Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.