Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Despite overall poor reviews, a saving grace of the film is that the plot makes us reflect on our own losses and how we choose to deal with them, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Thursday, December 29, 2016
As the year ends, it's worth viewing this clip from the film Roving Mars in an effort to start the new year with hope and optimism for what we can accomplish as we work together, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
If nothing else, the story of the Star of Bethlehem tells us of a time when looking up to the skies in awe and wonder was part of most people's lives, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
As a species, we can be proud of our remarkable scientific prowess: This is an ongoing effort, a narrative we build slowly, gathering data and ideas that stretch our imagination, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Once we mix in real science with the possibility of extraterrestrial life, we can learn much about our current dilemmas and, hopefully, about our survival as a species, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Oil companies once led in climate science; if they put a fraction of their profits into the search for alternative renewable fuels, they could ensure our collective well-being, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Arrival speaks to all of us, making us think about where we are in life and what we've been doing with the time we have — confronting us at the individual and collective level, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
We must unify America around the need for science and STEM education as the only guarantee for prosperity: Only education can keep America great, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Friday, November 11, 2016
The film reminds us we are the sum total of our choices and must consider carefully where they lead — good to remember in these post-election days, and in life, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Thoughts of colonization of other planets aside — stuff that stands far away in the future — our problems are right here and right now, affecting us globally, says Marcelo Gleiser.
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.