Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Juno's scientists will be the first ones to see things about Jupiter no one has ever seen before. For a few brief moments, they will share a silent bond with Galileo, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Imagine how sad it would be if we one day arrived at the end of knowledge — no new questions to explore, no boundaries to expand, no great discoveries ahead, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Even if chiral molecules are part of the ingredients of new planets, the choice of chirality could vary randomly from star-forming region to star-forming region, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
There's nothing more interesting for a scientist than to have the unexpected show up, as if nature is trying to nudge us to look in a different direction, says Marcelo Gleiser of new CERN data.
Wednesday, June 01, 2016
Fearing science is not the same as fearing what we are capable of: In the end, it's all really about us, what we can create and what we do with what we create, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
We love aliens because they are a reflection of who we are, representing both the worst and the best in humanity, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
How can we acquire an outsider's view of a system that we belong to without compromising what we see? As we confront such questions, we are like a fish in a bowl, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Life, for all its remarkable diversity, displays also a remarkable unity; it would be amazing if life as we don't know it is, after all, life as we do know it, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
It's clear global warming is gradually changing our planet's climate and landscapes: The pace may not be exactly mirrored by predictions, but to expect that would be unrealistic, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
People associate such feelings with the release of endorphins, but one recent study proposes different body-secreted chemicals, endocannabinoids, as the trigger, says endurance runner Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The essence of a constructive dialogue between faith and science is to recognize that we are all in this together — and that our perplexity at being alive is one and the same, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
Trying not to be very apocalyptic (but being so), a very big solar storm could disrupt the fabric of society as we know it: The danger exists and is palpable, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
If you don't look with the right eyes, you don't see how pervasive and all-encompassing math is — it even engenders debate as to whether it goes beyond human invention, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Many people interpret the word "theory" as iffy knowledge, based on speculative thinking: It is used indiscriminately to indicate things we know and things we aren't sure about, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Even with the amazing steps of DeepMind in the game of Go, we can still sleep in peace for now while we find safeguards that will protect us from our own inventions, says Marcelo Gleiser.
Wednesday, March 09, 2016
We may believe that we know what's going on around us. After all, we can see, hear, touch, smell and taste what's around.
Our senses are like antennas, grabbing information about our surroundings and bringing this information into our brains. The brain is this amazing organ capable of synthesizing this ...
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Earlier this week, I visited a fourth-grade class at the public school where I live. I try to go every year to different classes, from grade school to high school, to tell students about the universe.
The class had been studying the solar system, in particular the planets and their ...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
This is a very exciting year for books bringing science to the general public.
From timely topics like how science may illuminate our search for meaning to the search (and now discovery!) of gravitational waves, there is much to look forward to on the printed page. As books are published, ...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
It is a sad curiosity that the word "disaster" comes from star (aster), as in "an ill-starred event," owing its etymological roots to astrology.
Jan. 28 marked the 30th anniversary of the Challenger disaster, one of the worst accidents in the history of the American space program. A nation watched, ...
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
For the past two weeks we've been exploring some of the questions related to life's origin on Earth and possibly elsewhere.
We know life was present on Earth at least 3.5 billion years ago. It may have been present even earlier, but results remain controversial. The window of opportunity for ...