Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:
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.
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
What makes up your body are the remains of stars long gone. That this star stuff got organized to the point of becoming animated, thinking matter is nothing short of wonderful, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015
A curious personalization of science is underway — it's as if scientific issues are simply matters of opinion and not the product of a very thorough process, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Humans toy dangerously with things we barely understand — and the consequences could be cataclysmic — but astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser says these five experiments shouldn't have driven such fear.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
We need to find a way to convince people that, like city parks and streets, the air we breathe is a space we share with everyone and, so, we need to keep it clean, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Commentator Marcelo Gleiser interviews Shaun Monson on his new documentary about the conflicts between humans, animals and nature, in theaters Aug. 12.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The upcoming documentary Unity is a wake-up call to humanity on the moral duty to respect the diversity of life, which is born from the same seed, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Last week, scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider announced the discovery of the "pentaquark" particle, clearing up 50 years of false signals and potential sightings, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser wonders what the children watching the flyby will accomplish as they join the ranks of future space explorers. The probes have been there; perhaps now it is our turn.
Wednesday, July 08, 2015
Some memories persist for a lifetime, even if sometimes only at the level of uncertain contours, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser. How does the brain do that?
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Gene manipulation can be of great benefit and harm to humanity — and only time will tell whether our species is mature enough to use the new technology with wisdom, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
The movie's message is that, unable to learn from past mistakes, man remains morally in the caves — but with access to increasingly more powerful technologies, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The probe found enough energy to send a signal — which hadn't been guaranteed. If all goes well, we may know fairly soon whether the comet it's on carries the stuff of life, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
When Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he's running for president, the soundtrack at the rally was Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World," which was played loudly and repeatedly.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Commentator Marcelo Gleiser examines whether there is truth to the phrase "ignorance is bliss," delving into the nature of physical reality and the limits of knowledge.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
We have to start asking ourselves how long we are going to ignore what is obvious — that our meat-eating culture is not environmentally sustainable, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
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.
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.
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.
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.