looking for possible biomarkers in the oldest rocks around, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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It Is To Space That We Go With David Bowie

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

While the late musician produced many hits, he was in love with the space race, as evidenced by songs like "Starman," "Life on Mars?" and "Space Oddity," says astrophysicist and fan Marcelo Gleiser.

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Choosing Between Good And Evil In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

In Star Wars, the Force may represent a cosmic consciousness — an abstract picture of a deity — in which case we are told, even in the divine, good and evil must coexist, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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From Einstein's Ghost To Pluto, A Year Of Remarkable Science

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The year 2015 was a busy one for science, with discoveries on many fronts. Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser offers thoughts on a few.

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What The World Looks Like After The Paris Treaty

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The climate treaty demands a profound paradigm shift in how civilization interacts with nature and resources — and builds hope that our deeds carry more weight than our words, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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Exploring The 'Universe' In A Video Game

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

If we have the power to create a hypothetical universe in a game like No Man's Sky, we can unleash the human exploratory drive to go where no one has gone before, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Should We Eat Golden Rice?

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Genetically-modified plants show promise as a way to deliver nutrients at low cost. Marcelo Gleiser asks: Can opposition groups, scientists and businesses work together to safely implement GMO crops?

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The Equation That Blew Up The Cosmos

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

As Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity turns 100, the scientist would surely be pleased with the revolution he started, a source of wonder and inspiration for all, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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Pushing The Frontiers Of High-Energy Physics Links Humanity

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The kind of research being conducted at CERN is a reminder of what we can accomplish, together, even amid the darkest of times, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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The Need To Believe: Where Does It Come From?

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Religious belief offers a sense of community with the unknown — with what transcends the confines of our humanity — as science aims to extend our reality, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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Exploring Catalogues Of Living Creatures And Celestial Objects

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

The web provides amazing access, often free, to information for educational purposes, made possible by enabling people and technology. Blogger Marcelo Gleiser introduces us to some of his favorites.

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Does Technology Make You Freer?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Improvements in technology don't necessarily lead to more leisure time for people, but they allow us more freedom to choose what we spend our time doing, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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What Do You Believe?

Saturday, October 17, 2015

On Sunday, Oprah's network begins airing a documentary series titled Belief, looking at how people search for meaning. Marcelo Gleiser talks to David Shadrack Smith, creative director of the series.

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Could All Really Come From Nothing?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

In examining the universe's origins, maybe we need a way of depicting the laws of nature as emerging behaviors that unfold and take hold as time elapses, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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A Short History Of The Mysterious Disappearing Neutrinos

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Incompleteness is the lifeblood of science. We don't know where the massive neutrinos will lead us, but it's fair to expect that the road ahead will have quite a few surprises, says Marcelo Gleiser.

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The Mars Double Attack

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

There is much excitement around finding liquid water on Mars. And, though high salinity is not good for life, we will only know if it exists there if we look, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.

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'The Hidden Code': An Embrace Of Art And Science

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A collaborative work between D J Spooky and several Dartmouth professors attempts to immerse viewers in a multi-sensorial "science experience" that creates a sort of journey through the cosmos.

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The Immortal Brain: Would You Go For It?

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Let's assume that we could preserve someone's brain after death — and reconstruct the architecture of the brain in great detail. This would be only part of the task, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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