Marcelo Gleiser

Marcelo Gleiser appears in the following:

Viewing The Great American Eclipse

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

There's something deeply moving about watching the sun become progressively covered by the moon — and you have a rare chance to see this in the U.S. on Aug. 21, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Is The Universe Conscious?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The idea of a conscious universe seems to fly in the face of our deep-seated materialist worldview, whereby all existence is due to material particles and their interactions, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Why Are American Runners Getting Slower?

Sunday, July 09, 2017

A new mega-study has found that American runners, except for the elites, are getting slower. Blogger and avid runner Marcelo Gleiser discusses with the authors some theories on why this is the case.


Is A No-Meat World Really Better?

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Less meat is good morally and environmentally, but no meat may not be as good as some may think, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.


The Man Who Ran Up Mount Everest — Twice!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Kílian Jornet says failure is an opportunity to try again; it motivates him to try harder. This is a lesson we can all take home, whatever mountains you choose to climb in life, says Marcelo Gleiser.


A Mysterious Cosmic Recipe

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

We've made huge strides in understanding the nature and composition of the physical universe, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser, but it's clear that much remains to be learned — as it should be.


From Myth To Science: Can We Make Sense Of The Origin Of All Things?

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It may be that to explain where the universe came from is an impossibility for our causally-based, logically-oriented, experientially-functioning minds, but we must keep trying, says Marcelo Gleiser.


What Does An Expanding Universe Really Mean?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cosmic expansion stretches space itself, as if space were made of some kind of stretchy rubber material; there is no physical border, only stretching space, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Boosting The Search For Nature's Building Blocks

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CERN has said that the Linac 4 booster for the Large Hadron Collider is ready. The hope is that with higher speed and luminosity, unknown particles may be found, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


A Chance To Focus On The Explorer's Passion

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In a case like The Lost City of Z, it's better not to take the details as serious history; instead, be inspired by the drive that propels a courageous few into the wild to discover for all of us.


Is Do-It-Yourself Fact Checking The Future?

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 and are worthy initiatives in the fight against fake news, but even a fact-based narrative can't be separated from who's telling and hearing it, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Our Choking Seas

Saturday, April 29, 2017

When we fill up our garbage cans, we empty them into bigger ones. The biggest one, we seem to think, is our planet. We can't keep on filling it thinking it's a bottomless pit, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Why Is Time In A Hurry?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In reality, Earth's days are getting longer. To change our perception that time goes more quickly as we age, we need to carve in a bit of time to just be, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Is Neuroscience Rediscovering The Soul?

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The transcendence of human into information is either almost here, a step in evolution — or an impossibility, a mad dream of people who can't accept the inevitability of death, says Marcelo Gleiser.


Life And Mind At Dinner: An Allegory

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Blogger Marcelo Gleiser imagines a conversation between a geneticist, a Buddhist, a physicist, a psychologist, and a theologian about life and the future of humanity.


Would You Become An Immortal Machine?

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The prospects can be either beatific or terrifying depending where you come from but, whatever your choice, transhumanism is here to stay, says blogger Marcelo Gleiser.


A Mutant Holocaust In 'Logan'

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The blockbuster movie Logan brings to the fore the moral choices of those in power as they apply scientific knowledge. It is so utterly sad it's painful to watch, says astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Why Reality Is Not A Video Game — And Why It Matters

Thursday, March 09, 2017

There's a philosophical discussion considering the possibility that we are in a computer simulation, run by posthumans. Marcelo Gleiser asks: Why would an advanced species waste their time this way?


Trappist-1 Planet Discovery Ignites Enthusiasm In Search For Alien Life

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Seven Earth-size planets have been found to orbit a dwarf star 40 light-years away. Finding life as we know it there would mean it's likely elsewhere in galaxy, too, says physicist Marcelo Gleiser.


Does Science Know Right From Wrong?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The issue of the right or wrong use of science emerges in the colliding front between scientists and their supporting sponsors, be they the government or the private sector, says Marcelo Gleiser.