Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:

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.


Moving From Creation Of The Cosmos To Human Life

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.


Are Science And Truth At Odds?

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.


Five 'Scary' Experiments That Did Not Destroy The World

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.


Cleaner Cities, Cleaner Planet

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.


Q&A: 'Unity' Director Discusses Humanity's Future

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.


'Unity': Are We There Yet?

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.


Game Of Quarks: A Guide For The Perplexed

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.


Pluto Encounter Is A Legacy Of Our Generation

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.


The Brain's Remarkable Sculpting Of Memories

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?


Designing Superhumans

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.


The Never-Learned Lesson In 'Jurassic World'

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.


After Long Slumber, Philae Says Hi To The World

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.


Neil Young Is Displeased That Donald Trump Was 'Rockin' In The Free World'

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.


If You Don't Know You Are Held Captive, Does It Matter?

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.


The High Price Of What We Eat

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.


Viewing A Universe In Flux

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.


Merging Global Values In A More Secular America

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.


Are We To Become Gods, The Destroyers Of Our World?

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.


Pope's Coming Statement On Global Warming Will Be Significant

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.